Ankle Roll Guard, LLC
We sell the Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard, a patented and independently tested, brace-less ankle support that prevents sprains by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or “roll”.
What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?
Ankle Roll Guard is the best small business in the community because we sell the only ankle sprain prevention product on the market that does not affect mobility or comfort. With over 9 million ankle sprains each year in the U.S., our mission is to help customers avoid an ankle "roll" without the discomfort & restriction of a brace or tape.
The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is a patented & independently tested, brace-less ankle support that prevents sprains by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll". Unlike conventional ankle braces, the Armor1 wraps securely around the outside of any shoe type and allows you to retain full ankle mobility & comfort. It provides ankle stability, balance, and protection if you have weak ankles, tend to frequently roll your ankles, or have a neuromuscular disorder. Join the thousands of customers actively using this breakthrough solution for every day support or balance, in physical therapy, podiatry, orthotics, and various sports.
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How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?
Nancy has been great in helping me focus on our target markets and to grow revenue through existing customers and distributors. She also had some great insights in improving our website, marketing, and potential funding avenues. Lastly, she is a great "sounding board" to talk through new ideas and get feedback if it will work or not.
Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.
We have been very successful selling on Amazon.com and utilizing their promotions and advertising. We plan to expand this year into new markets such as Canada & Mexico. We also have several distributors, including a large one that has us selling the Ankle Roll Guard on Walmart.com and Supportplus.com. We also have a large customer, Slamball, that is looking to make the Ankle Roll Guard the standard ankle protection for their sport.