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Places to leave your business cards

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by DAVOR, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. DAVOR

    DAVOR Member


    I recently received my new business cards (will post a pic soon) and was wondering if anybody has any good advice as to where to leave them. Obvioulsy, the best method is meeting people face to face but just to widen the net, has anybody had any joy leaving them in public places or even weird places?

    I have read some marketing websites that suggest such things as leaving them in books / magazines that would be relevant to your target market, just wanted to see if anybody has done anything similar.

    I am going to go and ask if I can leave them in the offices where start up business go for funding, any other suggestions welcome.
  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    If you have existing clients already, ask if they can keep a few to pass onto their contacts. Business tends to come from referrals and work of mouth anyway, having a pile of cards for your client to hand out makes it easier (maybe offer them a deal if they actively promote you to their contacts, though if you did a good job they're likely to anyway).

    Try a few local coffee shops too. My local Nero has piles of cards/flyers that they're happy for local businesses to leave around. Just make sure yours stand out and aren't going to look strange next the "Dave's Dog Walking" ones. Alternatively, take their cards and approach them for work :D

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  3. DAVOR

    DAVOR Member

    Thanks for the advice Paul.

    I only have a couple of clients at the moment and know that they will refer me, but I think I will pass them some of my business cards as well. Coffee shops is defo on the list now as well. Thanks.
  4. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Drop billions of them on your home town from a light aircraft. Didn't get any work for me but my solicitor did quite well out of it.
  5. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Whoever does his printing will like that too!
  6. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Millions, not billions - think of the environment when you drop cards out of small aircraft.

    We're building a custom built drone to save even more money. 'Every little helps'.
  7. rehan12

    rehan12 New Member

    try to give all the shops in the city centers which may help you to improve your business

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