A Scrappy Entrepreneur’s Free Business Cards

Being a scrappy entrepreneur means being financially efficient.

I saw an example of that when I met Joe Greenstein, the CEO & co-founder of Flixster. When he handed me his card, I noticed the design looked oddly familiar.

Then I flipped it around. On the back of the card were the words: “Business Cards are FREE at www.vistaprint.com!” The design was one of Vistaprint’s business card design templates.

Yes. The CEO of Flixster, a company that has raised around $7M and acquired the movie reviews site Rotten Tomatoes from News Corp (NWSA), doesn’t spend money on business cards. Instead, he prints them for free with Vistaprint.

Why? Because he’s a scrappy and financially efficient entrepreneur.

(The rest of his team has official Flixster business cards though.)

Author: Mike Lee

An idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student.