No matter how small a business might be, it’s important to project a professional appearance to new customers and prospects. For example, an email address from your business domain has more impact than, say, a standard Gmail email address. The same is true with your phone number. If you really want your business to look professional, it should have its own dedicated phone number—even if you’re a sole proprietor.
Put another way, there are disadvantages to using your personal phone number, such as your own cell phone, as your business number, too. (more…)