Do you remember the days of old when collecting a business card meant you'd had a successful interaction with someone? Nowadays, we tell people to add us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram in order to keep in touch. But, what if we told you that it's still super important to rock an awesome business card everywhere you go? What if, just maybe, having a business card will help set you apart from the rest of the group at your next networking event?
There's something pretty special about a business card because it's a tangible piece to your interaction that you'll be sure to keep up with so you can connect with the person at a later date. Not only that, but business cards often have the social media handles you'll need to know in order to find them later on. But there's got to be more to business cards than just social media though, right? Absolutely. Check out three reasons why you need business cards in an ever increasing digital world.
1) Networking and Social Events: Wherever you are, whether you're at networking event or a social gathering, business cards are a great way to leave a lasting impression on someone you meet. It's a great segue to ask them to stay in touch and it's often a fantastic way to attain new clients.
2) Adds quality to your business and your brand: Ensuring that your card is clean and crisp is essential in today's quality design driven world. Make sure your business/product/service is clearly spelled out and don't forget to keep your information up to date. Include your logo for good measure because it'll help them recognize it online later when they're searching for you.
3) Your business card stays long after you leave: After you've said goodbye, they're going to carry that card with them the rest of the day. When they see your card, it'll trigger their memory and your conversation and may prompt them to reach out to you sooner than later. Don't forget to get their card too!
Business cards are a solid way to do business and have reaped tremendous rewards for business people for years and years. Find a design that aligns with your brand and have fun designing a card that you're proud to share!
Have you been to events recently where a business card came in handy?