Nov 21, 2020
Owning a business is not for the faint of heart. Many of us dream of owning a business for any number of reasons. In most cases, it's so much more than we could have ever imagined!
Cash flow, profit margins, customer acquisition, taxes, ordering supplies, and so much more. These things are enough to keep us working 24/7.
In addition to all the things that we come across to run our business there are other things that we face. Community, giving back, and helping others. Things that we learn about after we're in the "heat of the battle".
Giving Back and Helping Others
As the dad of a young man born with Down Syndrome, I have a special place in my heart for kids, adults, parents and organizations who have or help others with special needs.
I especially love aspiring and successful entrepreneurs. People who are making their dreams a reality.
Blakes Snow Shack
This is an inspiring story about Blake Pyron who is living his dream of owning a business. He owns Blakes Snow Shack, a snow cone business located in Sanger, TX. He serves snow cones and smiles. What more can you ask for!
But apparently, snow cones are not the only thing that Blake does. He takes his role so much further.
He works, speaks, and steps up to the plate to help others. Truly inspiring and very much appreciated!
Hope and Inspiration
My son Mattie was born with Down Syndrome at a time when there is so much available to help him reach his potential. Education, health care, incredible organizations, caring people and stories that inspire us. Like Blake Pyron's story.
I'm not sure that we'll ever make it to Sanger, TX for a snow cone, but you just never know!
Thanks for doing what you do Blake. It's appreciated more than you will ever know.
Rich Mistkowski is the President of Proforma Marblehead Marketing, a marketing services provider who offers technology enabled promotional products and print solutions. He's the dad of a daughter who is studying Interior design and a teenage son who was born with down syndrome. His key to life is a lesson he learned from his kids and his late wife Lisa. Life is short, no matter what, we need to find joy in each and every day.