Who Needs Them, Where To Get Them, and Other Information

Business cards are used to quickly introduce a person, usually on a business level. Even in this world of technology, business cards are still exchanged among business colleagues and others. The primary purpose of a business card is to tell others who you are, what you do, and how to contact you. And now that business cards are easily obtainable, you don't have to be a business person to carry and exchange them. If you find yourself sharing your address , telephone number, email address or other pieces of information about yourself or your business, you need a business card. This article will give you ideas on what goes on them, design information, where to get them, sources for cheap business cards, and more.

What Information Should Go on a Business Card?

At minimum, your name or comapny name, and a way of contacting you (address, phone number or email address), should be on your business card. This can be done simply, or in a creative manner so that your card will stand out among all the others. The design is up to you, and will be covered later on. Since business cards are small, there'll only be room for basic information. If your business covers a lot of products or services, those can be expanded in brochures, usually also available at the same place you purchase your business cards. There may also be room on your business card for your company logo. All of these possibilities are available to you through templates and designs, from the company you'll order your cards from.

Where Can I Get Them?

There are many sources for business cards and other business articles. If you have an Office Max, Office Depot or Staples in your area, you can go in, look through their design templates, and order on the spot. There are also online sources who will work quickly to get your order processed, cards printed and shipped to you in a minimum amount of time. Here are just a few we found, with very reasonable prices.

  • Design Your Own Card's website offers plenty of templates so you can design your own business card, have it printed and shipped right to you, usually the next business day. Prices start at $29.95 for 500 cards.
  • Overnight Prints offer rates starting at $9.95 for 100 single-side business cards, to $39.95 for 1000. Use your own template or theirs.
  • VistaPrint is another source for good prices on business cards and other media. At the time this article was uploaded, they were featuring great trial offers, including free business cards.
  • Printing supplies high quality, low price business cards, brochures, flyers, catalogs, postcards, letterhead, envelopes, and more.
Picture row: Picture 1: telephone number; picture 5: template picture 4: design; picture 3 printing

What About Design?

No matter how simple or artistic your business card is, it should include the following information: Name of individual and/or business; physical or mailing address; telephone number; email address and web page address, if you have one. Optional information includes your job title; tagline or very brief description of your business; a logo which is identified with your company. Now you need to figure out how to get all of this information on one small business card. The sources listed have templates you can use to design your card. Give them a good looking over and you may get ideas for your own design, or you can use their templates. The simpler the design, the cheaper it will be for you. However, if your focus is on attracting attention--and more business--you may want to go a little more exotic, or consider a double-sided or folding business card.

What If I Want to Design and Print My Own?

Some people prefer to print out a small number of business cards at a time, are just starting out and don't have a lot of money for fancy business cards, or perhaps they have a state-of-the art printer which can turn out quality business cards quickly and cheaply. If this is something you're interested in, you can get business card software which will help you design and produce quality business cards. Some popular software titles include Business Card Factory Deluxe, The Print Shop Business Card Creator; Business Card Designer Plus; and Visual Business Cards. There are many more possibilities, but these will get you started in locating more information.

Whatever your business, whatever your need, you can now have a business card that will work for you. Use the information above and get your business cards today. You'll be glad you did!

Resource Index

Plasma TV, LCD TV, MP3 Players, TIVO, Satellite TV, Dgitial Cameras, Digital Camcorders, Bose iPod Speakers, Multimedia Projectors, GPS, Blu-ray Disc

Computer and Accessories:
Choosing a Laptop Computer, Computer Memory Upgrade, Copying a Hard Drive, Dual Monitors, Networking Computers, Microsoft Office, PDA's, Cheap Ink/Toner, Color Laser Printers, Multifunction Printers, Scanners, USB Flash Drives, Wireless Printers, Dell computers, Wireless Routers, Wireless G Routers, Wireless N Routers, Laptop Carrying Cases

Computer and Video Games:
Age of Empires III, Battlefield 2

Online Gambling, Poker, Routlette, Blackjack, Craps and other Online Games, Online Casinos, Movies, Online DVD Rentals, Home Theater Systems , Home Theater Components, HDTV, HDTV Buying Tips, HD Radio, Portable DVD Players, Magazine Subscriptions

Tropical Fish, Aquariums, Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamping, Geneology, Geocaching, Soap Making, Candle Making

Criminal Defense Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Lemon Law Protection, Structured Settlements, Investment Fraud, Bankruptcy Attorneys, Personal Injury Attorneys, Family Law

Cell Phones, Cell Phone Carriers, Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, Cell Phone Ringtones, Headsets, VOIP, Cheap Long Distance, iPhone, Blackberry, Bluetooth Technology, SmartPhones

Online College Degrees, Business Degrees, Home Schooling, Drivers Education, Job Resumes, Online Job Search
Cybercrime Prosecution, IE Security, Affordable Web Hosting, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, Search Engines, Web Site Design, Internet Mailing Lists, Blogging, Internet Serive Providers, Free Email, Clip Art

Finance and Insurance:
Auto Insurance, Car Insurance Quotes, RV Insurance, General Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Basic Guide to Consolidating Student Loans, Cash Advance Loans, Federal Student Loan Consolidation, Debt Consolidation, Debt Management, Credit Card Debt Consolidation, Free Credit Reports, Home Mortgages, Home Equity Loans, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Rates, Mortgage Companies, Second Mortgages, Mortgage Brokers, Health Insurance, Insurance Quotes, Term life Insurance, Mortgage note buyer, Renter's Insurance, Household Budgeting

Home improvement, Outdoor Lighting, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Countertops, Espresso Makers, Food Processors, Coffee Makers, Coffee Grinders, Slow Cookers, Popcorn makers, Blenders, Cutting Boards, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers & Dryers, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen & Bathroom Faucets, Bathtubs, House Windows, Closet Organizers, Window Treatments, Hardwood Floors, Carpeting, Home Security, Water Heaters, Water Filters, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Bamboo Flooring, Portable Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Siding, House Cleaning Services, Home Organization, Vacuum Cleaners, Cannister Vacuum Cleaners, Handcheld Vacuum Cleaners, Upright Vacuum Cleaners, Stick Vacuum Cleaners, Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaners, Furnaces, Fireplace Inserts, Electric Space Heaters, Pellet Stoves, Wood Stoves, Heat Pumps, Buying a used car

Discount Office Supplies, Home Office, Office Furniture, Copiers, Home Business, Business Cards, Business Brochures, Mailing List Companies, Affiliates, Franchises, Business Telephone Systems, Employment Agencies, Call Centers, Fax Machines
Health and Wellness:
Fioricet for Migraine Relief, Online Pharmacies, Phentermine for dieting, Tramadol for Chronic Pain Relief, Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Lawyers, Acne Treatment, Contact Lenses, Drug Rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy, Hair Loss, Hair Loss Products, Human Growth Hormones , Diet Pills, Treadmills, Fragrances, Reducing Cholesterol, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Acid reflux, Cialis, Understanding Depression, Unraveling Diet Plans, Erectile dysfunction, Lipitor, Sleep Loss, Viagra, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Living With Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder

Gift Ideas, Corporate Gifts, Gift Cards, Wristwatches, Replica Watches, Sunglasses, Wholesale Jewelry, Jewelry Boxes, Wedding Gifts, Food Gifts, Books, Music, Flowers, Gift Baskets, Candles & Candleholders, Chocolate & Candy

Health Clubs, Home Gyms, Treadmills, Golf, Golf Vacations, Golf Schools, Golf Clubs, Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Basketball

Railroad Train Travel, Greyhound Bus Travel, Moving Guide, Rental Cars, Luxury Cruises, Maui Vacation, Spain Travel, Panama Cruise, Mexico Travel, Europe Travel, Disneyland Vacation, Disney World Vacation, Airline Tickets, Las Vegas Vacations, Las Vegas Sights, Las Vegas Entertainment, Las Vegas Dining, Lake Tahoe, Reno Vacations, Grand Canyon Vacation, Alaska Vacation, San Juan Island Vacation, Seattle Vacation, San Francisco Vacation, San Diego Vacation, SeaWorld Vacation, Yellowstone Park Vacation, Los Angeles Vacation, Bed & Breakfasts, Las Cruces New Mexico Vacation, Texas Hill Country Vacation, Columbia River Gorge Vacation, Albuquerque Vacation, New Mexico Vacation, Utah Vacation, Denver Vacation, Carlsbad Caverns, Branson, Missouri, Arizona Vacations, Jackson Wyoming, Skiing Wyoming, Skiing Oregon, Skiing Utah, Skiing Colorado, Skiing California, Skiing Washington State, Skiing Idaho

Lawn Care, Patio Furniture, Hot Tubs & Spas, Gazebos, Fences, Decks, Barbeque Grills, Greenhouses, Patios, Sprinkler Systems, Landscape Design, Backyard Ponds, Bird Baths, Hedge Trimmers, String Trimmers, Wheelbarrows and Gardencarts, Lawn Mowers, Lawn Mowers, Lawn Care Tools, Lawn Edgers, Leaf Blowers, Now Blowers, Rakes