Little did we realise ten years ago the impact mobile phones would have on communication today. Mobile email was barely a blip on our radars back then. According to Litmus, 55% of emails today are opened on a mobile device. That number is up 500% from 2010. Phones today are used are used for taking pictures, posting status updates, browsing the internet as well as viewing and reacting to emails. It is as if you have constant access to a computer and it fits in your pocket. Read More
Nothing beats face-to-face communication for making valuable business connections. You shake hands, look the person in the face, exchange word and have the opportunity to observe and gauge their responses and body language. A quick exchange of business cards will help to enable this connection to continue long after you meet. Read More
First impressions count. The name you select for your business effects the way people think about it and can improve your odds for success. Start off on the right foot with a great name. Ask yourself do you want to fit in or stand out? What do you want your name to communicate to people about your business? Read More
What message are you sending with your business card? What message does it send if you don’t have one?
Technology has streamlined communication and the ability to connect with clients and businesses. I am often asked if business cards are still relevant today or are they becoming a thing of the past. They are still very relevant today and a vital part of doing business so don’t be caught without yours. Although your first contact with clients may be via email or phone, I believe you shouldn’t go anywhere without your cards. A business card is a miniature advertisement of your brand. Anyone who receives one will have a reminder of your business. You may be very well connected with lots of online social media accounts, but if you turn up to a networking event or a meeting with a client or potential investor, you need to have something to leave behind a reminder of you so you can stay connected. Read More