I never advertised our company. I was blessed with word of mouth advertisement. I did buy advertisement material like the cups. One year I ordered the ‘Mont-blanc’ pens (?)(copies). They were good and held up well. The banker and my attorney really did like them because they looked impressive on their desks. I guess they took the place of the ‘Cross Pen’, remember them? Over the years. We had houseplan books, hats, cups, Balloons, key fobs and wooden rulers, with the company name on them.
Then there was always ‘Tax time’. Like everyone I did not like ‘tax time’. I read all the helpful hints, then filed. I read that an office at home is a ‘red flag for audit’ so I never claimed one. I even paid more tax than required, to avoid an audit. I always did our taxes until the moment my big brother told me “Jack, you cannot do your taxes.” Chagrinned, “YES I CAN!”
That will be it from my coffee cup!