The improvements include:
- 300gsm heavy coated card stock + plastic box – all included in the price
- Plastic UV coating that not only makes the cards beautiful but allows them to hold up after hours of play
- Ready to shuffle cards
- Free shipping on all orders
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sixteen-year-old Aaron Sacks has built a successful business by cutting corners.
Not the kind of cutting that attracts the attention of, say, the feds, but the kind that keeps your customers from getting injured when they handle your product.
This is how it happened:
About the time Aaron, a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, was preparing to launch his personalized playing-card sales business, You’re On Deck, he discovered a problem with the cards he was selling over the Internet: The corners were too sharp. Aaron worried that sharp corners could mean bloody fingers.
The solution was his first major business investment: a corner-cutting machine, purchased with money from his first major investor: Grandma Barbara.
Aaron had researched many possibilities before he settled on the personalized playing-card business. He’d fantasized about opening an arcade or some kind of sports facility, but franchise fees were far beyond a teenager’s reach. So he chose an idea closer to home.