Targeted Press Release

Another publication. Statewide distribution. Low numbers. But since I’m leading a utilization break out session at the NAA/NNLA summer field day next month, maybe it will give me ‘expertise’ status. After all, It will be 40 miles from home. Hope it spurs some of the arborists to check into SCORE resources for their business. I’ll Read More …

Using our SCORE Prizes, pt 2

Well, this is actually pt 4, since the banners were displayed earlier, parades and window. This item was on the must get list. When we take the mill to a client’s location, thought if we left it for a couple days we didn’t want it growing legs. Well, unfortunately, there’s been some thievery going on Read More …

Not seen as an Expert

  Expert: “An ordinary fellow from another town” – Mark Twain “A man fifty miles from home with a briefcase” – Will Rogers I brought this up at the Dallas Regional SCORE Training for the American Small Business Champions. Where I currently live and work, I am not considered an expert. But I’m not from Read More …

Beauty

Is in the eye of the beholder. We’ve all heard it. Whenever I see chicory I think of a coworker in Virginia that brought in a bouquet of chicory for the conference table where we had staff meetings. Now considering this was close to 30 years ago the most I remember was making a comment Read More …

Another parade

Geneva Days Parade to celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day. And I forgot the flag, grrrrrr. Had conversations with a few people after the parade about either logs they have or slabs they want. Too bad they were repeat conversations and not new leads. But we planted the seed. Ordered some maintenance items and an alignment Read More …

All in the Family

Have a tree planted by an ancestor? Don’t loose the history when the tree dies. Let’s craft a dream. Have a large family? Depending on size of tree, we can make serveral …. mantel clocks; wall clocks; butcher blocks; picture frames, end tables, floating shelves… start dreaming. Call us… after you schedule the tree removal, Read More …

Sawmill Workshop

Level heart. Level Log. Toe boards. Blade tension. Hook angle. Checks. Cracks. Defect. Cant. Slab. Live edge. Best face. 2nd worse face. Flatsawn. Quarter sawn. Some good, some bad, but all associated with milling logs. Proper stickering. Air flow. Spalting. Fungus. Cupping. Package. Course. Some good, some bad, but all associated with drying lumber.  Beauty Read More …

Workshops

When a workshop will increase (in theory) your knowledge and help your business, you go. When your husband and business partner is knee deep in our full time farm tasks, you go alone. When your husband is more than knee deep because you’ve had sick calves and equipment break downs, you take the dogs. This Read More …

#bizchampion purchases, part 2

It’s a fun to be a #BizChampion. Always fun spending money, right? When it’s items you’ve been wanting or are possible to help with efficiency? Thanks to the opprotunity SCORE and Sam’s Club provided, we were able to get some of both. If you didn’t see on Facebook earlier, we purchased Trees2Products Business banners to brand Read More …

#bizchampion Training

At the Midwest Regional Training in Dallas, SCORE users and Mentors spoke in the day long training about social media for business, marketing, and provided encouragement. One of the statements that stuck with me more than others was during Giselle Champman’s lively talk. Chapman of Chapman Business Solutions, Inc., in California, spoke about “Igniting Passion & Performance”. Read More …