Five years ago, when I decided to quit my job and strike out on my own as an independent specifications writer, I was faced with a set of unique challenges. You see, my business model had me working at different clients’ offices throughout the week. This made it difficult to keep track of my repository of industry contacts, specifically manufacturers’ technical representatives. The business card or binder that I needed was always at a different office or lost in the shuffle.
So, I set out to build a comprehensive and up-to-date database of companies and their respective technical representatives. This proved to be an invaluable tool as I could easily connect with my industry contacts, saving me and my clients countless hours. Was there an urgent question about the availability of a product in a certain finish? Simple, just call the rep! How long was the warranty for this product? Just send a quick email. Together, we solved design challenges early on before they turned into expensive change orders! No guesswork. With the world facing a pandemic and most of us forced to work from home, I realized that many people are now in the situation I was in five years ago.
That is why I decided to create Bibliotech. Bibliotech is a free comprehensive library of companies and their associated contacts, powered by a robust search engine. Did you have to ‘evacuate’ from your offices with little or no warning after your province instituted a lockdown? Did you forget to pack your Rolodex? Then Bibliotech might be for you. If you have not already, click here to sign up.
While we are not first responders, or otherwise fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic, we consider this our own contribution to the Covid19 response. The only way we can beat this virus is to come together at a time when we’re forced to remain apart. I hope that Bibliotech can help us achieve this.
Juste Fanou, CSC, BSS, WELL AP, CAPM.