Whether you are looking to start your own small business, or just want to brand yourself as an independent contractor in your field of expertise, one of the best ways to do that is to have a formal business suite.
The type of suite you put together depends on whether you are looking for marketing materials, business stationery, or promotional products. We have an amazing selection of products that fit into each category, but let’s start with our marketing materials!
Starting a business of your own can be difficult, especially if you have little capital to spend on fancy advertising. Word-of-mouth advertising will be your best bet to start, and the following products will help you deliver the message about your new venture much cheaper than a radio, television, or billboard ad.
When you need a bit more of a personal touch than LinkedIn, Monster, or JobVite can offer business cards are the way to go. Tangible and transportable, our business cards are also customizable. Depending on the business you are starting, you can tailor the design, style, size, and information you provide potential clients.
We offer 4 different sizes of business cards:
- Mini – A bite-sized alternative to regular business cards
- Standard – The normal sized business card option
- Chubby – Measuring 3.5” x 2.5”, this card is a little bigger than our standard size, just in case you need more room for information
- Magnetic – The same size as our standard business cards, but with the added bonus of sticking to a potential clients’ fridge
Just because you may not be able to afford the flashy ads on radio and television doesn’t mean your name can’t reach the world (or at least your immediate neighborhood!) Spread the word of your new business venture with a slick flyer.
Our flyers are sold in packs of 25, so grab as many as you need and start hanging them up or handing them out!
Not just a “wish you were here” message for family and friends when you are on vacation, our postcards can be used to help promote your business in numerous ways. They can work in conjunction with flyers and business cards by giving important contact information:
Or you can use these postcards as discount promotions for new or returning customers:
While rack cards are great to use as wedding programs, you can add them to your supply of marketing materials. Check out this design of a price guide for a bakery:
You can also create door hanger advertisements using our rack cards:
Shout it loud and proud! Banners aren’t just for children’s parties anymore, especially when you can use it to market your new business venture. Take a look at this design for a Karaoke DJ banner:
Real estate agents will love this “Open House” banner:
Now that you’ve spread the word of your business or consultancy, you’ll want business stationery to help you communicate with clients.
A little riddle for you: When is stationery not stationery? When it’s letterhead! (Rim shot, please.) While email is the preferred method for most business contacts, sometimes a handwritten note is a touching, personal way to reach out to clients and business partners. And letterhead can also carry your contact information on it, which stands out since it is right at the top. This makes it easier for people to return the correspondence.
Along with adding your business information, you can select from 5 different paper types for your letterhead:
- Basic – 80lb text-weight paper made from 50% recycled content
- Felt – 100lb text-weight paper with an embossed finish
- Recycled – 80lb text-weight paper made from 100% recycled content
- Speckled – 70lb text-weight paper with color variations
- Linen – 115lb text-weight paper made for formal letters
All of our customizable letterhead comes in standard 8.5”x11” size.
Available in three different sizes, our note cards are the perfect way to send greetings, salutations, or well-wishes. Our size options include:
- 4” x 5.6”
- 5” x 7”
- 5” x 11”
Each one of our note cards is made from 12.5 point thick paper. The inside has a semi-gloss finish to prevent smudging for your handwritten comments. All three sizes come with standard white envelopes so you can mail then to your clients.
Thank You Cards
We all love receiving a heartfelt show of gratitude. I once bought a watch from Michael Kors, and they took my personal information to put me in their system. About a week after I shopped in the store I received a handwritten note from the manager thanking me for my business. That was a smooth approach to customer service, and one that would have made me a repeat customer if the price points on their wares weren’t so high. I did appreciate the card, though.
If you are just starting a business or beginning your journey in consulting work, you’ll need a lot of word-of-mouth publicity to help you gain more clients and more name recognition. What better way to do this than by making the clients you do have feel extra special? They’ll become your evangelists, telling their friends, family, and neighbors about the great service you offer and the respectful way you treat them and their business. Thank you cards can help with this.
We have numerous style options that can help you create an awesome, unforgettable thank you card. First you can sort our cards by 4 different formats:
If that isn’t enough choice for you, we have more! How about 6 different trim options, including:
Wait, we aren’t done yet. We also have multiple size options, depending on whether you want something compact, or a bigger card to allow for more writing.
Invitation & Announcement Cards
From a new law office to a salon to a real estate agency, each new business will only get off the ground if it has customers and clients. Instead of sinking a bunch of capital into expensive television ads, radio marketing, billboards, and the like when you can work much smarter by walking around the neighborhood handing out personalized invitations and announcement cards.
No matter your business you can create the perfect announcement or invitation to an event celebrating your grand opening. If you work in real estate you can use these cards to broadcast an open house you are holding. It’s much more personal, and affordable, than a huge ad campaign!
Now that you’ve got your thank you cards, note cards, letterhead, and other paper products how do you get them out to all of your clients and customers? That’s where our envelopes come in handy! Ready for many different sizes of mailings, our envelopes can handle your business needs. Check out all of these options that are available to you:
- #10 – These envelopes are made for sheets of paper measuring 8 ½” x 11”
- #10 Window – The same as the above, just with a window on the front
- #9 – Smaller than the #10 envelopes
- #9 Window – The same as the above, just with a window on the front
- A2 – A small envelope that’s great for mailing out invitations and note cards
- A6 – A mid-sized envelope that fits mailings measuring 6” x 4”
- A7 – A bigger envelope that fits mailings measuring 7” x 5”
- Square – For smaller mailings that have a square shape, use these envelopes
After choosing the size of envelopes you need, you can also pick from 5 paper types, including:
Now that you have your marketing materials and business stationery, it’s time to head out and make connections at conferences, speaking engagements, corporate events, and other gatherings. Be sure to bring your promotional products to hand out along with your business cards to keep your brand in the minds of the people with whom you network. Plus, who doesn’t love free swag?!?
A simple writing utensil? No way! Our pens are great to give away at networking functions, open houses, or other places you would like to connect with potential clients and customers. Brand them with your company logo, contact information, or company slogan. Everyone needs pens to take notes, so supply them and keep your business top-of-mind!
The best promotional materials are those which the recipient will use repeatedly. How much more top-of-mind can your business get than by having your logo branded on the mug they use to sip their morning coffee? You can put your name and title on it, just like Ms. Emily Miller:
Or you can add your company logo, like this travel mug featuring Coldwell Banker’s logo:
Like the pieces of flair in Office Space, buttons show off personality and style! They can also show off your company logo, name, or other fun design to keep your business top-of-mind. They make great items to hand out at corporate networking events, conferences, speaking engagements, and other gatherings. Look at this button with great branding for Avon:
You don’t even need to add branding to these buttons for them to be successful handouts. You can create buttons for your clients to display that show just how much they appreciate your particular expertise:
You can even create a beautifully simple design, like this one for an assisted living facility:
Promotional products should not just be about branding. You want also them to be useful to everyone you hand them out to. Whether for our house, car, or office, we all need keychains to help us keep track of the various keys we use each day. We have four great styles that you can choose from, including:
- Button – The traditional keychain shape for the purist
- Acrylic – Made from durable acrylic, it comes in 3 different shapes: square, rectangle, & circle
- Metal – Crafted from a silver-colored metal, all designs are printed on an insert
- Wrist – Great for when you are on the go but don’t have any pockets
Check out a few of the great designs that have been created on our site to get your creative juices flowing:
Now that you’ve seen what we have to offer for marketing materials, business stationery, and promotional products, you can start putting together the perfect business suite. Happy creating!