Monday, August 07, 2006

More $$$ out the door

Paid my sign guy (SignGraphix in Cool Springs) $1852.25 today for two signs.....a 5' by 7' for the road and another 5' by 7' on the face of the building.........that stings a little. The sign would have cost about half of that if not for the brand new codes for Nolensville (a year and a half ago they did not even have codes!). Also paid my graphic artist today and sent my lawyer his dough. Tomorrow I am meeting with the painters, accountant and finishing up some more demo work.


hearts n TN said...

I read something yesterday, an article about a famous entrepreneur (no names, except he's English and is pioneering commericialized flight into space, hmmm)he said "there is a very thin line between survival and failure. You've just got to fight and fight and fight and fight to survive."...whoa...deep.

Sanna Bryant said...

So good to see you & Ellis the other night after 10 years! I had no idea that you & Martha were married - Eric told me that after we sat down. Please tell her that I said hello! I'll be back in town in September for a baby shower, so we'll try and stop by the new spot. Best of luck with everything - I have do doubt that Martin's Dixieland B-b-que joint will be a great success!

Pat Martin said...

Sanna....thx for the post hun.....was good to see you too and catch up a little. your ass better be by when you get up the way, told "cheese" hello for you.

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You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
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