Collecting business cards and maintaining them can be a chore. I am sharing my really quick thoughts on this as I began to try to follow up with a couple of contacts whom I met at a recent networking event.
A couple of days passed since the event and the cards have gone from a prominent place in my pocket, to one on my desk.
From there, they needed to be moved from my desk to a desk drawer. You see, I use my desk as a catchall bin for my to do items. Since it can get very messy, very quickly, I needed to move the newly collected cards to a safe memorable place when I had my clients coming to my office. I didn’t want to share that visual mess with my clients.
Now, Just Where Did I put that Business Card?
Needless to say, when the time came to follow up, I could not find those valuable business cards! Turns out that I had transferred them from my desk drawer to an envelope in my purse for safekeeping. Since this was not my usual “process” I spent unnecessary time trying to retrace my steps and re-find these. Vowing to not do this again, I found some really great sounding apps for the iPhone which let you scan in business cards.
An iPhone App Has Given me Hope to Organize my Business Cards
I will share the article that I read which helped me to make a quick-hit decision on which one to install on my iPhone. I am trying CamCard and have high hopes that it will help me with this problem of collecting, storing, and re-finding the business cards I have collected without tearing my office apart!
Here is some more business card app information for you.