I am revamping my business card and I am trying to figure out if I should put some sort of title under my name. What do you guys do about titles on your business cards?
I am the owner, but I am also in charge of sales, estimates, managing, recruiting, etc. Should I put one of the following, Owner? President? General Manager? Sales Manager? or just leave it blank?
It depends on what image you are trying to convey. I have biz cards without any names or titles…this way I can have any use/hand them out. If they want - they can scribble their name on it. Secondly - I have never been a big fan of titles in general, mainly for the very reason you explained. Let’s see…I own the business, I manage it, I do sales, I AM customer service, I clean windows, I dirve the van, purchase supplies and equipment, wash towels, take out the trash, etc…
I like to think that I work “outside” of a title, no one label can encompass what I do. But for professional appeal - I would put Owner or President
I also like the idea of this:
Locally Owned & Operated By:
(your name here)
Just a point for you to consider…
If you’re incorporated, you can’t be an owner. A corporation is essentially a different person. President is the closest title you can claim. But all the other ideas are appealing…
I never put anything on mine, as an owner. Let my manner and work speak for itself. Matter of personal preference, I suppose.
For Legacy, in order to get folks to open up to me as a decision-maker I do always include my title of “Operations Manager.” Makes folks feel more comfortable with me knowing that I know what I’m doing.
I call our owner, Mauricio, “El Jefe Grande,” “Big Boss.”