Business cards are one of those things that we all know we *should* have. It's an unspoken rule of owning your own business. But do you ever wonder- are they worth it? Do people actually keep them, let alone reference them? Do you look at your own stack of miscellaneous cards and shake your head while throwing them out?
Now, I'm not going to tell you to get crazy and boycott business cards. They're one of the foundations of promoting and marketing for a reason! However, I'd love to pass along a few tips and tricks that you can implement to make sure that your business card cost is an investment, and not just money being thrown down the drain.
I'd like to start with a quick little introduction, as many of you have probably stumbled across this page. Whether you're hunting for quick tips, long-term strategies, maybe just a sympathetic ear- we're here for you! My name is Kristine, and my passion is to help handmade business owners to find success and to live that dream. To sustain themselves and to leave the 9-5 grind, to have the joy of creating their own products and *gasp* making MORE than just a living at it. I've created this community with that simple hope, that those of us who are headed down that windy path of entrepreneurship can support each other, not only in growing our own businesses, but in wholeheartedly enjoying the process!
You may be reading this thinking "I wish! Owning a small business and especially a handmade one is anything but...(insert words like fun, easy, exciting)". But really, it can be! And once that seed of hope is planted in your mind, you'll see how easy it is to really take the reins of your business and turn it around. Throw out words like burnt-out, overwhelmed, stressed and tired...they don't belong here.
I'll always be real and honest with you. Yes, owning a handmade business takes time, effort, dedication...but it also can be doubled with joy, happiness, financial freedom. So, if you're ready to take back your business and have it work for you- you're in the right place! I'd love to meet you, so please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments below. For even more community fun, you are more than welcome to join our private Facebook group and Instagram page- both @ Effortlessly Handmade!