Still No Business or Contact Card. I am totally disappointed to find out that in 2013 when business cards costs are so low or even possibly free, people are still attending seminars, conferences, workshops, dinners and training without a business card. Even if your card has a different company logo on the back it is ok because like the old saying, ‘half bread is better than none’. I am saying it is best to have a business card with another company’s logo on the back than not to have a business card at all.Last week, I was privilege to attend a business workshop and networking event in Central London, England. I was totally alarmed to find that some of the attendants yesterday did not have a business/contact card on them. They are supposed to be business people. What a waste of an opportunity? Wouldn’t you agree? How is it a waste? Well, there was a photographer who had her business cards and I have called her this morning with a potential booking for a workshop. Secondly a lady was looking to purchase property, I have called her this morning with details of a property for her to go and view and make a decision on. Who else will call them today or tomorrow? I think the biggest loser for the day was a website and graphic designer who didn’t have a business card but there were potentially four people in the group who needs a website. In today’s business climate where things are extremely challenging you can’t afford to miss any opportunity to do business. It’s still a fact that people still only do business with those they know. And by not having a business/contact card how can you begin to build relationships for future transactions.Really if you are reading this and you do not have a business/contact card please make every effort to have one.Even if you don’t have a business yet, you can still create a contact card so that people could contact you. A contact card and a business card are very similar the main difference is that a business card has a business name on it. So your contact card should have the following details: Name, Address, Emails, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin as a minimum. Yes you can add you landline as well but if you are working full time, research shows that most people don’t like leaving a message on answering machines but they will in general leave a voicemail as they expect you to return their call at your earliest convenience.