Whatever type of business you run, you’re going to have to advertise it in order for people to find you and know what you do.

It’s pretty clear you need to have a presence online, but you shouldn’t simply rely just on the virtual world, you should also look at “pressing the flesh” and meeting people, which means you have to do provide some information for them, too.

Very quickly, it can become expensive, so we’ve put together a list of the types of items you should be concentrating on, and how much you should be spending.

Budget

Want to start cheap?

Well, here we’re going to get you totally kitted out for less that £100. Sound possible? Well, let us explain…

Website

A website is a must these days, if you don’t have one then you may as well not exist.

But surely they’re expensive?

No so!

There are many companies out there that will give you all the tools you need to create a stunning website for very little outlay, in some cases, absolutely free.

One of the easiest and best is Google sites

An extremely simple to use web builder allows you to put together a website, with as many pages as you like, at absolutely zero cost.

Take a look at these examples:

And yes, they’re totally free, the only thing you have to buy is the domain: £10.00

Of course, you need to design them yourself, but it uses a very flexible and easy to use system so even if you’ve not got a professional design background, you can still put together a great site.

Business cards

Yes, this staple of the business meeting is still essential and business cards are as popular as ever.

So much so, there are loads of companies now creating some quite expensive ones that have features to make them stand out.

But, when you’re starting, you just need a basic card.

How does ten quid sound?

Eazy Print has a whole range of cards to choose from, but their budget range is absolutely ideal if you’re starting out and don’t want to splash too much cash.

Check out their budget range of business cards.

Yes, you read that correctly. £50.00 and two day delivery. That’s crazy cheap.

Get a hundred for only four pounds more.

Roller banners

I bet you didn’t even believe you’d need one of these, but trust me, you do.

You might want to join a business group such as your local chamber of commerce and one of the big advantages of these groups is that you get to turn up at exhibitions and shows that they run. But trust me, there’s no point in just being there behind a table with no signs around you.

So how about one of those neat banners that you roll up and can then neatly pack away?

And how about if you could get one for less that £40?

Check out RollerbannersUK.

And again, delivered quickly so when you forget that show is on at the weekend, you can get your banner delivered to your offices in time!

Mission accomplished!

So there you go, all your advertising needs completed well under the £100 threshold, so there really is no excuse!