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 …

#bizchampion Purchases, part 3

To assist in marketing and probably resource videos for activities clients can use around their property, part of our Sam’s Club gift card provided a GoPro Hero 4. Now, some of you know I’m a photographer. But this little box I’m thinking is not a camera. Quite the learning curve. Got the app on my 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 …

Reduced confusion and stress

Had some of the confusion and stress taken out of finishing the business plan at a SCORE training last week. My SCORE Mentor is not a biz plan junkie so she registered me for a Business Model Canvas workshop. It’s apparent Mentors want to help us, there were four in attendance plus the one teaching. 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 …

SCORE update

Some may have heard we were selected as 1 of 102 nationwide 2017 American Small Business Champions! This is an honor and nice to be recognized for our business struggles and growth. The competition was sponsored by Sam’s Club and SCORE. Here’s a link to our ‘application’. If you haven’t heard of SCORE and have a Read More …

Website redesign

With our new branding comes a redesigned website. We moved it from a custom coded simple site to a content management system to make marketing a bit simpler. Marketing tips learned from SCORE Mentors in Dallas included Digital Marketing from @RonCates.  We are moving forward with targeted email marketing using some pointers from Ron. MailChimp Read More …

What now SCORE!

Can’t wait to meet up with a SCORE Mentor and learn more on marketing and other business skills that are not in our wheel-house. In the last month I’ve talked to many people at 3 home & garden/farm shows that showed interest creating something from thier tree when it has to come down. Signage for Read More …

SCORE!

We are proud andhonored to announce that Slezak Ag and Natural Resources has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club. The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 102 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. Each state Read More …