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Ask the Ambassador: What Should I Put on my Business Cards? Where Should I Print them?

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Many of you may be getting ready for an upcoming conference.  If you are 1 month away, you should definitely check your business card inventory and start thinking about refueling.  You may want to keep the design exactly the same and use the same printing company.  If you are looking for something fresh, read on.

What should I put on my business card

I’m a fan of keeping it simple and remembering the purpose of a business card–To serve as a calling card that someone can use to easily contact you, when they need you.  The basics to have covered:

  • Your Name
  • Company / business name (if you have one)
  • Website Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone number

You can add social media or if you really want to get fancy you can add a QR code that leads to a specific page.  My QR code takes you to my About Page.  You can create a landing page with a video that says, Thank you for connecting and tell them a little bit about who you serve and what problems you help them solve.

Where should I get my business cards printed

When it comes to selecting a business card providers one of the most important things to me is the paper stock.  If you present someone with a flimsy business card, they are going to think your business is flimsy–although you may be the best thing since sliced bread.

Here are 6 different companies you can checkout for your printing needs:

Company Price/card Min Order Card Stock Provides
Samples
Side
UPrinting.com $0.11/$0.08 250 14 point Y  2/1
OverNightPrints.com  $0.14  50 15 point Y 2
SharpDots.com $0.11 100 11point Y 2
SmartLevels.com  $0.32 50 14 point Y 2
VistaPrint.com $0.13/$0.08 250 12.7 point  N/A 2/1
Moo.com $0.40 50 16 point Y 2

 

Thanks to my good friends from Lift Off (@GoodWillStacy@LarahRitchie @Tzaddi, @AHAbraham, @MurphyJillk, @NailahBlades@RachRodgersEsq ) for providing information on different printing options.

My personal choice is Moo.com.  I don’t always use business cards (I go virtual), but when I do, I prefer Moo.com for the quality of their cards and their secret sauce.  Their secret sauce is a technology called Printfinity which allows you to print a different image on each of the cards in your order.  So What?  That means you could potentially have different products on your cards; you can have different services represented on your cards.  You don’t have to choose just one.  How cool is that?  

My contribution: Save 10% off your first order when you use the following link: Moo Savings

Do you have business card tips to share?

Who is your favorite printing company?


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2 Responses to “Ask the Ambassador: What Should I Put on my Business Cards? Where Should I Print them?”

  1. Tzaddi says:

    You look like you have so much fun doing your videos :)

    I really like your suggestion to be specific about what you do in a way that helps people know when to reach out to you.

    I’m also a big Moo fan. I find having something different on the back can make the exchange more engaging than the usual (especially for an introvert like myself). Here’s my blog post about that if you want to see what I have on mine… http://thrivewire.ca/fun-with-moo-business-cards/

    • ambassadorbruny says:

      Tzaddi:
      Thanks for sharing that link. Your business cards are awesome and I love the idea of trying to figure out which one will resonate with someone you just met. I wonder which one you’d give me? hmmmm.

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