Networking happens to be a very important part of all successful business rapport. It's pretty simple custom worldwide to offer and receive business cards. Nonetheless, we keep receiving too many of those cards these days. And more importantly, we do need to take a look at those as cross references every now and then.
So you can seriously call any single card as unnecessary, right? But with the stream of cards coming in, what could be the best ways to keep track? This article tells you that a few tips about keeping cards but organized. If you follow the following tips sincerely, you should find it easier keeping track of the in-streaming cards.
Typical card holders get messy attentimes and are tough to effectively navigate through. Fortunately, there's the following solutions are user friendly when it comes to organizing cards.
For following these tips, you'll need to have a 3-ring binder, card file binding sleeves (transparent) and insert-capable binder dividers that come with tabs.
To begin with, you've got to congregate all the business cards you have. Also pile up all the contacts you've got till now. Then check everywhere (in the drawers, in between files or under the papers) you might have left those. And do care to check in the desk, in your car, benefit your bed, or even in your closet! It's an accumulation you are up to, right? So you do not want to miss out anything at all!
Next, you will buy a 3-ring binder. The binders' size will depend on how many business cards you're up to organizing. Just in case you've got tons to organize, consider getting a 2-inch binder. Whatsoever, the majority of the people might get away if they just get a 1-inch or a 1.5-inch binder. It all depends on your unique situations, actually!
You will need to buy a transparent looking card holder vinyl. But plastic sleeves will also do. You can collect those from the nearby local stores. But do ensure they've got holes for easily placement in the 3-ring binder. You may also buy such pages at online supply stores.
Get insert-able tabs to work with the binder. You may decide to categorize the cards in whichever way way works best. You can get alphabetical tabs or multicolored tabs just in case you want to sort those cards in yet another way. Make sure you are keeping a blank sleeve or two at the end of every category to ensure future rearranging.
Done? Then just insert those cards in your transparent card file sleeves. It's okay if you decide to just design 1 business card for each slot. You can also insert the cards back-to-back for making most out of the space. It's a little bit easier to access those cards when you put 1 in every slot.
And finally, label the binder cover with a qualified title (eg 'Business Cards' or 'Important Contacts'). Just make sure you are making an obvious choice. But being creative here makes things better for you!