From the earliest stage of our business planning, we've kept a list. The list is all the people who have lifted us up along the way and helped us to start this business. Certainly we've missed a person or two here or there and for that, please accept our apologies! We had grand ideas of delicate, thoughtful, handwritten thank you notes that would be distributed immediately following our opening. I swore that I wouldn't wait until November to share thanks with the MANY who have helped us get to this point.
I guess we didn't fully understand just how COMPLETELY time consuming owning and operating a business would be. These days we're either busy with lots of floaters or busy trying to figure out how to attract lots of floaters. Oh well, it's November and there are no handwritten notes, but here goes! In loose, chronological order.
Larry Mitchell - THANK YOU! We are so happy that we reached out to SCORE and were paired with you. The knowledge and support you share with us is more than we could thank you for. Having our meetings with you meant that we HAD to have progress to show and that kept us motivated each week. We would not have kept such a bold pace without your advice, you truly pushed us along.
Stephen Flowers - Thank you for giving us your time and attention and looking at our (at the time) unfinished business plan with an open mind. Thanks for facilitating our meeting with Michelle and for taking us seriously, when most were looking at us like we had multiple heads.
Frank at Bouchard and Associates Inc. Thank you for your accounting advice from the very beginning. You've been a trusted advisor to our family for many years and we look forward to working with you for many more.
Gravy - Thanks for your constant counseling and advice. As a fellow young entrapanuer, you lead by example, showing us what it means to pour all of your energy and effort into growing your business.
Friends from all over the place - Thank you so much for supporting our crowdfunding, rooting us on and wearing your Float Harder gear proudly!
Sean Fluet - Thanks for your expert advice even after your work day had ended. It was quite a lucky thing for us that you moved in when you did. It's so good to know you!
Crowdfunders - Thank you to everyone who made contributions to our Crowdfunding campaign. We were overwhelmed that so many of you were willing to take the leap and back us!
Leanne - Thank you for donating your time and valuable advice. We feel so fortunate that you were there for us along the way. Thanks for stopping by to check in on us and spreading the good word about floating!
Portland - Thank you to our neighbors and all the area business' that partner with us and support what we're doing. We didn't know anyone in Portland when we started planning this business. Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive, we've made so many good friends!
These first seven months have been an absolute whirlwind, but we're having a blast. We're so happy to help people feel their best and to be a part of this great community! THANK YOU!
Amy & James Harder (and Charlie!)