Do You Still Need a Business Card?

July 14, 2018

Did you know that the CSIR, which is one of the leading scientific and technology research and development organisations in the continent, is virtually up the road from Lynnwood?

Are business cards still useful in today’s digital age, where it’s so easy to find someone’s contact details online? You may think not.  But as a printing company in Lynnwood, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Keeping the Corporate Etiquette

Whether you’re at an industry conference, an exhibition or a client meeting, exchanging business cards is seen as a formality. Whether you think this is an outdated approach to business meetings or not, the fact remains that you or your employees may seem a bit out of place if you don’t have a business card to exchange.

  • You Stand Out from Your Competitors

There are undoubtedly competitors in your industry who offer similar products or services to yours. What makes your business different? You can use your business cards to differentiate your company from your competitors. Make sure your corporate culture and unique selling proposition shine through in the design of your business cards.

  • A Useful Reminder

Many people go to meetings and events, meet new people, and within a few short hours, they have already forgotten the person’s name. Make sure that potential clients are still able to contact you by handing out a business card. This will make it much easier for a forgetful network contact to recall your name and send you an email.

  • Makes it easy for people to research you

When networking with people, you may notice that not everybody is comfortable getting to know new people or asking them about their business. A business card with your full name and company website can make it easy for people to research you in their own time.

For more information please contact Minuteman Press in Lynnwood. We will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing.

Do you need a Business Card for Your Home Business?

July 11, 2018

Did you know that Hyde Park Corner was the first fully enclosed decentralized shopping centre in South Africa when it opened in 1969, making it the Grande Dame of South African retail?

Some people think that when you are running a small business you do not need business cards. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are the top three advantages of having business cards designed by Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Hyde Park, for your home business:

  1. Professionalism

Professional decorum still plays a huge part in the way corporates interact in South Africa. Whether you’re meeting a client for the first time or attending an industry event, it is often considered polite to exchange business cards before you start talking business.

  1. Boost Brand Awareness

Business card designers can help you come up with a business card design that will set you apart from your competition. Many people opt for stock-standard business cards with their name and contact details. However, putting in the extra effort and carefully considering your colour schemes, images (if you use any) and finishing can boost the brand awareness and recollection of your business, which will prove to be invaluable to your business in the long run.

  1. Company presentation

You need to present your company as a complete and unique package. Whether you’re running your business from your garage or a glass-tower in the centre of the city, people expect you to have a logo, company name, job title and contact information.

At Minuteman Press Hyde Park, we specialise in business card design and printing. We will come up with a unique, out-of-the-box way for you to present your brand and contact details. Minuteman Press will make the entire design process simple and straightforward. Get in touch with us for more information today.

What Can You Do with Those Business Cards After an Event?

July 8, 2018

Did you know that Edenvale is situated close to all the major parts of Johannesburg and has easy access to a range of fantastic activities?

After a conference, exhibition, client meeting or other networking events, many people are left with more business cards than they care to process. Some people you meet will immediately be categorised as potential business contacts. But what about all the industry contacts that you just know you won’t be doing business with soon?

Instead of leaving all these business cards in your car or stuffing them into a desk drawer, use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Google their name

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Digitally Archive the Info and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Ensure that your own business cards are memorable. Contact Minuteman Press in Edenvale for business card design and printing services today.

Do you need a Business Card for Your Home Business?

July 6, 2018

Did you know that the name ‘Claremont’ is French for ‘clear mountain’?

Some people think that when you are running a small business you do not need business cards. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether you’re a one-man start-up or you are looking to expand soon, it’s vital that you invest in business cards. Here are the top three advantages of having business cards designed by Minuteman Press in Claremont for your home business:

  1. It’s a sign of Professionalism

Professional decorum still plays a huge part in the way corporates interact in South Africa. Whether you’re meeting a client for the first time or attending an industry event, it is often considered polite to exchange business cards before you start talking business.

  1. Boost Brand Awareness

Business card designers can help you come up with a business card design that will set you apart from your competition. Many people opt for stock-standard business cards with their name and contact details. However, putting in the extra effort and carefully considering your colour schemes, images (if you use any) and finishing can boost the brand awareness and recollection of your business, which will prove to be invaluable to your business in the long run.

  1. Enhance Company presentation

You need to present your company as a complete and unique package. Whether you’re running your business from your garage or a glass-tower in the centre of the city, people expect you to have a logo, company name, job title and contact information.

Minuteman Press in Claremont specialises in business card design and printing. They will come up with a unique, out-of-the-box way for you to present your brand and contact details. Minuteman Press will make the entire design process simple and straightforward. Get in touch with us for more information today.

Do Not Rush to Discard Those Business Cards after an Event

July 1, 2018

Did you know that Bassonia is a very popular area for parents with children of school age because St Martins and Marion College are found close by?

Ever wondered what to do with the business cards that you would have collected after a conference, exhibition, client meeting or other networking events? Many people are often left with more business cards than they care to process. Some people you meet will immediately be categorised as potential business contacts. But what about all the industry contacts that you just know you won’t be doing business with soon?

Your most likely course of action would be to leave all these business cards in your car or stuff them into a desk drawer. But you can use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Use Google to find out more about them

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Digitally Archive the Info and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Ensure that your own business cards are memorable. Contact Minuteman Press, a reliable printing company in Bassonia for business card design and printing services today.

Business Card Design Tips That Will Rock Your Brand

June 26, 2018

Did you know that Silverton lies wedged between the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain range?

Business cards aren’t something that should be printed and kept in your drawer or in your car. As a business owner, entrepreneur or salesperson, going about your daily business – whether it’s a gym class, a networking event or a family gathering – means that you will often encounter potential clients. Here are a few business card design tips that will not only ensure you carry your business cards with you at all times but that you will be proud to give them to people:

  • Think About the Concept

While a business card is essentially a way to give people your contact information, it’s also a low-cost and high-impact way to introduce your corporate culture and brand. Consider the pictures that you choose (if you choose any), the textures, the font as well as the general look and feel. Talk to a graphic designer about either a minimalist and elegant look vs a fun and upbeat design option. Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and brand.

  • Size and Orientation

You don’t have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 84 mm by 55 mm, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your goals. Just keep in mind that larger business cards may not be able to fit into a person’s wallet. Play around with landscape and portrait design options to come up with something memorable.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Silverton, Pretoria East that can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Business Card Design Tips That Will Rock Your Brand

June 25, 2018

Did you know that the 301 metre high chimney at the Sasol Three plant in Secunda is one of the tallest freestanding structures in the Southern Hemisphere?

Business cards aren’t something that should be printed and kept in your drawer or your car. As a business owner, entrepreneur or sales person, going about your daily business – whether it’s a gym class, a networking event or a family gathering – means that you will often encounter potential clients. Here are a few business card design tips that will not only ensure you carry your business cards with you at all times, but that you will be proud to give them to people:

  • Think About the Concept

While a business card is essentially a way to give people your contact information, it’s also a low-cost and high-impact way to introduce your corporate culture and brand. Consider the pictures that you choose (if you choose any), the textures, the font as well as the general look and feel. Talk to a graphic designer about either a minimalist and elegant look vs a fun and upbeat design option. Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and brand.

  • Size and Orientation

You don’t have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 84 mm by 55 mm, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your goals. Just keep in mind that larger business cards may not be able to fit into a person’s wallet. Play around with landscape and portrait design options to come up with something memorable.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Secunda that can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

June 24, 2018

Did you know that Roodepoort is the region most conveniently situated for access to Gauteng attractions such as the Cradle of Humankind, Magaliesburg and Pilanesburg? 

Do you run a home business? Whether you’re a one-man start-up or whether you are looking to expand soon, it’s vital that you invest in business cards. Here are the top three advantages of having business cards designed by a leading printing company in Roodepoort for your home business:

  1. Professionalism

Professional decorum still plays a huge part in the way corporates interact in South Africa. Whether you’re meeting a client for the first time or attending an industry event, it is often considered polite to exchange business cards before you start talking business.

  1. Boost Brand Awareness

Business card designers can help you come up with a business card design that will set you apart from your competition. Many people opt for stock-standard business cards with their name and contact details. However, putting in the extra effort and carefully considering your colour schemes, images (if you use any) and finishing can boost the brand awareness and recollection of your business, which will prove to be invaluable to your business in the long run.

  1. Company presentation

You need to present your company as a complete and unique package. Whether you’re running your business from your garage or a glass-tower in the centre of the city, people expect you to have a logo, company name, job title and contact information.

At Minuteman Press in Roodepoort, we specialise in business card design and printing. We will come up with a unique, out-of-the-box way for you to present your brand and contact details. Minuteman Press will make the entire design process simple and straightforward. Get in touch with us for more information today.

What to Do with Those Business Cards after an Event

June 21, 2018

Did you know that the Kruger House Museum in the Pretoria CBD is the last house in which President Paul Kruger was to live, between 1883 and 1901, before he left South Africa to go into exile in Europe?

After a conference, exhibition, client meeting or other networking events, many people are left with more business cards than they care to process. Some people you meet will immediately be categorised as potential business contacts. But what about all the industry contacts that you just know you won’t be doing business with soon?

Instead of leaving all these business cards in your car or stuffing them into a desk drawer, use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Google their name

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Digitally Archive the Info and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Ensure that your own business cards are memorable. Contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Pretoria CBD for business card design and printing services today.

Do You Still Need a Business Card?

June 20, 2018

Did you know that the largest red-brick building in the Southern Hemisphere is the city hall in Pietermaritzburg?

In today’s digital age, it’s so easy to find someone’s contact details that one may start to wonder whether business cards are even necessary. As a printing company in Pietermaritzburg, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Corporate Etiquette

Whether you’re at an industry conference, an exhibition or a client meeting, exchanging business cards is seen as a formality. Whether you think this is an outdated approach to business meetings or not, the fact remains that you or your employees may seem a bit out of place if you don’t have a business card to exchange.

  • Stand Out From The Competition

There are undoubtedly competitors in your industry who offer similar products or services to yours. What makes your business different? You can use your business cards to differentiate your company from your competitors. Make sure your corporate culture and unique selling proposition shine through in the design of your business cards.

  • Stay Top of Mind

Many people go to meetings and events, meet new people, and within a few short hours, they have already forgotten the person’s name. Make sure that potential clients are still able to contact you by handing out a business card. This will make it much easier for a forgetful network contact to recall your name and send you an email.

  • Make Yourself Easy to Research

When networking with people, you may notice that not everybody is comfortable getting to know new people or asking them about their business. A business card with your full name and company website can make it easy for people to research you in their own time.

Minuteman Press in Pietermaritzburg will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

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