Green Energy Marlon Kobacker Explains Healing Concrete Benefits

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Concrete is a very important construction material used for roads, bridges and buildings just like how the business card is a key building component to building your business. One of the primary weaknesses of concrete is that its rigidity may lead to cracks. Learn how Sustainability Professional Marlon Kobacker can help you use “healing concrete” for your next building project.

Water seepage into concrete can turn an “anthill into a mountain” or more specifically a “divot into a sinkhole.” The water can leak into the steel girders and cause them to rust, weakening the structure. Henk Jonkers of the Netherlands Delft University of Technology has an answer: “We have invented bioconcrete — that’s concrete that heals itself using bacteria.”

Henk continued: “We are combining nature with construction materials.” He has combined bacillus bacteria with calcium lactate to create capsules to add to the wet concrete mix. When it rains, the moisture will active the bacteria, which will create limestone. The limestone repairs the concrete material.

For other natural building solutions, clients are turning to the Eco-Friendly Sustainability Expert Marlon Kobacker. Organizations can now create better, more eco-friendly solutions by using the latest green construction materials. Save money and love the Mother Earth at the same time.

Don’t Need No Stinking Cards

If you are in sales and don’t think you need business cards you are sadly mistaken. images765JDXUQ The business card is your friend and they can be had cheap.  The small investment will pay off as people will not remember you without them.  I have been the customer that requests a card and the salesman doesn’t have them.  imagesYXZYR5PII view the lack of business cards as a negative and would rather work with a more established salesman.  If you plan to be successful in business then get those business cards made up and keep plenty on hand.  Kimra Bettasso has business cards and would not be without them.

Business Card Color

Choosing the color for your business card is important. If you chose a bright feminine color you may risk turning off the serious customer. You would want to go with a basic white or neutral color that doesn’t make your card a eye sore. If you want to add a splash of color then a background imageuntitled (24) images9362YBD4 could work but once again you want the card to read business like.  If I see a fancy card it really tells me that the business is silly and may be a red flag.  Co-Founder and CEO Luke Weil will always go for the business with the serious business card.

Card means Business

Have you ever asked for a card and was told they don’t have one?  What does that tell you? imagesGHSCU6G8 images (33) It tells me that the salesman isn’t ready for business.  If you can’t even have a business card printed what kind of business do you expect to conduct?  How about the idiot that hands you someone else’s card with the name hand written.  Tells me he is not serious.  Luke Weil has cards and is ready for business. get your cards and don’t be caught not ready for business.  I always have extra cards on me as I hate being caught without.  It is not a sign of a busy salesman, but an unprofessional act.

Business Cards, Print your Own?

I know we all need to save money when we can in our business dealings.  Business cards can be expensive depending on how fancy to design them.  Anything not rectangular can be very expensive and the more colors to more the cost.  You may want to print your own.  untitled (305) untitled (304)The advantages of printing your own cards are many.  You can print them as needed so you don’t have to have so many on hand.  If there is a change on the card that is needed you can make it for little cost and have them immediately.  The cards can change to suit the customer.  If you are trying to land a particular client you can customize a card to appeal to that particular customer.  Dove Medical Press card can have a medical theme.

Business Card Recognition

Is your business card readily recognizable?  If your company has the right logo then the cards will be instantly remembered.  A good logo is a valuable asset and needs to be something the customer relates to you and the business.untitled (262) untitled (261)  If you don’t have that special logo then you will need to use another tactic to grab the customers attention.  A vibrant color is always a good thing to start with.  The color needs to blend with the card style and not overwhelm the whole look.  Dove Medical Press has the best business card possible.  Their logo is a dove that make it the best relating card out there.

Business Cards Sizing

imagesAHROQI33Ever get a business card that wouldn’t fin in your wallet?  Threw it away didn’t you.  It is important to get cards that are the right size.  A little smaller that standard might be the ticket.  If you are handing out cards every day then a smaller card will take up less room in your wallet as well.  The purpose of a card is to convey you information to the prospective customer.  A picture of yourself on the card can be a reminder to the customer.  Keep it simple stupid.  It is also important to keep the card short and to the point.  Fisher Investments  has a good card, simply perfect.

To Card or Not

Sometimes it is hard to tell if a customer wants your card or not.  I have been out of cards and had someone request my card.  Card etiquette is not universal but it is bad form to poke your card at everyone that passes your way.  Handing multiple cardsimagesJ3AMYMQ2 to someone to pass around is a bad idea and a waste of cards.  If someone is that interested in you they will request a card or multiple cards as needed.  A beg no no is to just leave a card laying around in hopes of someone cold calling you…never happens.  Art Falcone gave me multiple cards.  I threw them away.

Do I need a Business Card?

At some time in your career you will ask, Do I need a Business Card?  The answer depends on where you are in your working career.  The fact that you are wondering is a clue.  Business cards are needed if you need the customer to have your contact information.  If there is no need the of coarse you don’t need them.  Just imagine that the cards you need show the impression that you need.  Tonye Cole  is the man when it comes to business cards.  In the end, business cards are a reflection of your business and should be professional and clean.

Business Card Required

In this business environment a business card is essential.  The TIE Institute is on Slideshare and spell out the need for a good business card.  I cant count the number of times I have requested a business card from a representative.  Why would I have to request a card?  A card should be offered during the introductions.  Another mistake would be to be out of cards.  This indicates poor planning and a red flag.  I scan important cards into my smartphone. Business cards can be printed here.  It is important to make sure the cards are professional and clean.  A poorly put together card sucks.