Business profile: Leland Reinier
May 15, 2005
Name: Leland Reinier
Name of business/address:
Big Cat Taxidermy, 80 E. Fourth St., Craig.
What prompted you to open your business in Craig?
I wanted to be self-employed. I like the sense of independence and expressing my ideas and talents.
How did you get into your line of business?
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My dad is in the business.
Describe your philosophy of being a good business person.
Be honest. Deliver a nice product in a timely fashion.
How do you define the role of your business in the community?
I serve the hunting community and provide them with a service they need and wanted.
What’s the best part of your job?
For me it is the art and being able to re-create something that was alive.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Keeping up with the workload.
What advice would you give to a young person considering opening his or her own business?
If you think you can do it — just do it! You’ll never know until you do it.