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grass disaster
02-14-2011, 08:22 AM
i'm thinking i'll stick with the black ones. my truck and trailer are black and have my logo on them

you see anything you will change?

MOHUSTLER
02-14-2011, 08:50 AM
I like the black but we ran into this probelm a few years ago, You cant write anything on the back of them. And everyone wants to write on the back. Just something to keep in mind.

djagusch
02-14-2011, 09:31 AM
I like the black but we ran into this probelm a few years ago, You cant write anything on the back of them. And everyone wants to write on the back. Just something to keep in mind.

I agree with the above. Two solutions is have a white back or have estimate cards/sheets also on hand. Did you have studio 211 in the shakopee area design your logo? Reason I ask is I had them do some work and they gave me something very similar. I choose something different but with your name it looks good.
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grass disaster
02-14-2011, 09:45 AM
I agree with the above. Two solutions is have a white back or have estimate cards/sheets also on hand. Did you have studio 211 in the shakopee area design your logo? Reason I ask is I had them do some work and they gave me something very similar. I choose something different but with your name it looks good.
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no i have a friend who is a designer.

borwicks
02-14-2011, 09:48 AM
no address. looks good if your doing alot of commercial and its just for reference. if your doing alot of residential you may want to add services you provide, it they see it on the card they know and are more likely to call. JMO.

Richard Martin
02-14-2011, 10:19 AM
Put a dash instead of dots in the phone number. Everybody knows what a dash means. Older, non-hip folks may not recognize that as a phone number when it has dots. You want to make it as easy as possible to contact you.

grass disaster
02-14-2011, 11:27 AM
yes i like the white back idea.

i might change the # to dashes also i might put the www. in front of the site and i think i will add my town on there.

i want to keep my list of services off the card. if they want more info they can call or check out my web site.

anything else i should change?

Jason Rose
02-14-2011, 11:29 AM
I really like those i black. I agree on adding an address. That makes it handy when people ask for it to mail you a check, etc. Also a really good point about the color and not being able to write on the back. I know I write on mine all the time. Nice place to jot down the prices for the customer for what I'll just call an "informal estimate" lol

grass disaster
02-14-2011, 11:44 AM
i dont want to put a mailing address on there, it might change and i dont have a po box.

yeah i realy like the white back idea i write on them often too.

GreenI.A.
02-14-2011, 01:28 PM
i dont want to put a mailing address on there, it might change and i dont have a po box.

yeah i realy like the white back idea i write on them often too.

I would take the 5 minuters and $50 and go get a po box to put on them before printing

Daily Lawn/Landscape
02-14-2011, 02:44 PM
Don't worry about putting an address on the card. You want it to be simple and attractive. Your address will be on your invoice. All I have on mine is Large logo, tag line and name and phone number on the front and list of services on the back.

James

grass disaster
02-14-2011, 07:39 PM
im NOT doing a po box!!!!!!!!!! i dont have time to go check a po box!

should i do my info like this?


Ryan Skluzacek -Owner
Phone: 612-756-2909
www.grasssmasterservice.com
E-mail: ryan@grassmasterservice.com

this seems a little simpler and easier to navigate. what do ya think?

yard_smart
02-14-2011, 09:33 PM
Love it man ... I love edgy cards ... Be sales destinctive is what I say! http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180853_10150397247030165_506200164_17313919_852681_a.jpg
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WOW
02-14-2011, 10:16 PM
just a thought... Leave only your logo on the front of the card. All the rest of your info on the back with enough room to write stuff down.

Roger
02-15-2011, 06:42 AM
You may not have time to go check a PO box, but potential customers may not take the time to learn the area you are servicing. A business card is one of your sales tools, a tool to help you get business. Somebody said the address will be on the invoice. That means somebody is already at a customer stage. One major use of your card is to get people to the customer stage. Without an address, how does anybody know where you work, what area you service (an assumption the address implies the service area, which may or may not be the case, but usually is the case)?

Making a business card is not just for the sake of having a nice looking card. It serves a purpose, primarily to get you new business.

Adding the email address does not bring anything new to the card. If somebody uses the web address, they will undoubtedly find a place to send an e-mail. The e-mail address here is redundant.

Having the geographical information is very important, having nothing to do with a PO box. I'm doubting anybody will use the area code and the exchange to find your location in a reverse path.

greenbaylawns
02-15-2011, 10:09 AM
I like the black..resembles your truck and trailer. I've done my share of cards and found it best to keep it simple..Name of company, Logo, phone number, website. Makes people dig around your website to see what you can offer and also send you an email.

grass disaster
02-15-2011, 01:19 PM
so should i leave my e-mail off the card?

Roger
02-15-2011, 01:27 PM
I have my e-mail address on my cards, but I have no web site. In your case, it probably isn't necessary, as somebody can go to your website.

greenbaylawns
02-15-2011, 01:28 PM
I took mine off. I don't know maybe it's me but I don't like how it looks.

greenbaylawns
02-15-2011, 01:43 PM
We have two company's running, so one side is Green Bay and the other is Husker. I don't like the gray that showed up. It should have been all black. Also have to change the period on the Husker card. It's on the wrong side.

borwicks
02-15-2011, 06:09 PM
Don't worry about putting an address on the card. You want it to be simple and attractive. Your address will be on your invoice. All I have on mine is Large logo, tag line and name and phone number on the front and list of services on the back.

James

I have gotten several checks without sending a invoice because my address was on my card. Customers know the price they drop a check in the mail.

grass disaster
02-15-2011, 07:54 PM
i think i'm going to keep the info a little more simple what do you think?

Ryan Skluzacek
612-756-2909
www.GrassMasterService.com
Lonsdale MN

Richard Martin
02-16-2011, 05:36 AM
i think i'm going to keep the info a little more simple what do you think?

Ryan Skluzacek
612-756-2909
www.GrassMasterService.com
Lonsdale MN

It's fine. I like to keep business cards simple. Here's one of mine when I lived in MD. It didn't even have my name on it. It was a bright green, simple, in your face, way to get my phone number in the hands of those that may want their grass cut.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/mower%20stuff/AMLawnServicecard.jpg

grass disaster
02-16-2011, 01:20 PM
It's fine. I like to keep business cards simple. Here's one of mine when I lived in MD. It didn't even have my name on it. It was a bright green, simple, in your face, way to get my phone number in the hands of those that may want their grass cut.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/mower%20stuff/AMLawnServicecard.jpg

yeah maybe a little too plain with this one

grass disaster
02-17-2011, 10:25 AM
editing changes, got rid of the e-mail address.

picture to come soon

HighSpeed
02-17-2011, 11:27 PM
Just curious....Has anybody thought about adding a "QR" code to their business card? I don't know the actual definition of this but it is where you can scan it with a bar code scanner on a smart phone and add it to your contacts with a push of a button...freakin awesome!

grass disaster
02-18-2011, 10:28 AM
Just curious....Has anybody thought about adding a "QR" code to their business card? I don't know the actual definition of this but it is where you can scan it with a bar code scanner on a smart phone and add it to your contacts with a push of a button...freakin awesome!

no business cards should be basic forms of contact information.

Frank's Lawn Care
02-18-2011, 10:50 AM
love the cards. Your websites will tell them all your services if they're interested. The black shows great. Never thought of not being able to write on the back. Love the more basic designs. The full color cards look nice, but for my business they would think i charge too much. The full color are nice but i deal with more low middle class homes.Great design.

HighSpeed
02-18-2011, 05:03 PM
no business cards should be basic forms of contact information.

I'm not arguing with you on that. All I know is, I had one with a QR code handed to me recently and it was the best thing for adding the information to my contacts. I thought it was great, but I am familiar with these codes and know what they do. Positive or negative, this is one thing the world is going to.

"The only sustainable competitive advantage is to change and adapt faster than your competition" -(Quote from somebody) Words to live by man. I see this technology coming like a freight train, it won't be stopped. If you are the first to adapt to it, then you have that advantage. I'm using them...

93Chevy
02-18-2011, 05:14 PM
I like those cards...either white or black...maybe black with a white back like somebody said.

I think it's good to have your town on there, or at least a general area. However, I would never put my address right on the card unless I had a P.O. Box.

I don't want anybody knowing where I live. That could present a problem.

tradeyouraccounts
02-18-2011, 08:02 PM
I think QR codes will be very popular in a year or so they are all over Japan but not sure if many people would now what they are at the moment though and don't think now is the time to add it to a LCO's business card.

Richard Martin
02-19-2011, 02:37 AM
That's cool stuff with the QR code. I just made one up with a free generator. Since I'm moving shortly I'll be making new cards and I can put the QR code on the new cards.

http://qrcode.kaywa.com/