We are in a time where industries of any kind are getting more and more competitive and the margin of difference between what they do from each other is as blurred as it can ever be. It is true that almost all businesses now are alike. If one decides to open up a pastry shop and becomes a success to the mass, others follow with a little-to-no difference; much like in fashion, where after big brands unveil their latest collection, the pieces of clothing or style that are seen worn by most people slowly trickle down to the smaller brands, or could be vice versa. Also, it is true in the case with pubs or bars, considering the fact that there are established ones available now, although they vary in kind, they ultimately still clash with each other, as there is a blurred line with what they do differently from the other. People have this notion that it is the kind of or theme that will set them apart, it is partially true, but in most cases, it is actually what they offer that will truly deviate them from the rest.
Pubs or bars come in different forms, congesting every area in the metro, there are acoustic bars, an EDM type, even a gastropub. But, it is not like there is only one of every kind, there are hundreds and hundreds of these different categories making it much harder for them to really stand out. The only way they truly have is to set the bars high in terms of service, foods, and drinks. So, maybe you are that one silver-lining they are looking for, maybe it is the kind of service you offer that will help them fully detach their bars from the rest. If you work or aspire to work as a bartender, here is a list of business card designs to help you network yourself to bar or pub owners and maybe eventually book the job.
To simply put what a bartender does is, they prepare alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for the bar and its customers. Basically, a bartender is the front of a pub or bar as they are the ones who interact with the customers, present the menu, prepare the cocktails, and serve the foods or snacks. But more than that, bartenders also plan the menu— see what else can be offered and prepared that is not in other pubs or bars, it is also their responsibility to know if their customer is of the right age for drinking— if dubious, they check their customer’s identification cards and confirm their age to comply with the policy about the legal drinking age requirement; they are also the ones who check their bar’s inventory if it ever needs restocking or supplying. Most importantly, it is a job of a bartender to comply with all the food and beverage regulations to keep their pub or bar from trouble and lastly, it is the job of a bartender to keep their customers satisfied for a great customer experience.
Aside from what is commonly seen in a bartender’s job description, it is also the job of a bartender to create unique and exquisite cocktails and drinks for their bar and customers to set their bar or pub apart from the rest. It is not only the skills that are needed in bartending, as creativity is also paramount. One must be able to think outside the box; outside from the usual drinks or cocktails that are commonly served in bars or pubs. One must have an eye for creativity and champion uniqueness as it is important to stand out from the norm in order to fully realize the potential of a bar or pub. With all that, a bartender has the capacity to greatly deviate their bar from the pool of likely common pubs or bars and bring it to success.
It is important to always have a business card with you as it helps in effectively networking you to other professionals. For this case, you will never know the day you will possibly meet a pub or bar owner in need of a bartender, so having one with you is just a case of preparedness. Imagine having to meet a pub or bar owner and him or her having interest towards the kind of services you offer, afterward upon exchanging goodbyes you scramble around frantically looking for a piece of paper to write on how he or she can contact you. Although it can still do the job, the impression of you looking too frantic and unprofessional is engraved in their minds. With a business card, it is a lot easier and more professional compared to having none and resorting to whatever piece of paper you can find.
With that said, a business card can really help you look professional, which is not only for trying to look the part, but also living it. It spares you from looking like a frantic amateur who has no experience in networking. A business card does not only elicit professionalism, but it also connotes legitimacy, trustworthiness, and reliability. All of which you need in networking for a possibility of an interested clientele (for this matter, interested employer). But, more than conveying an image of a professional or a legit servicer, business cards have the capacity to employ you if that is the premise of your encounter with the other professional; it can also acquire you more customers, in turn, give you more profit for your business.
There are different ways with which you can acquire your very own business card as a bartender. You can opt to have it done by a professional graphics artist, do it on your own, or buy one that is premade and readily available online. All of which are equally capable of giving you the business card you so aspire, but, as it is in life, one is a far better choice compared to the rest and that is by buying a pre-made business card online. The first two options have their own drawbacks that would really make you want to consider for the ultimate choice which is the premade design. Going for a professional graphics artist to do your business card is a costly option since it does require a lot of labor from the graphics artist, there is the consultation, the working overtime for your business card, all these are taken into account, hence their fee going higher than expected. Then the second option, which is doing it on your own, it might seem a little too easy, but it is not, especially when you have little-to-no experience or knowledge of using different software applications used in creating business cards or any graphics designs related for that matter. In pursuing so might cause you to waste an immense amount of your time with an end-product you are not so pleased or satisfied with.
But, with a premade design you are assured of things that are setbacks from the former options. Premade designs cost a lot less and are easy to edit and customize, which with both the first two options are not. Since pre-made designs are already available online it does not require so much from the graphics artist to an extent of depriving themselves sleep just to meet your demands. Pre-made business card designs are made in assumption to what you, the customers, might like or gravitate towards to, in turn, costing a lot less than its other counterpart. Pre-made designs are very easy to edit and customize since they come in a file that is easy to do so. At times they come with smart object layers that enable you to move around elements to create a more personalized business card. Pre-made business cards are fully editable from text to fonts, colors to sizes, icons to photos, and so much more.
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