USU Student Businesses

DPDR (Dance Parties Done Right)

Business Owners: Michael Lichfield and Nathan Sargeant

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What does your business do?

We offer DJ services for weddings and other various events and parties. We can also other media services such as live and studio sound recording and sound engineering.

Why did you start your business?

I have always had a love for sharing music and felt that I could make something out of that. I had some very basic equipment to start with and as I was hired more and more I was able to take off from there.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

You have to start somewhere. Don't drop a ton of money expecting success to come along with it. When any opportunity comes in the interest of your business don't hesitate or it'll be too late.

Hellroaring Powder Guides

Business Owner: Samuel Hansen

What does your business do?

Hellroaring Powder Guides offers guided and unguided ski trips to a permitted hut, located in the Centennial Mountains of Idaho and Montana.

Why did you start your business?

I enjoy skiing, especially in the Centennial area, an opportunity to do this commercially arose and I have decided to pursue what I love, skiing, and showing people the most fun they've ever had in my backyard.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

You don't need a textbook to tell you how to pursue your passion, or be ambitious.

J-J Picnic Tables and Custom Woodworking LLC

Business Owner: Joe Rinderknecht

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What does your business do?

We build custom made Picnic Tables and other custom wood projects. Our tables are very sturdy, well built, resistant to mold and warping. They make a very beautiful addition to anyone's living space.

Why did you start your business?

I have been in carpentry for around 8 years. Building picnic tables have always been something I am good at. Starting my own business has been something I have always want to do. The USU Entrepreneurship Club helped me bring it all together.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

My advice for any Aggie Entrepreneurs would be to just go for it, and not hold back. Do what you love.

Peel n' Press

Business Owners: Andrew Hastings and Madisen Miller

What does your business do?

Peel n' Press creates and sells laser cut applique kits for the quilting industry. We are working to build the worlds largest selection of pre-cut applique kits. To accomplish this we work with the worlds leading pattern writers and fabric suppliers.

Why did you start your business?

I started my own business because I love creating things from scratch. There is just a great feeling that comes from doing something in a way that has never been done before. It brings great satisfaction to my life knowing that I created something unique and hope it will continue to help individuals do more of what they love to do.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

I would have to say, don't let fear stop you. Many people will tell you to go get a "real" job, but even if your venture doesn't prove "successful" you will learn more then you could imagine. I think the core to any new venture is setting your mind on it and never looking back. Always move forward.

Rocky Mountain Rental

Business Owner: Skyler Humphreys

What does your business do?

We rent event supplies to people/businesses such as tents, tables, chairs, etc.

Why did you start your business?

I was working for a company that is now my competitor and I didn't like how they conducted business and I knew there was a much more efficient and better way to do it.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

Just do it.

Victorious Bikes

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Business Owners: Spencer K Bailey and Wayne Wheeler

What does your business do?

Victorious Bikes is a high performance fatbike company. We work to have the fattest, lightest, and most high performing fatbikes on the market.

Why did you start your business?

I started Victorious Bikes because I love bikes and I love importing products from Taiwan and China. I also enjoy the thrill of building my own company and building a corporation.

Do you have any tips for future Aggie entrepreneurs?

Act. When you see an opportunity chase it down. Put your money where your mouth is.