What does your business do?
Bellside Logistics is a freight delivery service that obtains contracts to deliver freight for other freight companies. We currently have contracts with Pilot Freight Services and North American Logistics. With those contracts, we deliver unpalletized freight to residential and business locations mostly in the greater Denver Area. We generate revenue from the weight and distance driven as well as if the delivery requires more than one person. We are located in Northeast Denver Colorado and the mission is to eventually have the abilities to offer employment to others that reside in the Northeast Denver area.
When and why did you start the biz?
We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and have been in operation since September, 2017. It is hoped that the business will provide a legacy for my wife and myself and our 3 children.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
Kitchen Table or anywhere in my home with my laptop. The plan is to obtain our own warehouse and office space in 5 years.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The most difficult part of running the business is running the business. I am a one man show with help from time to time from my wife with the admin portions and from my 17 year old son with the deliveries on the weekends. Outside of that everything is on me. I have to work the company and run the company. Time management is been a constant lesson over the past 12 months.
What's the most fun part?
The best part of all is the positive influence this is having not only on my children but the rest of my family as well. Being the inspiration for others to take control of the finances in the present and the future.
Anything you would have done differently?
I would have never leased the vehicle I am in right now. I wasn't for sure how well the business would do in the beginning and was afraid to buy the cargo van. Looking back on it now, we have done well enough to purchase the van but now it has been difficult to save a reasonable down payment for one with all the money we pay for the lease.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Next for Bellside Logistics is to purchase a cargo van as well as hire two employees within the next 12 months.
What advice do you have for others?
Don't be afraid to believe in yourself or your dreams. You have all the tools you need to be successful and they're plenty of people that are willing to help as long as they see you serious about your goals.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
High School graduate of Montbello
Prior jobs or business?
I have obtained my CDL for over 12 years and have worked for the Aurora Public Schools as a bus driver, I have also worked for FedEx, DHL and Carey Limousine over the last 15 years.
What are your pets' names?
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
While working at FedEx I was promoted to manager. During that time I was placed in charge of 9 routes and making sure those routes were covered everyday. It was during that time that I gained the confidence of becoming my own boss.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Jonas Mancho of M BU Inc. Located in Denver Colorado.
PO Box 7153
Denver, CO 80207