The Art of the Business Card

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Business cards are useful in today’s networking scene.  But what should a business card include and where can you get them?   


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This blog will discuss what information should be on a business card and some resources you can use to design and make your own.  


What should be included on your Business Card?


A business card’s purpose is to provide information about you.  This includes your name, contact information ( number and email), LinkedIn and website if you have one and your title and/or your business information.  


For Example:


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As you see, John Doe is a Creative Director for pixelfancy.  You can reach John by phone or email, which John has provided.  If you are interested to know more about his business you can visit his website.  


Where can you get a business card?


There are several places you can design and order business cards.  You can also use Microsoft Word to create business cards and print them at home, or at a local print shop.  


Following is a list of resources to help you create your business cards.


Microsoft Word:


This is a video, though 20 minutes long, it is detailed regarding about how to design from scratch your own personal business card.  I would suggest watching this video for some great insight in the card making process.

 

Online Resources:

Vista Print:  Vista Print allows you to create custom business cards.  You can shop by paper quality, specialty cards and industry.  Vista print also has a very easy to follow process to design your cards and gives you some great tips on creating a business card.  Prices can range anywhere from $7.99 and up.

Moo: Moo is a great resource for business cards.   They also provide custom business cards.  They offer a variety of styles and paper qualities.  Through Moo you can order a sample pack for free to see what you would be getting if you were to invest  money in ordering your cards.

Google:  You can google Business Cards in your community if you want to keep it local.  Try googling something like “Business cards Halifax” and research the results.

Business cards are a great investment, and even if you are unemployed, its a great way to exchange information with organizations.  Go ahead, invest in yourself!

Author: The NetWorkIt Team

The NetWorkIt Team is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We work to create content and tools to help you succeed in your career.