President, Spiral Staircase & The Barn Door Hardware Store
Location: Erie, PA
Business type: B2C
Business summary: After looking for an online opportunity in 2015, Jon fell upon the trend of rustic chic home décor. Using his skills from current job as manager of a metal fab shop, he started selling barn door hardware online. He started on Ebay with 2 kits and is currently selling on his own website, Amazon, Etsy and Ebay, producing more than 150 kits per week.
About Jon: Jon moved to Erie in 1985 after graduating from The Ohio State University with BSBA in marketing. He is married with three children and enjoys running multiple companies and staying super busy.
Presentation title: "Multi-Platform Ecommerce"
Jon started a small e-commerce business using Ebay and scraps from his metal shop to test the concept. In his presentation, Jon will discuss starting a business in Erie, and how the Internet allows you to start, test, refine your business as you go and see results daily.