Interview: Jay Burdette, Founder, Legacy Metal Toys

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Meet Grandpa Entrepreneur, Jay Burdette, Founder Legacy Metal Toys

“Follow your dream, do not listen to people and articles that tell you there is no chance. Everyday work on your idea and learn as much as you can.”

What does your business offer?
We will build a large scale all metal toy truck line that is Made in America. 10% of our company profits will be donated to non profit groups that help kids. Every toy truck will get a free personalized metal license plate with the purchaser and child’s initials along with the date.

Our toy truck line will also make toy trucks for young girls.

Middle to upper income Moms with children age 2-7, because they are decision makers for toys.

What was your AHA moment?
Went to buy a metal truck for my grandson JoJo

How has PR and Marketing helped your business?
Ask many people famous and not famous for their help. I am persistent and don’t ever stop looking.

What’s your greatest success to date?
Creating this idea. We may have found our person to fund my startup because that is the hardest part.

What’s been challenging and how did you overcome it?
Getting the word out that this company that everyone loves the idea, will be making products soon. We hope to have our Kickstarter campaign this summer and letting people know about it.

Contacting companies like yours that is connected to my target audience.

What steps are you taking to achieve your goals?
I have the complete business plan ready for an initial investor. We may be funded within a few weeks. I talk to everyone I see about the company and ask for help from many people like your company.

What are your best tips on managing family and business?
I am a full time physical therapist by day and building my business at night and the weekends. My kids are grown so I have more time.

What are your favorite tools and resources?
The web for articles written for and by other entrepreneurs.

If you could wave a magic wand right now, what would you wish for?
My startup finance of $500K!!!!!!!!

Where can readers go to learn more about you and your business?
www.legacymetaltoys.com

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