Three Tools to Launch Your Start-Up Business

Starting your own business can begin with a dream, an interest or even an idea you have on how you can deliver an improvement or unique twist to an existing product or service. When you run your own company, it can be a rewarding experience, but it can be extremely time consuming. If you’re not careful, it can be costly, too. Here are some ways you can save time and cut costs when you’re ready to start up your new venture.

Establish a good impression about your business

One of the first things you’ll want to do is get your name out there. Your business card can say a lot about your company, which is why it’s a good idea to make sure your card and business materials convey what your business is all about. To create professional-looking business cards for much less than the cost of most professional print jobs,* try Avery Clean Edge® Business Cards. Using free Avery Design & Print Online, you can design your own cards starting with your choice of thousands of pre-designed templates or you can start from scratch. And it’s a cinch to add your business logo and customize text and graphics. You’ll be able to create professional-quality cards in just minutes from your desktop.

Plan a promotion that gets attention

Postcards easily get people's attention, and they’re inexpensive to produce and mail, too. With Avery Postcards and Design & Print Online, you have complete creative control over your marketing piece. Instead of relying on an ad agency or printshop to make changes to your promotions (such as using a “10% discount” promotional message versus a “$5 off” one) or having to pay for a set quantity of cards you may not use, you have the flexibility to test and change your promotion whenever you want and the convenience of printing out as many postcards you need.

For the finishing touch, don’t spend hours handwriting addresses onto your postcards. Complete the professional look of your mailing with customized Avery Easy Peel® Address Labels. Here’s how you can create matching postcards and address labels that feature your business identity.

Make an impact with your presentation

It’s important to look your best in any business. Whether you’re delivering a business proposal to prospective partners or making a presentation to new clients, you can put it all together in a top quality, custom-printed Avery Signature Binder. This essential presentation piece can be designed in minutes from your desktop and shipped in five business days. And to organize your important information, just add Avery Index Maker® Dividers which allow you to customize the divider tabs yourself.

Starting your own business is a life-changing event. But once you’ve made the decision to go forward, it can be a gratifying experience. Best of all, you don’t have to feel like you’re on your own. You can count on Avery to help you get the job done right.

* Based on the cost of 2-sided, full color, white matte business cards in quantities of 500 or less at several online/commercial printers. Costs are as of April 2009 and include printer shipping charges. Avery® Clean Edge® business card costs do not include the cost of ink or toner.