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Very in today's small business big idea is our guest had an idea for a lightweight plastic loud that attaches to your car back in 1978.
And it took over thirty years to -- facts.
But one year after lunch not -- auto clouds expected to rake in 2.5 million dollars in sales and basically challenged.
V8 -- million dollar snow blowing market.
-- to -- and if the founder and CEO of nordic auto plow and joins us now and -- the first thing that.
SA ass and I were just talking about this kudos to you for sticking with this earth thirty some -- -- me I'm sure people said.
Please let this go already.
It -- that and my wife was the one.
-- your obsessive stop so forty years of talking about it she finally said let's just do it already so we -- brings together and and -- happens.
Basically the problem with it was you needed to -- I guess a strong enough plastic proper shape the whole thing and that he got it yeah a lot of -- January 2012.
And hasn't being received.
Oh it's been great it's been great I mean everybody sees it it's a wow factor -- That first they don't believe it and then they see it happen and then they'd start smiling and they wish they had it.
It's really novel.
Quickly explain to people because I watch the little video and literally it's like fifty pounds and you just kind of bungee cord -- to the heavier car.
Yet we have solid straps -- go to the foot in the door and bungee cords or go into the springs by though we -- well.
And that's it it's all about leverage we kept it real simple so it's like if you had a shovel when you pushed it down the sidewalk.
That's what the car's doing we put a shovel -- from the bumper.
The car pushes it.
And it's it's a beautiful thing.
Isn't it amazing that no one has come up with this idea and all this time because there's so let's let me out there shuttle landing -- And no one has thought of this.
Well that's what got me going -- I mean when we came up with this in college.
And that and then every year -- made a prototype in 1982 and it failed miserably like Kenny gave up and every year I -- think in somebody's gonna make it.
And I'm gonna be a guy -- that I thought at first but I didn't do it and then.
It still wasn't -- three years ago it still wasn't done so we we went after it and here we are.
God bless your perseverance OK -- your hit in the midwest and the northeast pretty much for snow as we get hammered generally.
But like the west and the south -- saying you -- put this on any TV in light.
-- -- Exactly we were asked when we're at the first show we showed -- -- they.
A writing more manufacturer says can you attach that to a more.
And of course we can't and then we went about doing -- and then and -- TV manufacturers they can you put done ATV and of course weekend and and so now we can hedge their bets were not just winner and a car.
We could use this year round because the plow the unique design.
Is rounded edge so won't tear up the grass so we can use it on lawns we can use -- on gravel -- ways we could.
I mean we could use it anywhere without getting caught on crack.
OK so let's get to that they're logistics here -- well how much.
Okay that carb version costs in the 600 range the riding mower and enough height 300.
Low fives so it's affordable it's it's priced like a snowblower.
It sure is and you're not out there in this -- let's be clear about that.
And now let's talk about -- you have deals but I -- -- get -- at Home Depot right.
I'm online at Home Depot we just signed a deal with Tractor Supply store so I give them kudos.
True value is well.
And I'm -- a lot of -- web sites and we hooked up with agri fab.
Who is a major player in four continents and they are going to be our exclusive licensee and they're gonna help manufacture distribute it.
And I give those guys a lot of credit I going to be pushing this in Canada and Europe.
I give you a lot of credit that we all give you a lot of credit my stepfather is a small business owner and this would be perfect for him -- he gets out there.
This will snowblower for a guy and -- -- parking lot.
Rich I think you are a relic and I think a lot of people should listen to your story thanks -- Down attempts.
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