When it comes to your organization, image is everything. The way that your employees dress, the way your offices look, even how your receptionist answers the phone has a bearing on how your prospects and customers perceive your company as a brand. Your branding and professional appearance all have a huge impact on whether or not your potential buyer demographic chooses you or your competition. Your business cards are a first impression of sorts, and it’s important that they reflect the right tone. Plastic business cards are a great way to leave a lasting impression, but what’s on those business cards is just as important.
Here are a few things to consider when designing your plastic business cards:
Less is more.
When it comes to your business card, you want to catch their eye without overwhelming. Think of it like you would an elevator pitch. Just enough to get someone interested and know what you do without bombarding them with information. Keep it simple. Your business name, logo, and contact information should be on your card. But does someone who just met you need your business line, cell phone, fax number, e-mail, twitter handle, website, title and more? Not so much.
Consider a QR Code.
QR Codes are the perfect way to integrate print and digital. Add full, downloadable contact information, direct your recipient to your website or show them a PDF with your services on it. The sky’s the limit with QR Codes. They offer a unique ability to attach any amount of information to your card without printing it our word for word.
Business cards don’t always have to be the same old thing. You can add colored font, create clear business cards, frosted business cards, cards with rounded edges or any combination of those elements. The more your card stands out (while still keeping your brand consistent), the more likely someone is to remember you.
Plastic business cards offer the perfect way to identify yourself as an individual among many. Personalize your card in unique ways to ensure that you capture the attention of the people you are networking with and you’ll be sure to get some quality referral business from your cards.
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Business referrals from networking sources are one of the most valuable ways to close new business. Whether you’re at an important black tie event, discussing what you do in passing at a coffee shop, doing charity work or just out having a good time with friends, it’s important to make sure that you have your business cards with you at all times. When you hand out your business card, you want to leave an impact. Plastic business cards can be a great way to help you leave a lasting impression with prospects and referral business.
Give them something to hold on to.
While there are some people that believe business cards are becoming obsolete, there’s nothing like holding something in your hand to give you a tangible memory of an individual or business. People are sensory beings. Just as children learn with all of their senses, adults are better able to remember with sensory experiences. When you meet someone, your voice and presence automatically ignite two of the senses. But how about touch? Having a business card serves as a tangible reminder even after you walk away from the conversation that you had and keeps your brand in front of their face.
Paper or Plastic?
While we would all like to think that we are extraordinary and memorable in our own right, the fact of the matter is that the people we encounter on a day to day basis are just as busy as we are. A single conversation with a stranger may not be remembered after 5 phone calls, 2 meetings and personal errands. Even when you give that person a business card, it is typically the same boring paper material that may get lost in a sea of similar cards. Plastic business cards are much more likely to be remembered for their texture and durability.
Frosted and Clear Business Cards.
Take plastic business cards a step further by making them clear or frosted. A see-thru business card is unique and will not only capture someone’s attention when handed over, but will leave a lasting impression on them when the time comes to refer your business or services.
Whether or not you believe in fate, as a business owner you should see every encounter as a new opportunity. Carrying business cards with you is only half the battle when it comes to networking. Graphics will catch their eye, but plastic business cards will keep it there.
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Pet owners are of a different breed. Their dogs are part of their family. Birthday parties, Christmas gifts, and even Facebook accounts are in the norm for the passionate pet owner. Running a doggy day care facility for the “parents” of pampered pups means that the smallest details must be taken care of. It’s not just about providing a place for them to leave their dog for a few days. It’s about giving their pup the most fulfilling stay possible. The latest technology, holistic food and treat options, and stimulating activities are just part of the day to day for a doggy day care. Managing multiple dogs, feed schedules, routines and activities is taxing in its own right, add security to the equation can make things even more difficult.
Key tags for doggy day care centers are the perfect way to efficiently manage security and access without compromising fun.
Barcode key tag access for employees.
Key tags with bar codes can make access simple for employees and managers. Barcodes make managing access easy. Access can be limited to certain hours and barcodes can be deactivated at any time, which eliminates the fear that comes with offering your employees keys to the facility.
Monitor “Puppy Check-in”
With all of the activity that goes on at a doggy day care facility, sign in/out sheets aren’t perfect. Key tags allow you to easily monitor what time clients arrive and depart, which takes the question out of the billing process.
Peace of mind for owners
While dognapping is rare, the truth of the matter is that some people see dogs as commodities. Expensive and rare breeds are at risk, unless a day care facility can easily monitor access. Key tags offer a simple way to monitor outside access and deter unauthorized individuals from endangering the safety of the dogs. Barcoded key tags not only offer a way to make your processes more efficient, but an additional feature to market to your prospective clients when it comes to safety and precautions.
Let’s face it. People are a little crazy about their pets. If they weren’t, you wouldn’t be in business. Key tags for doggy day care centers are the perfect way to make your processes more efficient, add a level of security to your facility and ensure peace of mind for both you and the owners that trust you with their pup’s care.
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Suncoast Identification Solutions, a plastic card and key tag printer in Southwest Florida, has reported a noticeable increase in gyms and other fitness facilities utilizing combo cards for their membership solutions.
According to Corey Savage, Director of Business Operations, “Combo cards are an excellent way to combine credit card sized membership cards, key tags and referral tags in one order. It’s a money saving option that also allows each new member to become an ambassador of the facility. The cost savings with combo cards make them an excellent option for the budget conscious gym as well.”
Suncoast Identification Solutions is a leading manufacturer of custom printed membership cards, key tags, gift cards, loyalty cards, business cards, magnets rulers, referral cards, menus and more. The company has been in the plastic card industry for over 20 years. For more information about plastic referral cards, contact Corey Savage at 1.800.749.1011 ext 212 or visit their website: http://www.idsource.com/key-tag-combo-cards.
With hot weather upon us and children of all ages signing up to enjoy day camp, it is time to develop a strategy for how these children will be supervised and managed. With a single counselor managing a small army of kids, the smallest hiccup in process can mean massive liability. When it comes to the security of the children and families that come to your camp or aquatic centers, it’s important to be as proactive as possible. Pool access key tags are a great way to effectively manage pool access and keep children out of harms way. Here are a few different options for how to use pool access key tags:
Require Staff Only Key Tag Access
While it may not be the most efficient route, camps that manage very young children may find it in their best interest to require that only authorized staff carry pool access key tags. This limits access to individual children and ensures that groups can travel together in order to access or exit the pool area.
Issue Pool Access to Children That Meet Requirements
For camps or centers that have a larger volume of children to manage, or cater to youth of a certain age, individual pool access key tags can be issued to children that meet a certain age requirement. When provided to children upon check-in, this allows other amenities to be more readily accessed without the presence of an adult or other authorized member of the staff.
Pool Access Logs
One of the great benefits of utilizing key tags for pool access is identifying who accessed the pool at different times during the day. This can provide excellent data on peak pool hours, investigating incidents or locating a child by understanding when they last accessed certain areas. Access logs prove invaluable to administrative staff in planning construction or determining the appropriate month to close down the pool for the fall or winter.
Pool access key tags provide an additional layer of security and allow administrative staff to easily manage pool access.
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Hot summer nights make it difficult for property managers to limit pool access after hours for residents. Sticky humidity makes swimming after dark a tempting prospect for residents, particularly in apartment complexes that house younger residents. Property managers are typically forced to chain pool gates to keep unauthorized after-hours access to a minimum. While these chains can limit access, it prevents access for vendors, cleaning crews and maintenance staff during early morning hours before staff arrive to remove gate chains. Pool access key tags can effectively limit access without cumbersome gate chains and locks.
Unlimited access for those who need it.
Having a master pool access key tag enables the appropriate vendors to gain access without being subject to the location of a key. If the office administrator or property manager is unavailable to provide the key to the pool, multiple key tags can be issued with unlimited pool access to appropriate maintenance crew, repair staff and vendors.
No more unsightly chains.
Having chains on a gate sends a bad message to residents. Residents may feel excluded or that they are not receiving the benefits of maintenance fees that they are paying for. Pool access key tags, when appropriately programmed, can limit access to the pool during certain hours. Key tag programming completely eliminates the need for a chain to lock pool doors.
Complete Automation of Pool Access
With key tags managing pool access during the appropriate hours, property management and office employee time will be spared to complete more important activities. Access key tags free up valuable time in order for bogged down property managers to concentrate on issues that require their immediate attention.
Property managers have enough to worry about. Pool access key tags are a great way to make automating pool access simple and easy for both residents and community staff.
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A hospital stay is not always the best experience for the patient. Whether a family has just had a new baby, experienced a traumatic hospitalization or is recovering from a major surgery – making their stay as comfortable as possible is always the number one goal. With doctors and nurses coming in and out of hospital rooms, privacy is often lacking. Plastic hanging tags are a great way to preserve some level of privacy at a time when there often isn’t any.
Here are just a few uses for hanging door tags in hospitals:
While medical necessity deems it necessary to perform regular checks on patients, there are often times when patients may require privacy. Whether a mother is nursing her new infant, or a patient recovering from surgery just needs a few minutes to get some uninterrupted sleep – hanging door tags are an easy way to communicate that a patient needs a few moments alone.
Housekeeping Hanging Tags
Housekeeping often makes rounds to provide fresh linen, empty trash and give patients additional towels to make them feel more comfortable. Hanging tags offer patients a way to require items or let housekeeping know that they’re all set without any verbal communication. This not only provides a way to avoid additional interruptions to patient privacy, but also ensures the efficiency of housekeeping staff by saving time entering each room by glancing at the door for the presence of a hanging tag.
Permits for Designated Parking Areas
While this may not directly relate to a patient’s comfort in their room during their hospital stay, congested parking areas make it more difficult for patients to find parking or receive guests during their stay. Hanging parking permits are a great way to keep resident, nurse and administrative employees parked in the appropriate areas and patient parking as available as possible for patients and guests.
While some patients do not have a choice in the hospital that they are taken to, the experience of your patients and guests is crucial to the reputation of your hospital. Hanging tags are the perfect way to make a subtle difference in a patient’s experience that may have them raving about hospital staff, housekeeping and the overall experience at the hospital.
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When it comes to managing pool access during the summer, it’s important that only residents have access to the community pool. With the days getting hotter and hotter, it is only a matter of time before unauthorized individuals attempt to access community pools. Maintaining pool security at every point in the year is important, but in order to keep residents happy and pools in top condition, ensuring secure access during the summer is key. Community pool access tags are a great way to ensure ease of access for residents, while keeping unauthorized individuals out.
Access During Pool Hours Only
While pool keys work great as a solution for pool gate access, barcode key tags offer an excellent solution for simple access during pool hours. When using keys, residents have access to community pools 24 hours a day. Property managers and administrators are often tasked with placing a chain on pool gates to keep residents out after dusk when the pool is closed. Some key tag software programs provide the convenience of limiting barcode key tags access after a certain time.
Protection from Unauthorized Individuals
Pool access key tags offer an added feeling of security for residents and families that use the community pool. While barcode key tags offer a simple solution for access by waving the tag in front of the gate access terminal to gain entry, this limits unauthorized entry into the pool area. Families can feel secure in allowing their children to play at the pool without risking their exposure to unauthorized individuals.
Easily Deactivated if Lost or Stolen
Car keys are items that are frequently lost. When pool keys are attached, this means that if they are found, access to the community pool may be compromised. Pool access key tags are a great way to avoid lost keys falling into the wrong hands. Barcode key tags can easily be deactivated if they are lost or stolen and new tags reissued.
Pool access tags are a great way to keep residents safe and the community pool secure. Barcodes can limit access by unauthorized individuals while also making access easier for residents. By switching to barcoded key tags, property managers find their routine simplified and security increased for the community as a whole.
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Organizing parking, both long-term and temporary can be complicated. Whether you’re managing parking for thousands of conference attendees for a convention, a University football game or on a day to day basis for a high school, plastic hanging tags make great parking permits to help you easy distinguish which cars belong in the designated areas and which do not. Unlike stickers, they can be easily reused from customer to customer as well as when a resident purchases a new car. Here are a just a few ways that you can put plastic parking permits to use.
With faculty and students coming and going and only a certain number of available parking spots, it’s important to differentiate which cars belong in which parking area. Plastic hanging tags are a cost effective way alternative to parking stickers. These tags hang in the rearview mirrors of vehicles and provide a simple way for parking enforcement staff to easily identify vehicles that do not belong.
With hundreds of patients entering and leaving your hospital campus daily, it’s important to keep designated parking areas available for their use. Employee parking permits efficiently identify the vehicles of employees and ensure that they’re utilizing the correct parking lots. Hanging tags can be designed to indicate if the employee has access to the physician parking, employee parking or public parking. This prevents additional congestion of high traffic parking areas by appropriately segregating parking.
- Special Events, Conventions and Expos
Whether you’re operating parking for a large concert, sporting event, convention or expo, hanging tags are a great way to making identifying parking access simple. Attendants need only to glance at the color of the parking permits to direct traffic to the appropriate area. Color coding also works well to for parking enforcement and security to easily identify authorized vehicles during the event.
Plastic hanging tags are the perfect solution for any parking enforcement or management division. Hanging tags can be easily transferred from car to car and allow you to quickly and efficiently identify whether or not vehicles are authorized to park in that location. Interested in hanging parking permits for your organization? Contact us to request a quote.
Property management can be overwhelming at times. From inspectors and walk-throughs to managing repairs and maintenance – it can be difficult to keep everything straight. Tracking tenants down to schedule inspections and repairs over the phone often becomes a game of phone tag. And what about the important notices? Plastic door hangers can be a great way to communicate with tenants in an apartment complex or throughout a community.
Ensure that the important notices are delivered.
From eviction notices to overdue rent and other violations, printed notices are sometimes the only way to communicate with tenants. Property and community managers typically mail notices or tape notices to doors in order to inform the tenant of important news like this. Plastic door hangers save on postage and can ensure that your tenants receive the message that you’re trying to communicate.
Notify of inspections and access.
No matter what your reason for requiring access into a unit, there’s always the tenant who claims that they did not receive your message. With plastic door hangers for property managers, you can easily hang a tag on the door to notify tenants of a timeframe for inspection or access. The tag can be printed to say something like, “Access to your unit is required in 24 hours. Please call to schedule a time that is convenient.”
Plastic Hanging Parking Permits
Assigning sticker decals can cause issues if tenants have rental cars or are borrowing a friend’s vehicle. Plastic hanging parking permits are a great way to avoid tenants coming to you every time a new vehicle is purchased or parked on property. Rather than having to assign a new decal, hanging permits can be easily transferred from vehicles, resulting in less back and forth between managers and tenants.
Color code for maintenance and cleaning staff.
Whether your units require simple repair, a full cleaning prior to a move in, or a new appliance installation, plastic door hangers can serve to inform your staff which unit requires servicing. Maintenance staff, when making multiple repairs, can simple comb through the complex and efficiently enter each unit and perform the necessary repairs. Cleaners and appliance installation crews can easily spot which unit to service or deliver to among hundreds of similar doors. Bright colors can be spotted from far away, so that no time is wasted.
With an overflowing inbox, messages to answer and employees to manage, a property manager’s job is never done. With plastic door hangers for property managers, work management becomes much simpler. Manage your workload and tenants efficiently with plastic door hangers.