Sunday, July 26, 2009

Finding Space

This is an ongoing theme for my life in general. Finding Space. This is the first time I think that theme has been so literal. Immortal Pie needs to grow, and to grow it needs space. The kind of space that has walls and windows and hopefully concrete floors and exposed ancient wood beams. I have begun the search for a bricks and mortar location for my fledgling pie-dom. For those of you who have not had the joy of wading through regulations, red tape, debt and the OLCC for the purpose of starting your own small business then it will be a glimpse into the scary world of self-employment. For those of you who are small business owners, maybe you can just leave me some constructive comments to help avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Either way, the end result should be more pie for everyone!


adam koller said...

You're coming to Montavilla?! I am a small business owner in SE. We help organizations create marketing plans and rebranding strategies. Check us out at

I feel your pain running a small business. My advice to you, don't make big decisions when your tired. Sometime I am ready to throw in the towel and the I go to bed. The morning always brings a sense of refreshment.

My wife and I are always in Montavilla and were excited to see another business coming in. What is it you are offering? It looks really cool!

Adam Koller

Anonymous said...

Hi Morgan,

I am a freelance writer and am working on a story for Neighborhood Notes (neighborhood notes dot com) about the busy little strip of Stark St. in Montavilla where you are opening up shop. I would love to talk to you (just sent you a message on linkedin as well). If you can, email me:
Sincerely, Jen Coughlin

Sky said...

Hey Morgan,

Congratulations on securing a spot to open up shop, that's a huge step! I wanted to reach out to you and offer my services as an insurance broker in the restaurant industry. I would like to talk with you about finding the right policy for your business at the best price. Feel free to email or call me to discuss some options.

Take Care,

Sky Wolfe
Account Executive
Gales Creek Insurance Services
503-227-0491 ext:237

Bashlock said...

Hey! I go to school over by Mall 205, and I'm super excited for you to open the shop up. Larder... awesome. Welcome to the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Hi Morgan,

I live in Montavilla and have been selling my Southern Tomato Pie for the last two years at the Farmers Market there. I think we would have a lot in common! Welcome to the neighborhood - I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

Best of luck with your store, and let us all know when you plan to open.

-Tricia Butler