Most Microbusiness owners in the internet age do not need an actual business card, which makes them seem stuffy and big-headed, though small business owners seem unprofessional without one. All that Microbusiness owners need is to get people to their website, and maybe to remember the company name or the business owner’s name. Flyers are too large and too tacky for this purpose when you have met someone in person. So, I suggest we hand out name cards. They will be business cards that have only our name, company name, and most essential URLs on them. The recipient can get the email address, phone numbers, and mailing address from the URL on the name card. If you want someone to remember your name, you usually want them to remember that you are a Microbusiness owner as well.
I will be keeping all the ones I get from other Microbusiness owners in a business card box that is big enough for small index cards. I am using the larger storage box because whenever I find a company I like, I am going to start a blank 3″ x 5″ index card for them and put it in the box. It will list the company name, owner’s name, contact info, URL, and anything else I want to remember, and will be sorted alphabetically just like my stack of business/name cards.
Hope this helps,
Lilly Lekhan, Poet and Founder of The Sweetest Art List