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Michael Anderson is the CoFounder of Etail Solutions, they are a Multi-Channel Commerce Solution for High-Volume Merchants.

Etail Solutions’ Platform provides high volume merchants (average starting size of $250k/month) with a toolset including online sales channels automation, order management system, global pricing/repricing controls, supplier integrations, product catalog management and data warehouse reporting.

Etail’s focus is to drive efficiency to allow them to scale without having to add staff or increase expenses. 

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

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Michael Anderson.
  • [2:30] A big obstacle, the ability to scale.
  • [5:30] Michael talks about how he helped a client with automation.
  • [8:30] A story about growing and scaling a business.
  • [12:30] Unique sourcing can make a huge difference!
  • [16:00] Conferences and shows that Michael and his team attend.
  • [19:00] Pushing for customer success.
  • [22:30] Michael talks about navigating work life balance.

In this episode…

What comes to mind when you hear the term, “Customer Success?” Does it make you think of a company that puts it’s customers first? How can business leaders like you find ways to communicate to your customers that their success matters to you? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Michael Anderson. Michael and his team at Etail Solutions are at work building and sustaining a reputation for helping their clients thrive in the marketplace. At the end of the day, it’s all about adopting a proactive rather than a reactive approach to the customer experience and helping them meet their objectives. To hear more about this subject and other helpful insights from Michael, make sure to catch this informative episode!

One of the big buzzwords on the marketplace today is automation. Does your company utilize automation? Can you imagine the impact you would see in your company if you could free up your time or the time of your key leaders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Michael Anderson as he shares how his company, Etail Solutions has helped leaders like you embrace automation. It’s by no means, an easy road to travel, there are costs and other challenges involved with adopting an automation centric approach, but the payoff can be huge! Learn more from Michael and the helpful stories he has to share on this episode!

What steps have you taken as a business leader to ensure that you have enough fuel left in the tank for your friends and family? How do you navigate a healthy work-life balance? On this episode of Inspired Insider, entrepreneur and innovator Michael Anderson opens up about his own journey and how he focuses on the people that matter the most to him. Michael doesn’t make the equation any more complicated than it needs to be when the workday is done, Michael becomes unavailable. He clearly holds the time with his family as a top priority and his actions reflect that. What lessons can you learn from Michael’s story? Find out on this episode!

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Today we have Steve Sims, the founder of BlueFish. Steve started off as a bricklayer and he has created one of the world's most recognized concierge firms, BlueFish Concierge.

He is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen

As he describes it, “Bluefish is not a gopher service, an old boy's network or a snobby bunch of party crashing showoffs. Please don't call us to pick up your dry cleaning. Instead, we offer the highest level of personalized travel and entertainment-related services.”

Steve has helped people take a submarine to see the remains of the Titanic, get on stage and perform with Journey, attend Elton John's Oscar party, and he even helped someone get married by the Pope at the Vatican and much more.

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

  • [0:55] Jeremy introduces his guest, Steve Sims.
  • [2:30] Steve talks about his journey of getting a book deal.
  • [7:00] Why did Steve have to interview to narrate his own audiobook?
  • [9:30] Steve shares his experience parenting.
  • [12:00] How would Steve’s wife say that he’s changed?
  • [17:30] Creating “Win, Win” scenarios.
  • [22:30] Steve talks about his work with philanthropic organizations.
  • [25:00] The Ugly Baby Syndrome.
  • [27:30] What is Steve the best at?
  • [29:30] Steve talks about surprising his wife.
  • [34:30] Fear causes hesitation.
  • [36:30] The most challenging experience Steve has arranged.
  • [44:30] Steps toward changing your life.

In this episode…

What do win-win scenarios have to do with creating custom made unique experiences? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator, Steve Sims. Steve opens up about his strategy of creating win-win scenarios while connecting and networking with influential individuals that allow him to accomplish his amazing work. Steve understands the special power of building relationships. Listen to this episode as he tells his story, explains why he doesn’t make people owe him a favor, describes the ups and downs of navigating life as a parent, and much more! You don’t want to miss this encouraging episode!

As a successful business leader, how do you prepare your kids for life without going through the same obstacles and difficulties you experienced? Is it even possible to do that? Is the best course of action to protect them or to expose them too hard realities and important life lessons? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Steve Sims shares his experience as a parent and how he is taking a proactive approach to teaching his kids. Steve started his journey to success from humble beginnings and he wants to cultivate a robust work ethic for his children. Listen to this episode as Steve goes deeper with this topic as he explains his approach. Don’t miss it!

How do successful leaders and networkers like Steve Sims make the connections necessary to get seemingly impossible things done? It’s all about building relationships and creating win-win scenarios. Everyone has been on the losing side of a win-lose scenario, those are the worst! Most people want to create win-win situations, but how can you make those happen? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Steve Sims tells a story of how he was able to put this principle into practice. If you want a behind the scenes look into the art of making things happen, this is your chance! Hear all about Steve’s unique approach on this episode!

What motivates you in the line of work you have committed yourself to? Is your work a means to an end or are you able to incorporate your passion into your career? On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader Steve Sims goes over his passion for connecting his work to worthwhile philanthropic causes. Because Steve’s work revolves around networking and making connections with influential people, often a tie that binds people is a philanthropic cause. Imagine what it would be like to marry your skillset to a noble cause like The Aids Foundation. What lessons can you take away from Steve’s story? Listen to this episode to find out!

An important lesson that can take some leaders years to learn is the art of delegation. Let’s face it, as a leader you love to be in control to a greater or lesser degree. The key is to learn how to reign in that need to control things in order to empower those around you to do the work you’ve hired them to complete. While this isn’t always an easy lesson to learn, it is a vital one. How would you evaluate your ability to delegate tasks and empower those around you? Learn more on this subject from influential leader, Steve Sims on this episode of Inspired Insider!

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Today we have Jay Goldberg, founder of Home Revolution.

Home Revolution is driven by the reality that their sellers are on the front lines. They work to ensure that their clients maintain control in the profitable expansion of their business.

Home Revolution is a provider, supporting businesses to successfully compete, to sustainably expand their virtual footprint across marketplaces, and to broaden their exposure to consumers globally.

They are also guardians, watching the virtual market horizon and carefully managing their client’s exposure. Home Revolution’s aim is to help their clients maintain balanced growth through strong sell-through, above average margins, high quality, and reliable products through their reputable brands.

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

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jay Goldberg.
  • [1:15] Jay talks about his company’s story and their products.
  • [3:30] The co-brand model.
  • [5:00] What is the “Seller’s Choice” offering from Jay and his team?
  • [6:30] Common mistakes made by ecommerce leaders.
  • [8:00] A success story from one of the sellers that Jay works.
  • [9:30] Going deep rather than wide.
  • [11:00] One of Jay’s bucket list goals.

In this episode…

How do leaders get their products to stand out from others in the crowd? Is it better to go deep rather than wide? Imagine if you had helpful tools and tips for success. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from sales leader Jay Goldberg. Jay explains how his company, Home Revolution, helps sellers bring their products to the marketplace, what he’s learned along the way, how to avoid common mistakes made by ecommerce leaders, and much more! Make sure to grab a pen and some paper, you don’t want to miss this helpful and informative episode!

As the industry expands and grows as it has year after year, what can budding ecommerce leaders do now that will help set them up for long-term success? What role does strategy play? Or does success just come down to luck and being at the right place at the right time? On this episode of Inspired Insider, ecommerce leader Jay Goldberg goes over the reasons why so many leaders are taking shortcuts. It all comes down to buying into the promise that you can get success overnight and strike it rich. While that might work for a select few, for most business leaders, success comes through slow and steady planning. To hear more on this vital subject, make sure to listen to this episode featuring Jay!

Among the plethora of tips for success in the marketplace, wise leaders trying to grow their brand will take the time to consider a more focused and steady approach. It’s easy to go wide and neglect the lesson to go deep, don’t be fooled! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Jay Goldberg and how he and his team are working to help ecommerce sellers succeed in the long term. For Jay, it’s not about finding the easy way right out of the gate, he’s looking for sustainable success. At Home Revolution this thinking doesn’t just stay with Jay, the whole organization is positioned to help ecommerce sellers succeed. To hear more about Jay and the great work they do at Home Revolution, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Shaun Buck, founder of Newsletter Pro. They send out millions of newsletters each year for their customers.

Shaun has built a multi-million-dollar business that crafts customized newsletters for his clients which help them increase retention, get more referrals and acquire new clients. This service is hands off for clients because they print and mail it in-house.

Newsletter Pro made the Inc 500's 5000 fastest growing companies two years in a row with a growth rate of 2,975%.

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

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Shaun Buck.
  • [2:30] Many business leaders are focusing on the wrong things!
  • [4:30] The importance of culture in a business.
  • [12:00] Shaun talks about growth points.
  • [14:00] People need a good goal to push toward.
  • [18:30] Shaun shares his company’s core values.
  • [21:00] Giving Back.
  • [24:00] Systems and tools that help Shaun and his team.
  • [32:00} Shaun gives ideas that help businesses increase promotions.
  • [38:00] People are ready for your product when they are ready.
  • [43:00] Shaun talks about how his teams break down.
  • [47:00] Shaun’s early business experiences.
  • [57:00] How Shaun got into the newsletter business.
  • [1:00:30] What franchise would Shaun consider purchasing?
  • [1:03:30] Shaun talks about his company’s referral program.
  • [1:09:00] Work-life balance and being present.
  • [1:12:00] Shaun shares a life-changing moment.

In this episode…

What have you done to create a healthy and thriving workplace culture in your company? Is it even on your radar? Imagine what it would mean to your team and how it would impact their performance if you honed in on creating a top-notch culture. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Shaun Buck as he explains his approach to building a vibrant workplace culture and how they focus on giving back to the community around them. What lessons and insights will you walk away with from what Shaun has to share? Listen to this motivational episode to find out!

If you’ve been in the business world for very long you’ve heard the quote from Peter Drucker that states, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” Has that been your experience as a business leader? How would you describe your workplace culture? Is it humming along or could it use a shot in the arm? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Shaun Buck as he opens up about the amazing culture he has nurtured at Newsletter Pro. At the end of the day, it’s not about cheesy gimmicks and inspirational quotes, Shaun is truly passionate about creating a workplace that inspires and motivates people to operate at their highest level. Hear more as Shaun dives deeper into this topic on this episode!

With the main engine and drive of most companies revolving around profit, there seems to be very little focus given to corporate responsibility to the surrounding community. How does your company give back to the community around it? If you don’t, where can you start? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Shaun Buck shares how his company, Newsletter Pro rallies together to make a special contribution to those in need. The desire to give back originates with Shaun but he has also been able to galvanize his whole workforce around this benevolent endeavor. Learn more from Shaun’s story and how leaders like you can take steps toward caring for your community on this episode!

What is your approach to serving your clients? Do you lean heavily on promoting your product or service? Do you try to educate and give them resources that communicate you have their best interests in mind? On this episode of Inspired Insider, innovator and entrepreneur Shaun Buck shares his mindset around bringing clients on board. Shaun is a firm believer in the concept that customers are will be ready for your services when they know that they are ready. It's a simple concept but it is a profound truth. At the heart of the matter, this saying communicates that relentless convincing won’t do you any good. Besides, you don’t want a client who isn’t fully on board and ready to participate in what you have prepared for them. Make sure to catch this episode as Shaun goes into greater detail on this topic!

What caused you to become the business leader you are today? Did you have a mentor who helped guide you into the business world? Was it a family member who instilled in you a strong work ethic? Or did you have to find your own way and make the path toward success uniquely yours? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Shaun Buck describes his journey and the role that hard work and innovation played in his success story. Shaun also has the fortunate perspective to consider how his children will learn from his example as they imitate a learn from his narrative. Discover additional lessons like this one from Shaun on this fascinating episode!

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Today we have Steve Sims, the founder of BlueFish. Steve started off as a bricklayer and he has created one of the world's most recognized concierge firms, BlueFish Concierge.

He is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen

As he describes it, “Bluefish is not a gopher service, an old boy's network or a snobby bunch of party crashing showoffs. Please don't call us to pick up your dry cleaning. Instead, we offer the highest level of personalized travel and entertainment-related services.”

Steve has helped people take a submarine to see the remains of the Titanic, get on stage and perform with Journey, attend Elton John's Oscar party, and he even helped someone get married by the Pope at the Vatican and much more.

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

  • [0:55] Jeremy introduces his guest, Steve Sims.
  • [2:30] Steve talks about surprising his wife.
  • [7:00] Fear causes hesitation.
  • [9:00] The most challenging experience Steve has arranged.
  • [17:00] Steps toward changing your life.

In this episode…

Did you know that there is an art to making things happen on grand scale? It’s true! Everyone wants to make forward progress in the world and see their own visions become reality but the truth is, most people don’t make it happen. Where do you land? Are you someone who takes action or are you someone who “wants” to take action? On this episode of #InspiredInsider, you’ll hear from the expert at making things happen, Steve Sims! Steve opens up about surprising his wife, the most complicated experience he has facilitated, why you shouldn’t look for that “Magic pill” and so much more! You don’t want to miss this delightful episode with Steve!

Do you think you’d be able to get away with failing to get your significant other a special gift on their birthday or for the holidays? If you could get away with it, would you? Some people really enjoy giving gifts to their loved ones, some dreadfully hate it. On this episode of #InspiredInsider, you’ll meet one man who got away with it and lives to tell the tale! Steve Sims shares how he has created a special relationship with his wife built around what he is good at, creating unique and memorable experiences. If you’d like to hear how Steve does it and what keeps him motivated, make sure to catch this episode!

It can be really tempting to look for that magic pill that promises to solve all the things that trip you up and keep you from succeeding. Does such a pill exist? No, but often #leaders promote their books or programs as being the one thing that will solve everything that holds you back. On this episode of #InspiredInsider, you’ll hear from Steve Sims as he explains why his book won’t solve all your issues but it will provide you with tools you can use to pursue #success in life and #business. You can tell that Steve really has a passion for helping leaders push themselves to their fullest potential. Find out what lessons you can learn from Steve on this helpful episode!

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Today we have Michael Tyrrell, founder of Wholetones. Wholetones differentiates itself from traditional music therapy with its unique use of specific frequencies other than 440 Hertz.

Michael is a musician, composer, and producer. He has even won a Grammy Award for his work with Mylon LeFevre. Michael is also the author of the book "Wholetones: The Sound of Healing."

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

  • [0:55] Jeremy introduces his guest, Michael Tyrrell.
  • [2:00] What makes Wholetones music so unique?
  • [6:30] Why 396 hertz?
  • [12:00] Michael talks about his experience with looking at water molecules.
  • [17:30] A life-changing experience in an Orthodox Jewish Coffeehouse.
  • [27:30] Michael opens up about his hypersensitivity.
  • [30:00] How Michael and Joe Barton met.
  • [39:00] Michael talks about the production of Wholetones.
  • [49:00] A low point and a high point in Michael’s life.

In this episode…

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “Healing Tones?” Do you think of calm and soothing music? But where does healing come into your perception of that phrase? Can tones and sounds really provide healing? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from guest expert Michael Tyrrell. Michael opens up about his journey and how he came to discover a new way of connecting with healing tones that have changed the lives of people all over the world. Listen as Michael describes his journey and how he came to lean into his gifting help others in need. You don’t want to miss this fascinating and special episode!

Does music really connect with you? Have you ever stopped to consider why that is? Some people are really moved by music and others are not, there must be something behind this difference. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Michael Tyrrell as he explains how we’ve become accustomed to hearing music at a certain frequency range here in America and how he found a different frequency range that turns things on its head. He goes on to expand upon this idea and why he believes he’s been uniquely gifted to help lead a new movement toward rediscovering this frequency range and it’s healing benefits. You don’t want to miss a second of this riveting episode!

Did you know that there is power in the words that you speak? Seriously! Whether you use encouraging words or words meant to tear someone down, we all have incredible power with that muscle that sits between our teeth. But there seems to be even more going on with the power of our words on the molecular level. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Michael Tyrell as he shares his experience of watching how positive and negative words affected water molecules he studied under a microscope. This is an unbelievable story that you won't want to miss! Make sure to listen to this episode to hear all about it and more!

Have you ever been led to a moment in your life that seemed like someone or something else what guiding it every step of the way? What did you make of that time in your life? Has it happened to you more than once? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Michael Tyrrell describes a fascinating experience he had on a trip to Israel. Michael was able to travel on a trip to Israel as the guest of a friend of his, while on that trip they found themselves in an Orthodox Jewish coffee shop. It was there, in that coffee shop that Michael’s life would change forever. From that encounter on, Michael was set on a course that would eventually lead him to produce Wholetones. To get the whole story, listen to this eye-opening episode!

Meeting the right people at the right time can have huge implications for you both personally and professionally. Is there a person in your life that you can point to and claim that they make a significant impact on your life? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from special guest Michael Tyrrell as he tells the story of how he met and befriended successful marketer Joe Barton. Through their friendship, Michael would go on to produce and then distribute his groundbreaking work known as Wholetones. Michael and Joe’s friendship is unique and touching, hear more about their special connection and more on this episode!

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Robin Smith is the co-founder of Virtual Logistics with Scott Beaver. The company was founded in 1994 and helps businesses take the software they use and allows them to communicate with one another so the company never has to move data manually which prevents errors and ultimately saves money. Virtual Logistics allows Ecommerce business owners to not only focus on running and growing their businesses but to accelerate growth.

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

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Robin Smith.
  • [2:00] How did Robin decide to start his own company?
  • [5:00] Robin talks about a shift in a way people consume products.
  • [11:30] What Ecommerce Business leaders should pay attention to.
  • [14:30] Robin talks about the time he got shot at.

In this episode…

Does your company have what it takes to succeed in an age where market disruption and innovation is rapidly advancing? How will you and your team stay competitive? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from ecommerce expert Robin Smith. Robin opens up about how he started out as a small business owner, the current shift in the marketplace toward innovation and disruptions, what ecommerce business leaders need to be paying attention to, and much more! Make sure you have pen and paper ready as you listen to this fascinating episode!

What led you toward your career in business? Have you always had an entrepreneurial spirit or is it something that you learned to adapt over time? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Robin Smith as he shares how he started his first business. It’s no small feat to leave behind the safety and security found in a typical job. What motivated Robin to take this step into the unknown was his desire get out from underneath the control and supervision of his superiors. That internal dissatisfaction fueled Robin on his journey to find success and accomplishment on his own terms. What lessons can you come away with from Robin’s story? Listen to this episode to hear more from Robin and his fascinating insights!

Have you noticed that a massive shift is taking place in the global marketplace? With the rise of disrupting companies like Uber, Amazon, Google, and more, how will your company adapt? What will be the next big thing to disrupt the standard operating principals in your specific industry? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Robin Smith as he describes how he views the shifting landscape of today’s marketplace and how leaders like you can pivot to make sure you aren’t left behind. Robin’s tips and lessons could be just the motivation you need to press your team and push toward that goal stretches your company like never before. Make sure to take the time and listen to this informative episode!

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Today we have Kim Krause Schwalm, one of the top direct response copywriters. She has worked in the industry for more than 25 years creating breakthrough copy for companies like Boardroom, National Geographic, Healthy Directions, Rodale, Soundview, and many more.

Kim was integral in launching a nutritional supplement company Healthy Directions that went on to become a multi-million dollar business within the first few years, she was the first female copywriter to have a control at Boardroom.

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

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Kim Krause.
  • [2:30] What did the alternative health space look like when Kim got started?
  • [6:00] Taking risks and getting permission to fail.
  • [15:00] Advice for new copywriters.
  • [17:30] What goes into writing a good renewal?
  • [29:00] A great initial offer.
  • [32:00] Lessons learned from working with legends like Jay Abraham and others.
  • [39:30] How did Healthy Directions come about? What were the lessons learned?
  • [45:00] Kim talks about when she got the chance to write for Boardroom.
  • [48:00] The power of working together.
  • [50:00] The challenge of navigating family and business.
  • [56:00] Research as a secret weapon.

In this episode…

What does it take to connect with your customer base in a way that grabs their attention? How can business leaders like you design irresistible sales offers? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from sales copywriter extraordinaire Kim Krause Schwalm. Kim opens up and shares from her years of experience and expertise as a successful sales copywriter. She touches on topics like taking risks, advice for new copywriters, writing a compelling renewal, what makes a good initial offer, lessons she learned from legends like Jay Abraham, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this exciting and interesting episode with Kim.

As a business leader, you want your sales and marketing teams to think outside of the box and stretch themselves creatively. What are you doing to encourage and cultivate an environment where creativity can flourish? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Kim Krause Schwalm explains how she was given the opportunity early on in her career to take risks. It was communicated to her by her superiors that if she did end up failing in an endeavor to push herself creatively, that would be understandable. She was given permission to fail. What could that sort of license produce in your company? Learn more as Kim expands on this topic and more on this episode!

What does it take to succeed as an inexperienced sales copywriter in today’s marketplace? Do you have to go out there and make a big splash or is there another strategy to get noticed and make a name for yourself? On this episode of Inspired Insider, sales expert and experienced copywriter Krim Krause Schwalm provides some helpful tips and insights for new copywriters who are just getting started in their career. One helpful tip Kim shares are for copywriters to consider taking a more conservative approach to their sales campaigns as they first start out. Once they’ve become skilled and experienced on the basics, that would be a good time to start pushing the envelope. If you’d like to hear more on this subject from Kim, make sure to catch this episode!

One of the best ways to succeed in creating irresistible sales offers is to think like a consumer. What appeals to you and people you know? Which sales offers grab your attention and make you feel like you’ve found a product or service that will address your needs or wants? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Kim Krause Schwalm explains how she has crafted compelling sales offers in her career as a successful sales copywriter. Kim dives into detail about what it takes to write a good renewal and she shares examples of great initial offers she has helped businesses advertise. What lessons and tips can you walk away with from Kim’s story? Find out on this fascinating episode!

How were you able to hone your craft and become successful in your business career? Did you have the best training available? Did you educate yourself? How will others in your field rise up to the level of success you currently enjoy? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Kim Krause Schwalm conveys the impact that learning from experts and mentors in her field have had on her over the years. Kim also explains how she has not taken that investment from others for granted, she has also taken the time to pour into younger sales copywriters as they have entered into the workforce. Let Kim’s encouraging story motivate you and help you consider how you can leave a positive influence on the lives of others!

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Devin Johnson is the founder of First Mile. They pick up hundreds of thousands of parcels all across the U.S. and internationally. Since they deliver direct to major shipping networks like UPS, FedEx they can provide significant discounts. They have been named the fastest growing company in Utah and within the first 12 months of business, they grew to a multimillion dollar company without investment or debt. They have operations all over the U.S. as well as the United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong and many more. They use their proprietary technology to help businesses connect manufacturing, warehousing, fulfillment, and shipping.

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

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Devin Johnson.
  • [5:00] What works best as a door to door salesman?
  • [8:30] Crazy door to door stories from Devin.
  • [10:00] Dealing with rejection and working through the grind.
  • [12:30] Devin talks about starting First Mile.
  • [15:00] Expanding to additional markets.
  • [18:30] Will First Mile catch the eye of Walmart or Amazon?
  • [20:00] Planning for the future and thinking ahead.
  • [23:00] Tools ecommerce leaders use.
  • [26:00] How do you keep your team motivated?
  • [27:30] What it takes to find good salespeople.
  • [30:00] The highest and lowest point in business so far.

In this episode…

What new solutions can your company bring to an ever-changing marketplace? How do you remain competitive? How do you plan for the future and innovate? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Devin Johnson. Devin opens up about his personal journey, what it took to create a thriving and growing business like First Mile, and much more. Don’t miss out as Devin shares some helpful tips and insights that have kept him going along the way! You are going to need pen and paper for this fascinating episode!

As a business leader, you have to be prepared when things don’t go according to plan. What will your response be? What underlying values help steer you when things get difficult? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Devin Johnson shares how he has handled adversity and failure in his professional career. The main point that Devin wants to communicate to business leaders is that you have to be prepared to grind it out and endure the hardships. At the end of the day, it comes down to determination and the ability to stay in the game no matter how hard things can get. To hear Devin expand on this topic and more, make sure to listen to this episode!

What do you have planned for the future of your business? Do you find yourself just treading water and keeping things from crashing? When does the planning for the next phase of growth or expansion come into play, where does it show up on the calendar? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Devin Johnson. Devin explains that planning for the future and making next steps with intention is a huge step in the life of a successful small business. Where is your company headed? What can you learn from Devin’s story? Find out what lessons and insights you can learn from on this informative episode!

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This is part of the Prosper Show Ecommerce Mastery Series where top Sellers and Experts teach you what really works to boost your ecommerce business. They have an amazing conference with some of the top Amazon sellers and industry leaders.

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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