World Sweeper Logo

General Business Tips

7 Tips for Better Business Cards

by BIG Mike McDaniel

Your business card can be your most powerful advertising and marketing tool. Get your card into the hands of people who can do business with you and profit is sure to follow.

Big Ideas Group Logo Business cards are often taken for granted and not given the thought they deserve. Since it plays such a big role in the impression you make, both it, and you, should not make mistakes.

Just look at that big pile of cards you have collected over the years and you will see a bunch that "just don't get it." They stand out like a parking ding in a new Cadillac.

Consider these 7 points before you order more cards:

Put YOU in the Middle
Your name is the most important part of the card put it in the middle and big enough to see without granny glasses.

Forget the Beeper Number
One phone number and one eMail is enough. Be sure to put your website on the card, too. Some cards work great without a street address. Do you need it on your card? Why?

Use Both Sides
The back of the card can be used to reinforce your selling proposition. Think of your card as a little newspaper ad. Use both sides.

Stick with White
White, glossy, shiny cards say "Business." Pastels and swirls say "Avon Lady."

Never Leave Home Without One
Always carry a supply of cards. You never know. Keep them handy in a ready pocket, not tucked away at the bottom of a bag. You should be able to present one with a flourish on demand. Keep a backup stack in the car.

Present It with A FLAIR
Practice offering your card with BOTH hands. It makes a BIG impact. You goal is to get people to remember you and save your card. Do that by using both hands.

Throw 'em Away When ANYTHING Changes
If one itty bitty snippet of information on your card changes, the cards are obsolete and should be pitched and new ones printed, pronto.

Get some new cards and don't scrimp on anything. A few more bucks can make a lot more down the line.

To learn more about how to make your business card the most powerful tool in your marketing arsenal, visit

BIG Mike is a Business Consultant and Professional Speaker. His BIG Ideas Group helps business grow with promotions, special reports, mastermind groups, seminars and consulting. Click here to subscribe to his "BIG Ideas for Small Business" Newsletter

World Sweeper Logo

© 2005 - 2012
Used Sweepers of America
All Rights Reserved.BIG Mike McDaniel and World Sweeper
All rights reserved.

Parking Area Sweeping Contents

Parking/Business Tips Contents

Site Map / Table of Contents