Bootstrapping a leather supply business to $50k in sales - Jared Maddern, Beamhouse Leather

The crossover you never asked for but didn't know you wanted, it's James and his leather man. They talk about what it takes to build a leather supply business from scratch.
Today I’m joined by Jared Maddern, the founder of Beamhouse Leather, a leather supply business he’s grown to £45k in sales in the past 2 years. Some of you might know I run a handmade leather wallet business on the side, called Whitstable Craft Co, and so this is a little look into the other part of my life.

Although Jared doesn’t run an indie SaaS, I wanted to bring slightly different perspective of being an indie entreprenuer. We discuss how building a business in a growing market has and selling pick axes to gold miners strategy has led to his growth, what it’s like working with physical goods and why he put £10k of his own money to take the business to the next level.

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What we discussed in this episode:
  • Jared’s taco truck
  • How he started leathercrafting
  • Where he got his first leather from
  • How to learn leathercrafting
  • How Beamhouse leather started
  • Starting on Etsy instead of his own website
  • The effect of the pandemic on hobbies
  • Investing £12k for leather machinery
  • Investing personal money
  • Wanting to keep the business as a side project
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Creators and Guests

James McKinven
James McKinven
Host of the Indie Bites podcast & founder of PodPanda.
Jared Maddern
Jared Maddern
Founder of Beamhouse Leather
Bootstrapping a leather supply business to $50k in sales - Jared Maddern, Beamhouse Leather
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