Let me first thank “Small Business Guide” for this opportunity. It is a real honor for me to share with you my thoughts on business cards.
The web-based service I found is an online business card manager. Basically, users upload their business cards to our cloud and they manage them from the site. The site is a sort of web based CRM centered on business cards. In addition, some of our users display publicly their business cards on the site so everybody can see what products or services they offer.
As you can imagine, at allBcards we have seen thousands and thousands of business cards. We have users that also contact us looking for advice concerning their business card designs and ways to improve their networking skills. With all the expertise I have gained over the years, I decided to write The Complete Guide to Business Cards: a step by step guide to business card content, design, printing and distribution.
Who should read the guide? Well, this guide is not for everyone. But,
I did not write this eBook to convince you that business cards are fundamental if you want to develop your business, I wrote it to tell you, in simple words, what you need to do in order to create the perfect business card to engage prospects and increase sales. I could also have called this guide “The Complete Guide to Business Cards: Advanced Tips for Serious Business Card Users”.
I divided the eBook in five parts: importance of business cards today, content, design, printing, and distribution. In the 35 articles—more than 100 pages—I cover the following topics: the right name to use on your business card; how to create a compelling tagline for your corporate business card; how to engage your prospects with calls-to-action; the right use of social media icons on your card; how to combine colors and choose shapes and sizes; some alternative materials other paper; the quality of the paper; a comparative review of online vs offline printing companies; free business cards, good or bad? how to design an effective business card distribution strategy; and many more. 35 of them!
You can get the PDF from our home page or, if you prefer, you can read the articles online.
If you want to manage your business cards online, you might want to try our website (sign up is free). You will be able to manage and keep track of all your business cards online; from any device.
If you find the guide helpful and you think your friends or colleagues may benefit from it, I would really appreciate if you share it with them. If you want to get in touch with me, send me an email to my personal address firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on LinkedIn. I will be glad to talk to you and see if I can help you.
—Founder of allBcards