Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jordan Wangh, Owner of Skyer Motorsport Corp., located in Richmond, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are an automotive aftermarket custom parts company. We focused on auto enthusiasts' communities that crave premium quality auto parts that stand out in the crowd.
With an in-house design team, most of our parts are original designs and of high quality on fit and finish. Many of our customers come to us due to a lack of quality parts and support for their cars.
Most of our parts cater to 2-seaters or some 2+2 sports cars. We design parts based on customers' requests and ship worldwide directly to their door.
Tell us about yourself
When I first got my BMW Z4M, I couldn't find quality parts and a design that was pleasing to the eye. After searching all over the internet, I've decided to roll up my sleeves and start designing one for myself.
I had no prior experience in product development or manufacturing. I simply want to get a spoiler that makes the car look complete. I started sourcing for manufacturers and learning about product design and development. After a year, I installed the first spoiler that I designed onto my car.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Building a brand that people recognized in my target market as one of the top brands in that sector.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Willing to let go of control when business grows, and more team members are involved.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do the hard things first. Even when you don't want to, then it gets easier as you practice.
- Build a brand, whether it's a personal brand or business brand.
- Know your business metrics and profitability if you're not a numbers guy, partner with someone who is.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
The only constant in business is "change." If you want to start a business, but you don't want to adapt to the market on a consistent basis, the success that you have today will be gone tomorrow. One of the best things that I did for my business was to build an audience and listened to them constantly.
Where can people find you and your business?
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