July 2019

NEWS & NOTES FROM BIG CREEK LUMBER

Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours – Building better business together!


Lonnie Handel, Counter Salesperson in Half Moon Bay

Counter Salesperson Smiling

How long have you worked at Big Creek? I have been with Big Creek since December of 2015.

What is your favorite part of working for Big Creek? My favorite part of working here is our customers we see daily, my coworkers and the fast pace at the counter.

What’s your favorite product that we sell? I enjoy selling deck packages and fencing materials.

What do you like to do for fun? On my free time I tend to my garden beds (built with redwood from Big Creek) where we grow veggies and succulents. I also enjoy a good trip to the wine country and spending time with my family. Enjoy a good laugh…….


Market Report

With the announcement of more Canadian mill closures and curtailments, the green Douglas Fir and OSB markets have seen prices start to rise and will probably continue to go up through July.

The Western plywood market has not yet been affected but will follow OSB up in the near future.


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How To Successfully Launch And Grow Your Local Business

By Susan Guillory

If I could go back 13 years to when I first launched my marketing company, I would do things a little differently. Of course, I’ve learned a lot along my entrepreneurial journey, and am much savvier about running a business now than I was then.

Recently, I launched a second business—a local craft workshop company—and was able to learn from my own wisdom gleaned from mistakes made with the first. May you also benefit from these tips so that you get to success even faster than I did!

1) Invest in getting off on the right foot

With my first business, I was reluctant to spend even a dime on anything related to my company if there was even the slightest possibility I could do it myself. But I have learned that just because you can DIY doesn’t mean you always should.

Case in point: I designed my first website. And this was long before the days of easy-to-use website builder tools. So it looked like I, a non-graphic designer, created it. Nothing to write home about. I cringe at the memory. Now I use Wix and pay for the premium service to customize the site exactly how I need it.

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