Do Not Discard Those Business Cards after an Event

October 4, 2018

Did you know that two million years ago early man originated in the Brits area, a veritable Eden, which until the mid-1800s was teeming with a wide diversity of game?

Are you in the habit of dumping the business cards you collect during an event when the event is over? Many people tend to stuff the cards away and forget about them. This is unfortunate because some of those business cards would have come from potential business clients.

Therefore, 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:

  • Search for their name on Google

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.

  • Search on LinkedIn

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.

  • Capture the Details Digitally 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.

Contact Minuteman Pres, a reputable printing company in Brits that will help you with business card design and printing services.

How to Design Business Cards that Make You Stand Out

October 3, 2018

Did you know that Midrand is known as ‘Halfway House’ due to its location halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg?

When you print business cards your intention is to give them away and not to keep them in your drawer or your car. It therefore makes sense that you would want to design and print business cards that you will be proud to pull out and give to potential clients. 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 need a business card to give out. Here are a few business card design tips that will ensure you create business cards that will make you stand out:

  • You need a brilliant Concept

A business card does more than just 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.

  • Choose Size and Orientation Carefully

There is no rule that says you have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 90 mm by 50 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.

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

What to Do with Those Business Cards after an Event

September 29, 2018

Situated in the heart of East London, Vincent Park provides secure and hassle-free shopping, with a choice of over 75 stores, including banks, eateries and your favourite retail outlets.

What do you do with the business cards that you collect from people during conferences, exhibitions, client meetings 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:

  • Search their name on Google

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.

  • Search their LinkedIn Profile

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 business card design and printing company in Vincent, East London services today.

What are the Benefits of a Business Card for Your Home Business?

September 20, 2018

Did you know that Paarl has two excellent golfing facilities which are close by, namely Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley?

 

Have you considered having business cards for your 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 Paarl 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.

Get in touch with Minuteman Press, your printing company in Paarl today. 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.

Top Tips for Business Card Design

September 18, 2018

Did you know that Nelspruit is surrounded by some of the country’s most spectacular game reserves, natural wonders and diverse cultures?

The whole idea of printing business cards is to give them away to prospective clients and not to keep them 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:

  • Come Up With a 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.

  • Choose 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.

Contact Minuteman Press, a reputable printing company in Nelspruit that can help you with business card design and business card printing.

Stand Out from Your Competitors With a Winning Business Card

September 15, 2018

It is so easy to find someone’s contact details in today’s digital age that one can be excused for thinking that business cards are no longer necessary. But that is not the case at all. As a printing company in Maitland, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • It is 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 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.

  • Be Easily Remembered

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.

Contact Minuteman Press in Maitland to help you with everything from business card design to business card printing.

Is a Business Card Still Necessary?

September 12, 2018

Did you know that Kempton Park has a large Coal power plant named Kelvin power station?

It is so easy to find someone’s contact details in today’s digital age that one can be excused for thinking that business cards are no longer necessary. But that is not the case at all. As a printing company in Kempton Park, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Corporate Etiquette Demands that You have a Business Card

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 Your 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.

  • Don’t be Forgotten

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.

Contact Minuteman Press in Kempton Park to help you with everything from business card design to business card printing.

Why You Need to Print Business Cards for Your Home Business

September 9, 2018

Did you know that Fourways is a gateway to a number of thrilling and entertaining activities that include abseiling, river rafting, canoeing, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, and more?

If you run a home business you should consider the benefits of having a business card. You may be a one-man start-up or 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 Fourways for your home business:

  1. 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. Promotes 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. Enhances 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.

Get in touch with Minuteman Press in Fourways. 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.

What to Do with Those Business Cards after an Event

September 6, 2018

Did you know that Centurion is dotted with estates touted as the latest in lifestyle living?

What do you do with the business cards that you collect from people during conferences, exhibitions, client meetings 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:

  • Search for their name on Google

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.

  • Search for their LinkedIn Profile

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.

Contact Minuteman Press in Centurion for business card design and printing services today to ensure that your own business cards are memorable.

Use Business Cards to Build your Network

August 21, 2018

Did you know that Port Elizabeth, often shortened to PE and nicknamed “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”, stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa?

What happens to the business cards that you collect during events? 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.

  • Store the Information in your Digitally Archives 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.

To ensure that your own business cards are memorable, contact Minuteman Press in Port Elizabeth for business card design and printing services right now.

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