What Information Should I Have on My Business Card?
One of the most important pieces of advice that you will learn on your journey through financial education is the importance of having your own professional business card that you can exchange with people during networking-related events. Why is this the case? Let’s dive into it.
The main reason for having your own business card is to provide an easy way for people to contact you while demonstrating a sense of professionalism.
Think about it, what kind of signal are you giving off when you give a business card? You are showing the other person that you are a
professional who takes your career seriously. In turn, this will make them more likely to reach out to you for future business. It’s almost like an indirect way to generate wealth through the art of networking.
If you are going to make an investment in creating a professional business card, then you are going to need to include certain information on it. One of the biggest mistakes people make in
using business cards as a networking tool is having incomplete information on the card.
To fix this, we’re going to tell you what you MUST have on your business card.
1) Your basic contact information
This is a no-brainer and yet you will be surprised at how often this section is incomplete on most business cards. You will want to have your full name, business phone number and your email address as a bare minimum. If you have your own personal website, then you should definitely include that on there. You will not need to have an address unless your business is run at a physical location. In addition to using contact information that relates strictly to your business, make sure that there are no typos. Unless you are an extremely valuable person worth knowing, it is likely that no contact will attempt to search the Internet in order to find you after a few failed attempts at reaching out to you.
2) Your company name and position
If you work for a company and have a defined position, that should go on the card as well. Your position should be able to paint a clear picture of the responsibility that you have in your company. For example: “Copywriter and CEO” gives people a better idea of what you do than simply putting “CEO” on the business card.
3) Social media profiles, if you have any
Not everyone has a social media presence, but if you do, it is highly recommended to include this in your business card. Make sure you spell out the full web URL so that people can easily type your profile’s web address into their browser and find you. It’s far less likely that people will find you if you simply mention your business is on Facebook without providing a clear URL that they can easily connect with.
That covers the basic information that should be on your business card. What do you include on your business card? Let us know on social!Learn more about Small Business & Entrepreneurship in our upcoming free interactive webinar! Register Here VIDEO Want the live experience? Attend an upcoming free workshop coming to your area! Register Here
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