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Many of you may be getting ready for an upcoming conference. If you are 1 month away, you should definitely check your business cards inventory and start thinking about refueling. You may want to keep the design exactly the same and use the same printing company. If you are looking for something fresh, read on.

What should I put on my business card

I’m a fan of keeping it simple and remembering the purpose of a business card–To serve as a calling card that someone can use to easily contact you, when they need you. The basics to have covered:

  • Your Name
  • Company / business name (if you have one)
  • Website Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone number

You can add social media or if you really want to get fancy you can add a QR code that leads to a specific page. My QR code takes you to my About Page. You can create a landing page with a video that says, Thank you for connecting and tell them a little bit about who you serve and what problems you help them solve.

When it comes to adding your website information, or any other online links that you are urging people to visit, then you need to make sure that the design of your website or social media page is of a high-quality. If it’s not, people are more likely to ignore what you have to say, and that won’t be good for you going forward. That’s why many businesses or individuals look for specific web design services that they can use to make sure that their website is of a high-quality so that more people are likely to use the product or service you have to offer. Of course, you don’t need to do this, but it should be a suggestion worth considering if needs be.

Where should I get my business cards printed

When it comes to selecting a business card providers one of the most important things to me is the paper stock. If you present someone with a flimsy business card, they are going to think your business is flimsy–although you may be the best thing since sliced bread.

Here are 6 different companies you can checkout for your printing needs:

Company Price/card Min Order Card Stock Provides
UPrinting.com $0.11/$0.08 250 14 point Y 2/1
OverNightPrints.com $0.14 50 15 point Y 2
SharpDots.com $0.11 100 11point Y 2
SmartLevels.com $0.32 50 14 point Y 2
VistaPrint.com $0.13/$0.08 250 12.7 point N/A 2/1
Moo.com $0.40 50 16 point Y 2

Thanks to my good friends from Lift Off (@GoodWillStacy, @LarahRitchie @Tzaddi, @AHAbraham, @MurphyJillk, @NailahBlades, @RachRodgersEsq ) for providing information on different printing options.

My personal choice is Moo.com. I don’t always use business cards (I go virtual), but when I do, I prefer Moo.com for the quality of their cards and their secret sauce. Their secret sauce is a technology called Printfinity which allows you to print a different image on each of the cards in your order. So What? That means you could potentially have different products on your cards; you can have different services represented on your cards. You don’t have to choose just one. How cool is that?

My contribution: Save 10% off your first order when you use the following link: Moo Savings

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Business Cards Are a Small Part of The Connection Equation

Business cards are great but only a tiny part of making connections with others. I’ve put together a course that shows you how to make the most of your conference by making connections before the conference.

If you’d like to walk into your next conference and get created like Norm from the T.V. show Cheers, then you want to Learn more about the course.

As always my goal is to help you Run the Point (take action) from where you are, with what you have.

Your Ambassador,

M. Ambassador Bruny

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Mike Ambassador Bruny
Mike Ambassador Bruny

I have a deep desire to help spread entrepreneurial thinking as the solutions to many of our problems today. I am a project kind of guy who loves to get things started. When I'm not in search of contract work (projects) that I can do during the nights and weekends I can be found working as a mild mannered Digital Content Manager for Babson Executive Education.