Ask @SmallBizLady: Should I put my picture on my business card?
Every Friday, I answer your small business questions in a video blog segment called Ask Small Biz Lady. This week, we are taking on the question: “Should I put my picture on my business card?”
Here’s the answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKXIfQM-Kn4
If you are a solopreneur or a brand of one person with a business you can use your picture on you business card. Particularly if your business involves visual branding such as photography, make-up artist, stylist it could make sense to use your photo on your business card to promote your business. It could also work will for speaking and coaching businesses, financial services or if you a real estate agent. You just need to have a reason for using your photo on your business card.
For the record, I do not use my photo on my business card. My book is on my business card instead.
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Kate Baucherel says
Absolutely right: you have to have a reason, and more often than not the answer is no. Also the card needs to be excellent quality – nothing detracts from a professional image more than a grainy picture!
Alicia James says
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