Category Archives: The Business

A Little Tree Obsession

We started doing the Christmas Tree lot 3 years ago at our place.  It was love at first… sale.   We harvest wild trees from an area that is permitted for commercial cutting.  I love everything about tree-cutting trips — a … Continue reading

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Business Ramblings – Marketing

More thoughts about business, this one’s about marketing, or budgeting I guess.  You can view my other ramblings/lessons here.   The common phrase we hear when being pitched a service (in this case an ad) is, “well, it’s $1000. If … Continue reading

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Legitimacy

I often feel uncomfortable when people say to or about me that I’ve built Red Mountain Trails, that in some sense I’m the queen bee, boss, or guru of the operation.  It doesn’t feel legitimate.   Is the business my … Continue reading

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Sausage Making: “Follow Your Dreams” and Keep Your Day Job

There seems to be this notion that you aren’t truly committed to following your entrepreneurial dreams unless you quit your job, cash in your retirement, and put everything on the table.  That’s naive and frankly, irresponsible.  (Yeah, I’m that curmudgeonly … Continue reading

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Sausage-Making — Starting a Business that “Can Never Work”

I’m sitting at my kitchen table.  The house is positioned on a little knoll such that the majority of property (and horses) can be seen from the dining room window or deck just outside.  I can see 11 horses in … Continue reading

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