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 and 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.