Contributed by Cameron Hodge
We were getting ready for a big year. Our small Texas Company had big plans to expand into three other counties. In order to do so, my team was responsible in making it happen with our budget in mind and our dedication to community at the forefront. After much deliberation, the board decided to purchase existing retail space instead of building from the ground up. While both options had positive points, the idea of building when there are many spaces readily available felt wrong for us. In this economic stand still, it only made sense to make our mark in the new counties by filling up the existing space. During this time, our team worked diligently in making our budget work. We discovered amazing energy rates online at energy rates. This was a much welcome break in the search for ways to cut our expenses and make the growth of our company happen without putting us in the red for the year even before the doors opened. We will be holding our first open house in January and another in the spring. We are all very proud to be a part of such an accomplished small business.