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post #1 of Old 01-29-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

I am revamping my business card and I am trying to figure out if I should put some sort of title under my name. What do you guys do about titles on your business cards?
I am the owner, but I am also in charge of sales, estimates, managing, recruiting, etc. Should I put one of the following, Owner? President? General Manager? Sales Manager? or just leave it blank?
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post #2 of Old 04-09-2010, 12:41 AM
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hi Kerry..........

I would suggest that you should leave it blank as you are performing so many rolls for your company........ And as per my opinion not adding any title on your business card, it will look good and decent......

Still if you really want to put any title, then I will go with Director or Owner....

You can select any one of these........
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If your business is a corporation, your title is president. If it's a sole prop, your title is owner. Go ahead and give yourself the title you deserve - people like it when the president of the corporation himself comes in!

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Hey Guys,

I am revamping my business card and I am trying to figure out if I should put some sort of title under my name. What do you guys do about titles on your business cards?
I am the owner, but I am also in charge of sales, estimates, managing, recruiting, etc. Should I put one of the following, Owner? President? General Manager? Sales Manager? or just leave it blank?
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[quote=J people like it when the president of the corporation himself comes in!

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I Disagree. I have been owner/operator of a couple small businesses. Whenever I am dealing with the owner of a company, my mind says small, unstructured and probably on a limited life span.

Also, in my experience as an owner and dealing with customers, it seems like once they know that your the owner, they also know that you can bend the rules or prices. Everyone suddenly wants to strike a deal.

I recommend either leaving it blank or going with GM.

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Focus on one job title. You can always create another set of cards using your other job title.
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i've put partner on my cards as then it shows i have authority, but not enough to make any big decision without consulting someone else. think it works well as well as then it shows we're slightly bigger then the smaller sole traders as then we have one partner doing the office work, one partner out running teams, one partner out doing quotes etc, one partner out cleaning etc,
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What do you put on your business card when you do everything?

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I see your point blue fish about customers trying to push you around if they think your the owner. I used to always act like I was just "working for the man" to avoid this because if I let on that I was the owner people often would try to take advantage of me thinking that I was desperate for the job (which I often was!). However, I learned that there are also advantages for letting the customer know that it is your business. It is a lot easier to market a locally owned business in many areas. Being the owner, at least in my area, can have it's advantages in terms of marketing and promotion. You just need to know how to negotiate. I used to take the logical approach: "we can't offer a price that low, we can only do it for amount of dollars" However, I learned to use emotion which more effective in many cases: "you're killing me! I will lose money if I do it this cheap " The better I became at explaining my prices and my rationale for doing things the less people try to manipulate me!

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very good point april. if you act like they set the prices and you're just there to have a look at the work then you'll less likely get people try to push for your lowest price. with that said if they're less likely to push for lower then you may lose customers as you were 10 too much but they didn't ask for a small reduction
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