I figured throughout the process that I could at least sell enough to break even – since startup costs were under $500 total. The worst that could happen was that I got an education on 3D design, web design, and prototyping.
It ended up working out a little better than that.
Mat Hofma of Mini Materials talks through the experience of launching and growing his own business.
It’s quick but covers a lot of ground and offers a wealth of insight in to product development, quality management, content creation, and engaging with customers.
Also, check out Starter Story for more insights from other e-commerce creators!
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