Here’s Why Business Cards Are Still Useful

Dumb Little Man

With the advancement of technology, some may argue that business cards, such as an embossed business card, are starting to become obsolete. Some argue that business cards are a waste of money and most of the time, people don’t use them once you give them out.

2018 203

10 Business Card Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Office Dynamics

What business card mistakes are you making? Like it or not, business cards are still widely used among entrepreneurs and their prospective clients. The first thing you’ll notice about any business card is how it feels. 7. No social media links.

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Thinking of Filing Business Cards Away Forever? Think Twice Before Making This Decision.

Small Business CEO

Business cards. These two words are constantly debated on social media, news sites and in everyday conversation. Perhaps the biggest question professionals are asking is do business cards still matter? … Marketing business cards

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Add your Linked URL to your Business Card. If you are active on other social media platforms such as Twitter and don’t have a website you can add your LinkedIn profile. Write LinkedIn Pulse posts and share these on your social media platforms.

2017 246

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

" That is what a recent client told me when I opened a drawer in her office and found it filled with business cards. The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.  Business Cards. The business cards?

I Want Some Business Cards

Catch Friday

I met Ian Hendry the brains and owner behind the networking platform WE CAN DO BIZ at a Business Scene Event in Datchet near Heathrow Airport. At the event Mark Perl was speaking on How to Work a Room in networking at a business meeting, and I just happened to be standing next to Ian and another networker in an open three, which Mark commented on. At the event I had only three business cards with me, and for some time I've wanted to buy some more. Catch Friday Media.

Getting Clients-Building Trust

Tips From T. Marie

That used to mean attending local networking events week after week, robotically spouting your elevator speech and handing out business cards that likely never got out of the pocket they were tucked into. Social media has changed all of that. I hear you out there.

2010 176

Dymo's CardScan iPhone App Illustrates Several Key Trends

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

2010 147

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. We often find ourselves in situations involving networking as a result of work-related travel for conferences, trade fairs or business meetings.

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence. Social networking should not in any way be misconstrued as a replacement for face-to-face interaction.

Top 3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Do It All

Small Business CEO

There are limited hours in the day so do you update the database, make those new business calls, work on that report, meet with your product vendor, confirm meetings…. As the entrepreneur your main job should be to grow the business, not manage the business.

2012 86

4 Ways to Maximize Your Online Presence

Small Business CEO

As you work to build your brand, startup or small business, it is only natural to focus on ways to use online and social media resources to your advantage. Here are four simple ways you can maximize your online presence to build your business.

2019 74

A Sophisticated Guide on How to Build Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a creative idea that you can turn into a successful business, but don’t even try because you don’t think you have what it takes? Too many aspiring entrepreneurs like you think that starting a business is very difficult and won’t even pursue a creative idea.

2019 202

How to Find New Clients In The Nutrition Business

Dumb Little Man

As a health practitioner, you may face some difficulties in finding new clients and growing your nutrition business. And today, every health practitioner has access to the tools and services necessary to build a successful nutrition business. Build your social media presence.

2019 130

How to Shape Your Startup into a Brand

Dumb Little Man

In simple terms, a brand is what your business does to create a memorable impression in the mind of your audience. But more significantly, it is a reflection of your business values, practices, and the motivation for why you started on the journey. Business Entrepreneur How To

2020 202

How going digital can make business events more valuable

Practically Perfect PA

Networking events are vital to the visibility of a business and present valuable opportunities to build strategic relationships. Advancements in digital technology are boosting the value of business events. Questions or polls can be posted onto the social media feed during the event.

2015 169

Re-Visited: The Intro Packet

Tips From T. Marie

Seven years ago, I wrote the post “ Let Me Introduce… My Business, with an Intro Packet ”. In it I discussed the difficulty of giving people a clear picture of what your business can provide in a short period of time and how an intro packet could help. The elevator speech that I mention in that original post, while still used, has really taken a back seat to social media posts. It consists of: Business Profile. Business Policies (if applicable).

2018 100

Yes, You Need a Website. Here’s 7 Reasons Why.

Tips From T. Marie

I know that starting and running a business means a constant evaluation of what to spend money on. Maybe that’s why so many new business owners ask, “Do I need a website?” Those same new business owners are inevitably going to follow up with a big, old, “Why?”. 60% to 70% of people seeking what you’re selling will research businesses online before making contact. They expect legitimate businesses to have a website and if they don’t, they’ll go somewhere that does.

2018 123

Taking Your Marketing From Print to Digital

Eco-Office Gals

Establishing greener business practices can seem like an uphill struggle sometimes, but trust us, it is getting easier! Marketing your business online is not only more effective, but it’s cheaper, greener and gives you the opportunity to extend your reach. Maximize Your Social Reach.

2013 181

Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Productive & Organized

You have got to be on social media sites!!! Maybe you have decided that it is time to "hang it up" or "throw in the towel" because you've decided that social media is a waste of time. However, there is a social alternative that is rich and prosperous.

2011 251

7 Ways to Kickstart Your Marketing for Your Teleclasses

Office Organization Success

Get out all those business cards that are collecting dust in your desk drawer, or reach out to past colleagues or clients, and personally invite them to register for your teleclass. Promote on social media. School for Online Business Success Member Extra.

2015 243

10 Must-Haves For Your Custom eCommerce Website

Dumb Little Man

Try to make it as simple as possible, avoiding unnecessary pages, buttons, or long business flows. When we talk about an eCommerce business, it is essential for you to build trust with your customers. See Also: Live Chat for Business: The Best Investment? Business Entrepreneur

2020 158

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring. The benefits of a strong network extend beyond work, as having a strong social network may lead to fewer symptoms of dementia and other diseases.

2018 193

The Office* Show and how to be a great delegate

Practically Perfect PA

This is what I did: I used social media to promote the event and my attendance at it. I also wanted to make sure I attend a good mixture of talks and training sessions and I also wanted to speak at the very least half of the exhibitors and exchange business cards.

2013 216

Procuring a great supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Alternatively, select suppliers that have great reputations, have been in the business for a while and understand your requirements. Social media is also a great way to get recommendations, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn.

Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

Thankfully the growing number of home offices and cloud based businesses, as well as the rise of authenticity ushered in by social media is changing the expectations of a professional office. Inside is another painted mini-crate that holds my business cards with a small faux succulent on top. A gold magazine holder sits next to my monitor in which I keep a few of my favorite business books and my current planner. Business Tips The Home Office

2017 100

Money Saving Deals for Businesses: Get What You Need Without Breaking the Budget

Tips From T. Marie

Doing business can be expensive. From computers to apps, and everything in between, doing business costs money. Often, critical business needs are put on the back burner in order to stay on budget. Over the eleven years , I’ve been running my own business , I’ve come across a few ways to save a few dollars for the things I need to run my business. Without further ado, here are some of the ways I find money saving deals for businesses. Business Tips

2018 101

6 Tips for Designing the Perfect Logo for Your Brand

Dumb Little Man

You may design a 10mm logo which looks great on your business card at the moment, but what if you want to print it on a newspaper, or worse, what if you want to print it on a 10-meter board? Business Entrepreneur How To

2017 195

Triple the Results You Get from Live Conferences and Events

Productive & Organized

Live conferences are a fantastic way to gain actionable knowledge for your business, rekindle former relationships and make new relationships.    Get active and visible on social media before the event and start having conversations. 

2012 192

How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

Name of business and city: Selena Templeton, freelance writer/editor. Type of business: Writing/Editing/Screenplay Coverage. Why did you start your own business? Describe your support system when the business started.

2014 228

Working with an old school Executive

Practically Perfect PA

how many of the Assistants mentioned that their organisations didn’t let them download software, still blocked Social Media sites and used old fashioned and out of date technology.

2016 179

Discover the One Key Thing that is Killing Your Business Networking #business #productivity

Productive & Organized

  If very few business owners are able to effectively follow up after networking with someone, shouldn't that be a "no brainer" thing for you to get into place today? Productive networking is about more than collecting cards

2011 191

Assistant Recommended Apps for Productivity

Office Dynamics

I love this tool on my desktop or on my phone because it helps me update every social media platform from one place, at one time. If you’re like me you have worked with a person who needs a little extra help wrangling their receipts after every business trip they take.

2014 212

Elevate Your Elevator Speech

The Office Professionals Place

 An exchange of business cards Here’s an example from someone who is employed as a sales representative from a company that sells crystal products. Here is my business card. We recently were awarded Business of the Year by Businessweek.

2009 141

The Productivityist Podcast: The Staying Power of Sketchnotes with Deborah LeFrank

Productivityist

There’s so much that Deborah shared, some of the things discussed are: How we met at Social Media Camp and the story behind the business cards she handed that really impressed me (1:59; 4:50). A landscape architect, entrepreneur, graphic journalist and memory collector, Deborah LeFrank uses pens and paper to capture stories from daily life by creating sketch-notes or visual stories which help her remember things and memories.

2017 54

Turning your Offline Mayhem into a Digital Haven

Simple Productivity Blog

This is a guest post by Selena Narayanasamy, who blogs about social media, blogging, caffeine, and technology on her site, Esvienne. The two most notable types of applications are business card to contact storage (such as SnapDat or MyCard), and image to PDF converters (such as ScanR).

2010 194

22 Great Tools To Use When Building Your Web Site

The Solopreneur Life

Social cred helps. I found my inspiration from this business-card design. • the designer of the business card has a page that explains how to build the design, with font suggestions, Photoshop tips, etc. Social Stuff. Share and Follow, a WordPress plugin that produces the social-media sharing icons at the end of each post. L ast weekend I scratched an itch and built a new Web site — a niched golf site. (I

2011 136

Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

How many social networks do you belong to?  Now, take a look at your business card, brochures or other social media profiles.  When I asked about it, he said that he would have put more if he had had room on the card

2011 280

Doing the Right Things

Productivityist

The biggest part of this past week on my calendar was Social Media Camp. The only really big thing I did this past week was attend Social Media Camp. She really captured the essence of my talk -- and handed me a business card with the above image on it the very next day.

2013 90

The New World versus the Old World: Are You Being Left Behind?

Dumb Little Man

In the new world it doesn’t really matter where you went to school, what your major was, what your profession is, what company you work for, or what job title is on your business card. The second or third question in virtually any introduction is, “So, what do you do?”

2011 284

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

Maintain a website and social media presence so you’ll look like an engaged professional. Keep your professional business cards handy because you’ll never know when you might meet a potential client.

2017 217

Good Ol’ Fashioned Marketing is Still Good For Business!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Most online businesses naturally focus on online marketing and social media to drive their business. They are still some of the most effective ways to growing your business, and should not be overlooked. A good mailing list is the foundation for your business. Send a postcard announcement to clients, potential clients and area businesses with whom you do business. Where do your local entrepreneurs do business or hang out?

2011 136

9 Often Overlooked Ways to Market Your Freelance Business

Men With Pens

Marketing your freelance business can often be frustrating. You’re already busy trying to make ends meet, and it just seems like there’s not enough time to do everything you know you need to do. If your business has a tag line, include that too. Your Social Media Profiles.

2012 100