by Paul Rega Author of “How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs”
Just an interesting story to share about business cards after having checked out this great website.
It was 1984 and I had just turned 26 and told my father who was a very successful business owner that I had made the decision to go off on my own. I had only worked for the company just under a year. He didn’t think it was a good idea saying that he thought I should get some more experience. I persisted and the next day I went to my local printer and had 1000 business cards printed since that quantity was a better deal than just 500. I was already thinking like a business owner. Then I quit my job.
My first business cards sported a pretty involved design and had a bronze inlay for my initials. I wanted to make an impression on my clients. About a week later I met with my father and told him the news about my new business and gave him one of my business cards. He must have been impressed because a few weeks later he dropped off one of my cards that he had encased in a plastic block. The heating process had faded the bronze a bit but it still showed up pretty well. It was a great gift and one that I still have that sits proudly on my desk reminding me of my very first business owner’s card and my father.