Business Cards

When I started MediaCarrot photography about five years ago, I did what all new business owners do...I had a ton of paper products printed up. A friend told me that I would need letterhead, envelopes, and of course business cards. So I ordered a bunch of each. Always looking for a good deal, I took the printer up on their offer for a discount on a higher quantity.

I have since realized that I run a paperless company. Rarely do I print anything out. I do hand out my business cards. However, everything else is easily sent in an email.

Every once in a while, the guilt of printing up all the letterhead and envelopes does pop up. It's at that time that I find myself printing marketing up on the letterhead then stuffing them into the envelopes. Then out I run to hand out the marketing info to local businesses. Because of this I've finally run down my supply of paper and envelopes. I do not plan on printing up more.

Let me tell you though, I have plenty of business cards left. I must have printed up a million of those suckers. I have gone through three quarters of them. However, one full box sits on the shelf. Should this really be a problem? Normally it wouldn't.

However, I have a couple of different issues going on here. The first being my last name. I was married last year and my last name is now different. Easy fix really. But I haven't ordered new cards yet. This is because I'm in the process of revamping the MediaCarrot logo. However, the biggest problem for me is that I find it hard to waste that last box of business cards.

I draw the line and crossing out the maiden name and handwriting in the new name. And I've finally gotten tired of handing out my business card and then getting the questioning look..."who is Laura Nelson?". It's officially time for new business cards!

I'm excited. New logo and new cards with the new last name. My question is...what do I do with this whole box of business cards with the old last name?

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I've seen people use the back side for box or gift labels. If all else fails you could take them to be recycled. :)