A business card to remember.

No matter what industry you’re in, a personal business card is a MUST.

I am learning that the more I travel, attend pitch competitions, or events, there are endless opportunities to network. You never know who you might run into.

How do you get yourself personally connected with a potential client or future mentor?

…by sharing your own business card. Networking is all about selling YOU. The future of business is personal. When I compete for my company, the judges buy not only into the potential of Locker Lifestyle, but the passion, drive, and vision I PERSONALLY have for it.

If you are a student or not affiliated with a large corporation that has your business card pre-made for you, how/where/when do you go about creating your own?! (keep reading)

TIPS FOR YOUR OWN BUSINESS CARD:

Content

  • Full Name (no short nicknames)
  • Preferred Email
    • (because the one you made in high school is probably not super professional)
    • download the email platform you use on your phone so you will never miss a notification & you can sync meetings with your calendar
  • Phone Number
  • Job Title
    • If you’re a student, list where, along with your major
      • (you can even add your university’s logo to be fancy)
  • Personal Website (if you have one)
  • Social Media:
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
  • Optional: I don’t personally have this feature on mine, but I have received many other’s cards that have their professional business photo on it. (Ironically, those are the only people I remember and I am considering adding this feature to mine).
  • Optional: List your most impressionable skills
    • Such as….graphic design expert, 5+ years social media marketing

KEEP IT SIMPLE, no one wants to read OR see a cluttered card.

 

Where to make them…

My go-to for business cards, brochures, and stickers etc. is Vistaprint. I have personally tried & tested many companies. Vistaprint is extremely easy to use, offers many discounts, and is as affordable as it gets. (They also have great, FREE templates).

 

Examples:

biz card example

biz card #2.png

 

COMMENT: any other suggestions or questions you have for creating the most memorable biz card!

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Happy networking 🙂

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