How to Make Business Cards

How to Make Business Cards.

Business cardscan help you look more professional and your business more legitimate.

Quickly make cardsthat will dazzle any colleague or potential employer.

You will need A budget A computerCardstock A printer A ruler (optional) and a craft knife (optional).

Step 1.

Decide howmuch money to spend to make your business cards.

Hiring a graphic designer to createa logo and printing cards on high-quality paper can be costly.

Step 2.

Pick a computerprogram and template from which to create your cards.

Select a template that createscards that are 3½ by 2 inches – the standard size for business cards.

Use standard sizesfor most businesses.

Non-standard sized cards might be memorable, but they can seem unprofessionaland might not fit into standard card holders.

Step 3.

Compile the information that you wantto list on your card, including your name, e-mail address, phone number, and web site.

Add a logo designed by you or a professional.

Step 4.

Add additional information that youwish to include on the back of the card.

Keep the design of the cards simple.

Have onlythe most important details on the front, and supplemental information, like your business'smission statement, on the back.

Step 5.

Print your cards using a quality cardstock or perforatedbusiness cardstock.

Separate perforated cards or use a ruler and a craft knife to cut thecards to the correct size.

Step 6.

Distribute your cards to current and potential clients.

Keep a stash of cards handy at all times – you never know when you might need them.

Did youknow According to the Small Business Administration, just over half of all U.

S.

workers were employedby small businesses in 2008.