Business cards have been around since the 17th century. Used by aristocrats to announce their arrival when visiting, they were the must have item for many centuries. By the 1950's, it was standard practice for companies and some executives to have their own business card. If you didn't have one by 1980 for your own business, or the one you worked for, you were the odd one out.
What about today though? Do people still hand out business cards? Will your cards be kept and referred to by people in the future? What about online business cards?
We take a look at the place of business cards in today's world and share some tips on how to create effective designed ones for your business.
Having a business card to give out at meetings or networking events can be useful. Many people even expect to receive one. But with so much of what we do happening online nowadays, it is fair to say that physical business cards may just sit unused in a box on the shelf. That's where having an online or virtual business card could be a valid replacement. Or you may even have a QR code for people to scan from their phone to let them capture your details digitally.
But does your business need a business card? The answer will depend on how you will pass on your contact details to others and whether it will work for both you and your customer.
A great business card is one which contains all of the important contact information about your business and looks great. To help you achieve this, we've put together seven tips on designing business cards.
At Business Networking NZ, we love to support our members. Here are just some of the amazing business card designers and printers who can help you to create highly effective business cards:
Our free human-edited business directory is also a great place to find a professional too!
Posted: Friday 8 May 2020