10 Clever Ways to Help You Stand Out in a Recession

By: Kevin Morel-Fontaine - Published: Jul 9, 2009   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References: creativebits.org & quicksprout
In a world a freelancers (yup the recession sure did increase their number:), business cards have become a great tool for self promotion. As one of the first impressions on possible future clients, your business card must be as creative as possible since it's a preview of what you can do!

I selected 10 very cool business cards (in the gallery) but check out the related articles for many more.

Implications - Just like industries themselves, consumers are constantly looking for ways to distinguish themselves from their peers. Business cards are a great way to make an impact, but they can easily work against a consumer if it fails to impress. Similarly, corporations need to be wary of their first impressions on consumers because it may determine the future relationship between the customer and company. Stats for X-ray Business Cards Trending: Older & Buzzing
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Segment: Males, 18-35
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