3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

April 19, 2018

Pietermaritzburg is home to great international events, such as the Comrades Marathon, the Duzi Marathon, the Midmar Mile, the Royal & Garden Show, Art & Cars in the Park and International cycling events like the UCI BMX World Championships.

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 Minuteman Press in Pietermaritzburg 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 Pietermaritzburg, 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.

Rock Your Brand with these Business Card Design Tips

April 3, 2018

 Did you know that the Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve in Brits is home to 340 bird species? 

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 Brits 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

March 31, 2018

Several big businesses have set themselves up in Woodmead because it is easily accessible through three main highways. It is a buzzing enclave made up predominantly of leafy gated communities and little strip malls, popular with those working in Sandton, Fourways and Midrand.

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 Woodmead 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

March 26, 2018

Being a 30 minute drive from Cape Town, Somerset West is a residential centre with a delightful setting and many of its residents commute to Cape Town daily. As a Christmas tradition, Somerset West is known for its annual display of Christmas lights along the Main Road. Every year people come from all over the country to drive slowly down the Main Road and marvel at the brilliant display! 

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 Minuteman Press in Somerset West 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 Somerset West, 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.

Networking 101: What to Do with Those Business Cards After an Event

March 23, 2018

Regarded as one of the most affluent residential and business suburbs of Johannesburg, Rivonia is remembered for the infamous Rivonia Trial which took place between 1963 and 1964. It is also regarded as the hub of start up IT companies.

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 printing company in Rivonia for business card design and printing services today.

Do You Still Need a Business Card?

March 20, 2018

The capital and second largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world and one of South Africa‘s most historical places. Landmarks that stand out in Pietermaritzburg include the Old Colonial Building, Basani Art and Craft Centre, Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg City Hall, the Burger Street Jail, and the Tatham Art Gallery which is one of South Africa’s top 10 art galleries.

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.

Business Card Design Tips That Will Rock Your Brand

March 15, 2018

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 Meadowdale that can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Do You Still Need a Business Card?

March 9, 2018

Fourways is where all the hustle and bustle of happens. Main attractions in Fourways include The Fourways Mall, Montecasino and the Fourways Crossing. It is a fast developing commercial and residential hub at the heart of Johannesburg.

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 Fourways, 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 Fourways will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

March 6, 2018

Nestled between Jo-burg and Pretoria, Centurion boasts of one of the largest shopping malls in South Africa with over 200 stores and restaurants. Because of its latest lifestyle living status, it has attracted a cosmopolitan community that includes 20 to 30 suburbs.

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 Minuteman Press in Centurion 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, your printing company in Centurion, 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.

Networking 101: What to Do with Those Business Cards after an Event

March 2, 2018

Did you know that Benoni, meaning son of my sorrows, was named after the Biblical Rachel’s son? Situated on the East Rand in the South African province of Gauteng, the town is focused more on industry and services and is used as a service hub for other East Rand towns such as Brakpan, Nigel and Springs. 

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, your printing compny in Benoni for business card design and printing services today.

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