Today we’d like to introduce you to Monty Dale Jr.
Monty Dale Jr is an 11 years old entrepreneur that was born and raised in Inglewood. He attends Kelso Elementary School in Inglewood. He is currently the President of M & M Sportswear. His father Monty Dale Sr founded the company in 2015 out of Inglewood, CA. At the age of eight years old, Monty Jr began learning the ins and outs of his father company. In 2018, Monty Jr design and develop one of M & M Sportswear biggest products (Custom Backpacks). Monty Jr currently sells his creative socks and backpacks at locals events and expos. He has donated many of his custom items to children cancer patients and children with autism. Every year, he runs in the Autism Society 5k runs to show his support. As of 2020, M & M Sportswear has grown its business from just selling custom socks and backpacks to designing and manufacturing sports uniforms to local youth, high school and college sports teams.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I feel operating a business is never an easy task especially as a young boy. When my father introduced me to the business, I had no clue in what he was telling me or how a printing business was ran. My father pushed me into learning the importance of becoming an entrepreneur. My father would take me to all of his events and teach me how to speak with customers and sale products. After about a year in working with my father, I started to learn how to design and make custom socks. There has been several events in which I have worked and didn’t sale anything and my father would always tell me it’s not always about the money it’s about building my future. In 2018, I participated in the Children Business Fair in which I met a lot of different kids who ran their own business. While I was there, I started to think about what kind of product can I create that kids would like. After I while I approached my father and said we should create custom backpacks for kids. My father agreed we can work on a new product but I had to design the bag and create the mock up. After about several mocks up and designs, my father finally decided to approve the design I created. As a business owner, it is never an easy road, there are many risk you have to take in order to build the right business.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about M & M Sportswear – what should we know?
M & M Sportswear is a printing sportswear business that is affordable for everyone. My father founded the company in 2015 with just printing on two items (shirts and hats). As the company grew, my father started to learn different ways to print items and make it affordable for everyone’s need. I’m currently the president and designer of M & M Sportswear. Our company focuses on making unique items for all affordable prices. M & M Sportswear has grown from printing on just two items to designing and creating sports uniforms. Our company works with everyone’s budget. we specialize in custom socks, backpacks, cups, and sports uniforms. We have established many contracts with local youth, high school and even colleges sports team to design and create their uniforms. My biggest accomplish with the company is that we are able to donate and help low-income children, children cancer patients and children who suffer from autism. Every year we host several events to give back to children in need.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I would like to thank my mother and father for caring and supporting me over the years. Thank you for instilling me with a strong passion for learning and for doing everything possible to put me on the path to greatness. I would also like to thank my younger sister Maleah Dale in helping me becoming a big brother to her. I feel my job as a big brother is to look out for my sister and to teach her one day how we both can become successfully and make our parents proud.
- Phone: 310-279-0756
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: MMSPORTSWEAR
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