You'd think in this day and age business cards would be obsolete. I mean, why would you need to give out contact information on a card ? What with social media and Google at the snap of your fingers, isn't it redundant?
In my opinion, I find the need of business cards more important these days than ever before. Everyone is living in a fast-pace world. We're all really busy. Why not provide a 2x3.5 inch REMINDER card to someone who you want to keep in touch with? It's thoughtful to give out your business card. What you're saying is, "I know you're busy. You don't have time to input my contact information into your cell phone right this second. I can't expect you to remember what I do for a living because you're just trying to remember your list for Target. This card has all my contact info on it, find me when you need me." Looking at it that way, one can see how business cards can be thoughtful pinches.
I'm blessed that my cousin, who is very talented and generous with her time, just designed my business cards. My cards only have my contact information and my new logo (which was also designed by my cousin). Simple and sweet. I cannot wait to pass them out!
I have many, many talented friends that run small businesses and own their own companies. I love to spread the word about their services or products. I grab a bunch of cards from businesses when I want to share my experience with others. However, I've noticed over the last year or two, that I've done nothing with their business cards. Up until now. Besides posting these images of the cards on my blog, I am actually sending a physical business card out to some friends who I think may benefit from having the contact information. Sometimes all one needs before they take the next step is an endorsement from a friend or family member. If we share our experiences we help others. Win-win.
If you're a special gal, you need special business cards. Cybele engraved her info into black-coated sheet metal. Because you know, everyone needs metal in their lives. In case you need an endorsement - click here - I wrote all about this friend in a post. What I love is that she wants to have some of my business cards to hand out to some of her clients. Thank you!
Business cards are walking billboards and/or tiny reminder notes. Every business can only hope that their cards make it into the right hands. Since thoughtfulness can be spread around in many different ways, take a moment to endorse someone or some service you really like. I'm sure they would appreciate the thoughtfulness (and hopefully some more business).