Number of jobs created: 4 full time jobs, 3 part time jobs
Project in operation: since 2017
Location covered: whole European market apart from Balkan countries (but soon to be)
The Jerry Can Bar is the new innovative way of gifts. Tailor-made unique canisters filled with various presents are handmade and customized. Currently they are number one seller of this kind of product in Europe and number 3 in the world. Their vision is to reach other markets in the world, and in the end to be number one seller in the world.
Idea came up from the founders who were seeking a product which could be handmade in Slovakia, which would be unique and innovative. They wanted to use Slovak resources for it. Founders used their own financial resources in order to start the business.
Firstly, they created a product which was not present in the Slovak market and they were innovative enough to push it throughout the markets in Europe as well. Even though they had to fight for example bad infrastructure, as the region of Snina is in the very East of Slovakia, they realized that innovation has more value than all of the bottlenecks you meet on the way.
Their main idea was to use only Slovak sub-suppliers. However, the biggest part of their product – the cannister, is not made in Slovakia so they had to use foreign sub-suppliers.
Then it was already mentioned bad infrastructure was also one of the issues.
Their main advice is – look before you leap. You have to be very careful with all your decisions and really think through all the direct and indirect impacts it may have. And, of course, persistence and hard work.