Andy and I were talking about the price of business cards last night. He was telling me how much he could get some business cards and I was astonished at the price. I told him I could get 500 business cards for around $40.00 w/ vistaprint.com. I figured if he was paying to much there are propably a lot of people out there paying to much.

A couple of years ago myself and a few others started a business. We had a shoestring budget to work with so price shopping for vendors was a must. If you are looking to start a small business, cut costs for your current business or know of someone who is starting one here is a list of quality cheap vendors.

1. http://www.vistaprint.com/- business cards, wedding and birthday invitations, letterhead etc..

2. www.myenvelopes247.com- custom envelopes

3. http://www.psprint.com/- catalogs, brochures, postcards

4. www.techniprint.com- large format printing, banners, tradeshow graphics etc...They are a local company located around 7th street and Thomas in Phoenix.

5. http://www.monstertemplates.com/- website templates. Websites can be pretty pricey but if you know of someone that has done a little website design, you can choose your template on monster. The templates run around $50.00 to $60.00.

6. www.intronis.com- online backup. I don't know about you, but it's crucial in todays world to backup your information in a more secure location than your office.

7. http://www.web.com/- web hosting

8. http://www.godaddy.com/- SSL certificates and domain registration.


Rubalcavas said...

I didn't know you started you own business. What are you doing?

The Poulsens said...

Audrey, This sounds like a great idea. I bet this will work for you guys and bring in some extra cash.