For the last 11 years we have been driven every day by our purpose: helping independent Makers and small businesses find their people and grow their business. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting these businesses in an unprecedented way across the US and around the world. We’re connecting with a few of our Makers to elevate their stories and share the challenges they face. With these stories, we hope our community can see the impact of their support and how these businesses are foundational to our society. 

Robbie Cabral knew the standard padlock could be improved upon, and he knew he was the one to do it. He used biometric technology to create a lock that opens with a fingerprint, not a key.

It took some time for people to get used to the idea of a tech-savvier (and still secure) way to lock things up. An appearance on Shark Tank helped catapult Benjilock into the market.

Though business has slowed due to the pandemic, Robbie remains positive. He encourages folks to make the most of this time spent mostly at home by finally pursuing a hobby, a passion, or following through with a big idea.

“I’ve always been a believer of, every day you put a little bit into your work. That little bit goes a long way.”

Robbie Cabral

To learn more about Benjilock watch our video here, and read about The Grommet’s support of small businesses during COVID-19 here.

Mike Puglielli

Mike Puglielli

Creative Director at The Grommet

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