We’ve been so thrilled by the contributions to the Brother “Back to Business” contest on BizSugar. First, let’s give a big shout out to our wonderful sponsor for the contest, Brother! They created the Brother CreativeCenter.
It’s a great way to design business cards and other promotional materials for your business. If you didn’t get a chance to try it during the contest, please be sure to give it a look today. Make your own business cards, flyers, calendars or other small business marketing materials with a professional look.
BizSugar’s Brother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Contest saw entries from all across the U.S. They included many great and creative examples of how this useful business tool works.
Now, let’s have a look at our 3 winners below. They each receive a Brother printer prize suite worth approximately $500. The prize suite includes the Brother Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer (MFC-J6920DW), Desktop Office Labeler (PT-2030), 3 color cartridges, a black ink cartridge and assorted packages of labels.
Brother CreativeCenter “Back To Business” Contest Winners
HERO created a set of business cards. The cards were created by Deb Brown, and include the organization’s name, contact information, website, and a bit about its mission. HERO (Help Entertain and Restore Organization, Inc.) is a non-profit organization based in Iowa that is dedicated to reopening a historic theater in Webster City.
Travis Campbell created a poster for ORBTR, a company which offers sales and marketing automation for WordPress. The poster highlights the importance of small business marketing and provides some information about the company’s offerings and a link to get started.
Amy Lue Patrick, a textile artist selling handmade pieces on Etsy, submitted these business cards for her shop, Blue Door Red Gate. We think they’re works of art in themselves! They include a photo and graphic, contact information, and shop and social media links.
Now, let’s take a look at all of the contest entries. You can view them as a single page or a slideshow by clicking one of the buttons below. There are 76 great visual examples of small business promotional marketing.
Brother CreativeCenter “Back To Business” Contest Entries
AMI Healthcare Brochure
AMI Healthcare created a two-page brochure with information about the business and its various services.
Handy Manny’s created a direct mail brochure with information about services and springtime promotions.
Global Foam Company created a poster with photos of the various signs the company has created for clients.
Moazen Jewelry & Accessories created a themed 2014 calendar with monthly prompts for good karma and a link to the company’s website.
Finance company Imagine New, LLC created a poster that shares a bit about the company and its approach to service.
The Flowering Branch created a 2014 calendar displaying photos of some of their products and online shop link.
The Salvaged Boutique created a 2014 calendar that shows the company’s logo at the top along with its website.
Stained glass creation and restoration company Seraphim Studios created a set of business cards that display the company and owner’s name, along with contact information and a brief list of services.
Future Fitteds created a monthly calendar featuring a cover image and the company’s contact information at the bottom.
Leslie Harrison created a set of personal brand cards to display personal and contact information.
Your Health By Design created a set of business cards with the company logo and contact information for its operations manager.
Lisa Buben of the blog Inspire to Thrive created an informational flyer about her blog and its content.
Sade’s Beat Faces created a 2014 calendar with a fun photo and the company’s address and contact information.
Jocelyn Juhan, the professional fashion consultant behind Fashions by J, created a set of business cards with her contact information and photos depicting her style.
Alex Yong of Word of Mouth Marketing and Training created an informational pamphlet about the company’s services and expertise.
RST Motors created a flyer with information about its business and some photos of past sales.
Texas-based employment check company, Associated Services, created a 2-page informational brochure with a list of services and other information.
PiKture Time Films created a set of business cards that utilize QR codes and also include all of the basic contact and business information.
Motion Works physical therapy practice created a poster that shows basic business information, client testimonials, and contact info.
The VA Bug is a personal assistant service that used a flyer design to explain the benefits of hiring a personal assistant.
Dwight Roberts Cleaning Service created a 2014 calendar that includes the business’s address and contact information.
Mom + 4 + 1 created a 2014 calendar with a design to appeal to its target audience and its contact info displayed at the top.
Welborn Social Media created a graphic to promote its Facebook page.
This insurance company submitted a three-page questionnaire to gain information from potential clients.
Photographer and graphic artist Calvin Finklea created a two-sided business card that shows off some of his work along with services offered and contact information.
Professional model Derrick Finklea created a monthly calendar that shows off a couple of his photos and also displays his contact information.
Private English tutor Tiffany Finklea created a set of business cards to promote her tutoring service, Tiff Tutoring.
McCray Transportation created a 2014 calendar that displays its contact and business information at the top.
Image consultant Amy McNish created business cards with her business and contact information to promote her image consulting and designing business.
The Green & Gorgeous Fashion Show & Gala created a flyer providing information about the event and its cause.
Sade’s Personal Training submitted a monthly calendar showing Sade at work and displaying the business’s address and contact information.
IT services provider Rashida Stephens created a set of business cards with a photo, business name and contact information.
Michael Currie created a set of business cards with a photo and contact information to promote his carpenter business.
Puppy to Dog Obedience Training created a 2014 calendar showcasing a client photo and the business’s contact information.
Ricey Rice Paintings created a set of business cards with photo backgrounds to promote a freelance painting business.
Kimmestry Dance Studio created a 2014 calendar with a photo and the business’s contact information.
Internet marketer Stacie Walker created a monthly calendar with personalized graphics to show off her website and personal brand.
Internet and affiliate marketer Geri Richmond created a set of business cards to promote her website and personal brand.
ProCuffs Inc. created a visual presentation about different types of men’s fashion accessories, which includes its business and contact information.
Van’s Cleaning Service created a 2014 calendar with its business name and phone number displayed at the top.
A retirement cruise group created a flyer for an upcoming trip that provides some information about the opportunity along with a photo and contact information.
Primo Assistance created a new business card design that displays the business name and logo.
Virtual Office created a new business card design to provide some basic contact and business information.
Start Up Gap created an informational flyer to promote its weekly online show about startups and entrepreneurs.
Crock and Cabin created a set of business cards with its contact information and social media links to promote its home décor business.
Seize This Day Coaching created an informational flyer about an upcoming event in partnership with River Rock Dental Lab.
New Horizons 123 created an informational flyer about its video marketing service.
Deep Valley Farms created a pamphlet to mail to potential customers of its produce delivery service.
Arista Professional Services created a set of business cards with its owner’s contact information and business name.
Maria Lord Designs created a personalized 2014 calendar to promote its online shop link.
Entrepreneur Sushant Misra created a set of business cards that include a photo and contact information.
Michelle Mangen created a set of business cards to promote her virtual assistant business.
Blessed Coaching created a 2014 calendar displaying a photo and business name.
Creative Children for Charity created an informational packet highlighting one of its most popular initiatives.
Self Employed King created a set of business card with a photo, some business information, and contact details.
Anthony Wells of TheFreelanceSpotlight.com created a set of business cards to promote the business’s website.
All Seasons RV created a set of business cards with a photo background and the business’s contact information.
Ramon Ray of SmallBizTechnology.com created a set of photo cards with information about RamonRayLive.com.
Brent Leary of CRM Essentials created a set of business cards with the business’s website and contact information.
Keep it Simple Web Design created an informational brochure about the business that includes its credentials, client testimonials, and basic contact information.
La Soiree Chic Events created a brochure with updated information about the company and its services.
Learning Yoruba with Naija Mom submitted a 2014 calendar with the business’s website and a personalized photo header.
Raygoza’s Cleaning Service created a set of business cards with a photo background and basic business and contact information.
Word for Word Typing and Transcription Services created a set of graphic business cards with basic business and contact information.
Cordelia Raygoza created an informational brochure about Dry Tortugas National Park.
BillionSuccess.com Business Cards
Herby Fabius, founder of BillionSuccess.com, created a set of business cards with the business’s contact information and social media links.
Integrity Lawn Services created a set of business cards with a photo, graphic, and basic contact and business information.
Roastin’ Rey coffee roaster and retailer created a set of photo business cards with some basic business information and links.
Webmaster Chris Westerman created a two-page informational packet about his services and business information.
Hidden Springs Farms created a flyer that includes information about its poultry CSA and basic business practices.
ASH Photography created a set of business cards with a background that shows an example of the business’s work and also includes links and contact information.
Jorge A. Granda submitted a 2014 calendar with photos to go with the theme “Beauty and the Beast.”
Personal trainer JoAnna Larson created a set of business cards that include photos, professional certifications, and contact information.
Brady’s Beef Flyer
Brady’s Beef created a direct mail flyer with information about grass-finished beef and the company’s offerings.
Theme Parks OC created a set of business cards with the company’s name, logo, contact information, and website.
Gail Gardner of Growmap helped Small Business Trends promote the “Back to Business” contest so she wasn’t eligible to enter. But she did create this poster highlighting the company’s offerings any way. Great job, Gail!