Deep down inside I am a model railroad guy. That’s how I got into this business. I always felt that there was a business opportunity here and after 15 years I am still trying to find it. This blog is going to be a little bit of the story of the path that got me here.
This blog is an extension of my website and really is meant to become an open arena where I can talk to my customers (and non-customers) get advice, share advice and just chat about the
business, why I am in it, what we are trying to do and why I think "we have something here".
For those who may not know of Martin Meyer Imports West, we are direct importers of very nice craft, art and hobby supplies from Europe. The overview of our business is that we a small family run company are that is the North American marketing and sales representatives for a bunch of small family run European companies.
Our partners create some of the best products around, but they are too small to present their goods in the US. My real skill is in building relationships that allows us to become the exclusive importer of these products, in fact earning their trust to become part of their family, to help them in this market and to bring some really nice stuff for you to use.
Over time, I’ll write about my visits to Europe to meet with our partners, of drinking beers, eating cake,
getting lost and seeing first hand how these wonderful items are produced. I’ll also showcase some of our items, give stuff away (free products!) take in suggestions (and complaints) and offer project design tips and suggestions from Elaine, our creative director.
Please do let me know what you think, and help me share this with others. My moto is "all ears and no brains", so please do talk with me and help me on this journey.