Is Social Media the new business card?

Technology is ever evolving.

It has really changed the dynamic in which we communicate. I remember just a few years ago many new small business owners were adamant about purchasing business cards. Some even purchasing 500-1,000 at a time. Social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook allows people to showcase their lives and businesses in a open and candid way. Typically if you want to know about a business, the first thing you look at are either: Website, Instagram, or Facebook.

They are the new methods of a “business card” because consumers are able to have immediately access to a business and easily evaluate their image.

People want to see receipts of your work and see what kind of person you are.

A paper business card simply does not do that. However at many events for networking, physical business cards are very beneficial. It is common for new business owners to get excited and move ahead and order tons of business cards. I did the same. I soon realized leveraging my social media and my business provided a huge convenience for potential clients.

How do you feel about social media replacing physical business cards?

Do you think it’s more beneficial or could overtime provide an inconvenience due to frequent social media shutdowns?

Share your thoughts below!

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