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Jason O'Neill Discusses Importance of Not Growing Too Quickly

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  • Date Added : 8/20/2008
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Jason O'Neill

  • Founder, Pencil Bugs
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1996 (Age: 26 years old)
  • Jason O'Neill - Interview - Pencil Bugs
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Biography

Jason O'Neill founded the company Pencil Bugs in November 2005, right after he turned 10 years old.

Pencil Bugs attach to a standard pencil via a pipe cleaner body. Each bug has a Styrofoam head with antennae and eyes and comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity, which includes its name, the day it was "born" and instructions on the proper care and training of a Pencil Bug. What started as a simple craft fair product a few years ago is now a full-fledged business for O'Neill, complete with a city of Temecula business license, a state tax identification number and a Web site for sales.

O'Neill donates 5 percent of Pencil Bugs sales to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. The other 95 percent goes right back into the product itself.

We've been trying to keep it small because one of the things I've learned is if you expand too quickly and you can't keep up with stuff then you might lose control and the business might go down the drain. But I do have plans for evolving in the future. I have ideas for a board game and a video ga...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 24 Jason O'Neill Feels He Is An Inventor and An Artist
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Video 2 of 24 Jason O'Neill Provides Pencil Bug Product Description
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Video 3 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Vision For Pencil Bugs
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Video 4 of 24 Jason O'Neill States His Role In The Company Is In A Creative Capacity
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Video 5 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Role of Parents In Company
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Video 6 of 24 Jason O'Neill States Company Grew From Sidewalk Sales To Word of Mouth to Website Sales
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Video 7 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses How He Was Able To Sell In School
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Video 8 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Importance of Perseverance
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Video 9 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Making The Pencil Bug Product
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Video 10 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Need To Increase Production
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Video 11 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Importance of Not Growing Too Quickly
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Video 12 of 24 Jason O'Neill Shares His Thoughts on Sales
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Video 13 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Patent Costs
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Video 14 of 24 Jason O'Neill States Importance for Parents To Listen To Their Kid's Ideas and To Let Them Fail
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Video 15 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Relationship With Group In Kenya
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Video 16 of 24 Jason O'Neill States Surprise At Amount of Work It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
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Video 17 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Decision To Give Some Profits Back To A Charity
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Video 18 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Publicity In Forbes Magazine
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Video 19 of 24 Jason O'Neill States All Company Profits Go To His College Fund
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Video 20 of 24 Jason O'Neill States His Mother Is The Website Designer
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Video 21 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Challenges of Expansion and Getting Products Developed in China
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Video 22 of 24 Jason O'Neill States Importance of Not Growing A New Business Too Quickly
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Video 23 of 24 Jason O'Neill States Beginning Of A Business Is More Challenging Because There Are No Systems In Place
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Video 24 of 24 Jason O'Neill Discusses Professional Awards and Honors
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