Business cards are cards bearing business information about a certain company or individual. They are often shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid. A business card typically includes the giver’s name, company or business affiliation (usually with a logo) and contact information such as street addresses, telephone number(s), fax number, e-mail addresses and website. They may also include social media addresses such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Traditionally many cards were simple black text on white stock; today a professional business card will sometimes include one or more aspects of striking visual design. .
There are business cards out there that look like tombstones. So serious and subtle that you can hardly believe that they represent a lively company. Sure, a business card is not big and in addition to the logo, name, address, mentions of the usual communication links, job or job title, this little thing is filled up quickly. This, however, can also be designed well. And secondly, a business card has a backside too, where you for example can place the following information:
- Photo of your business
- Photo of yourself
- Photo of a product
- URL of your homepage
- Seasonal offers
- Notes on special services of your business
- ….and much more!
Business cards are usually printed on card stock, the visual effect, method of printing, cost and other details varying according to cultural or organizational norms and personal preferences. There are plenty of options to choose when it comes to business cards. These cards are a great way to tell others about your business before they have even visited you. Make sure to stand out with a great business card to hand out, when meeting potential customers.