Our newest article is up! The last two weeks have been full of #milestones and #newbeginnings Check out updates, our new business @jkjkreativity , and a touch of food. #familyfoodfrolic #ezine #food #foodblogger #foodreview #foodie #foodpic #roundtable #roundtablepizza #flatbread #pizza #island #newbusiness #newadventures #graduation… Read More
In the modern world of business and networking there is so much conflicting advice about the giving out of business cards. Some say give them out to everyone you meet, whether they are the pizza delivery guy or the CEO of an international company. Others say to give them out more strategically, only to qualified leads or potential customers that you’ve already chatted to and connected with. When it comes to ordering new business cards, the number you need obviously depends on which of these strategies you follow. Some people will get through 1000 cards in a few months, others will make 500 cards last two years.
Here are some additional factors to consider when deciding how many business cards to order.
Do you like to update your branding often?
Often those in the creative and design fields like to create new twists and fresh visuals for their brand and their business cards. They get bored of giving out the same old card after six months or so. In this case guesstimate how many cards you will give out in that time period and order just that amount.
Are you likely to move in the next year or so?
A move may result in a new landline number even if you don’t print your physical address on your cards. There is nothing more unprofessional than crossed out numbers on otherwise beautifully printed business cards, so order a smaller run of perhaps 500 cards to last you until your move.
Are you expecting to attain new qualifications or accreditations in the next year?
If you are likely to want to add those accreditations to your card, then it will make sense only to order enough cards to last until that point.
Do you attend lots of networking events?
If you routinely give out lots of business cards at networking events, then you will get through 500 cards in no time. In this case a larger order of 1000 or more cards makes sense, so that you don’t have to keep re-ordering more.
Do you mostly work online?
If you mostly work and network online and give out only a few cards every now and then, even a small order of 500 cards might last you for years. In that case work smart with the contact info that you provide, so that it is less likely to go out of date. Leave off your physical address and landline and just give out email and web addresses and perhaps your business cellphone number. As long as your website is kept up to date with your contact info then your card will also remain current. Or find a printer who is happy to print short runs of cards and just order 200 at a time.
As a general rule order enough cards to last you six months, or perhaps a year if you prefer not to keep tweaking your design.… Read More
I meet a lot of budding entrepreneurs on a day to day basis, and one of the most common questions I get is: “How do I know if this idea that I have is actually going to work?!” As someone who is thinking about investing time, money and effort into a business idea, it can be daunting to take on the challenge.
You aren’t sure if it’s a good idea… You aren’t sure if people would be interested… And a lot of the times, you aren’t sure where to start and how to actually execute your idea and turn it into an actual money-making business.
After noticing so many people coming to me for strategic guidance in such scenarios, I thought I should address this topic in tomorrow’s Facebook Live session.
I’ll be talking about how to determine if your idea is viable, and different things to think about before launching a new business.
Apart from giving a few pointers that everyone should think about, I’ll also share some real stories and examples of how I’ve gone through this process with other budding entrepreneurs.
Join me at 3:00 PM live on Facebook tomorrow, 5th June.
We’ll be hosting the Facebook Live on my Public Page, so make sure you tune in there. https://goo.gl/yussdo
#entrepreneur #entrepreneurrising #launchnewbusiness #entrepreneurship #newbusiness… Read More
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Schedule a FREE consultation now 📲 text “PROTECT” to 704-915-6212.… Read More
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Today is my first anniversary as a pro member, and one year and 2 days after my first of many photos were uploaded. 46,726 views. 320 Explore. Those are the statistics. Easily measurable by the FLickr machines. But here’s what’s not so easy to measure:
The friends I’ve made. All of you. From all across this country…(OREGON, Seattle, Florida, New Jersey, Arizona to name just a few states) to Canada, Greece, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Austria, France, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Italy, Poland, Philippines and beyond. I so want to mention names but it would take too long and I would hate to leave anyone out. You know who you are!!
Here’s what’s not measurable: The thousands of times I have laughed over your pictures or your comments about mine. (And laughter is what life is about.) And the dozens of times I have cried over your photos or your descriptions that have deeply touched me. AND the thousands of times I have opened your photos and just sat back in awe. Breathless at what you’ve seen and shared, at your incredible talent.
Here’s what’s not measurable: the sense of community. The phone call from a contact in Texas asking to spread the word that she got through the hurricane safely…and the huge relief from HER contacts at hearing the news. The support from so many of you when I posted hallelujah sky photos.. The letters! Dusting off my French language non-skills, sharing ideas about world views and laughing over American and British slang. Exploring the reasons we capture WHAT we capture…and what it says about us. Learning about insects and birds and flowers. Discovering that the person I thought was a woman was a man…..learning that 2 contacts I thought were lesbians were each married….! Supporting some in their new business endeavors….supporting another in his fight to find a cure for diabetes….worrying about long-distance contacts with serious health problems….and ones closer to home who struggle with family issues.
I can’t really measure all of those things but I do know that Flickr means Community as much as it means Photos. Thank you all for your thoughtful comments, for your generous faves, for your friendship.
Sorry for the long, blog-ish type of narrative this morning…but just one more thing…
I have non-FLickr, non-photography friends who wonder at this passion/obsession with Flickr. Is it normal?
And I answer…it’s FABULOUS. Normal doesn’t matter! … Read More