- Posted October 17, 2013 by
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From hobby to job
From Part-time Hobby to Full-time Job
From 2008 to 2012, MIDE Products was just a part-time endeavor that we did on nights and weekends, while working our regular full-time jobs. Even with the limited time that we were investing, because we had unique and functional products, the company was showing continual, steady growth. Then in 2012 everything changed. The company that I had worked at for 23 years was forced out of business, due to the continuing economic downturn. All of a sudden, after 23 years of steady, reliable employment, I was forced to change careers. The once part-time “hobby” instantly became my full-time job and a necessity.
Now, being fully dedicated to growing my own business, we have been able to double sales each of the past 2 years. Our products are now available at numerous online stores and in over 250 retail locations in the United States and Canada. If this trend continues, which we fully expect it will, next year we will be looking to add our first employees to help keep up with the demand. www.mideproducts.com
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