Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why You Should Invest in Business Cards

There was a time when business cards were just about the most important tool going for introducing yourself, running after new business associates or maintaining contact with valued customers. They were sleekly designed, printed on a stock with the right percentage of rag content and an appealing blend of carefully selected Pantones. They held the exact amount of information in that little 9 x 5 piece of card stock to create a desirable impression. Business cards were as exhilarating to pass out as they were to receive, which usually included a smile, a penetrating look and a firm handshake. You got to observe the person on the other side of the card and make a quick evaluation.


What did people do with all of those business cards though? Unless they were received by someone really worth staying in touch with, the ordinary ones were probably tossed into the garbage bin. But the good ones - they were pieces of art worthy of a spot in your wallet, pinned onto a bulletin board or inserted alphabetically into a card holder.

Print media has recently taken a back seat to online alternatives. Who needs a business card if they have a web site? Why cut down trees to print a product that no one wants anyway? And think of all the expensive inks and chemicals that go into a good printed product. Before closing the coffin on business cards, a logical reassessment is in order. It is true that we can get by with fewer sheets of four-color process letterhead and printed envelopes might be reaching the end of the line, but there is nothing that compares to the ceremony of handing out stunning business cards while looking someone in the eye and shaking hands. Business cards offer a chance to make a personal impression or business statement that is yet unequalled by their Internet counterpart.

40 comments:

  1. I was recently in the market for a new car after shopping around for several days making my visits to several dealerships. I was lucky that when I had made my choice I was able to pull out the business card the sales man had given to me. I was able to buy my car from the same guy at spradley barr by the name of Evan because of his business card. I feel that business cards are still a very relevant part of business still today in the technology era we live in.

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  2. very good post about business card. the design of the business card is stylish,simple and easy to access.it can helps to make a personal impression so that we can improve our business.

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  3. This is a nice article stating the dilemma in utilizing business cards now a days. Its true that its a bit impractical to use cards when you can exchange contact information and store it in your cell phones or tablet. But there is also a an effect when you personally hand the business cards. You can show the impression of sincerity during the process.

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  4. Great article which gives more information of business card as well as your article provide the reason for business card investments. People will know the value of business cards after reading this great blog.

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  5. This reminds me about how much important is creating a good impression. Business card is a good representation of the person and his/her overall personality. It is not thrown ouit if it is nicely designed and printed.

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  6. I think bsiness cards could be very helpful for fast introduction and sometime they are decorated very well. I like the article, you give some nice information about it. And don't forget to take your business cards with you.

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  7. Very well said! Internet and websites help you to connect with people across the globe, but business cards provide you an opportunity to know your customers and business associates directly. That one moment of eye contact speaks a lot.

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  8. I love this article very straight to the poins.
    This is very gud article, thnks for sharing this
    keep posting

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  9. Business Card is losing the growth of interest among many of the business organisation but if we look at the present scenario of the business world it makes this type of tools essential for running a business and smoothing it,thus it still has its value even after the world has seen lots of changes in the recent past.....

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  10. ya buisness cards are a must in buisness and help us gain recognition

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  11. I do agree that business card is very important. I do include my photo in my card. I also pay for design to design my card to gain impression!

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  12. To get some serious business, business card is must so even i agree that investing in business card is not waste of money but it will get you some good contacts

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  13. wow your information is very cool

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  14. That is really what a business card has that no website or other form of online paraphernalia could replace - the personal handing out of the card. This is still something valued in the business world.

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  15. Time of all kinds of cards has take a back seat, cutting down trees give ill affect to mother nature, and there is free service of Internet which also have business cards. This changing trend is now accepted and we can only recycle the old business cards.

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  16. this is a very good article to read on.. nowadays because of technology, we always forgot to go back to the basic, and business card is one of the things that i am talking about.. anytime, anywhere you can take it with you and became immediate thing that you can give to a client, in which all of the possible information that he needed is in your business card..

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  17. Business cards are actually signatures on cards. The cellphone directory can never take the place of business cards. This is why it is still essential to invest in them. No business can survive without it.

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  18. Business card has been a convenient way for referencing. It doesn't need unnecessary gadget just to transact. I used one of my business card when dealing with client specially if I want to introduce my products to them..Easy to use and yet very handy

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  19. Business card is so important since it is the way you can keep up with your clients. And every businessman needs it. A good business card will leave a good impression to your client. And it is beneficial for your business.

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  20. A very nice article on bussiness stradegy over business cards. I think it is must, as it helps in retaining many old and valuable customer. This article had all the points that benifits about having a buiness cards and i am hopeful to it. Learn from will be benificary.

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  21. I use business cards to self-promote my "little business". By spreading my business cards, the recipients sometimes pass them on to additional prospects. A portable promotion for my marketing. It's been my mini-resume that can be dispensed to anyone, anywhere at anytime.

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  22. Yes there are websites that introduce business associates or contacts, but going to a website isn't as quick an easy as having someone's business card. For instance, I had gotten some work done on my car the other day, and I asked the technician if he knew of anyone in the area that did car detailing. He answered yes, and followed up by giving me the guy's business who does the car detailing. I usually keep business cards either in my glove department or in my wallet, which is a much easier place for me to find someone that I quickly want to get in contact with. If I had to go to the troubles of going on the internet to find the man's website (who might not have even had a website) it would have been a lot more stressful. So no, I do not think that they should do away with business cards because they are still effective!

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  23. Great article it gave me much information.
    I agree that they can be very helpfull.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderfull post.

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  24. I personally stick with the traditional. It is still nothing better than is to hand out your nice professional looking business card because they look more neat and presentable. Another thing is, it is handy.

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  25. A very informed and well worded entry on business cards which are rapidly becoming a forgotten exchange. As a music professional I still regularly use business cards in the day to day networking for my business as an invaluable tool. They give rise to the opportunity to further guage a person's interest in your services among other things.

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  26. very informative,as for me,it is more accessible to use the internet in contacting some companies but what does business card do is that you can bring it anywhere,especially if the website of a company that you're looking for is under maintenance or experiencing some problems.

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  27. an business card is only show who come and offer something to their customer. sure it can gain impression. but if your business card only show minimum information. when your friend in another day want to see the picture of your business. their forget your business are and the want to remember it again about your talk with them about your business. i think, if that the case. you need an web.

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  28. Having a business card keeps you, your business and your products & services in the mind of your prospects and if they ever have an associate ask about a service like yours, chances are they will recommend you. Make sure you have cards handy at all times so you can share them with people who would like to have them. So, It's very important.,

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  29. Interesting article about business card. Everyone must have their own business card to achieve a lot of things. This article gives the real value of the business card.

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  30. Business card is also important to spread your business. I have also some of it that I carefully kept in times that I need it in future. Business-owner should have one as a mandatory if they are serious on business

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  31. You know what they say, First impressions are everything. Buisness cards show that you are taking the next step to professionaly promote your buisness. Handing out buisness cards gives your customers a chance to put a face, better yet a person, to a buisness in which they are interested in. Buisness Cards are a must.

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  32. It is very good to have business cards they can be really helpful. I like the article very much because it is written good. And maybe i also have to buy some business cards.

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  33. While the internet and the mobile phone may come in handy, they will still fail to replace the advantage of having business cards. These cards are the reflection of the person. They are in fact the very signature of the person and the company. Any wise businessmen will always find it advantageous to invest in business cards.

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  34. i agree with you that who needs a card in wake of a website. however let me also emphasis that to popularise your website, some sort of marketing is necessary which the business cards can help with.

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  35. Yes. I strongly agree! I love receiving business cards from the owners themselves because it shows how important I am to the person handling the card to me. When my high school classmate handed me his business card few years ago, I was shocked when I found out that he's already a lawyer! I still keep this business card because I really treasure it, and I also made a joke that whenever someone sues me, I have no worries because I know he'll help me out. LOL

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  36. In time of internet the trend of having Business Cards is getting low though Business Cards still have it importance. A person if have website then it not that he didn't use Business Cards , it also helps in growth of business.

    I had seen a very good article here, i must admire it. Very well balanced and written. Hope your continue same.

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  37. New and advance technology has taken a toll on many things including business card,with the growing of new technology and advancement of internet,people has all the advantage of accessing and fulfilling their needs at the tip of their hands and maybe this is the reason why many thing which were considered useful and important in the past has gone outdated at present time.......

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  38. I think this is a great business idea. You can see business card everywhere even my one of my room mates has his own cc for his own small business

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  40. Invest in business cards do not let your money waste and it will give you positive results.


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