Recently I took a day out of business to spend time with a girlfriend; this included some Retail Therapy and Lunch!
First stop though was to her tailor – an essential visit as he is making her wedding dress and I’d been invited to the all-important “final fitting”. I felt extremely honoured for such an important occasion. I chatted with him and his wife as he worked on the dress – this resulted in an exchange of business cards.
On we then went to Old Spitalfields Market, stopping to buy some beautiful origami cards, perfect as “Thank you” cards for my friend’s forthcoming wedding. The assistant took my business card and wrote down the owner’s contact details on a piece of paper for me – they hadn’t got business cards, nor web site yet he said.
On then talking to the owners of a dress stall and a maker of fascinators – exchanging business cards and flyers as we went.
Time for lunch and to think about what had happened that morning.
Notice that I’d taken a day out, and yet I was happily “talking business” and exchanging business cards. Who knows where those business connections will lead. Do you always have your business cards with you?
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