INDUSTRY: MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTING SECURITY HARDWARE
YEAR FOUNDED: 1992
PARTNER COLLEGE: LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE, COHORT 12

How did 10KSB help you?
I always knew my company was unique within its industry. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program gave me the methodology and tools to set goals. My differentiators became my strengths and my company began to be noticed. I properly established my brand within national retail channels such as Home Depot, Amazon and Grainger. With that foundation, I was able to become a major supplier to companies I never would have had the idea to go after such as, U-Haul, Airbnb and various startup businesses.

Tell us about a challenge you’ve faced in your business.
Our biggest challenge and passion as a security hardware manufacturer has been staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology in security hardware. Luckily, we have the brightest and hardest working team.

What do you enjoy about being a small business owner?
What I most enjoy about being a small business owner is that I can control the legacy I leave behind. It is wonderful feeling knowing what I built can be passed to future generations. Small business owners have the power to provide employment opportunities and impact their communities. The legacy you leave behind is much more fulfilling than anything else.

Since graduating from the 10KSB Program, is there an accomplishment or goal you’re particularly proud of achieving?
Since completing the 10KSB I have successfully launched two new lines of security hardware including our newest patent security technology — the Eyecon Smart Lockbox. The Eyecon Box is the simplest smart lockbox with the highest level of security using a Cryptographic Hash to provide the same blockchain security used by Bitcoin.