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Over 25 Business Card Tips From a Former Business Card Collector

Why have business cards printed, if you are not going to hand these out. That is a waste of money. That is the point of business cards is to hand them out to everyone you can. Business cards are a means of advertising for your business. I am sure most of everyone has a good stack of cards in their boxes! They don’t help your business sitting in those boxes — That is being stingy! So here are Over 25 Business Card Tips on printing, handing out those business cards and other kinds of tips…

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Over 25 Business Card Tips

1. Hand them out to everyone you meet.

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2. Have your family and friends hand them out for you too.

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3. Put them on bulletin boards and fish bowls.

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4. Put them in all bills you pay.

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5. Put them in all correspondences/letters.

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6. Make sure to always have them handy to hand out at a minutes notice.

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7. If someone hands you a business card, you hand them back one of yours.

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8. Go to local store and hand them to everyone you pass in the store. (I personally know a person that does this all the time, he claims it works for him.)

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9. Give one to every client you meet with.

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10. Look/Study their business card thoroughly.

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11. Put them in a business card holder on your desk so that when people come in to talk to you can grab one.

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12. Include your business card at the receptionist desk, if your business will allow you to do this.

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13. Keep them in a business card billfold (wallet) so they are ready to hand out.

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14. Make sure your business card has a current contact information.

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15. It is more professional to not write on your business card. If you have changed information, get new business cards printed up with the your current information on it.

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16. As much as you think those home printed business cards look nice, professionally printed business cards work much better.

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17. Include key information on your business card, including contact information.

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18. It is a good idea to include your Web site address. We are in the world of being online. If you don’t have a Web site, it is hard to be found on the Internet.

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19. Keep spares in your glove box of your car, just in case you run out of them.

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20. Don’t use over two different types of fonts.

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21. Don’t over use images.

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22. Basic Rule of Thumb: “Keep It Simple Stupid” (KISS) or some say “Less is More“

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23. Make sure to proofread your cards. Make sure names are spelled correctly, correct phone numbers, addresses, e-mail and Web site address are listed.

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24. Add something on the back that will make them stay in a persons possession longer. (calendar, sports schedules, coupons, appointment reminders, etc.)

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25. Attend Networkings and hand them out. (most require a certain number of business cards for admission).

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Please share with me any business card tips you have, like design tips, handing out tips, and other business card related tips you wish to share. I would love to hear them. All comments are welcomed.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Business Man says:

    Business cards are everywhere. Thanks for sharing

  2. Heather says:

    #16. Oh, most certainly. Having been around the print industry most of my life and still loving the industry, though I no longer work in it, I have seen the good, the bad, and the incredibly ugly when it comes to business cards. One funny memory is that in 2010, I went to the State capital for a rally for better meth addiction programs in our state. One of the state representatives for our state handed me a cheap, home-done business card. I handed it back to him, and said “I don’t think you want me to have this”. He asked why, and I said “because I will have to show this terrible thing to every buddy of mine in the print industry.”. Lol.
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    1. That’s a funny story. I think people even decide if they will do business with them based on quality of their card. But, that’s bad for a state rep to do that.

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