Dan Tang, founder of Global ETS, LLC, which is a GrowFL 2017 Florida Companies to Watch honoree, became interested in entrepreneurship after leaving a large company for a smaller one. Then jumped on the chance to launch his own business when timing combined with opportunity.
"I worked as a production manager for 15 years at an electronic product manufacturer," he said. "I left to accept an offer from a small value-add company in the electronic component industry. That was the turning point that allowed me to experience a smaller company and expand my business knowledge. That was sold off to another company and I decided to go out on my own. I put a business plan together for a testing lab because at that time there were only a few companies in the world doing electronic component testing. I know we can provide better services with better quality and very competetive pricing. I wanted to create something that felt more family oriented and fostered employee loyalty using the following core values, Integrity, Quality, Excellence, Respect, Accountablity, Teamwork and Giving back"
Global ETS is an independent certified test lab specializing in electronic component authentication and testing.
"Our engineers are very innovative and come up with different ways of reducing costs so we can pass those savings on to our clients," Tang explained. "Also, our facility is very large with multiple test benches already set up, which allows us to reduce wasted time and turn around tests very quickly. Everyone averages two weeks while we can do it in five business days or less."
Tang is grateful for being recognized by GrowFL as a Company To Watch.
"It's definitely an honor for us to receive this prestigious award," he said. "Our employees take their jobs very seriously and put their heart and soul into the quality of the product so to be recognized by this is very honoring and we're all excited to win this award. I couldn't have done it without my team and their dedication and hard work."
Tang's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is to take the leap. "Don’t be afraid to take risks," he said. "The biggest thing for me was moving away from that safe, corporate environment to be on your own. There are a lot of things you have to learn on your own, but don't be afraid to do it."