5 Things You Need to Know Before Making a Business Card

We’ve all have seen or heard about it – whenever you are doing business with Japanese Businessmen, they bow down and present their business cards with the utmost importance…

In Japanese culture, this is known as “Meishi Koukan” and it’s considered to be a formal introduction to a person.

Business card is the first impression of any business.

It carries the identity & brand of a business or a person. Every design element like color, typeface, space, logo& image can create a lasting impression in the receiver’s mind.

That’s why it is very essential that you have an impressionable business card whenever you are meeting with new person or business owner.

Here are our top tips to make your business card stand out among the competition.

1) First impression is the key

Making the first impression is the key to how a person from opinion about you. With every encounter, you are being evaluated.

So, it is very important that a business card is designed in such a way, that it creates a lasting impression.

Take a look at this business card from Etsy store. The card immediately grabs your attention and forces you to look twice. This kind of card also helps you to immediately identify the business you are associated with.

2) Select the Right Style:

Are you going for subtle and minimal or for macho and aggressive? Please know that your business style matters.

If you are into arts and crafts, minimalism is the way to go, but if you are into the construction business, a little loud wouldn’t hurt!

We really liked this professional painting card design from Etsy store! It’s loud and clear. You immediately know this is a man of business and trust!

3) Be Creative

Sometimes being creative can really help you to create the first impression.

We may forget a card printed in a plain white paper, but we cannot forget if there’s some special element to it remember by.

Take a look at the example from Etsy store below – you can send or give this kind of card if you have a jewelry store. Customers are bound to take a second look at this card!

4) Be Consistent with your other Materials

Consistency is the key to everywhere. Please remember it is very important that your all promotional materials are consistent in design.

Starting from an official pad, envelope, shopping bag, pen – consistency can highlight your business as strong and sustainable brand.

Take a look at the example from freepik below. Every element has a consistent design and this can give a very good impression in the mind of the customers.

5) A Simple design is a Perfect design

Nowadays the word “minimalism” is almost everywhere.

A simple design is a sign of elegance and confidence. It also doesn’t overwhelm the client and shows the true value.

We really liked this simple design from Etsy store. It’s simple yet elegant to convey the entire message.

Check the Contact Details, again.

Finally, our last tip, DO NOT forget to check the contact details. This is going to be the primary contact point when a client wants to get in touch with you after you leave.

So, even a small mistake can cost you a business or at least ruin a good first impression, when a person has to go looking for the correct details online.


Everyone has a business card, and on networking events, you also probably receive a bunch of them, only to watch them mount in your drawer.

However don’t underestimate the importance of this classic form of advertising.

Having a great business card is your chance to stand out from the sea of mediocre cards!

So be wise like the Japanese and treat the design and concept of your business card with respect!

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This is really something to think about! I like the idea of unusual formats and ideas described in this article.

My accountant, for example, has thin, badly printed business cards. That doesn’t seem valuable at all.

I myself had slightly thicker business cards printed to attract a little attention.

Lucy will

The first rule to create smart digital business cards is ‘being creative’ and design a card that best suits the business. Agreed with all the 5 points that you have mentioned. Keeping the design simple and checking the information again and again is must. Don’t forget first impression is the last impression and your smart business cards is the first medium of communication with the clients.


Thanks for such a wonderful blog on business cards I got to learn a lot from this blog and from this site https://www.businesscards.ae/

Rachel Frampton

From my point of view businesses who are thinking of creating their own business cards must work with a printer service that will be able to print these for them. Well, speaking of the design, I agree with you that they must make it unforgettable. We also share the same perspective that they must consider their business style.


Thank you very much for this inspiring article. Your tips are great and it answers a lot of my questions. Great post, thanks for sharing valuable content. 🙂


Thank you very much for this inspiring article. Your tips are great and it answers a lot of my questions. Great post, thanks for sharing valuable content. 🙂


These are all good points and clever ideas. I also agree with on checking the details. I’ve encountered one or two small companies in the past that their contact details on their business cards have 1 typographical error on it. So, better check all the info and designs needed to be put on to the business card, proofread it many times, and when all is good and ready to go. Then, proceed in to printing it.

Rebecca Gardner

It made sense when you said that we need to double-check the contact details for accuracy so the people we hand out our cards to can actually contact us. My sister is looking for a printing service to make custom business cards since she just got a promotion at her job last week. I’ll share your advice to help her avoid common mistakes as she moves forward with having the business cards printed soon!

Jesus C. Pernell

I believe there are many more pleasurable opportunities ahead for individuals that looked at your 5 Things You Need to Know Before Making a Business Card.

Jesus C. Pernell

Really like these new tips, which I haven’t heard of before, like the 5 Things You Need to Know Before Making a Business Card. Can’t wait to implement some of these as soon as possible.

Eli Richardson

It’s great that you talked about the importance of choosing the right style when making a business card. One of my friends is thinking about ways to promote his business, and I suggested he should get business cards. In my opinion, they’re not outdated, and they still leave a long-lasting impression on a customer. He said he liked the idea, so I’ll be sure to share this article with him. Thanks for the tips about how to make the most out of a business card.

Braden Bills

My friend has been having a hard time figuring out how to design his business card. It makes sense that having a design that leaves a good first impression would be really important. I’ll make sure he knows to talk with a professional, because designing something like this seems really complicated.

Eli Richardson

It’s great that you talked about how making a good first impression is vital. The other day, my sister mentioned she’s thinking about starting to bake and sell cakes. She’s always loved to cook and bake, and since she’s unemployed right now, she wants to do something profitable out of her free time. That’s why I think getting business cards printed could be a great option for her. I appreciate your tips about printed business cards.

Thomas Clarence

You made an interesting point when you talked about how it is important to have a business card that makes a lasting impact. I would think that an important part of a business card would be making sure that the logo is something that really stands out and is in a good spot. People don’t always realize it, but the logo of many companies stick in their minds without them realizing it.

Business Printing Solutions Maryland

I am so happy I found your blog and I absolutely love your information about business card printing and it is wonderful to know about so many things that are useful for all of us! Thanks a lot for this amazing blog!!

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