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Risk & Reward E48 Clay Canning

Hosted by: Holland Henderson Special guest: Clay Canning

March, 2024

In this episode, we’re joined by Clay Canning, the innovative founder behind Screen Skinz. With a journey that began in the bustling halls of his high school, Clay’s entrepreneurial spirit was sparked during the early days of Amazon. Listen in as he shares the compelling story of his journey from a high school entrepreneur to the successful founder of Screen Skinz, offering insights into the challenges and triumphs of building a business from the ground up.

In this episode we cover:

  • How our guest got started in the custom phone screen business – in high school (1:30)
  • A meeting in 2019 with Maurice Clarett changes his life (4:52)
  • What happened when COVID hit and TikTok blew up Clay’s business (7:14)
  • NCAA individual licenses with each team are required and it’s a complicated process (10:34)
  • How Screen Skinz differentiates from the competition (14:10)
  • Scaling from team logos to personalization (16:20)
  • How the company keeps up with the launch of new phones (19:51)
  • The number of hours Clay clocks a week and what it involves (27:49)
  • Advice for future entrepreneurs (31:38)
  • The various speedbumps that popped up on the road to entrepreneurship for our guest (35:24)
  • Clay’s Chinese Government Regulation Story (37:56)

Links From the Show:

Allen & Company
Screen Skinz
Maurice Clarett
NCAA merchandise license 

Connect with:

Holland Henderson – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Holland Henderson
LinkedIn – Holland Henderson

Clay Canning – Founder Screen Skinz
Screen Skinz – Clay Canning
LinkedIn – Clay Canning

The opinions voiced in this program are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult an appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision.

Clay Canning and Screen Skinz are not affiliated with LPL or Allen & Co.

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