Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley are two serious entrepreneurs.
Their company Need/Want specializes in physical products. There are half-a-dozen ideas between the two of them, including a novel dice game, classic paintings like the Mona Lisa re-painted with your face, and their most recent product, Mod Notebooks, physical notebooks that can be synced to the cloud.
Jon and Marshall are radical, and not only for the number of businesses they work on. Along their journey starting these two businesses they’ve provided unparalleled transparency of their progress, and sometimes lack thereof. These posts included the detailed thought process behind cancelling a Kickstarter campaign, the profit from leasing apartments and listing them on Airbnb, and most importantly for ecommerce entrepreneurs, the costs and revenues of launching their businesses.
After they announced that their most recent product, Mod Notebooks, made $91,470 in three months, we decided to catch up with them to see if they may share their advice for other entrepreneurs.
Here’s the interview, spliced with a few of the choicest excerpts from our favorite Need/Want posts.