Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
I’m not a big fan of many holidays, with all their pomp and circumstance, but when you look past all the marketing and propaganda there is a root message of the holiday. For Thanksgiving, it’s simple – be thankful for the things that we have.
These past two years I have a lot of things to be thankful for. If you read my Shark Tank Experience article over on Beardbrand, then you know the struggles I’ve had personally in the past. Fortunately, those dark days are behind us and it’s been a great ride so far. Without the support of my family and friends life would be very challenging. I’ve got a great wife, and I am truly thankful that she chose me to spend her life with. My daughter is a joy to watch everyday as she grows and is a little blessing.
In regards to business, I first want to thank our customers and our fans. We’ve experienced an outpouring of positive communication from many of you, which is a testament to the community we are building. We know that there are thousands of ways to spend your money, and we are thankful you choose to spend it with us.
The team that makes Beardbrand run is some of the finest talent around. Their passion mirrors mine and we are striving everyday to change the way society views beardsmen. We’ve grown from a founding team of three to many new team members including Jenny, Erin, AJ, Currie, and our most recent team member, Amy. They keep this boat chugging along.
We also work very closely with some amazing vendors and partners who make sure our customers are satisfied. Our fulfillment team at Pacific Northwest has been with us every step of the way. Our products are made by my friend’s amazing parents Rich and Phyllis. Together they do a wonderful job, and their skill sets allow us to produce the best products on the market.
The partners go on and on – from our printers to our raw material vendors, to vendors who help us with our marketing efforts and website support. There is a whole community that makes Beardbrand happen and for that, I am truly thankful.
This community has done some special things so far and it will continue to do special things in the future. We are very honored to have found the success that has come our way and don’t take it lightly. Enjoy your day with your family and friends, and thanks for being ours.