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17-year-old Aaron Sacks got the inspiration for his business when his parents printed cards for his brother’s bar mitzvah party. He developed his idea for a customized card business during his National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship entrepreneurship class.
Today his business, You’re on Deck, prints custom images such as a company’s logo or a personal photo on the backs of playing cards, so that the decks can be used as a marketing tool or mementos at weddings and birthday parties.
While making samples for his class, a Xerox distributor asked to buy some cards. “When I made my first sale, I really knew I had a good product because he raised his original order from 5 decks to 75 decks once he saw the product.”
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