Summer Company Spotlight: Jacob Richter
The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to welcome a new cohort of students ready to launch their businesses and dip into the world of entrepreneurship – including Jacob Richter of JSR Collectibles.
JSR Collectibles offers high quality, professionally graded sports cards selected and vetted for your enjoyment. Sold through Kijiji, JSR looks to find passionate collectors on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gems.
Read on for a Q+A with Jacob.
What is your favourite part about being an entrepreneur?
I love being able to choose my own hours. It gives me the freedom to work the way that is best for me.
What inspired you to start your business?
I have always collected basketball cards as a hobby and with Covid-19 and the hobby becoming more popular, I felt I could make a business out of it.
What services or products do you offer?
I sell high graded basketball cards through eBay and Kijiji accounts
Who do you look up to for ideas and inspiration?
Most YouTube accounts. I follow a guy who does this professionally with multi thousand dollar deals. It’s pretty inspiring!
How did you come up with the name for your business?
I named my business with the three initials of my name and added collectibles in case I wanted to branch out in the future with more collectable items.
What is unique about your business?
I am selling collector items to a small percent of the population which means one of a kind purchases and exclusivity.
What are your favourite local spots to visit on a day off?
Blue Mountain – for the trails, mini golf, skiing/boarding and all the fun.
For card inquiries, Jacob can be reached at JSRCollectibles@gmail.com or you can browse his inventory here: https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1023076269/listings/1