Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Posted by Ty Parker on March 27, 2014. 0 Comments

When we started Spin Chill, we got questions about everything from, "Where will you assemble them" to, "Will you make one for a keg?".  Our usual response was that we'll figure it out when we get there.  So far, we've been pretty good at recognizing problems and changing our course to avoid them.  One of the questions that we crashed into, however, was, "How are you going to ship internationally?".

We kicked things off with a Kickstarter campagin (no pun intended) which basically allowed a couple thousand people to pay for our products before they were produced.  As soon as we manufactured everything, we had thousands of orders to fulfill and absolutely no knowledge of domestic or international shipping.  We went with the most economical shipping provider, and it worked perfectly!  People all over the world sent us pictures of themselves Spin Chilling their Bud Light or Foster's beer. Because...

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Should You Quit Your Job?

Posted by Ty Parker on January 16, 2014. 2 Comments

If you have ever had a job that matches your skill set but still felt bored and wondered what else was out there, starting a company might be right for you.  If you get tired of doing the same thing day after day, a new business can be a fun challenge.  Instead of just being an engineer or website designer or accountant or manager every day, you can do one of these things each day of the week.  Instead of doing what the boss says and wondering why it is important, you can decide what is important, do it, and feel very accomplished when whatever you did pays off.  You will learn new things every single day and never feel like you are sitting in one place, stuck in the mud.  Even failure will be a fun learning experience.

Some people tell me that they are waiting until they get...

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