This story first appeared in the February 2000 issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

What's all the rage in business cards these days? Business card CDs. Yep . . . CDs don't have to be round and business cards don't have to be made out of paper. With your home-office budget, you probably don't want to spend a chunk o' change on having custom CDs made. That's where BizNetCard.com's Do-it-yourself CD Business Card Kit comes in. The kit contains 12 blank cards, 16 adhesive printable labels, label-creation software and tips on what you can put on the card.

This kit does put the emphasis on the DIY. You have to have your own CD-Recordable drive as well as programs for creating the content. But that could include anything from a PowerPoint Presentation or a Word document with your business information to photographs or a link to your Web site. If you're relatively comfortable with burning your own CDs, this won't be a problem, and it gives you a lot of creative leeway. Each card holds 50MB of information and can be formatted to read on both Windows and Mac machines. The whole kit-and-caboodle costs $99.95. Visit http://www.biznetcard.com for all the details.