Starting a business is hard enough. A manufacturing startup, in the USA, much harder. During a pandemic? Call us crazy…but who knew?
If you want to to get things done, walk your talk. That’s what I have always strived for. Do the work. Fail forward and embrace what you don’t know…yet.
When The Hustle email newsletter reached out to us to find out how we are surviving and growing in this nutty supply chain debacle, we embraced the transparency..as we always do.
In 2015, Bryan Wachs strapped his mountain bike and skis to the roof of his Subaru and left his home in Vail, not knowing where he was headed. Newly divorced and searching for a place to put down roots, he hopped from one upper-class mountain town to another, until he realized he was searching for something more than the perfect trail.
What he found was Grand Junction, Colorado, a little city between Denver and Salt Lake with a community of entrepreneurs focused on pivoting away from environmentally harmful industries like oil and coal. He also stumbled on a niche industry on the brink of a boom: bike racks.
It’s a quick 5 minute read about the actual numbers and how we spend our dimes.