Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Sound Sailing Center!
Four questions with Martin van Breems, founder of Sound Sailing Center.
Why did you start your business?
I started Sound Sailing help you get involved in sailing through an innovative instruction and membership program. Our instruction is based on a simple concept—in 20 to 30 hours you will be out sailing my boats by yourself, so we damn well better do a good job! The membership program uses boats I enjoy sailing myself.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...
I wish I could reach more people and get them to realize that sailing is a wonderful mix of relaxation, adventure, challenges, and peace and quiet in a fun. It's a relatively affordable activity that is easy to share with friends and family. Not many things can offer that mix in today's world.
Best selling product or service?
Our daysailer membership program, unlimited sailing for a year for under $2,800.-, no maintenance, no other expenses or commitment.
We use a host of local businesses to help run our business. Some include;
- Quantum sails - Norwalk CT
- Norwalk Cove Marina
- Select Plastics
- Carlton Welding
- Sunset Grill
- Sign Smarts
Visit Sound Sailing Center online here.
Sound Sailing Center is located at 54A Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk.
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!