Small Business Marketing Guide

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Business Cards

Business cards are the quickest and easiest way for you to market your company as you go about your day. It's like having a flyer in your pocket that you can hand out anywhere at anytime. Whether you are in line at the bank or mingling at a party this handy tool can work for you even when you may not even be in the frame of mind to do so for yourself.

What should your card say?

Obviously your card should have the basics including your name, company name, address, phone number and website. But this is an opportunity for you to set yourself apart from your competition. On the side opposite your contact information you should list a few bullet points highlighting your specialties and any significant awards or accredidations you have received. Some business owners will place a coupon for free or discounted products and service to catch people's attention. Even something simple like a testimonial from a happy customer can put you in a different league.

Resources for business cards

Business cards don't have to be the fanciest things you purchase for your business, but neither should they be the item you cheap out on. Especially since this, for some, will be their first impression of your company. The following are a few online places that offer easy business card solutions. Vistaprint even offers free business cards for your first order.

Vistaprint Business Cards 24MOO


You can also visit your local printer and see what affordable options they have for new customers. This may a good idea to consider as small business owners really need to stick together!

 

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