Last November we launched a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help us expand our product line. Since then, many people have asked for my thoughts on crowdfunding, and if I had any advice for people looking to launch their own campaign. Well, I definitely do! Crowdfunding can be a great way to launch, or to help grow your business. But in order to be successful, there are some key “best practices” you should be aware of before you start your campaign...
What’s old is new again. Throughout history, barbershops were staples in masculine life. The word “barber” is actually derived from the Latin word barba, which translates into “beard.” In the golden age of ancient Greece, well-trimmed beards were fashionable. In 334 B.C. however, Alexander the Great required his military to be clean-shaven in an attempt to give them an advantage in hand-to-hand combat. This enabled Roman warriors to grasp their enemies by the beard, while safeguarding themselves against this tactic.Save
You have thought about it. You want to do it. Now its time to finally do it! GROW YOUR BEARD. Most people think "why do I need to read about how to grow a beard? Don't you just stop shaving?" To put it bluntly, yes, you do stop shaving for the most part. But, there are a few aspects some people do not take into account:
A lot of men ask me what they should expect when they first visit their barber for a beard trim. For the uninitiated, this can be a bit intimidating. After all, our beards are our pride and joy! You do not want to risk someone messing that up. I can deal with a bad hair cut, but a bad beard trim? Absolutely not!
Handcrafted/homemade products are wonderful. Websites like etsy.com have created amazing opportunities for small business and entrepreneurs to get their creations to the masses. Stubble & ‘Stache itself is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. You might call us a micro business given how small we actually are. But, our products are not handcrafted. Here’s why: Save
If you have ever tried to grow a beard, you have experienced beard itch. Some have itchier beards than others. The question is, why do beards itch in the beginning? And what can I do to reduce the irritation and itch?
For most new beardsmen, the itch will stop within three weeks. Stay strong. It will subside. But, what causes the itch in the first place?
I did it boys, I shaved my beard! I know, I know, I’m sure you are thinking why did I do that? Well, I did it for one simple reason: to remind myself what it’s like to grow a beard. In true Marine Corps fashion, I believe in leading from the front. I will not give advice unless it is fresh, valid, and true to form. I’ve had my beard for years. Time to refresh my memory on growing awesomeness.
Beards take time. Each man has a different beard disposition. Some will have a rock solid beard within a week (I have mine by 5pm that day), others will take several weeks…and some just weren’t meant to display badassness (judgment free zone). But there is only one way to find out!
So you have decided to grow a beard. Welcome to the Brotherhood