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Networking with Business Cards

Are you getting maximum benefit from networking events you attend? If not, try taking a look at how you are promoting yourself. Is your business card specific or interesting enough to help make a good first impression?

Here are some tips from Vannie Ryanes of, an editorial site with a focus on women’s issues.

Make sure you have a proper business cards. You card should be:

Clean and unmarked with neat edges.
• In a business card case or clean briefcase pocket.
• Up-to-date information; no hand-written changes.
• Suitable for your line of business; simple/extravagant.
• If you have several businesses have an appropriate card.
• A double-sided card is perfect for multiple businesses.
• Readily available. You should not have to search for your card.

Recommended Reading:

Five Ideas for Keeping Business Cards Handy
Ivan Misner: Networking
Networking for Shy People

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By Chris Brunner
Sunday, September 30th, 2018 @ 12:00 AM CDT

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