Originally Posted by ecarlson972
That was the question I was going to ask next. Myself nor my company Breck Adventure tours can not front the money. We are in the middle of buying another rafting company so we can be on the Ark next year.
I am willing to do all the work but can not put any money towards the startup cost! I would guess if we did 250 calenders around $2000.
One other thought we may be able to sell some advertising in the calender to help cover the cost. Probably not rafting companys but maybe CKS, Ten Mile, Confluence etc! 12 months 1 per page $100 or $150 would almost cover the cost!
Who likes to cold call?
First off Eric, Its obvious that you are jumping on the bandwagon simply to promote your business or you're unemployed. Probably both.
Second off, you would not be a good fit to "take over" this project. Your own website is full of badly written copy, grammer mistakes and typos. Lets not forget the 5000 business cards you had printed with the word "breckenridge" mispelled. I am not just being rude because you are an ex and I dont like you (ok, I am). But this is a really cool idea and should be done right. A lot of people could benefit from the money and the mountain buzz community would have something that was one of a kind.
Promoting at Baileyfest, FIBArk, Animas River Days, etc would be great, as would be getting paddlers featured in the calendar to sign their photo.
As far as start up money. If you had enough time, you wouldnt need much. Yes, ads could be sold etc. But if we worked hard we could get almost everything for free or at cost. Would we send them overseas to be printed? Probably not, I think enough buzzards do care about that and would step up to offer their connections or services for this worthy cause.
Edna and I have stepped forward to make this happen. The more people that can help out the better; but we all need to have the common goal of making it happen together as a group.
I agree 100% with Ednaouts previous post. It would truly be a disapointment to all.