March 23, 2015
The/Studio: Introduce yourself. Tell our readers a little bit about who you are!
Ryan: My name is Ryan Barr and I am founder of Whipping Post
The/Studio: What does your business do?
Ryan: We make uncommonly durable bags and leather goods.
The/Studio: That’s awesome! What have you learned since starting your business?
Ryan: How to work with people and how to constantly refine my process.
The/Studio: What about your business are you most proud of?
Ryan: Being a bootstrapped business. I literally started with a few hundred bucks and never took on any money. To get this far has been extremely gratifying.
The/Studio: Wow! That is something to be proud of! What are some of the greatest challenges you face with your business?
Ryan: Spreading the word is always difficult for a small business. There’s also forecasting issues. You never know what will be a hit.
The/Studio: Where do you see your business in 10 years?
Ryan: A greatly expanded line and perhaps more brick and mortar presence.
The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
Ryan: An ethical business that treats it employees well and is loved by our customers.
The/Studio: That’s a great and important legacy to leave. What is the story behind the custom product that you produced with The/Studio?
Ryan: I like to include a patch and a post card with a little note with every bag we make. Its just a nice little personal touch.
The/Studio: I love that idea! Thank you Ryan for sharing your story with us! We wish you much success!
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