I started EE In A Box, which stands for Electronics Education In A Box in 2005. My business has changed from my original business plan which I planned to design and produce electronic kits with instructional materials. Since I haven’t asked for any funding from external investors, I needed a way to generate income to fund the development and production of electronic product designs. I decide to continue to work full time during the day at another job as an electrical engineer so that I can use my personal savings to operate my start-up company. I also decided to package electronic components into kits for college courses at the university and for groups and organizations like 4-H. I have also picked up existing products from other manufactures to resell that fit into my focus on electronic kits. I am working back towards my original goal of producing electronic kits with educational materials for electronic hobbyist, schools, and groups involved in engineering events. As you will find out in business, you have to be ready to change and move in a new direction on a minutes notice. The market moves on with or without you!
Being and entrepreneur helps prepare you for life. Start out when you’re young and keep trying out your ideas. Nobody will have the passion and desire that you do for your idea, so don’t let others discourage you from implementing your ideas and stopping you from starting your own business. If I would have gave up after not winning a top place in the business competition, I would not be at the place I am at today with my business. I have worked hard to refine my ideas and continue to move forward with giving my business plan a try. I have not been as successful as I had hoped to be at this point in my operation, but I am willing to be patient and continue my hard work to manage the growth of my company and reach my original goals and aspirations for EE In A Box. I challenge you to give your ideas a try too!