Back in the Mid 1990's I was working full time as an independent greeting card designer. Each year I would go to the National Stationery show in New York. Those were fun days. One of my best pals at the time was also a card designer and we both worked constantly. I learned a lot about design, production and marketing during those days. I also learned that I could work alone in a business and yet still figure out a way to have collaborators and co-workers beyond the confines of my home office.
Notice the card board display! It was back in the day of recycled everything and brown kraft paper was very in. We left our display behind and only had to pack our card decks.