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Unread 10-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #316
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I've been following your thread with Great interest. Just a couple of ideas for business.

I'm not familiar with the geographic lay out but since your so close to ND, Would a billboard on the main road help? Heck, Billboards may not even be allowed up your way but being 2 miles from the main road that would be a small diversion for TG Parties and Fans.

We have a really good BBQ place here that delivers just like the Pizza chains. They are the only ones in town that do. Might be a good idea for the locals and work sites there especially when the weather gets bad.

Best of Skill in your venture! You have a great business plan.
Ya know, thats a good idea. Being new to the area, I check out all advertising, bill boards, tee shirts, signs on trucks, etc, etc. Thats the only way I know who to call and then I ask the few people I do know, If they ever heard of them.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #317
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Speaking of advertising, we did a little odd advertising today even though we're not open yet. There was a local pumpkin race, so obviously, my daughter and I made a pig pumpkin and slapped the logo on it and the family wore the shirts. We actually ended up winning for the cutest pumpkin and had a lot of people and even the newspaper asking about the restaurant, so it was worth it. Still bummed that my engineering skills didn't pan out and we didn't win the race though.

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With that little girl, her big trophy, that smile, none of the rest matters.

That is a great pumpkin BTW.
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With that little girl, her big trophy, that smile, none of the rest matters.

That is a great pumpkin BTW.
All that ^^^^!!!!
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I look at that picture and think "Oh, you won all right. And where it matters most!"
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That picture looks like a win in my book.
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Can't say anymore than has been said

Her smile says it all!
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Speaking of advertising, we did a little odd advertising today even though we're not open yet. There was a local pumpkin race, so obviously, my daughter and I made a pig pumpkin and slapped the logo on it and the family wore the shirts. We actually ended up winning for the cutest pumpkin and had a lot of people and even the newspaper asking about the restaurant, so it was worth it. Still bummed that my engineering skills didn't pan out and we didn't win the race though.

She is a happy little girl!!! I can see she is well taken care of.

I was in biz since 1986. all I can say is advertise advertise advertise, in that
order, LOL, it doesn't have to be expensive advertising either, what you done was a very good form.
One of my better forms, was to leave one biz card hooked with a little piece
of fun tac "you can buy it at walmart" stuck it anywhere it could be seen and not get in trouble. That little card brought in a lot of biz.

It might have been a little more expensive, but I aways made my own cards. That way I could tweak them how and when ever I wanted and didn't have to go through 250 or 500 pre made cards, not liking what was on them and I was always changing things up, so it worked out good for me.

I also would buy banners for church functions, little league ball diamonds
And things like that, people see that stuff and will react to it.
Like I sad in another post, I, being new to this area, have to read all the signs.

Hope this helps, it sure did for me!
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Oh yeah, I definitely won in that regard. It was a blast.

And I just received the call I've been waiting for. The smoker is going to be delivered at 11 am on Thursday. One of the last pieces of the puzzle. Finally!
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Oh yeah, I definitely won in that regard. It was a blast.

And I just received the call I've been waiting for. The smoker is going to be delivered at 11 am on Thursday. One of the last pieces of the puzzle. Finally!
Sweet! I'm sure it's in here, but what are you going with?

NM...I found it...Southern Pride 300. Looks sweet!
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Sweet! I'm sure it's in here, but what are you going with?
Southern Pride 300. Doing a through the wall installation. Costly setup, but I value sleep and being able to focus on the customers and the business. At least that's how I imagine it working out in my head...
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Nice wiring job around the window. Union crew? ;)
A Union electrician would have put the wiring in before the drywall was hung!
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So whats left after the smoker? Open date set? Have you thought about takening some highlights of this thread to write a article to base a interview with a local newspaper or blog guy about your opening. If you do end up doing that I would not mention all the delays of the workers and how hard certian people were to work with..they are all future customers now
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So whats left after the smoker? Open date set? Have you thought about takening some highlights of this thread to write a article to base a interview with a local newspaper or blog guy about your opening. If you do end up doing that I would not mention all the delays of the workers and how hard certian people were to work with..they are all future customers now
After the smoker, just finishing up most of the cosmetic renovations inside, inspections, etc. No open date quite yet, but I am planning on having a few friends come on November 2nd to hopefully break the smoker in with a trial run. If all goes well, hopefully we can open not long after that.

And I may do some sort of summary about everything after things get up and running. And you're right, I won't be naming names.

Speaking of the smoker, it came today as promised and we just finished putting it in. Just need to seal up the gap around it in the wall, get the roof built over it, and wire/connect everything up.

Pretty exciting to finally have it.

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