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Brad Reardon
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  • Silverton, OR
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Iván Andrade replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Brad, as all who have discussed here, I suggest you dedicate yourself to making a good chocolate artisan, experimenting with different recipes, the consumer always prefers the traditional to industrial product, that's your advantage, what…"
Apr 28, 2011
Jackie Jones replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Jackie here again.  I am still working out of my home, however, this year - my 2nd - that will have to change. Chocolate is overtaking the house, and I need more room.  Our first thoughts are to add a structure out in our backyard - we…"
Apr 27, 2011
Andy Ciordia replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Just an echo of others, make a plan then work the plan, make adjustments and grow at a pace you are comfortable with. It's all about your goals though.  Those who don't have them teeter into burnout, otherwise you just take the stride…"
Apr 26, 2011
Lizzy Steffen replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Hi Brad, I live in Peoria, IL and trust me when I say this: even with the chain stores you're products will be well accepted.  I work out of a little tiny coffee house just north of Peoria, IL and I can't believe how busy I…"
Mar 20, 2011
Julie Bolejack replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Anything is possible, of course.  Will it succeed?  Well, you need to define what success means to you and make sure your focus is directed to achieve your goals.    Yours in Spirit, Julie Bolejack www.chocolateforthespirit.com"
Mar 20, 2011
Brian Pelletier replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"Brad,   Stay small, grow big, franchise -- you can most certainly do whatever you like. You just need to set a goal, and then make a plan to get there.   So you have "a lot of competition to overcome," but you're not trying…"
Mar 19, 2011
Jackie Jones replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Can't I just stay small? in the group Startup Central
"I run a printing business - labels, checks, envelopes (actually franchise of Deluxe Checks) full time.  Started a chocolate business 1.5 yrs ago and it is growing like wildfire!   I put a chocolate cabinet into an art gallery - I paid…"
Mar 17, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
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Can't I just stay small?

Hello again everyone.  I've been gone for a while as the real world took over and I've had to travel a lot for my day job.  Now the problem exists that my side job is starting to expand as well.  Mostly we make things for family, friends and coworkers at the moment, but those orders have been on the rise.  I'd love to have the opportunity to stay small for a while until I can put together the capital to actually put up a shop. (between a wedding, honeymoon, and hopefully buying a house this…See More
Mar 16, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
Brad Reardon and Kamila Barnes are now friends
Jan 26, 2010
Valerie replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Storage of "Soon to be used" chocolate in the group Startup Central
"I store mine broken up in a large tupperware in a pantry cupboard, it keeps for weeks, if not months with no change to the flavor or texture."
Jan 7, 2010
Kathleen Vreeken replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Storage of "Soon to be used" chocolate in the group Startup Central
"Brad, You can certainly break up a block of chocolate for easier storage. I would wrap each piece well after I broke it up though. - I keep my unused chocolate in an old-fashioned cooler (like you would take on a picnic outing). I usually place an…"
Jan 7, 2010
Brad Reardon replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Storage of "Soon to be used" chocolate in the group Startup Central
"Great! Thanks Duffy. I figured the change in surface area wasn't a huge change, but I wanted to be sure before shelling out $50 to $100 for 10lbs of chocolate."
Jan 7, 2010
Duffy Sheardown replied to Brad Reardon's discussion Storage of "Soon to be used" chocolate in the group Startup Central
"I doubt you'll hit any problems if you use inside a few weeks. Keep it away from strong odours and cool if you can."
Jan 7, 2010

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
When I was 10 my brother and I baked a surprise cake for our parents. We ran out of the chocolate icing, so we decided to try and make some more with the chocolate chips in the pantry. Thinking it would solidify we added water to thin it out. As you can imagine hilarity ensued and I've never looked back.
My favorite chocolate is:
Depends. What day is it?

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At 2:36pm on December 17, 2009, Clay Gordon said…
Brad:

I think everyone of us has a "I added water to the chocolate and it didn't go quite as I expected story." Yours made me smile. Thanks.

:: Clay

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