Ventured.com article featuring Mike & IVC
Thanks to Ashley @ Ventured for reaching out for an interview, & for putting together this awesome article on the Crystal Business.
Inner Vision Crystals
Mike Eggleston’s Inner Vision Crystals is another small company that’s been at the good vibrations business since before it was on-trend. In 2006, Eggleston, tired of the corporate hustle, was looking for a new path. A series of events led him to the Herkimer diamond crystal mines near his home in Hamilton, New York, to start digging on opening day. He sold his findings for $300 on eBay, marking the birth of his new venture.
He continued to mine for inventory and sell on eBay while working at his full-time job. After two years, he had saved enough to resign the nine-to-five lifestyle and focus solely on growing his direct-to-consumer online store. Today, he operates out of a 1,400 square foot warehouse space and retains three full-time employees to help with photography, shipping, and inventory. In 2019, his at-home, bootstrapped business surpassed $1.5 million in sales.
Read the entire article here = https://ventured.com/3-entrepreneurs-banking-with-crystal-magic/