We Bring ideas to life!
Equals SUCCESS with The Idea Experts
My name is John Mack, and people that know me would agree that I connect dots in an effort to solve problems. Dots in my world equal people, places and things. I know a lot of people, in a lot of places, who do a lot of things--many things. It's what I've done my entire life. When I have an idea, and it provides a solution or answer to a problem, and it syncs in my brain, the process starts. On the flip side, If I'm approached by someone who has an idea that syncs with my inquisitive nature, and perhaps provides a solution or answer to a problem, I can bring that concept to an actual product ready for market. Its what I do!
From our humble beginnings working in my spare bedroom, we have transitioned through a plethora of highs and lows. The Idea Experts, LLC started out with the creation of a clothing company known as Korupt Klothing. Korupt Klothing was successful and well received in the designated target market of action sports. To increase profit margins, we began outsourcing some of the garments in China and we began to learn to the "tricks of the trade" for outsourcing production to China. As time went on, our market share in the clothing industry began increasing and we came up with a unique idea that would compliment the Korupt Klothing clothing line. This was such a novel idea that shortly after its inception, that the sales of this item grew exponentially and overtook the clothing line in sales which eventually directed us to another market completely. The product was a novelty item that took the world by storm and it was born from a simple sketch on a napkin of a pole dancer hanging on the antenna of a vehicle. We named the dolls Korupt Kittens as it was originally designed to compliment the Korupt Klothing line. When the Korupt Kittens antenna dolls were launched they were an instant success. This particular business venture showed us how to negotiate the outsourcing process with China. We navigated through every business aspect of manufacturing the dolls in China. We were dealing with brokers and directly with manufacturers and factories in China. This venture is also where our first business meetings with buyers from large companies such as Spencers Gifts, Hooters, and many others specialty stores. We also learned how to approach distributors and rep agencies for large orders and how to step away from a company that is not a good fit. Even after selling the name and business, the dolls are still sold all over the world.
We always knew the antenna figures would never evolve into a multimillion dollar company, however it gave me my first learning experiences on how to successfully scale my current business The Idea Experts LLC. We are currently working on several projects that are sold at Walmart and other large retailers.