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20 Inspired Business-Card Designs to Better Market Your Startup

December 5, 2012
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225098
1. Mark Zuckerberg

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1. Mark Zuckerberg

While this technique might be effective and considered funny for a famous young billionaire, such brashness isn't recommended for the entrepreneur that hasn't made it yet.

2. Warren Buffet

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2. Warren Buffet

You don't need to say very much when your company's stock price is well-north of $100,000 per share.

3. Richard Nixon

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3. Richard Nixon

If you're famous, or like to think you are, try an autograph. The personal touch goes a long way.

4. Clark & Kent Advertising

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4. Clark & Kent Advertising

When you have a Super (Man) name, why not have fun with it? This card pops up into a phone booth. It is perfect for changing into your game face.

5. Victoria Vaughan

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5. Victoria Vaughan

This card is bloody memorable. The designer is passionate about her work and has obviously poured blood, sweat and tears into making it great.

6. Divorce Attorney James A.W. McMahon

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6. Divorce Attorney James A.W. McMahon

Divorce isn't necessarily a laughing matter but this card is. Both sides provide all the contact information in case it's Splitsville.

7. Broke Bike Alley

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7. Broke Bike Alley

Informative and practical. This card does it all.

8. Google Me

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8. Google Me

This clever take on Google's search functions will have people searching you out. However, we aren't sure how Google feels about other businesses cashing in on their brand identity.

9. Mogloo

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9. Mogloo

Who doesn't like a funny guy with a beard that turns into a box? It's easy to display.

10. The Stylist

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10. The Stylist

The comb says almost all you need to know about this business.

Cafe Java

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Cafe Java

Show, don't tell.

12. Stand at Attention

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12. Stand at Attention

Make yourself standout and up.

13. Blankedy Blank

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13. Blankedy Blank

When you have an interesting name, flaunt it.

14. Pop Up Guy

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14. Pop Up Guy

Some entrepreneurs just know how to get people's attention.

15. Dog Tags

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15. Dog Tags

Whether they wear them or put them on a desk, dog tags work on several levels.

16. Software Wizard

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16. Software Wizard

Too often, entrepreneurs get hung-up on titles. Have fun with your organization's titles and its business cards.

17. Let Them Hear It

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17. Let Them Hear It

A great card is a reflection of your business and you. If your thing is music, let it be heard.

18. Mind and Body Spirit

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18. Mind and Body Spirit

Mais Pilates wants to "wake up your body" as well as your mind with this original business card.

19. Get Credit

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19. Get Credit

The Credit Counseling Society aims to cut your credit debt in half.

20. Full House

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20. Full House

Getting playful with some playing cards is a fun way to introduce yourself.