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Business Card Must Haves For Effective Networking

Business Card Must-Haves for Effective Networking Business Card Basics: Important Info for Your Clients Before you can design an eye-catching card, you must determine which information has to be included. Check out this guide to the critical info every business card should have. 3.5" 1) Standard Measurements 4) Company Be clear if you are a self-employed / freelance / contract worker. It's best to stick to the traditional format since it fits in business card holders, John Smith, LSW pockets, wallets, etc. Mental Health Social Worker 5) Contact Main Street Social Services 4 If possible, include just two or three of the four main contact 2) Name points: physical address, phone Don't forget to include any professional credentials. number, email address and company website. 3) Title Include fax number, Twitter I 123 Main Street, Smalltown, NY Ojohnsmith@mainstreet.com handle and other extras only if it's pertinent to your industry. This should be a succinct O212-555-1234 A www.mainstreet.com description of your jab. Why Business Cards Still Matter Even in today's tech-savvy business world, physical business cards still make an impact. Here's how: a lot Small General population business owners 1/3 said it brought in "a lot" Nearly 90% of small business owners 67% of the general population and 78% of small business owners agree report that face-to-face networking has led to "some" new business. of new business. that the business card remains a critical component of successful networking. x100 $5,000 2009 2014 Of the small business owners surveyed, 48% 44% of small business owners believe handing out 100 business cards will generate at least $5,000 in revenue. said they are handing out more business cards today than they did 5 years ago. Elements of a Stand-Out Business Card Ready to design your card? Follow these simple do's and don'ts for better networking success. DO DON'T John Smith, LSW Mental Health Socila Worker Jehn Smith, LSw Man t e loh mith, LSW Main Street Sodal Services 123 Main Street Srem HY Use high-quality card stock. It lasts longer and makes a good impression. Stray from the standard size. If you want to shake things up, go with a vertical orientation or rounded corners. John Smith, LSw John Smith, LSW Mental Health Sacial Worker Mental Health Social Worker Main Street Social Services Main Street Social Services an t, nalo Y v t.com 123 Main Stret. Smalter. NY Include color in your design to make it eye-catching. Even minimalist designs can have a pop of color for added interest. Let your design affect readability. Choose fonts and layouts that make your business card easy to scan for important information. John Sm ith, LSW Mental Heal John Smith Photographer h Socila Worke Main Street Orarei ten wrntet.cr 123 Main et. trtrm. NY Use large and detailed images, especially when it pertains to your line of work. Let typos make a poor first impression. Always double-check for errors, and print out new cards as soon as your contact information or job title changes. Colorful, detailed background images can draw attention to your card or highlight your work. SXSW John Smith, LSW Mental Health Social Worker Main Street Social Services John Smith New business opportumity! UI/UX Designer Oavenithreinte.com wmte.com Main oset Bnaltown, MY 123 Main Seet Sratavn. HY Ojohmmithgeuinatreet.com Overlook the finish. When you select a glossy finish, the colors will pop for an eye-catching look. With a matte finish, you can use a ball point pen to add a personalized note or extra info on your business card. Choose the finish that best fits your needs and your design. Consider printing smaller runs of your customized cards that are tailored to specific events or campaigns. Keep in mind that your business card doesn't have to sum up everything about your business. Instead, a good business card will serve as conversation starter by showing what you do in a unique and visually appealing way. Sources http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159468 http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3151-business-cards-key-networking-component.html http://inspiredology.com/business-card-tips-for-freelancers/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/goodmenproject/2012/07/31/ten-things-ive-learned-about-business-cards/ http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-design-an-awesome-business-card-2014-7 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224000 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230560 https://archive.ama.org/archive/Careers/Pages/10-Business-Card-Mistakes-You-Might-be-Making.aspx | ABC All Business Cards allbusinesscards.com

Business Card Must Haves For Effective Networking

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