Paying to incorporate as an LLC isn't a form of "prestige" like paying for a Better Business Bureau rating or paying people on Fiver to write good Google and Yelp reviews. Its a normal way or organizing a business to shield yourself against liability should something go wrong. Meaning, if things go south as a sole proprietorship, the bank, the creditors or people suing you for lets say a crashed bus, can sue you personally into bankruptcy. As an LLC, they wouldn't be able to do it, except in a few rare circumstances. So, as a customer, the business owners not taking the time to plan things out that far doesn't give me any confidence that this company will last that long.They aren't a LLC because they're not operating and have no passengers or employees. Whether it's a strike of confidence for you doesn't matter, since you're not involved. Spending money on "prestige" isn't a sound business practice.
Yes Ricky, you know that I've been trying to do something like this for quite some time. Mike is another unemployed driver with similar goals, so we've gotten to know each other very well. That said, there's not a single passenger yet so I remain unemployed.Swad- I noticed this quickly went from you reaching out about “job or partner” to knowing the business pretty well.
Let me ask Mike (the owner & webmaster) about this. We're in Reno so it's much easier for us to do a "weekend in Portland" instead of the other way around. Since we have no employees, the primary cost is fuel, and positioning both ways would double our expenses.Most of the links on the website lead to an error saying that "Your access to the site has been limited" with a 503 error, at least for me. Even the Terms and Conditions error out - not good to buy a ticket without being able to see the terms and conditions!
I was trying not to go into detail, but was referring to overnight KFS<>RNO. Casino bus riders have proven to be able to travel at some pretty odd times. That's why I mentioned selling a midday stay in RNO. The main connection would be in KFS:Connections aren't feasible to either 11/14 or 5/6. The 11 leaves KFS at 8:17 AM which means we'd have to drive overnight from RNO to KFS. Same goes for the southbound with the 14 getting to KFS at 9:50 PM.
A connection from the 5 might work, but the 6 wouldn't. It leaves RNO at 4:06 PM which would bump PDX departure too early into the morning to meet 501 from SEA.
Not sure how LSV applies. That's in New Mexico but if you means Las Vegas (NV), then the $29 flights from RNO have kiboshed that option.
With a 65 mph speed limit, these 533 miles (from Google Maps) are feasible and perhaps the only good option.
Heh if you're getting errors with a lot of links you're clicking on that site, don't think I'd trust buying a ticket off of this site either! And also getting an error message when you try to see terms and conditions, really? Nope, doubt I'd trust a site like that myself.Most of the links on the website lead to an error saying that "Your access to the site has been limited" with a 503 error, at least for me. Even the Terms and Conditions error out - not good to buy a ticket without being able to see the terms and conditions!
I'd agree that it also seems to be a fairly niche market, and with the service alert I saw (Reno to Portland on Friday, and Portland to Reno on Sunday) the timing seems to be oriented towards a weekend in Portland, versus trying to grab the market of people traveling to Reno for a weekend of gambling. I'd think the market would be a lot bigger for "weekend gambling in Reno from Portland" than "weekend trip to Portland from Reno."