Adventures of Starting an Adventure Business
Hard Work Deserves Good Food November 12 2016, 2 Comments
After a hard day at work, yesterday we saw our good friends and made a nice grilled veggie medley and a beautiful fresh green salad. Praise the Lord for the 99 Cents Store. Yes, living on the west coast is awesome, where you can get a large container of organic baby greens for one dollar!
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media November 12 2016, 2 Comments
I have been resisting for a long time. I don't have a data plan on my cell phone, am following no one on twitter, and I wanted to remain like that for many years to come. I hated couples who sit at coffee shops both of them fully engaged in their cell phones. I hate seeing parents who don't pay their children attention because they're too busy texting or updating their status on Facebook.... but regrettably, I think the time has come to buy a cell phone, spend hours online, and learn how to use hashtags.
Why? What has caused me to do switch to the other side? Survival of my business and lack of funds for marketing. I feel that a 16 year old girl would envy my current job and that makes me cringe a bit. Instagram, blogs, checking in where I am at each moment will be my life for some time now.
For those of you who don't know what I'm referring to, Google looks at websites, like ours detourvegas.com, and ranking in organic searches is based in some part on social media presence. So, the websites which have the most social media pages, those pages that are updated the most, and those with the most followers come up higher on web searches. It is my duty, as co-owner and marketing manager (although I don't have the PhD in marketing) to improve our location on Google's search.
So, to all of those who are starting a small business, embrace the change, and calculate in the cost of a large data plan into your business costs.
DeTour Vegas's First Ever Full Moon Party November 20 2013, 2 Comments
One of our favorite things to do is have parties in the desert with our friends. Nevada is the state of the Wild and Free - where we have casinos and guns and gambling. But, those don't interest us. What does interest us are the abundant federal lands, the mountains that go on almost endlessly, the landscapes and sunsets.
On Saturday November 15th, DeTour Vegas teamed up with Reddit Las Vegas to host a full moon party at Jean Dry Lake Bed. We organized a group of nearly 75 people, a large camp fire, food, ATVs, landsails and fireworks. All those who wanted to try our equipment were allowed to for free, and we had many many happy people that evening. A special thanks to Chip Paswater for helping us make this possible.
If a party under a full moon with your friends, a campfire, s'mores, atvs and landsails sounds exciting we'd love to help you organize it. Contact us for more details. Here are some photos from Saturday's party.
Welcome October 24 2013, 2 Comments
This blog is created to give insight for those thinking about a massive carreer change, those interested in some unique and random how-to's, and those who want to know a bit more about Las Vegas and outdoor activities nearby.
My husband and I recently started our outdoor adventure company, DeTour Vegas. We wanted our daily life to be composed of the things we love- kayaking, land sailing, being outside, working and talking with interesting people, and to feel the pride of creating something from scratch for ourselves. We feel that we are 'smarter than the average bear', sensible with money and would treat our customers fairly and e believe that this witoasis ion would lead us to success.
Each day presents challenges, joys, frustrations and excitement. We hope to provide insight into how to run and operate a husband and wife small business.