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8 Tips That Make A Business Card A Successful Marketing Tool
The secret behind the success of any business whether online or offline is great networking. A business needs to drive its business and so marketing pros design many ways in which to spread the message that the business exists; so businesses use online banners, Google ad words, pamphlets, print advertisements, as films, and the simplest marketing tool of all the small business card.
A business card is a great tool. It etches in a future clients mind and address book who you are, what you do, and how to contact you. Most people introduce themselves at meetings, fairs, seminars, and more by exchanging business cards. Many businesses place a tray containing business cards on the counter of the seminar room, or at their stalls if the business is participating in a trade fair. Most participants collect cards of individuals and business that is of use to them.
A business card can be a marketing tool with which you can reap many benefits if:
1.You always ensure that a bunch of business cards are in your pocket, purse or briefcase wherever you go. You never know where you may meet a potential client, at the airport, while running in the garden, or at a pizza parlor.
2.Attach your business card with mailing pamphlets, while sending out quotes or invoices, and when mailing payments.
3.When meeting anew person, be sure to exchange business cards. And, cleverly begin a conversation holding the persons business card in your hand. Business cards are great ice breakers.
4.Don�t hesitate to hand out business cards at meetings, seminars, and trade fairs. Indicate that you would welcome referrals.
5.And never hoard business cards. If anyone asks you for two or three give them out with a smile. Believe that the business card is going to bring business.
6.Make your business card work for you by highlighting your services. If you meet any person genuinely interested in your card spare a few minutes to explain what you do and any important projects or clients you have handled.
7.If you are volunteering at a seminar, trade fair or even school fair, put out a few business card sin a bowl so that people can help themselves to one if they need it.
8.When you visit other offices for meetings, hand out your business card at the reception and indicate that you have come for a meeting.
For your business card to make an impact it will need to stand out. So choose an elegant design and think about how your card could be different from that of a zillion others. Master all the subtle nuances of business etiquette. And never loose an opportunity to send out your business card or give a person you meet your business card.
Did you know that a person printed his business card a dozen times in one year but his business tripled in the same period. So reap the many benefits of your business card.
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