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    People do not want to spend more than they need too, even if it could possibly generate more business. We always here from people that don't want to buy special business cards because they get thrown away. I generally do pass out cards going business to business and I would say about 5% will ask questions about a product. You can pretty much do a business card with anything you make or sell, like a Lego block, a rock, we have even taken a fishing lure and added a clients info on it. The possibilities are endless- make the best out of yours.
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    you can also use eco friendly materials (recyclable) like low density polyethylene.
    Using eco friendly materials is always a good idea.

    People do not want to spend more than they need too, even if it could possibly generate more business.
    I think it's because their focus is on the absolute cost instead of the return they can get from their investment. I think that comes from the cost being guaranteed, while the return remains an unknown when the decision to spend is being made. Many don't like risk even though risk is a necessary part of doing business and life in general.
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    I also agree with most people here: cool idea but not practical if it's the only business card you offer. Another great business card idea is to put a short description of your business, and what services you offer, on the back of the card. So for example, if you own a used car lot but also provide a few other services, you could list those services on the back (oil change, buy used cars, appraisals...).

    Many people, myself included, save business cards for years. With a list of services right on the card, it's a great reference tool.

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    I like when the back of the business card provides some additional information like different services too. I still think you want to keep the additional information to a minimum so as not to overcrowd the card. Too much information in such a small place means little of the information ever stands out. Better in my opinion is to present a few points of what's the most important information. The main focus of the card should still be the contact information.
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    Agreed Vangogh, it can become overcrowded if taken to far. Like many things, less in more.
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    In a worst case scenario though, if they lose the card for whatever reason, but it still made an impression on them, it's not like they can't look your contact information up online.

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    Show me yours and I'll show you mine, Business card that is. My card is simple but It gets people interested when they see the QR code and they ask what's it for, i go ahead and tell them how it works and how they can use it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henryz View Post
    People do not want to spend more than they need too, even if it could possibly generate more business. We always here from people that don't want to buy special business cards because they get thrown away.
    It's been my observation that those people have never tried stepping up on their cards so they don't know what life is like on the other side of the fence. I've never known anyone to have really nice cards made and found it to be a waste of money. The main reason most cards get pitched is because most of them deserve to be. The fact that so few stand out is all the more opportunity for the ones that do.

    I actually find this attitude to be quite silly. In the grand scheme of things, even "expensive" business cards are outrageously cheap compared to the other costs of doing business. To not take advantage of such an easy way to stand out is a bad business decision IMO. Then again, since the numbers tell us that 80% of all businesses fail, following the advice of the 80% is foolish.

    I wouldn't want anyone to interpret that as saying nice cards will make you successful. They are just one piece of the puzzle and an easy one to do right.
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    You could get one of those money cards that are a smaller version of US currency and have your message on the back. It is unique and will fit in your wallet. Here is the company I use:
    $5, $10, $20, and $100 Dollar Bill Drop Cards, Money Business Cards

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    I think the poker chip in conjunction with a really cool business card will be the way to go. If you just want a cool business card I recommend just googling creative/unique/interesting business cards, you will find a ton of examples to pull ideas from. I like this collection of ideas.

    I don't think you have to get quite as elaborate as some of these with the pop-outs and whatnot, but just a nice sleek design.

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