“I Wanna Start A Mill!” & the 5-Day Challenge…

Are you up for a 5-Day Challenge? Maybe you’ve been following along over the last year and have had a growing interest in starting your own artisan fiber mill. There is easily space for another 125 startups just in the United States alone. How can we come alongside other pioneers in the fiber frontier and … Continue reading “I Wanna Start A Mill!” & the 5-Day Challenge…

The enduring bastion of good business

Hope. Peace. Love. Joy. These are what you will find at the core of good business. These are things that are handcrafted by the Lord in the hearts of those who have delighted themselves in Him! Psalm 37 stands firm as the enduring bastion of those on the front lines of good business. They are … Continue reading The enduring bastion of good business

Cotton Core To Your Door

Cotton core to your door goes back over a decade. It was early fall in 2008 when a new tool showed up at our mill. It was the Rug Yarn Maker from Belfast Mini Mills LTD. Two years later it was 25% of our business revenue. By 2013 the “trend” was generating an average of … Continue reading Cotton Core To Your Door

The Bird’s eye view…

We provide you with a bird’s eye view of your business. The day to day of operations often renders you as an owner nearsighted and missing out on how to implement the hopes and dreams of your business. It’s our joy to come alongside and help you learn how to put those plans into practice. … Continue reading The Bird’s eye view…

Fiber Mills in the US…

Are you interested in joining other artisan fiber mills in the US to slow down fast fashion? There’s so much that needs to change in the world of textiles and fashion, and artisan fiber mills are playing a key role. It goes beyond sustainability and moral issues. It has left the fabric of our culture … Continue reading Fiber Mills in the US…

Trade-offs: the realities of cultivation & harvest

It has been almost a year since we sold the mill equipment and ventured into business consulting for niche textile mills. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. We took the money we made from the sale of the mill and reinvested it to create this new business. As the time draws near, I’ve … Continue reading Trade-offs: the realities of cultivation & harvest

New Mill Startup: research (part 2)

Are you looking to do a new mill startup in your area? This is the second in a series of posts to help guide folks in their prospecting venture. I personally think there is room in the US market for 250 mills or 5 per state on average. This endeavor to inspire new mills to … Continue reading New Mill Startup: research (part 2)

Entrepreneurs & Inspiring joy-filled business

This short post focuses on our desire to become entrepreneurs. Everyone has their ideas about what entrepreneurship is (13.9 million to be exact) The word entrepreneur is associated with success, startups, innovation, inspiration, leadership, small business, just to name a few. What word(s) or phrase first comes to mind when you think of the word … Continue reading Entrepreneurs & Inspiring joy-filled business

Grit and singing behind the plow

Part 3 of 4: Come & See Tour Analysis – Forged with grit and discovering the key to inspiring joy-filled business Grit is the framework upon which anything actually gets done. Grit requires great courage and resolve to start, continue and finish what you put your hand to. It is a true strength of character … Continue reading Grit and singing behind the plow