Business cards have been an effective way for people to market themselves for decades. To make sure business cards achieve the desired effect, there are some rules of etiquette and tips everyone should follow when handing them out or receiving them.
- Never Run Out
Business people should never leave home without a good amount of business cards. Running out can be seen as unprofessional and detrimental to making a business connection. If heading to a networking event, make sure to stock up and pack extra.
- Stay Updated
Correct contact information is essential. As soon as something changes, the cards need to be reprinted. Infinity Signs NW can help with this. Having to correct an aspect of a business card looks bad and can cause contact confusion.
- Don’t Be Aggressive
Being overly aggressive in handing out business cards isn’t good. Wait to be asked for a card, or when it is appropriate in the conversation. If contacting each other comes up, or someone seems interested in the product/service, then offer it. If the person isn’t asking, ask for theirs first, and they might reciprocate.
- Proper Storage
Protect business cards from wear and tear by keeping them in a protective case. This keeps them looking fresh and nice. Make sure you can easily access your business cards. Digging around in bags, briefcases, and pockets for business cards makes the person look disorganized.
- Be Considerate
Just because you collected a business card does not give you permission to begin spamming the person with phone calls or emails. Use the information on the card to contact them either to learn more about their business or to send business their way.
By following these simple business card guidelines, you can represent yourself and your business in a professional manner. The team at Infinity Signs NW can help create unique, well-designed business cards sure to grab everyone’s attention. There are many options to choose from regarding finishes, colors, shapes, and special touches.