We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Marsh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Lean and mean. Big Sky Cigar, Co. has a lean operating structure where all funds go back into inventory or product development. In three years, Big Sky Cigar, Co, is debt free, offers six different cigars with humidor placements in over twenty states, and online sales in all fifty states and three foreign countries. We contribute this success to running a lean operating strategy where every decision returns the greatest value possible to Big Sky Cigar, Co.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I work full time in the energy industry. But I have always found time for my hustle. The plan is to transition over to Big Sky Cigar, co. in the next couple of years. I had some colleagues ask how we have achieved our success thus far. It is a hard question to answer, but what I came up with is “hard work and consistent effort”. There are too many nights for me to count where I am working on invoices or meeting with a graphic designer for a project while friends are out and about having fun. There is definitely some FOMO, but in the end the juice has been worth the squeeze.
If I could tell the world anything about myself or Big Sky Cigar, Co. is I hope they enjoy our product. We spend a lot of time in the whole experience for the end consumer. From the tiny details in our packaging to the months spent in Nicaragua selecting our cigars for their future pleasure. We want the experience to be special.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When I do get time to unwind one would find me on the river or in the mountains. I Grew up in Montana, and love fly fishing and hunting. For the sake of a trip. We would start by fishing the Red Lodge area, and end the day eating dinner at the Edgar Bar south of Laurel, MT. The next day we would work our way West towards Bozeman. We would fish the feeder rivers of the Yellowstone while going towards the Gallatin and Madison rivers. Every town along the way has a cool hole in the wall bars to enjoy. Once all the fishing is done, we would finish at Chico Hot Springs south of Livingston, MT.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My business partner Jess. He has been my best friend for over ten years now. There have been times since we started Big Sky Cigar, Co. where we have wanted to knock each other out, but have found ways to work through it. In the end, when life has tested me, Jess has always been there. So, thanks homie.