Technology has effectively broken down barriers that used to be hurdles for small business owners. Think about it. Today, we communicate quicker and more efficiently, have easy access to an abundance of information, and can do a lot more with limited resources.
I am a technology-lover, and I am often testing out new apps, tools and software that can streamline life and work for small business owners. But there are some areas where I am just not ready to let go of tradition. Business cards are one of these areas.
Although it may change in the near future, most professionals are still expected to have a business card to round out introductions and exchange at first meetings. Plus, when it comes to face-to-face networking, there is a tremendous power in the physical act of handing a business card to someone you just met...and knowing that a technology glitch will not prevent your information from being retrievable later.
But I want to hear what you think. Do you think business cards are still useful or are they being replaced by newer ways to share contact information? Vote in the poll above. Then read today's feature article that lists seven rules for making your business card effective.
7 Rules of an Effective Business Card