INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz

Danny and his brother Rob Kole have been in the importing and wholesale business for over 30 years. They built Kole Imports literally from the ground up. They started out selling items at swap meets and quickly realized there was a new trend emerging - dollar stores. They immediately took a trip to China and began selling Wholesale dollar store merchandise - becoming one of the lead suppliers in the Dollar Store Supply industry. Kole Imports is now a booming company with a constantly changing product line - on average 7,000 items are sold under the Kole Imports name. 

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

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, Danny Kole.
  • [1:20] Popular items at swap meets 20 years ago.
  • [2:00] Milestones along the way and lessons learned.
  • [3:00] Private labeling on Amazon.
  • [4:00] Success stories from sellers who partner with Kole Imports.
  • [5:30] Pride in the ability to change with the times.
  • [6:30] What Amazon sellers need to know about Kole Imports.

In this episode…

How does a wholesale supply business that started over 30 years ago stay relevant and competitive in a modern marketplace? What changes, innovations, and trends have they had to embrace over the years to make sure they were moving along with the landscape? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Danny Kole. Danny shares how he and his brother started Kole Imports, milestones they’ve achieved over the years, how they help Amazon sellers, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to get an inside look at how a successful business has grown and expanded over the years!

Don’t you love to hear stories of success and innovation? There is so much to learn from business leaders and other role models who have risen from relative obscurity to lead great organizations that have a huge impact on their industry. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll get a brief glimpse at humble beginnings of Kole Imports, operating out of the bathroom of a sandwich shop owned by Danny’s parents. Now, Kole Imports is a leading supplier, serving Amazon sellers and shipping to over 100 countries worldwide. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more about Danny’s inspirational story!

What have you learned in your years in business? How have you implemented what you’ve learned and observed to help your organization stay competitive in a constantly changing environment? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Danny Kole. Danny says that he takes great pride in his company’s ability to embrace change and innovation over the 30 years that they’ve been in business. It would have been so much easier to continue to apply the same tactics and strategies that worked in the 80’s and 90’s but Kole Imports took the hard road and fought to stay relevant and market their services to budding sectors of the economy. Danny also talks about how Kole Imports serves private label Amazon sellers as they try to build their own ecommerce businesses. Hear more about Kole Imports and all they have to offer on this engaging episode!

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