Are business cards useful for my business?

Business Cards are some of the most under-looked items in business. Yet, we have all experienced that feeling after being asked: “So, how do I contact you?”, by a very important person at the time when the phone has run out of battery and we don’t have any business card to give; that shame that flows within while moving around the room searching for a pen, and write a phone number or email or website address on a paper in front of a very respectable person… No one wants to experience that over and over. The good news is that the solution to that situation is not a secret: Professionally Well-designed Business Cards.


Now, you may say: “But, I can use my phone!”  It is well known that phones easily run out of battery. Moreover, in a very short time, using a phone, you may not be able to write all the useful information, such as phone number, email address, business email, company name, website address, location address, and so on. You understand that the phone is not the best idea to take someone’s contact details.


Business Cards are not a new phenomenon. They have been used since the 17th Century, in Europe, where they were used to announce the impending arrival of prosperous or aristocratic people to their local town or even their home. They were shaped and sized in a similar way to a playing card and became a staple of the elite by the middle of the century. (Source here)


Over the years, business cards have involved from different shapes, different sizes, to different use scenarios. Recently, with the adoption of the Internet, electronic business cards are taking more and more consideration on the business landscape. The hope is that you and your business are aware of this evolution and are planning to adopt it. Some of the most popular e-business cards platforms and tools include Microsoft Office Lens, Evernote, ABBYY Business Card Reader, CamCard, Wantedly People, Sansan, CardHQ, ScanBizCards, and others.


A very important aspect to carry in mind is that it is not about having a business card, but having a well-designed, professional looking one. A Business Card is not supposed to carry too much information. The basic details to include on a business include personal name and position at your company, your contact information such as phone number, email address, office address, company name, logo, and motto. In addition to the above, depending on your design, you can add a picture of what your business does, or a map of your office address. Personal creativity is always the best way to go.


Still not sure about what to do in regard to Business Cards? Feel free to contact us and our experts will guide you. At Fleed Tech, we care about the success of your business.

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