What Makes a Form Look Professional?

 

May3

Forms are an essential part of any business, from simple invoices to full-blown contracts. This is why you have to invest in forms that will make clients and associates alike feel as if they are dealing with a serious business.

 

Here are a few tips to help you do just that:

  • Create a unique template of your own.
  • Nothing screams amateur like copy-pasting a form from an external source. You can get away with this when it comes to smaller forms like invoices and information sheets, but longer documents like contracts are an absolute no-no. You can use existing materials as a rough guide for the outline of a form but it still pays to adapt it so that it becomes uniquely your own.
  • Plant your logo somewhere prominent.
  • Every self-respecting company must have a logo to represent itself, and this logo should be placed so that they are easily seen on all your forms. This is common-sense in the world of business, but you’d be surprised at how many folks are quick to forget their own logos in documents as vital as invoices, contracts and client information sheets.
  • Invest in carbonless copy paper
  • Nobody likes inanely filling out the same form three or four times in a row. This is especially true for paying customers that want to get things done as soon as possible. This is why it is worth investing in carbonless paper – a surface coated with micro-capsules containing dye that break when pressure is applied. This allows a person to create copies of a document even while filling out the top layer.
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