“A child can play to their heart’s content where there are no content hearts”
If there’s one sport that can unite people across cultures and continents, its soccer. Every kid, regardless of where they live, deserves a chance to play. In many areas around the world, kids are so driven to play soccer that they’ll bind plastic bags with twine, or play with empty plastic bottles. Even if they can find a traditional inflatable soccer ball, they aren’t durable enough to withstand play in streets, villages, and pastures and end up deflating within days. The One World Futbol Project has created a ball that never needs a pump, and can be punctured multiple times while still retaining its shape and bounce. We just bought four balls to be sent to kids around the world, and ordered one to play with here at home.
Jason had been helping me here and there with overflow work for about a year before joining Burlington Bytes full time in early June. Since then, we’ve spent our summer working out of a detached garage in the back of his property. The previous owner ran a business rebuilding race car engines out of the garage, so we’ve been putting in a lot of elbow grease to get it fixed up.
Today our table/bar arrived from Vermont Farm Table and it occurred to me just how far we’ve come in the past couple months. We’ve pressure washed the grease out of the floors, painted all the walls and ceiling, removed some old work counters and replaced them with whiteboards, replaced the fluorescent shop lighting, and much more. This weekend we’re painting and sealing the floor and getting some rugs, as well as installing an additional window. We’re waiting on a living room set that should arrive next week, and are having an insulated garage door with windows installed. From there, we’be just got to get the propane tank filled, and we should be ready for winter. I’m not sure how we’re going to keep two dogs amused once we have to keep the doors closed…
““A lot of great businesses started out in garages.”
-Says EveryoneIts been interesting working out of a garage all summer, especially meeting clients here. We constantly hear variations of the same comment when people stop by: “A lot of great businesses started in garages.” At first it was a little embarrassing, but now that its looking more like a startup’s office, I’m really starting to embrace the paradigm that we apparently embody to our clients. Its nice to think that people are appreciating the technology and marketing skills that we’re bringing to our clients, and think we have the potential to be the next big thing. I started this little business in a spare bedroom in my home, now we’re putting together a team and adding space in the garage, and hopefully next summer we’ll be looking into moving into a nice commercial space. Anyway… time to stop rambling and get back to work. Thanks for reading! – Pete
Its really rewarding to grow our business by growing our clients’ businesses.
Stop by the garage and say Hi!
We finally got around to making some new business cards to match our updated marketing materials. Check them out!
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