The ABCs of a Successful Networking Business Card


The idea behind a business card is to expand your network and grow your business. Is your business card really bringing more business to you though?

To help you design a business card that works for you, we have created the following infographic. The first thing you will learn is that the most important element on your business card is your name. Secondly, we provide some ideas you can use at the back of your card. We then remind you about the importance of the quality of the paper you use for your business card. In the last part of the infographic we give you some advice about local and online printers.

If you want to generate more money from your business cards, follow the steps in the infographic below.

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Infographic 2 - Business Card & Networking Tips

Infographic Transcription

1 - YOUR NAME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT ON YOUR BUSINESS CARD

TODAY’S LESSON

  • Place your name in the most visible location.
  • Nicknames are acceptable.
  • Abbreviations are best left out.
  • Second family names are not often useful.
  • Use Mr. or Ms. to identify your gender if necessary.

2 - DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR BUSINESS CARD

Add to the Back Side:

  • A QR code
  • Your headshot photo
  • A street map
  • An annual calendar
  • Books you’ve published
  • Your mission statement
  • Testimonials
  • Coupons / discounts

3 - An Effective Business Card is Made of HIGH-QUALITY PAPER

Pleasant - Right Thickness – Smooth – Matte / Glossy - Sturdy

4 - WHERE TO PRINT MY NEW BUSINESS CARDS?

Online Advantages:

  • Online printing services are much cheaper.
  • Order without leaving your home or office.
  • Faster turnarounds.

Offline Advantages:

  • You talk to a real person.
  • You get free advice.
  • You support your local community.

TAKEAWAY

  • Your name prominently shown on your business card tells your prospects that you are approachable and ready for business.
  • If you are not using the back side of your business card, you are missing a big opportunity to communicate your message.
  • The quality of paper stock you use for your business card says a lot about you and your business.
  • Online and offline printing services have both pros and cons. To decide which option is best for you, consider carefully how much money and time you want to invest on the design and printing of your new business cards.

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Created by allBcards.com - Your Free Online Business Card Manager


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