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Apr 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
I was wondering...?
If MP had a state by state listing of business professionals willing to offer their services to Our Community, would this be welcomed?
This list could include any profession from Accountants to Painters to Veterinarians.
Existing somewhere on the bottom of the 'General' page?

For example: ( Please, pardon the gratuitous self promotion )
I am the owner of a small business specializing in Commercial / Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Service and Replacement.
I also work on water heaters and boilers.
I am licensed locally and carry a $1mil incidental/ $2mil aggregate insurance policy

I would gladly offer a "Dirtbaggers Discount" on services for MP users.

EDIT
I myself use the services of a local Vet/climber that "Operates" out of his mobile Hospital. He performs FLAWLESS neuters (that do not require your pet to wear a cone) in your front yard.

Any other like-minded pro's out there?

What do you think Mtn. Peeps???
Tom-onator
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Apr 24, 2013
Stairway to Heaven
But do you really want the sort of people who read MountainProject as your customers? Martin le Roux
From Superior, CO
Joined Jul 16, 2003
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Apr 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Ha ha!

Yes , Martin!
Your money spends the same as anyone elses lol.
Tom-onator
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Apr 24, 2013
Mt. Agassiz
Tom-O wrote:
What do you think Mtn. Peeps???


It's a climbing website.
Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
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Apr 24, 2013
tanuki
great idea. NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
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Apr 24, 2013
Tough Mantle Problem.  Haven't sent yet...
I think it's a good idea... But for climbing related businesses. Guides, resolers, wholesalers... Rob Gordon
From Hollywood, CA
Joined Feb 2, 2009
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Apr 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Great feedback so far!
I was thinking along the lines that; I needed to have work done that I couldn't do myself. I'm going to shell out some Benjamins to get it done anyway, so I'd rather pay a fellow climber?
Yes, including industry pro's like guides would be fantastic!
Tom-onator
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Apr 24, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Maybe MP could provide some sort of benefit to guides, such as free advertising in appropriate areas on the website, and the guides could in turn provide a discount for MP users.

In the increasingly digital age, a tech-savvy guide might find that this advertising could bring them a lot of new business, and it keeps MP'rs happy.
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
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Apr 24, 2013
Stabby
I'm pretty sure they don't want to go down that path, as complications can arise with shysters and deadbeats interacting. Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
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Apr 24, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Mike Lane wrote:
I'm pretty sure they don't want to go down that path, as complications can arise with shysters and deadbeats interacting.


That's true...what was I thinking. With the Ellenors and Killises of the world, this might not be the best place to promote a legitimate business.
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
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Apr 24, 2013
Eiger summit
We don't need more visual spam. Maybe climbing related business only but not "Commercial / Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Service and Replacement." What percentage of MP is going to care about that discount in Colorado Springs? Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
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Apr 24, 2013
the man was smart
I'm a believer in word of mouth or in this case "type". Next time I wear through my rands I might send em off to Locker, if I need advice on my boiler I'll be PMing Tom-O, if I need a nurse I hope its not Elanor and if I need some porn I'll message Killis. If I need to ask what people think about Link cams I'll start a new thread. T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Apr 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Brian wrote:
We don't need more visual spam. Maybe climbing related business only but not "Commercial / Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Service and Replacement." What percentage of MP is going to care about that discount in Colorado Springs?


Good point Brian, which is why I suggested a state by state listing.
Somewhere down at the bottom of the forum page so as not to be intrusive.
If my vehicle breaks down in BFE, it would be nice to look up the local climber/mechanic to try first for repairs.
Assuming they aren't out crankin at the local crag!

So far no like-minded pro's?

Please keep the debate rolling...
Tom-onator
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Apr 24, 2013
I think this is a great idea, I am always looking for climbers to spend my $ with. I hope to support similar interests out there. I'm not a professional or own my own business but I know several climbers who do.

I will go ahead and plug my buddies biz for recovery drink mikesmixture.com Support Mike and support climbers, he employs two people who can climb more often and don't have to work for the man anymore.
OCClimber
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Apr 24, 2013
Humboldt Bouldering
Sorry Tom but I would rather have Mountain Project stay as a climbing website. Though I'm there is a place for such a great idea! Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Joined Sep 16, 2009
472 points
Apr 24, 2013
Climbers are dirtbags. Climbers love deals. If you need a new HVAC system, deck built, professional guide, accountant, veterinarian, etc. wouldn't you rather get a discount (assuming the climber discount) and be working with a climber? I would. I support this. TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 4, 2010
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Apr 24, 2013
Josh Kornish wrote:
Sorry Tom but I would rather have Mountain Project stay as a climbing website. Though I'm there is a place for such a great idea!


Wouldn't it still be a climbing website? What's wrong with an Angie's List type section for climber owned businesses'?
OCClimber
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Apr 24, 2013
Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
Josh Kornish wrote:
Sorry Tom but I would rather have Mountain Project stay as a climbing website. Though I'm there is a place for such a great idea!


Ryan & Josh, I'm not suggesting the site change in ANY manner, apart from a "heading" one could click on to see what services climbers can offer to other climbers.

Mike, I totally see your point here, but don't we already face these challenges in the 'for sale' department?

Fall Guy, Thank you for the kind remark and if I can't answer your question I'll ask the right person and try to get you an answer!

Ben, I think simplicity is the key here. Wouldn't more ads be a nuisance to MP users?
I'm not suggesting everyone offer a "Dirtbag Discount" either. Most people are in this for the money and I get that.

NC,OC, and Birdman thanks for selecting the 'Like' button!

I said I own a small business. I should clarify that I have to work 7 to 3:30 for someone else to keep food on the table, and work afternoons and weekends to support my climbing habit.
Which means I don't get out much :(
Tom-onator
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Apr 25, 2013
Tough Mantle Problem.  Haven't sent yet...
Fall Guy wrote:
if I need a nurse I hope its not Elanor


Oh dear god. Can you imagine getting a dose of anesthesia and as you're going under you mention you're a climber and the nurse says, "Oh me too. My name is Ellanor. I'll be assisting on your surgery."

Struggling to pull the gas mask off... Fighting to stay awake!
Rob Gordon
From Hollywood, CA
Joined Feb 2, 2009
138 points
Apr 25, 2013
Anyone else have a climber owned business they recommend? OCClimber
Joined Mar 24, 2013
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Apr 25, 2013
Me again!
Sleeplessinnormandy wrote:
I'm a professional writer.



Sure you are, gonna make another go at it eh? Best of luck. This should be entertaining.
J Q
Joined Mar 11, 2012
48 points
Apr 25, 2013
This is a "yes" vote.
I would use it today if it existed. Great idea Tom-O!
Cindy
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 4, 2006
21 points
Apr 25, 2013
Humboldt Bouldering
I don't mean to personally put you or your idea down at all Tom.

I've thought more about where it could fit into the site and in the "Deals" tab it would be great!
Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Joined Sep 16, 2009
472 points
Apr 25, 2013
the man was smart
obviously less than 20% of mtn projectors own anything besides a subaru wagon their parent paid for, bad idea Tom-o T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,053 points
 
Apr 25, 2013
the man was smart
I will say that my whole first rack was bartered from a job that I did for a "pro" climber and the main reason I was hired was because I was into climbing. I climbed 5.7 at the time and got pumped doing it. It was cool to see a tight knit community and that kept me going on it. I hire climbers over anyone anytime, rock climbers usually know what giving 100% is all about. gym climbers, well, thats another story.

lets do it mtn proj, this site is turning into RC.com with better graphics anyways
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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