A Look Back at the History of Business Cards

Elí Salomón Contreras
People have introduced themselves to others via paper for centuries.

People have introduced themselves to others via paper for centuries.

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Picture the last time you handed out a business card. What are the first thoughts that come to mind? Where you were? What did you say during that conversation? Are you wondering: why do we hand out business cards? If your answer includes the phrase “self-marketing tool,” you may be a networking pro, but keep reading for a look back at the origins of this practice and some considerations to keep in mind.

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