Believe it or not, a slow economy fosters and promotes new businesses to open and flourish. What typically happens is that people who are laid off from their job start a new business. Existing small businesses find ways to build relationships and grow, when larger companies struggle. Whether you are a new or existing business owner, you need to be sure that you are always building your reputation and trust with your clientele. Creating a good reputation and building trust is key. It is an ongoing process.
In order to be effective in this process, you need to pay attention to small details. One simple way to insure that you are creating the right image for your company is to use professional looking business checks. In my opinion, the best check format for business use is the top stub check. Whether you are running a business or not, top stub checks offer a lot of advantages.
When used for business, a top stub check becomes an ad for your company. By using a check, and not a debit card, you get to put your business name and information in front of existing and possible new clients. However, you want to make sure that you choose a design that portrays your company in the right light. Stick to simple, professional designs, unless you are trying to create a different image.
Security is also improved. By using checks, not a card, you limit the number personnel with access to your accounts and sensitive business information. This also allows you to manage cash flow better.
Finally, the biggest advantage to a business owner, by far, is the detailed record keeping function of a top stub check. The stub features offers immediate, ongoing record keeping of transactions. Let’s face it, if you don’t record the information immediately, it won’t get recorded. And, by having instant access to past transaction data and balance information, you make sure that cash flow does not become problem with each new transaction.