Archive for May, 2010

Money makes the world go Round

May 11, 2010
Depression 1.0

Depression 1.0

If lil’ old Greece ripples the global market what precipice are we teetering on and how deep is the abyss? The US needs cash in the small business market NOW but nothing’s happening. Where is Congress and Obama?

If Greece can affect the worldwide markets imagine what happens when 10 million American’s unemployment benefits run out, 2 million plus Americans lose their houses which then sit on a dead market, and the commercial real estate crash begins as a large volume of commercial real estate loans come up for re-financing while those deals are underwater. Hey mister can you spare a straw? Gotta breathe somehow…

Are we realistically looking at 2-4 more years of Depression 2.0? Will it get worse? I don’t see how it’s going to get “talked” back up. Better start buying Chinese reminbi

For your eyes only

May 7, 2010
** CONFIDENTIAL **
Winter Camos in Planning!

Winter Camos in Planning!

Why is it that the Mad Bomber gets these huge bribe offers from impatient customers to have sneak previews of next Winter’s designs? Well, maybe this is why;  Proposed Winter Camos straight from Kim’s desk! 

 ** CONFIDENTIAL **

Life in the Mad Bomber lane

May 7, 2010
Brent just returned from China checking on production and shipping.  Nice trip with good food and brought the kids home “spicy duck tongues” for appetizers. Yum!
Brent back at Work

Brent back at Work

Last year was a disaster of collapsing production, strikes, embargo, finance, quality issues, late late late.  Growth of 40% but if your loyal retailers are unhappy and half your production is late who wins?
We’re up in sales 50% from same time last year and working to finalize remaining financing in a dreary banking environment.  We have very cool suitcases, bags, gloves, tees, sweats, and other products we’re designing and testing for our loyal tough outdoor customers.  But will we find the funding needed to roll it all out?  Exciting times folks.

 Meanwhile our Controller quit Tuesday night and walked out.  And I thought I was going to spend all May focused on design and financing.  Never a dull moment in the entrepreneurial world.

 I’m also looking at prototype insulated lunch bags (have any little bombers going to school), knit gloves, ear muffs, and new hats on my desk.  Should we barge full steam ahead or pull way back and re-group?

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