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March 8, 2009 10:12 AM   Subscribe

What neat ideas could I print on the back of business card for a Technology Consulting company? My customers are small to medium business that have little or no onsite tech support.

What neat ideas could I print on the back of business card for a Technology Consulting company? My customers are small to medium businesses that have little or no onsite tech support.

I started a new business and it's thriving through word of mouth. Hooray. I have the front of my business card all set, but need some ideas for something that will be useful on the back that potential customers might use regardless if they purchase my services. I like my cards to be functional.

Some examples:

* Subnet mask chart
* TCP/IP stack chart
* CAT wiring diagram
* Some sort of password encrypted chart so customers can write passwords down
posted by bleucube to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Two words, in a large font:
DON'T PANIC
posted by schrodycat at 10:18 AM on March 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


"Did you try rebooting?"
posted by rhizome at 10:26 AM on March 8, 2009 [4 favorites]


IP addresses for google.com, mail.yahoo.com, etc. for when DNS is not working
posted by bottlebrushtree at 1:45 PM on March 8, 2009


Things to check if their internet is down (commands like tracert, ipconfig, etc.).

Or, if you think they'll usually have internet, a list of useful URLs they may not know. Things like dnsstuff, whatismyip.com, etc.

Even better, combine functionality and marketing by making a few single-purpose helpful pages (how to do something that they'd need), get URLs for them that make it pretty evident what the pages contain, and print the URLs on the backs of the cards. Of course you'll have a small ad for your services on the bottom of each page.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 2:00 PM on March 8, 2009


Bottlebrushtree is on the right path. Not looking for a slogan, looking for a cheat sheet people would like to carry around.
posted by bleucube at 3:42 PM on March 8, 2009


http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ - tells you if a site is really down or if you are having local problems
posted by bottlebrushtree at 8:53 PM on March 8, 2009


Small check boxes and lines for a To Do list: nerds need structure, and the smart ones appreciate it. Also, recycling is always good.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:05 AM on March 9, 2009


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