the closest bigger city is Minneapolis which is about an hour and a half away. Gonna try to go a little higher in price and also got rid of the 2 different line services just gonna have the one. I would prefer to make better than quicker for a bigger impact.
When I look at the local twisters, there are a whole slew of twisters who frankly aren't that good. They generally got a job (like I did) working for a company that specializes in putting barely trained twisters in restaurants. Now, don't get me wrong, some of those twisters are actually quite good---but a large percentage never get beyond the basics.
There are also a lot of twisters who are twisters second and something else first---decorators, magicians, face painters, clowns, etc. Again, some of these people are very good twisters, but a large percentage never get beyond the basics.
There aren't too many twisters in the Houston Market who I consider to be really good twisters. If you want to hire any old twister, you probably are not going to hire one of us... because we charge more. Do I lose business to the less expensive twisters? Yes. Have I actually referred people to one of those twisters? Yes---one of them is probably reading this post. I can't do anything about that.
What I can do is raise my artform to a level where I have a different niche. If you want one of the best twisters... somebody who can really wow you, then you are coming to me. If you want somebody who is simply going to make dogs and swords to entertain a 3/4 year old kid, then frankly I don't want that gig. I want something that is going to challenge me as well as be fun.