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INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz


INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

Leaders reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey, big challenges, and mistakes that they overcame to achieve success.

You will find inspiring stories from: Founders of Atari, Baby Einstein, P90X, Einstein Bagels, Skymall, and many more.


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Mar 19, 2019

James Cruickshank is the founder and CEO of Treeting Cards. James came up with the idea for Treeting Cards when he was seven due to the deeply felt injustice of his mom not buying him an Xbox. James’ cards are filled with unexpected twists and turns and are a true reflection of what he loves to do most —make people laugh! His little brother, Jack, with his unrefined and outlandish humor, contributes a lot of ideas as well and works as his right-hand man.

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

  • [0:44] James Cruickshank joins the podcast to talk about his product, Treeting Cards.
  • [3:50] What was the first version of Treeting Cards? What do people use it for?
  • [5:40] How does James spend his time? Where do the ideas come from?
  • [7:40] What are some of the challenges of running the business?
  • [9:20] The proudest moment for James.

In this episode…

What if there was a way to send a funny card with treats built in? Sounds like a kid’s dream come true! That is because it is a kid’s dream come true, specifically, one kid’s dream, James Cruickshank. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from James as sits down to talk with Jeremy about his business, Treeting Cards. In his conversation with Jeremy, James opens up about where the idea for Treeting Cards came from, what people use the cards for, how James spends his time, challenges they’ve faced along the way, plans for the future, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring James’ story!

Let’s face it; most greeting cards are forgettable. Have you been to a kid’s birthday party lately? They tear through the cards looking for the good stuff, cash or gift cards! One kid had a brilliant idea, let’s attach treats to the cards! Treeting Cards is the brainchild of James Cruickshank; he’s worked hard to build his business with the help of his family members. You have to get a look at these cards; they are fun, playful, eye-catching, and cute! James’ story goes to show that you don’t have to have all the answers or everything mapped out to get a good idea off of the ground.

It’s so strange to think that there are kids out there that are YouTube stars who are trying to figure out how to scale their brand and business. Were you trying to figure out how to scale your business when you were a kid? We should encourage and celebrate kids who are willing to step out with a bold idea and start something new. Jame Cruickshank is currently trying to work out how to scale his business, Treeting Cards and how to market their product during the holiday season. It seems like James is headed in the right direction, Treeting Cards are the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Make sure to check out the link to the Treeting Cards website located in the resources section at the end of this post.

Resources Mentioned on this episode

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