Before the accolades; before the big Orvis contract; before the studio spaces, there was a dream. A.L. Swanson knew at an early age that one day, he'd make a name for himself.

He wasn't sure exactly what he'd be offering, but he wanted his name to be synonymous with the highest quality hand-crafted goods anywhere. As his woodworking projects turned into a business, he began to see that dream become reality. Today, A.L. Swanson produces some of the worlds most incredible wood fly fishing boxes, rod tubes, and furniture. It's hard to fathom that hundreds and hundreds of these items are being made right here in Helena, Montana, from a small shop and sold all over the planet!

Artists tend to not have a business mind, but Swanson has proved he's not your typical artist. In this extraordinary interview with our host Joel Silverman, we uncover the story of how creative people with incredible talent can indeed build an actual business and thrive because of it!

Thank you for listening the Montana Business Podcast, hosted by Joel Silverman! The Montana Business Vlog and Montana Business Podcast are produced by Joel Silverman and his team at Silverman Law Offices of Helena and Bozeman.