Help Me Choose a Business Card

If you haven’t noticed, I’m working on getting a business going.  Along the way I want to share the process.  Starting a business has always been a mystery to me.  I’ve been researching for the past few years about how to start a business and how to succeed.  The one thing that nearly everyone says is the best way to learn is to do it.  What I do not like to hear that a lot of entrepreneurs claim is that failure is a given.  You must fail to succeed.  That always seemed counter intuitive to me.  I understand that when you fail you learn a big lesson.  The bigger the failure the bigger the lesson.  I just read a book called ReWork and they have a completely different outlook.  When you fail the only thing you learn is what NOT to do.  The best thing to learn from is success.  Successful entrepeneurs takes their success and turn them into bigger successes.  In a future post I want to share what the authors of the book suggest is the best way to avoid failure and increase the chances of success.  It was a very interesting book and it made a lot of sense to me.

In the meantime, please help me choose a design for my business card.  I like them all.  I won’t tell you which one I like best because I don’t want to create any biases.  Share your honest opinion in the comments.

8 Replies to “Help Me Choose a Business Card”

  1. Emily and I both like the middle one the best. Next would be the last one, but definitely the middle.

  2. Hard choice. Personally I prefer the middle one, but for what you are doing, I think the first and then the third would actually be more appropriate. The simplicity of the first makes it the most “professional” – the others are a bit more playful, which isn’t necessarily appropriate for your particular business.

    1. Interesting observation. I kind of agree that other businesses tend to be more “professional”. I do want to stand out and be different. Do you think that playfulness will turn a lot of people off?

      My target market are small business owners and people age 40+. The hard part is I’m asking for feedback mostly from people who aren’t in my market. Although the websites I have built have almost all been for younger business owners. 30’s mostly.

  3. I definitely like the middle one because the logo stands out more and the name of the business and description is larger. I think it looks playful, yet professional at the same time.

  4. Hi Micah,
    I’m in my 50’s, and I like #2. However, I would re-arrange it a bit. To me, a business card needs to say:
    1. What business you are in.
    2. Name of your company.
    3. How to contact you.


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