Are web sites the new business card?

In the old days, if you wanted to start up a business the first think you did was to print up a business card.  Business cards were expected.  If you meet somebody and end up talking about your business then, inevitably, they will ask you for your card.  If you do not have a business card you come across as ill prepared.

Nowadays, it goes one step further.  In fact, before you even get that business card printed up you’ve got to do one thing first: get a website.

For one thing, when you do get your business cards printed up, you need to know the name of your website to print on your card.  So, obviously, you need to at least know the name of your URL or domain before you go into that print shop.  Thinking one step ahead, you’d better get that website up and running before you hand out that first business card or you will either have to explain why it’s “under construction” or take the risk of disappointing the website visitor when they try to open up your website and get that Error 404: Page not found.

Secondly, if you are in conversation with somebody by telephone or e-mail or instant message, you can’t exactly hand over your business card.  BUT, you can send over the link to your website.  Not only that, if you have a URL or domain name that is easy to say, easy to remember, and easy to spell, then you can just verbally pass that on at a cocktail party or meeting if, gawd forbid, you do not have a business card.

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What comes first, the chicken or the egg, the website or the business card? Right, the website.  So, pick up the phone and give us a call to discuss your website needs.