I printed business cards out… what next? I have a painting business.
Look at it from the other side. So you gave me a business card – why should I call you? What makes your painting business better than the others? Why should I trust you?
What you need is a business strategy. You need to first identify who you want as your ideal prospect – business? residential? apartment? How many sq. ft? Inside or outside? Multi-story?
Next, focus on what problem you solve for them. Besides putting new paint on the surfaces. Clean new look? Color consultation? Mold eradication? Crack repair?
Now, identify what makes you different / special. A technique? Years in business? Special skills or certification? 24/7 service?
These are the start for a strategy. The strategy will create the marketing plan – how to contact, who to contact, when to contact, why, etc.