M Pumpernickel
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Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Anderberg Jan 26, 2015. 4 Replies

I work as an editor to a popular folk music magazine and also serve as a board of director to a local food cooperative, but I'm looking for a less "white-collared" skill set. A friend of mine…Continue

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Can owning a cat be manly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Williams Sep 7, 2014. 30 Replies

*before I start, I'll say that I wouldn't abandon him ever, regardless of manlinessSo, I work near a large university with students moving in and out as semesters change. When the summer semester…Continue

Seeking something better

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Jul 2, 2014. 1 Reply

My name is Matthew. I'm the managing editor of a 65 year old publication focusing on international folk music based in South Eastern Pennsylvania. I acquired this job when I was 24, I am 26 now. In…Continue

 

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Jeremy Anderberg replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting
"I also roast coffee at home (wrote an AoM article about it!) and have thought about starting a side hustle out of it. Biggest thing I'd do is check with local laws about selling food/drink to consumers. Then find an accountant to keep track of…"
Jan 26, 2015
Jay D replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting
"As already mentioned. Legal and taxes are among the first step. Get a legal body with limited liabillity. I think a LLC is the standard for that in the US. Make a contract with your partner. Next important thing is marketing..."
Jan 25, 2015
Liam Strain replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting
"There are often SBA (small business advisory) groups available to you, who can help deal with some of the known issues. As will a good small business accountant, who can help you navigate the local laws related). I have also found that it can be…"
Jan 25, 2015
Milo Morris replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting
"First of all, good for you!! You're about to embark on the American dream...and experience some nightmares along the way. Its all good. Before you invest another dime, do your research on the legal side. Find out what licenses, certifications,…"
Jan 24, 2015
M Pumpernickel replied to Andy's discussion My Struggling Christian Dating Relationship
"Take, for example: The awkwardness of flatulence. We've all been on a date and realized, "holy Moses, those breakfast burritos are getting their revenge!" Holding back an urge to let it rip is a stressor -- a painful one at that.…"
Jan 23, 2015
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Starting a Business: Coffee Roasting

I work as an editor to a popular folk music magazine and also serve as a board of director to a local food cooperative, but I'm looking for a less "white-collared" skill set. A friend of mine approached me about coffee roasting -- something I've been doing at home as a hobby on a very small scale for a while. He wanted to establish a slightly larger operation than what I had going.Two months later, I've got a 6kg drum roaster on the way and over 400 lbs of coffee beans to start. I've been…See More
Jan 23, 2015
M Pumpernickel replied to Curtis's discussion R.B vs Fox News
"Most literate folk in America have abandoned television as a source for hard-line news. The 24-hour news networks are just a place for biased people to reinforce their biases. Believe it or not, the radio was once a fine source for unbiased news,…"
Oct 15, 2014
M Pumpernickel replied to Rich Saunders's discussion Re: Manly Laptop Bags
"http://foofshop.com/ Their green and blue Irish Tweed options are solid options for Apple owners. A bit off the mark from the OG question, but it fits perfectly in my '70s era slim leather briefcase from Korea."
Oct 8, 2014
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The Barbershop

It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group.  My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found  to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop.  See More
Sep 29, 2014
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City of Brotherly Love

This is a group for those seeking to improve themselves as men in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.Members are encouraged to talk about anything dealing with the city; Best Barbershop, Hat Stores, Best Tailors, etc, and of course cheessteaks!See More
Sep 29, 2014
M Pumpernickel replied to The Eyeball Kid's discussion Musicians every man should/should never have on their playlist
"A few worth mentioning: Woody Guthrie Phil Ochs Leadbelly RL Burnside Captain Beefheart A few that might be controversial: Wu-Tang Clan  - with a focus on early solo albums too A Tribe Called Quest De La Soul The Beastie Boys (at least Pauls…"
Sep 25, 2014
M Pumpernickel replied to John Muir's discussion Folk Songs
Sep 23, 2014
M Pumpernickel replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
Sep 23, 2014
Brad Williams replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Can owning a cat be manly?
"Thank you for this picture.  I just emailed it to my girlfriend with the subject:  How I feel... (she's away at the moment) LOL"
Sep 7, 2014
R. Max replied to M Pumpernickel's discussion Can owning a cat be manly?
"But wouldn't his constant Woody Alleness make you stand out as way more manly? O.o"
Sep 7, 2014

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