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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011

The Only Time You Shouldn’t Design Your Own Business Cards

Even if you have a company that orders a standard set for you, it’s never a bad idea to design your own business cards—unless you’re a criminal. A teenager in the UK learned that lesson the hard way. Having observed the business world, he knew the value of having his own business card; he just […]

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011

Want Eco Friendly Creative Business Cards? Just Use a Stamp

Just about every design blog in the world will have at least one entry devoted to creative business cards. Interior designers, architects, and visual artists have a real knack and plethora of art supplies to invent unique, complicated, and beautiful cards advertising their business. Some use standard card stock, but a lot employ other materials […]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2011

4 Key Pointers to Killer Business Card Design

Scheming up a great business card design can be a pretty intimidating endeavor to most professionals. For artists, it’s one of the few parts of the business world they find appealing; for accountants and most sales reps, it’s a responsibility they dread, or at best just a task to get done. Not everyone is a […]

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2011

Business Cards Can Be Professional Currency

If you’re handed a hundred business cards at a trade show, it’s probably because your business or services are a hot commodity among others. Collecting so many business cards can be flattering, because in some ways they serve as a professional currency. With modern printing fees and design software that anyone can manage, the costs […]

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011

Stand Out with Creative Business Card Design

Design blogs love any unique business card: an origami crane that advertises an Asian fusion restaurant, a packet of seeds to promote a landscaping business. They’re little works of art, and they’re appealing to just about everyone, but what the blogs don’t mention is how impractical they are for most professional connections. They’re pretty, but […]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011

If Nothing Else, Full Color Business Cards Can Win You Food

Countless businesses keep fishbowls near the register. In itself, that sounds strange, but you’ve probably seen so many of them that it just looks standard. You know immediately what they’re for: contests to win a free lunch, oil change, or floral arrangement. All you have to do is toss in your business card, so most […]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011

Connecting Business Cards and Social Media

We blogged a while back about a business card reader for smart phones. In the weeks since, dozens of similar apps have emerged, some free, some (relatively) expensive, all with the same intention: connecting business cards and social media. They usually work by photographing physical cards and digitally transferring the information into address books; the […]

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2011

Business Card Design Tips: Ready Them for Travel

You might give your business card out selectively, but you can expect a lot of people will see it at some point. Many get passed around intentionally; some are lost and picked up by strangers you’ve never met; and some are displayed prominently where any passerby can see them. Business cards have a way of […]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2011

Save Time with Custom Self Inking Stamps

We know: it’s a pain to write the same thing over and over again by hand. Business school gives you tips to draw in clients, manage employees well, and optimize marketing, but it can’t save you from the monotony of everyday tasks. You need special tools to expedite those. Whether you’re adding a return address […]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

Consider Postcards As Business Cards

You share your name and contact information with business cards, but there’s a more effective way to market yourself: postcards. Snail mail has seen a steady decline since the advent of e-mail, but letter campaigns remain effective marketing tools. Everyone loves getting mail, especially if it’s in any way personalized. You pass your name out […]

Save Time with Custom Self Inking Stamps

We know: it’s a pain to write the same thing over and over again by hand. Business school gives you tips to draw in clients, manage employees well, and optimize marketing, but it can’t save you from the monotony of everyday tasks. You need special tools to expedite those. Whether you’re adding a return address […]

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