Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Doh! I Ran Out Of Business Cards Again!


It was a purely social setting, centered around kids, and an unanticipated business opportunity. But it was a business opportunity. And here I was -- purportedly a marketing guy -- and I couldn't find a business card!

I did a mental Homer, as in Simpson, hitting myself while exclaiming, "Doh!"

Have you ever needed a card, but couldn't find one? Or, worse, the only card left was sweat stained and tattered around the edges.

I'm thinking about this because HVAC Comfortech is coming. A conference is the last place anyone should run out of business cards. Forget to bring socks and you can run to the store. Forget your business cards and you're history for the event.

Avoid finding yourself out and about without your business cards by storing them in multiple locations and periodically replenishing those locations. Here's my list...

  • Office desk
  • Home
  • Car
  • Wife's car
  • Wallet
  • Wife's purse
  • Computer bag
  • Bible (Hey, I've needed them at church many times)
  • Every suit jacket
  • Every windbreaker, casual jacket, and winter coat
  • Luggage
  • Gym bag

What am I overlooking?

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