The Hardback Story
When I was 18 years old, with graduation just around the corner,
I was in need of a job!
So my family and friends (old and new) gathered to form a team of
support. Together they helped me to launch a customized business that would create a product of interest not only to myself, but hopefully to you as well.
My passion for books and keeping the earth a great place for all of us to
live has inspired me to create an eco-friendly business; springing old
books into a new purpose. I make writing journals and other items from
discarded media. We call it a microenterprise because I am the entrepreneur of this small business.
I have a form of Autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, and a customized job
is always the best way for me to accentuate my strengths.
I am proud to report that I have been running my own business for over 9 years. Just like many self-employed business owners, I rely on the
help and support of others. It makes working more fun and I get advice
and input from a variety of people. My product list is growing and you can
find my items in retail stores and at local fairs, conventions and expos, all year-round. Most importantly, I am making an income!
Just like other employed business people, I am paying taxes and I feel like I
am contributing to my own well-being and my present and future work potential. This year I reached my goal of earning myMedicare Credits before my 22nd Birthday!
Brian Martin, Owner