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Starting A Small Business On A Budget Designing And Printing Your Own Business Cards

If you are starting a small business, you will need a supply of business cards to pass on your contact details and to promote your business. However, you do not have to invest a lot of money in having business cards professionally designed and printed. This page will tell you about the different cost-effective ways in which you can design and print your own business cards.

Perhaps the easiest way of designing and printing a professional-looking set of business cards is by using the services of a website that enables you to create your own business card design by superimposing your contact details upon a pre-designed template.

The advantage of this method is that you don’t have to design background and logo for your business cards. You will be able to choose a background that fits in with your business from the wide range on offer. You also don’t need any knowledge of design software.

An example of a website that offers such a service is vistaprint.com. You can design your own business card quickly and easily, choosing from an array of templates in different industry and style categories. Your business cards are then printed and sent to you by mail.

If you already have a logo for your business or a photograph that you wish to incorporate into the design, you can upload these and use them to design your business cards at vistaprint.com.

Vistaprint.com’s services are very cost-effective. There is even an option for 250 business cards to be printed free of charge for new customers, who pay for the shipping costs only.

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Another way of designing and printing your own business cards is to do it yourself on your own computer. As a basis for your design, you can use a business card template that you have chosen and downloaded from the Internet. Just search for “business card templates” or “free business card templates” and look for a template that would suit your business.

If you don’t have special graphics software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, look for templates that can be edited in Microsoft Word or Open Office. An example of a website offering such templates for free is businesstemplatesgo.com.

If you have already chosen a logo and color scheme for your business, it should be easy to transfer these to a business card. If not, you could try and design a logo using your own photographs or copyright-free images available on the Internet.

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