Hobbyest to Business Partner

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Building Forum' started by Raymond Adams, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Raymond Adams

    Raymond Adams Member

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    My Dad (Larry) & I have finally moved up from "hobbyist" to full & part-time rod builders. We have started Snake River Rods. We kind of have 2 locations. His shop/store front in Burley, Idaho is the main location and I work out of my home here in Sacramento, Ca.. Business licensing & tax numbers all handled.
    Our new website is up & running bit still a work in progress. Take a gander!
    Snake River Rods - Home

    Thanks!
     
  2. CamHat

    CamHat Newbie

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    Good luck to the both of you.
     
  3. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT FAT CAT

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    Good luck Raymond. Don't let it turn into work.
     
  4. Shootin&Reelin

    Shootin&Reelin Newbie

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    Good start to your site.........why did you choose .org over .com.......not available?
     
  5. Raymond Adams

    Raymond Adams Member

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    yeah, already used
     
  6. graya

    graya Well-Known "Member"

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    i wish you the best of luck on your new business Raymond
     
  7. OSiDE FiSHER

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    Congrats Ray on your new business! Let me know if you need anything.
     
  8. BakerStBobby2

    BakerStBobby2 GET BIT

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    Great to hear the good news, Raymond! Best of luck to the both of you...
    Bobby~
     
  9. Mrsnookman

    Mrsnookman Newbie

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    Congrats n the best of luck
     
  10. DenisB

    DenisB icecream addict

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    You don't need any business luck Raymond your craftsmanship is speaking for itself.
    The only luck you need is in not running into too many "wankers" wasting your time.

    With the production being remote from the shopfront I would recommend a very concise build order form signed by the customer at the shopfront.
    ( like Capt G uses ), but I expect you would be ontop of things like that.
     
  11. SALTYDAWG

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    Congrats Ray, Good luck to you and your Dad
     
  12. Capt Richie

    Capt Richie Atlantic Custom Tackle

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    Best of luck with you new business Now if we could only make some money doing it
     
  13. oldguy

    oldguy Newbie

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    Good luck Raymond in your new venture. For all you given to the craft you should get something back.
    Paul
     
  14. The Bushman

    The Bushman The Bushman

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    Congrats Ray... Good luck in the new venture!
     
  15. Raymond Adams

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    Ha ha! I hear that! The store is near Fly Guy nirvana so I had better git my feather inlay skills honed and bone up on 4-7wt blanks. Those guys don't much care for thread-work but they love feathers!

    Thanks for the good luck wishes and kudos everyone.
     
  16. SALTYDAWG

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    Hit em with a "Faux Feather" job. I'm working on a fake peacock feather sample right now, I'll post a pic in a couple days
     
  17. Raymond Adams

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    Yeah! Dad & I need to invest in an Alps printer ASAP. Those damn things can do alot in a hurry as you already know. Not likely to happen to soon though unless the holiday season is good to us in more ways than one or some other good fortune comes our way sooner.
     
  18. kshredking

    kshredking The King

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    Good luck Raymond!!! Maybe next time I am up there I will swing by and actually get to meet you.
     
  19. Raymond Adams

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    I'd be happy to have you as my guest either here in Sac or up in Id
     
  20. SALTYDAWG

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    In the meantime Ray, If you ever have one you need printed, Just let me know and send me the file and I'll whip one up for you. Where did you get that bitchen patch you have as an avatar?
     

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