Most startups fail within the first two years, so to survive seven years, let alone succeed, is definitely something to be very proud of; and all whilst still under the age of 30? Alex kept reassuring me that he was never a top student nor did he possess smart business-sense back then. Persistence and hard work are all you need, he said. I guess only those who have been there since day one will truly understand the determination, hard work, the sleepless days and nights and the perseverance that Alex had put into BlackboxMyCar.
If you know Alex, you would have heard stories about how BlackboxMyCar.com started out as a hobby site while he was still in school. Fast-forward seven years, the hobby site has become the largest dash cam retailer in North America, a strong advocate for safe drivers and safer roads, with partnerships with a number of government departments, including the RCMP, CSIS, Justice Institute of BC, and the FBI, to name a few.
Don’t kid ourselves, all businesses have their ups and downs, and BlackboxMyCar is no exception. In fact, 2018 as a tough year for Alex and the company: challenges with Amazon Marketplace and Google, with a mix of senior staff turnovers. But like they say, when life hands you lemons, grab tequila and salt, and the party goes on! Fast-forward to today, here we are, everyone busy preparing for the upcoming Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday season sales events, and of course the Company Holiday Party that's coming up in December.