Driving down the road I notice an American flag flying at Astro Outdoor Advertising. I remember Astro signs. I have notice them form many years. when I go to local area stores and businesses and see the signs that where made by this company.
Go to their website www.astreosignco.com. They have a very interesting history and a lot of samples of their great work. You will see on their website that they offer many services. Billboard advertising, production, design, installation, maintenance, digital printing and more. Oh and by the way, they offer Flags and flag poles. Click on the installation on their site and see Astro working on one of their customers who is Franklin Trailers and you will see Franklin’s American flag flying in the back ground.
What an interesting businesses, think about it, a business needs a sign or a billboard to advertising and of course American flags and flag poles.
On Astro website they mention some good advise to businesses. They say for billboard advertising Outdoor advertising has a lower cost per thousand than any other type of advertising. 80% less than TV commercials, 60% less than newspaper ads and 50% less than radio. As a business you going have to think about advertising. Advertising on a billboard may not be a bad idea.
As a business you want a clean and eye catching sign and yes of course a beautiful American flag. So fly your American flag and let me know so I can post about your business on my American flag sighting blog.
Here or some entrepreneur quotes from entrepreneur.com
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
and one of my favorite- “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
I was in El Paso,Texas again for a few weeks. As I was there we stop at a Steak restaurant. As we pulled up to the restaurant the first thing I notice was American Flags flying in the outside dining area. I took some pictures of the outside area. We walked inside and order a steak burger because it was just too hot outside in Texas in July. Original Great American Steak are know for their steaks and steak burgers. I ordered their well known steak burger, and to my surprise I was served a juicy burger with a little American flag.
If you go to their web site www.originalgreatamerican.com you can read their about us page where you can learn how they are family own company and their company history. While you are on their website look at their menu. If you are in the area check them out, very good food with a great view.
A great place for family, great food and a great view from the Franklin Mountains.
I can drive around and see many diners with American Flags flying but usually not restaurants. I only have one post of a diner flying the American flag because I was just starting to post American Flag Sighting and that was a diner near my home town
Just another example of a great American business and proud enough to fly American flag. well in this case flying many American Flags.
Driving along Route 26 headed to the beaches in Delaware I noticed all the American flags Flying in front of businesses not because it’s Fourth of July but because these businesses fly proudly all year long.
From small a small Deli named Ocean view Deli to condo’s I passed by the usually flag flying businesses like fast food restaurants, car lots and Banks. But I love seeing the hundreds of other small businesses of American Flags along Route 26. I wish I could stop and get a history of their business. How they got started and what or who inspired them.
WECOM inc a sheet metal fabrication and a laser cut company. Proudly flying an American flag.
Tuck in the corner of a little side street about a block from a small town post office in New Jersey, I notice an American flag flying. It wasn’t a Government building like a Fire or Police Department but was hard to see from where I was. After my business in the post office I took a drive down that little side street.
There it was, I forgot all about this company. According to their website Wecom Inc was started in 1961. WECOM inc is a precision sheet metal fabrication company. Some are their work includes aerospace, food, electronic, railroad and many more. Here’s a link to their about me page so can see the work they specialized in. Wecom inc, proud enough to fly the American Flag.
I spoke to an employee who has been at this company going on 24 years who is CAD guy. He said that Wecom is own by 2nd generation family. Two brothers own now started by their father in 1961. There you have it someone had a vision or need or just a desire to take a chance and start their own company. This person was able to past it down to his kids.
Just another example of American engineering and entrepreneurship. A company likes this bring jobs into this small town which in returns brings revenue to the town.
Tell your American business story. As an entrepreneur you probably made sacrifices and took a lot of hard. We like to know, what inspired you? what motivated you? How did you to get started? Tell your story on crucial steps you took to get started. In your own words tell us how to inspire others who want to start a business.
I am on a quest, maybe you can help. I love seeing American flags flying. I just get chills of pride. It is great to see American flags flying in front of businesses big or small. You have to think of how the company got started, who owns it, who are the people behind it and what do they do ? Service or product ? This one of the things that makes this country great.
We are talking about, entrepreneurship. We are gathering a list in our travels of companies big or small proud enough to fly the American Flag. Here are a few businesses flying the American flags. We would love to have anyone who is owns a business and would take a picture of their flag. Also a brief story about your company. How you got started and what is your business? As a result encouragement for others to start a business. Send you company statement if you want. Anything that tells me about you. I will share on this blog and spread your story on social media. Finally if you can add a picture if you have an American Flag flying at your business that would be great.
You know the old saying, want to buy beach front property in the desert? Well what about a boat business in the desert? As I was at Elephant Butte, New Mexico I notice another business proudly flying their American flag. there in the middle of vast miles of New Mexico’s terrain ( desert is what it looks like to me) sits a small boat business.
Boating is popular at the Elephant Butte reservoir so somebody had had to start a business for boat repairs and marine shop. See the flag proudly flying at this business?
An Inspiration quote from Michael Jordan
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP
From an article from Forbes and contributor Richard Harroch.
Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation proudly flying their american flag.
Josephs is another example of a company who started small in 1988 with lawn care now they expanded to a full service company. According to their website they offer irrigation, power washing, asphalt, lot sweeping, turf care, snow service management, lawn maintenance and award winning landscape design and construction.
Hard work Pays off.
Seems like, hard work pays off. A company who probably started with a humble beginning with a lot of competition made they company grow through the years.
Quotes to inspire you to start your own business. I pulled these from INC.com
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
–John D. Rockefeller
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website. While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.
We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.
Nothing else says American like Harley-Davidson. Here is a picture of Harley-Davidson proudly flying the American Flag at their Kansas City plant. This powertrain Operations plant is over 350 thousand square feet. The Kansas City Plant produces the Sportster®, StreetTM , V-Rod®, Dyna® and among others.
Harley-Davidson 100 Years of History
There is over 100 years of history of Harley-Davidson. In the beginning of the 1900’s William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson produce the first Harley Davidson which expand to their many models today. By 1914 the United States Postal Service was using instead of the bicycle. Eventually, the Unite States Army saw good use for Harley-Davidson. Check out their History right here from their site www.harley-davidson.com
Two boyhood friends named William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson started their business from a 10 by 15 shed. Two friends who had an vision to put a motor on a bicycle to make travel easier and quicker. See more from an article from entrepreneur.com
What sticks out for me is how many American businesses start out. Like the story about Harley-Davidson, it started in a 10 by 15 shed. Just think how many companies start out in garages, basements, sheds and even the kitchen table. I knew a business who drew an idea on a napkin at a bar. Americans just do it. We do what have to no matter where it is. We work with what we have. We start with an idea and build from there.
To me when a company fly’s that american flag they don’t forget of the men and women who gave their life to have that freedom to start an idea and build it. So we can start our own idea in a garage, basement and a shed.