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Ashley Drummonds is the founder of ABS Protein Pancakes. She has been featured on Shark Tank, the Home Shopping Network, Forbes.com, and much more. In over two years she has sold more than $500,000 worth of pancake mix.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Ashley Drummonds.
  • [2:00] Ashley talks about how ABS Pancakes began.
  • [5:30] A message of body positivity and self esteem.
  • [12:00] How Ashley connected to a positive message.
  • [15:30] Ashley talks about how she perfected the ABS Pancakes recipe.
  • [21:00] How Ashley tests new products and how she secured fulfillment.
  • [27:30] Ashley describes how she prepared her business before Shark Tank.
  • [32:00] How Ashley grew the business and it’s exposure before Shark Tank.
  • [40:00] Tools that have helped Ashley along the way.
  • [42:30] The post Shark Tank impact.
  • [45:00] The proudest point and the lowest point on the journey.

In this episode…

You’d think with all of our advanced technology we’d have more options when it comes to healthy food that actually tastes good. Why is it so hard to find quality, good tasting, healthy food and snacks in the marketplace today? Imagine being able to sit down to a delicious and guilt-free morning breakfast that tasted out of this world amazing! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Ashley Drummonds as she shares how she came up with the concept of ABS Pancakes. Simply put, Ashley was fed up with the fact that there weren’t any delicious healthy food options readily available - more importantly, they weren’t in pancake form! To hear more of Ashley’s story including her appearance on the hit TV show Shark Tank, make sure to catch this episode!

Body positivity and self-esteem are topics that are growing in popularity in the culture at large. It’s a common subject in high schools and middle schools and it’s even being discussed more and more around the kitchen table at home. Ashley Dummonds is on the frontline doing everything she can as a business leader to leverage her spotlight and give greater exposure to this issue, especially as it pertains to young girls and women. Ashley herself struggled with self-esteem when she was younger and now as an adult, she has found healthy ways to combat those negative thoughts and feelings. Make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider to hear more about Ashley’s journey!

What does it take to create healthy food that actually tastes good? What goes into that process? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur Ashley Drummonds as she walks through the process of figuring out how to create a great tasting health food. Using her family as her test subjects, Ashley went to work trying to unlock the key to create a tasty protein pancake that would help health conscious individuals like her enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack, guilt free. It was a long process but Ashley emerged victorious with three amazing flavors of her now popular and profitable ABS Pancakes. If you’d like to hear Ashley dive deeper into how she was able to pull off this incredible dream, don’t miss this episode!

The key to every success story is usually the non-glamorous aspects of the journey. That principle holds true in Ashley Drummonds’ story. Before all the glamor, attention, popularity, and exposure that appearing on the hit TV show Shark Tank brought, Ashley was hard at work building the infrastructure and components that were necessary to fuel her rise to the top. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear Ashley describe what steps she took before the episode of Shark Tank that she was on aired and how those behind the scene action items helped her prepare for the massive exposure that was coming her way. Get more details on Ashley’s journey by listening to this fascinating episode!

What is it like to go from a relatively small scale operation and market profile to have your business receive a torrent of interest and traffic from the public? What would that mean for you and your business, how would you handle it? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear business leader Ashley Drummonds describe her journey from small scale startup to Shark Tank success story. She shares the before, during, and after aspects of her Shark Tank journey that will leave you even further fascinated with the entrepreneurial journey. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

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