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Design Your Business Cards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

If you have just started your own business and you do not have business cards, then you need to place it toward the top of your list. Business cards are a relatively inexpensive way to advertise your business effectively.

The reason business cards range greatly in prices depends on various factors. There are a multitude of paper types and print styles that go into making up business cards. If you are having a logo designed with your business cards, it will probably cost you more. Yet, if you are on a budget, simple business cards can be just as effective. There are a number of free templates available across the internet to get you started. However, you should make sure that your business cards have specific information before you start worrying about paper, layout, or design.

First, your business cars should always have your company name prominently displayed. Your business cards are a visual reminder of your company, so do not hide the company name. If your company has a slogan, you should definitely add it to your business cards. Your slogan will most likely remind the person why they wanted to do business with you. Then make sure you have your name, and possibly your job title listed. You want the people to whom you are giving your business cards to remember your name so they know whom to contact.

Another essential piece of information for your business cards is your phone number. You will want to give people more than one way to reach you, so it is usually a good idea to include your main line and then add your fax line or e-mail address on your business cards. The more ways a person has to get in touch with you the better. A final item you may want to put on your business cards is your address. For some businesses, their address is not applicable the work they do, so they should not put it on their business cards. Yet, if you are running a store or office, then you may want to add your physical address to your business cards so people can find you more easily.

The essentials to your business cards are important, but you should use a template that makes all that information easy to read and simple to follow. For most businesses, a simple business card is fine. However, adding some color, a logo, or a design can bring a little spice to your business cards, making them a little more prominent. You can even use various desktop publishing programs to create your own, unique business cards. However, if you do not feel so creative, you can also hire a designer or printer to create your business cards for you.

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The pricing is simple and straightforward; there are no surprises or “tricks” to make you purchase more than you need. 123Print’s goal is simple and sincere: To totally please its customers with high quality personalised products. It’s a mission to manufacture and dispatch all orders received by 11am GMT by the next business day. They dispatch via Surface Mail, unless noted on the product offer. You may select expedited delivery for even faster service. If you have any questions about products or services, logon to www.123print.co.uk for more detail.

Seagrove Beach Holidays

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Located along the Florida Panhandle in a region aptly named the Emerald Coast, Seagrove Beach is the proud owner of soft, snow white sand and crystal clear emerald waters that seem to stretch on forever. While the brilliant contrast between sand and water is always breathtaking upon first glance, this beachfront paradise requires active pursuits of its visitors for a full appreciation of its natural beauty. Sunbathing, swimming, and sandcastle-building have been popular ventures since before the area was a popular tourist destination, but much more excitement is at your fingertips than you could possibly imagine.

As Seagrove Beach, along with the entire Beaches of South Walton area, has gradually changed from a quaint destination filled with vacation cottages into a slightly commercialized, but still charming, retreat, vendors have cropped up to take advantage of its gulf front allure. Boat rentals and jet ski rentals are readily available for a family adventure out on the water, while setting foot aboard a fishing charter is perfect for those who dream of reeling in a trophy catch. However, beyond the immediate beachfront, plenty of water-bound and landlocked excursions are still awaiting in this stunning natural wonderland.

Like an undisturbed jewel along the Florida Panhandle, Beaches of South Walton is teeming with lazy, spring-fed rivers and creeks that are ideal for kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. In addition, the 17 freshwater and saltwater lakes in the area offer swimming, fishing, boating, and convenience to the area’s five state parks. For visitors staying in Seagrove Beach, the Deer Lake State Park is close at hand and offers access to the picturesque coastal dune lake of the same name.

Within the confines of the park, there are miles of nature trails where visitors can soak in the gorgeous features, including southern magnolias, scrub oaks, and golden asters, of this coastal dune habitat. Rare plants also thrive in this environment, so be sure to keep an eye out for the spoonflower, pitcher plants, and gulf coast lupine. While bird watching and wildlife viewing are popular in this and all of the other state parks, a walk through the Cassine Gardens in Seagrove Beach is also perfect for anyone who needs a break from the beach and wants to commune with nature.

Renting a bicycle for the duration of your vacation is one of the most popular ways to get around the Beaches of South Walton area, and you could certainly use it to get a little exercise before stopping by the Eastern Lake Nursery. Situated in an old cottage and garden, you can peruse the fragrant herbs and flowers from the Deep South and around the world. Before heading back to the beach, also be sure to stop by a few of the antiques dealers and art galleries in Seagrove Beach to pick up a charming piece for your home or to simply escape the sun.

Beaches of South Walton is an area whose outdoor wonders and spectacular natural beauty was meant to be explored and appreciated by all of its visitors. Rather than isolating yourself from its majestic nature, surround yourself with its waterfront splendor and its sandy shores by selecting a Seagrove Beach rental as your vacation home base.