The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded Robin Hood Archery in Indio a regional “Exporter of the Year” award.
Building on its success, this year the family-run operation is looking to break the $500,000 mark in export sales of bows, arrows and other archery equipment.
Josahan Jaime-Santacruz, 27, manages the operation, that includes a retail side and an indoor target range.
“I think the biggest aspect of our business that’s helped us stay in business for the past 20 years is the fact that we’re very passionate about the sport,” said Jaime-Santacruz.
And the entire Jaime family is very good at the sport. Josahan along with her brother Hafid, mother Carmen and father Natividad have all competed for Mexico’s national archery team.
Robin Hood Archery does a lot of business in Latin America, as well as in places like India and Australia.