What Should I Use as My Business Address? - Entrepreneur
Q: I'm in the process of creating a business plan for a homebased business that I would like to start. I will be selling products like T-shirts and novelty items. But I have come to a point in the business plan that has me stumped. The problem is, I live in an apartment. What if a customer wishes to return an item that they purchased from me? How unprofessional would it be to have a return address listing an apartment?
A: You're right--creating a professional image from the get-go is important, and it can be particularly challenging for homebased entrepreneurs. Nowadays, people are much more accepting of the idea of operating a business from home, but it's taken some time for everyone to get past the stereotypical image of the homebased entrepreneur waltzing around the house in bunny slippers and making frequent visits to the refrigerator. Still, it pays to give yourself every advantage in starting a business, so it pays to look as professional as possible.
Deciding whether to use your home address for business purposes is a matter of what that address is. Something like 1114 Grove Ave. sounds perfectly fine, but, as you indicate, something like 1114 Grove Ave., Apt. 4, probably doesn't. Luckily, there are solutions. Since you'll evidently be doing some heavy shipping and perhaps dealing with returns, consider using a mail-receiving service, such as Mail Boxes Etc. These services provide you with a street address and a suite number rather than a post office box number (which some people perceive as questionable in itself). They'll also generally just save you a lot of headaches, handling everything from packing and shipping to package tracking. Shop around in your area for a service that's conveniently located to your house and reasonably priced.
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