Sole Trader - Business Card Query

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Matthew_28, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Matthew_28

    Matthew_28 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just a quick question.

    What do you (fellow sole traders) have on your business card, i.e. do you put a title on your business cards?

    Would be interested to hear from you.

    Regards

    Matt
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: Matthew_28 Member since: Dec 8, 2008
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  2. Mike W

    Mike W UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Titles are only important if they're important to you. It can also depend on whether you're in an industry where titles are needed to give prestige or, if your business has enough people, to distinguish you from others - eg. owner etc.

    If you're on your jack jones, I'd just stick with that....

    ....unless, of course, you're not called Jack Jones ;)
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: Mike W Member since: Aug 19, 2010
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  3. neildigital

    neildigital UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Never had a title on my cards.
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: neildigital Member since: Apr 30, 2007
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  4. Drpepper

    Drpepper Banned

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    No title on mine either
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: Drpepper Member since: Oct 4, 2010
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  5. the locksmith

    the locksmith UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    "Proprietor"

    Your customers are often unaware or indeed don't care whether you are a sole trader or partner or limited company etc..

    However if they know they are dealing with the owner of the business rather than what they might think is just the employee of a larger business, I think it makes a difference. (IMHO)
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: the locksmith Member since: Mar 31, 2010
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  6. thecyclingartist

    thecyclingartist UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    No title, unless it's a name title relevant to your area of business (like Dr if you're working in a medical/professional industry with your business).

    Just have my name, what I do (ie. type of business), contact & web info.

    Tina.
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: thecyclingartist Member since: Mar 25, 2010
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  7. longleaf1

    longleaf1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Nope no title on mine either. I do to many different jobs!
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: longleaf1 Member since: Oct 2, 2009
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  8. danielmeade

    danielmeade UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Most self-employed individuals simply don't include a title on their cards. If you do, then 'Proprietor' or 'Consultant' are usually good ones to use.
    Posted: Oct 29, 2010 By: danielmeade Member since: Aug 13, 2010
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