Since 2014, we’ve had 22 companies graduate from our program. Get to know some of our brands and see how BOW helped them achieve their wildest dreams.
Robert Axle Project is a "born in the garage" company that has grown into a multi-million dollar company and encompasses two brands.
"The BOW program helped us develop systems to grow the business financially and from a brand standpoint. Additionally, the connections we made in the outdoor industry, including and beyond our BOW mentors, were so valuable to us. We were able to connect with other professionals, such as CPAs and attorneys. We also learned the ropes of how to efficiently develop financial systems to accurately forecast and budget."
Unlike traditional retail environments, Cairn surprised and delighted its customers with curated products delivered to their doorsteps monthly or quarterly at an incredible value.
"As first-time entrepreneurs, new to the Outdoor industry, and new to Central Oregon, we didn't know what we didn't know. We were excited to surround ourselves with people who had experience in these three areas and could guide us through the early years of building our business. The BOW mentors provided not only experience but also counseling to move us through the difficult decisions and point out the issues/questions we weren't experienced enough to identify on our own."
Picky Bars, which was in its eighth year, was earning around $1.5M in annual sales and had experience with national distribution; but it had been a side business that grew without a clear sustainable plan or strategy.
"BOW helped us put together a more strategic long-term plan and evaluate strategies. It's lonely running and/or owning a business, and having the BOW mentors to rely on, not only during the program but also afterward, made me feel more secure in some of my challenging business decisions and directions."