money-fishbowlDo you still have stacks of business cards from past events, conferences and business trips sitting around?

You came back with good intentions of follow-up, but then you got busy. So now, like most people, you have tons of business cards that haven’t been touched in months or years.

It’s not too late to follow up, and you never know what might come out of it.

I really liked an idea Peter Shankman shared recently in his new book Nice Companies Finish First. He basically threw all of his old business cards into a fishbowl, then takes 4-5 out every day for random “been a long time, wanted to catch up” emails.

Numerous business and revenue opportunities have resulted, literally out of nothing.

Not a bad idea…