If you have just opened your own business, then you are probably very busy at the moment. You may be busy setting up your business, hiring key staff and establishing day-to-day procedures.
You will also be working hard to make sure that people know about the business. You might have created a Facebook or Twitter page for the company. But, as yet you may not have had time to get hard-copy marketing materials designed and printed.
Some business owners may postpone the production of marketing materials until they have more time and money. However, this may mean that they miss out on attracting customers that do not utilise digital platforms such as social networks.
Get ahead of the game and get your company’s brand established at the earliest possible opportunity by creating marketing collateral that will wow.
Now, all you need to get marketing materials made is a computer. It is as simple as that. You don’t need anything else really. You don’t need any paint, or colouring pens.
You are not going to be using any programs on the computer for the design process, so you don’t need any design software like Photoshop. You are going to be using the computer to access a professional design and print company.
You can allow the company to take care of all the design for you and you can inform them of any special requirements you may have. To make the process easier, you can use the templates that they have on their website to design your own leaflets and brochures and leave it to the professionals to print the marketing materials for you.
Now, for the design of your marketing materials, you should go online and look for a company that allows for personal design features. On the website, there should be a section allowing you to ‘design your own’.
There are often templates for you to use and all you will have to do is upload images to the template and create text that is relevant to your company.
If you don’t have images that represent your company on your computer, you could go online and use images from websites like Stock Photo. On these sites you can buy images or choose from a selection of free pictures.
However, if you don’t have time to think about the design of your marketing materials, then you should arrange for the company to do all the design for you. All you need to do is keep in contact with them and provide feedback on the drafts of each piece of marketing material. Once you have signed off on the designs, they will arrange for them to be printed.
The professional touch is all-important when it comes to marketing a fledgling enterprise. Nothing says amateur quite like a leaflet covered in ink smudges so don’t be tempted to print your marketing collateral on your home computer. Invest in getting your sales brochures and leaflets professionally printed now to establish a strong brand identity and reap the rewards later as the customers come flocking to your business.