Getting your name known in business can be tough. With so much competition around and an increasing number of media channels, you can sometimes feel you are spending as much time marketing as you are actually working. Twitter, Facebook, direct mail, email - and there are more social media networks popping up all the time.
But once you get to grips with all the ever increasing technology, you will soon discover that they are actually really quite beneficial to your business, helping you reach more people than ever before. And you will also discover that there is one type of business networking product which has stood the test of time - the business card. With the onset of online business card printing, it is really easy now to produce your own set of cards.
Most companies now offer custom business card printing, so you can use your own artwork, logo, typeface and images to keep your branding all consistent - your business cards, letterheads, compliments slips and website. Business cards are an easy way of promoting yourself. Put in some old fashioned legwork and go around your local area posting through letterboxes and you will be surprised at the amount of business you generate. They are also an excellent tool if you attend networking meetings, as you can exchange business cards with fellow members. Or if your business requires you to visit customers' homes and provide quotes your card is an excellent leave behind. People stick a business card on the fridge, but once your post is old on Twitter or Facebook it is soon forgotten.