Are you looking to make your business stand out? Or are you an entrepreneur who wants to garner more clients?
One of the best methods for you is to design a professional letterhead. This is often overlooked by many new businesses, particularly in the digital age where we seldom write letters.
However, professional letterhead design gives you an edge over your competition. It shows that you are a high-value entrepreneur and you’ll attract high-value clients.
Here’s how to design a professional letterhead:
1. Contact Information
First, let’s look at the basic design you’ll need for a professional letterhead design.
At the top of your letterhead, in the center, include the following:
- Your Company Name and Logo
- Your Name
- Your Title
- Office Address
- Phone Number and Email
If you have ample space, you can include a QR code that links to a contact form or to a website where clients can schedule a consultation with you.
Make sure you test out how this contact information looks on your stationery before going further. You can click here to find high-quality stationery for your professional letterhead.
2. Create a Border
Traditionally, most professional letterheads have not had borders. However, if you want your letterhead to stand out today then you should have a border.
Depending on your type of business, you can choose the thickness of the border. For professional services such as law or financial consulting, consider a border no more than .05 mm thick. Use a neutral color such as black or brown.
If you’re in a creative profession, you can create a border between 1 to 1.5 mm thick. You can use a brighter color in this scenario.
It’s best not to use any additional designs on your border. Stick to a solid color without patterns.
3. Signature Section
The next step is to write the signature section at the bottom of your page. In most cases, it’s always best to include the signature section on the left side.
You can choose to end with ‘Sincerely’ or ‘Best Regards.’ In most cases, ‘Sincerely’ works well for most professions. However, ‘Best Regards’ is great if you want to appear more amicable to your client.
Include 3 blank spaces between the ending statement and your name. Between these 3 spaces, you’ll write your signature. It’s best to use a blue pen or a black pen.
Try to use a high-quality pen such as a fountain pen to give yourself a sense of authority. The type of pen you choose shows that you take your profession seriously.
Create a Professional Letterhead
Follow the steps in this guide and you’ll create a great professional letterhead for your entrepreneurial ventures.
Start by including your company’s information at the top center of your letter. Use high-quality stationery to ensure that your text shows up well.
Consider using a border to make your letterhead stand out. Depending on your profession, you can experiment with the thickness of the border and colors.
Consider how you’ll sign off in your signature section. Use a fountain pen to sign your letterhead.
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