6 Tips For Starting A Successful 3d Printing Business

Want to start your own 3d printing business? Here are 6 tips you should know.

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a 3d printing business:

#1: Jeremy Simon, founder of 3D Universe, LLC:

We chatted with with Jeremy, founder of 3D Universe, LLC ($300K/month). In our interview, Jeremy says:

Avoid products where the manufacturer has lots of resellers drop-shipping their products. It’s hard to compete when nearly anyone can sell a product without having to keep it in inventory.

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#2: Roy Kirchner, founder of Ultimate 3D Printing Store:

We chatted with with Roy, founder of Ultimate 3D Printing Store ($330K/month). In our interview, Roy says:

Make plans to do things as a family, and do your best not to let work interfere with those moments, but know that there are going to be times when you will have to sacrifice an outing, a dinner date, a holiday weekend.

Additionally:

If you take care of your customers, word of mouth, even with an eCommerce store, is the most valuable thing you can receive.

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#3: Jeremy Simon, founder of 3D Universe, LLC:

We chatted with with Jeremy, founder of 3D Universe, LLC ($300K/month). In our interview, Jeremy says:

A situation like this pandemic can cause significant difficulties for many businesses, but it can also create new opportunities.

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#4: Braydon Moreno, founder of Robo 3D:

We chatted with with Braydon, founder of Robo 3D ($150K/month). In our interview, Braydon says:

Never spend money starting by filing your business with the state, getting a trademark, etc etc. Stop with the easy tasks that make you "official." Start the business with getting a prototype made (if it’s a product) or customers (if it’s a service).

Additionally:

I reached out to our customers who had our product and asked them to film a quick 10 second video. That single handedly drove a majority of our business early on because people received validation from real users.

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