As his episode re-airs on Shark Tank Week, we caught up with him again to see how his company is doing after not securing a deal. For one, he has launched a new Leather collection called ‘Platinum.’ Here is what he also told us about…
How the Company Has Grown
We’ve grown a lot! We are now at three employees and just hired a fourth today. It’s amazing; I was in business for thre years prior to Shark Tank and struggled to keep it alive. Now I’m supporting myself and creating jobs in the community.
Advice for Future Contestants
Be ready to scale your business rapidly and put money into a great website with a hosting company that is capable of keeping you up and running. Also make sure you have your sourcing squared away.
They were right at that moment in time. My business wasn’t worth the valuation I gave myself. But I also knew that by giving myself that valuation and getting on the show, I would make my business worth what I said it was worth. We make our own reality. So are they right, right now? Absolutely not.