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Offline Damn Potholes

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New company launching soon
« on: October 15, 2011, 10:44:59 am »
What happens when you get layed off and don't want another job your going to hate?  You start your own company doing something you really enjoy.  If I'm out of line for posting this here just let me know.  I'm going to be launching Advanced Sport Touring at the beginning of November.  I have a dozen or so products I'm working on that should be out over time and I'm going to be selling some things I made over the summer as soon as I can get the website built.  Right away you can expect to see a new design on the luggage rack for large touring cases and a system for getting the bike on the center stand for people like me that as a matter of physics can't be done.  I know some of you will argue with me but it will really help out some people.  I'm not going to rip off other people's ideas.  I just want to make some cool parts that get the job done and look good at the same time.  Over the next few month's I'll have some parts ready for testing and will be looking for some volunteers.  If you guys can help, it would be great.  More info to come.

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 10:49:05 am »
The best businesses get started during hard times like these. Good Luck!!!

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 10:49:40 am »
Go for it and good fortune.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 10:57:02 am »
Wish you all the best Ryan!  :chugbeer:

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 01:36:59 pm »
Bring on the farkley stuff  :P
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 01:56:28 pm »
Good luck with your business!
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 02:06:56 pm »
Any tease of what's on the menu?
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 02:25:12 pm »
I take one in black, a size L and a gallon.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 03:25:15 pm »
I can help you with the product/web photography if you're around Tampa for no cost
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 03:26:59 pm »
Dell, FedEx, and more all started in a recession. Go for it!

I've been helping people start businesses for 21 years. Let me know if you need help. I don't know where you are, but go to www.asbdc-us.org and search in your state. Those people are paid for by your tax dollars to help you do just this. Some programs are better than others. Ours in GA is one of the best, if I may say so myself. The one is FL (if that's where you are) is good, too.  You've got a good Google person at the Tampa location. Met her at some training in January.

Plan your work, work your plan, but be flexible.

Good luck.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 03:53:30 pm »
It's not the right place but I'm tired and won't be ready to move it until tomorrow at some point.  It's going to move under Industry Members...  That is, when I feel rested enough to move it.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 08:20:37 pm »
It's not the right place but I'm tired and won't be ready to move it until tomorrow at some point.  It's going to move under Industry Members...  That is, when I feel rested enough to move it.


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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 08:26:22 pm »
Tonight is for drinkin' anyway

 
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2011, 08:52:46 pm »
good luck with the new company. let us know when u need product testers.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 09:37:21 am »
Thanks for the support.  I'm over in the frozen region, Waterford, Michigan.  In the short run aside from the previously mentioned, I will hopefully have by the end of the year a new way to mount a gps...cheap, handle bar lowering brackets and if the planets align, some mid-sets with removable touring pegs.  The last one is the big project but I think I have a firm grasp on it.  I just need to beg, borrow or steal some better tools.  Everything else will be in the coming year but the more I can get out before Christmas, the better. 
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