Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Jun 2013, 9:57 a.m.

Yes You Should Have Business Cards

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Left-justify your name and web address and email address -- no title necessary -- in a legible font. Get the perforated cardstock and do it on a home printer, or get a local copy shop to make them for like $20 for a hundred cards. Black type on white non-glossy paper is great; that way it's easy for the other person to write on it to remember where they met you and why they want to follow up with you.

Carry them with you. Put a few in your wallet. If you feel silly about it, think of it as an act of hospitality. You're making life easier for people like me.


11 Jun 2013, 12:09 p.m.

Even Maggie has business cards! EY printed them for bring-your-kid-to-work day.

12 Jun 2013, 22:09 p.m.

Not having business cards done was such a big mistake when I went to AdaCamp. Definitely going to try to get some done.