If you’re a small business owner, you’ll need business cards to market your products or services. You can easily create your own business cards with several convenient options. Follow these steps to find out how to create your own business cards in no time.
Things You'll Need
- Small budget
- Business name, contact details, logo, and tagline
- Business card stock, software and printer or access to a print shop
Before printing your business cards, you’ll need a business name, logo, and tagline. If you don't have this yet, you can decide on this information with the help of friends and family or qualified design professionals. Or you can use an online service that will design the concept and layout for a fee.
If you have existing software like Publisher or Word, you can use the built-in business card making function to set up your own business card templates electronically. If you’re not sure how to do it, you can review the help files or search online. If you create and print your own business cards at home, you’ll need the software and some business card stock that you can get at an office supply store.
Alternatively, go online to create your own business cards and have them shipped to you. A popular site is Vistaprint.com, which allows you to set up your business card layout online and receive your cards in a few days.
If you prefer to see and feel the quality of your card stock, or don’t have all the tools to make your own business cards, you can go to a local print shop and bring a disk with your business card electronic file in it. You pick out the business card stock paper you want to use. The store employee can take your order and the store will let you know when they are ready.
If you know any local designer friends, family, or neighbors who are in this line of work, you can contract them for help or feedback. If you don’t know any designers, you can contact local schools or advertise on Craigslist for someone to take on the project.
Tips & Warnings
- Compare the above methods and research different vendors to determine the best way for you to create your own business cards.
- Choose an appropriate tone and style layout for your company image and industry. Your business card is a reflection of you and your professionalism. Avoid loud tacky colors and hard to read fonts.
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