featuring Connor Mockett
Hello, everyone! Welcome back to another week of The Weather with Connor. This week, I have something very important to talk about, and also very exciting for me.
This past week, I decided it was finally time to get everything done and set up for something new I’d be starting in my life. I registered it with Ontario, did a few other things, and I was good to go with it.
I started my very own business called CMForecasting. It’s a business to provide private forecasting to snow removal and lawn care companies, as well as the occasional farmer around the area in Eastern Ontario. The purpose is to give these companies the best and most accurate forecasting for weather events that either mean they’ll be working to clear snow, or have a day off while it’s raining.
This is something that I’ve wanted to try doing for a while now. I’ve had multiple people tell me I should do this as well. It just took a little time for me to convince myself that I’d be able to attempt doing this. I’m sure there will be some growing pains trying to balance my other job and this job together, but I am determined to make both of them work.
I want my business to be what I do for the rest of my life. I want to be in the weather, whether it be forecasting or chasing, for the rest of my life. With enough customers, that is something I can accomplish. Being self employed and doing my favourite thing in this world is what I want to do.
Having my own business will not change the fact that I will be doing these columns bi-weekly. I love to write, and this is a great platform to do that, so that will continue for sure. My forecasts on Facebook will also continue, but will be shorter and not as in-depth as before. The long in-depth forecasts will be for the subscribers.
Next I wanted to thank all of the people that have pressed like or follow on my page since I opened the page in December of 2020. What was supposed to be a place to just post my photos, it turned into me doing forecasts that people grew to love. I never imagined it’d turn out this way, never in my wildest dreams. I have 37,000+ people following me now. A boy that graduated high school without a plan to do anything, without going to school, has his own business now, thanks to everyone that made it anywhere close to being possible. I promise I will not let you down.
If there’s anyone reading this who is interested in private forecasting from me, be sure to reach out to me on Facebook and I’ll respond to you with all of the details on how to get started with the service I provide.
So with all of that said, we’ll see where this new adventure takes me. I’m very excited!