Starting from scratch is never an easy task. That is what we have been trying to do, and really, what we've been doing for the last year.
Literally from the ground up. We are learning how to run a business. How to manage a shop, how to manage finances, how to meet city codes and requirements, all the while trying to stay true to the thing we started as, a small hand crafted coffee producing outfit.
We want to grow organically, but even organic matter requires certain fertilizers to grow. The same is true for a small business. You need working capital (cash), you need industry knowledge and know how, you need a location, you need customers, you need an excellent product, you need a website, you need friends to come alongside you when you feel like you're going crazy! And the list goes on and on. Running a small business is not the same as owning a small business. Apparently... that's what someone told us. Sounds like owner's typically don't do so much leg work. Yes we own this business, but right now it feels like it's owning us!
We are taking big risks with slim guarantee of reward, but we believe in what we are doing, because we believe in the one who opened the door for us to start this thing in the first place!
We believe in being Valiant.
Valiant - possessing or showing courage or determination.
We are excited to do life with you! We are excited to meet you! We are excited to serve you! Many blessings, and hope to hear from you soon. In the mean time, buy a bag of beans, or join us over a hot cup-a-joe as we strive to live this thing out for real.
I ventured off on a drive to visit my girlfriend in San Luis Obispo for a few days, and that inevitably meant I had to spend a good portion of my drive on Highway 5. For any California resident, to put it politely, you know that is a less than glamorous experience.
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