There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately about how business cards themselves are becoming a dying practice. Many claim that with the push of the digital world and new smartphone apps, the handy, trusty business card will be soon to see it’s demise. We disagree however and here are four reasons why:
Are you someone who works in an industry where you deal with clients on a daily basis? What about industry… Do all of your clients tend to belong to one particular industry or is it a mix of industries? Either way, we have some tips to help you with managing your clients in the most effective way possible, regardless of which industry they are in!
Keeping up with the trends is crucial when you live in New York City. The current trends define what we wear, what we say, and now even our business cards. It’s always important to take the current image trends into consideration when choosing how you present your business to clients and other potential business contacts as well. You want to make sure you are attracting the right kind of customer and putting your best foot forward no matter what! So without further ado, here are four hip, new image trends for you to try on your next business card!
Have you ever wondered about the difference between a typeface and a font? These two terms seem pretty interchangeable nowadays, but where did the need for two separate terms originate? There’s a bit of printing history that goes into the explanation, but it’s ultimately what led the way to streamlining the New York City print scene and the eventual rise of the business card itself! So to set the record straight, here’s the facts on the difference between a typeface and a font and how the terms have evolved within the industry over time.
Always remember that you only have one opportunity to make your first impression on others, and this particularly so when it comes to the business world. You should aim to make your first impression count whether you are looking to take on a new client or even just making a new business connection. Whether you like it or not, you are going to be remembered by the first impact you made, making it crucial that you take the right steps to not only walk the walk, but talk the talk too! That’s why we’re sharing with you 4 killer tips for making the best first impression possible!
Steve Ono is the son of the founder of Japan Printing & Graphics, Inc. and is, for all intensive purposes, the “Customer-Service-Sales-Marketing-Vendor Relations-IT-Designer-Creative Director”. When the recession hit a few years back, one-third of the printing industry went out of business, and Steve was responsible for modernizing the operation at Japan Print and keeping the family business a success! He cares a lot about both great customer service and incredibly high quality products, so that’s why we interviewed him on one of the most popular and most exclusive services they offer at Japan Print: letterpress business cards.
Do you look at your business card nowadays and feel like it looks too plain, too simple, or it just isn’t making the impact you had hoped? If you’re in the market for new business cards, look no further than these 4 tips for improving what you already have. Even if you are fresh out of college or this is your first experience getting business cards, this is a phenomenal guide to make sure you’re getting it right the first time!
Everyone knows the importance of having business cards, but what about how you use them? Most people don’t realizing what an art form networking actually is! When do you choose to exchange cards? What do you say? How do I handle receiving business cards from others? Lucky for you, we have put together a guide of business card exchanging etiquette, so you can be prepared and ready to take on your next networking opportunity by storm!