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Today we have Justin Christianson, he went from bull rider and electrician to eventually co-founding Conversion Fanatics which helps companies double customer sales and profits with A B testing...not in all cases of course..they are a full-service conversion rate optimization company and have worked with companies like Hertz, Paypal, Investors.com, BlueJeans.com and MORE! 

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

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Justin Christianson.
  • [3:00] One of the lowest moments in business for Justin.
  • [5:30] What it takes to get “Unstuck.”
  • [9:00] A huge milestone in business.
  • [11:30] Justin talks about bull riding.

In this episode…

What does it take to get unstuck when life deals you a tough or impossible hand to play? Is there a way out or do you just have to hit reset? What strategies have worked well for you or other leaders you know? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Justin Christianson. Justin opens up and reveals one of the lowest periods in his career, how he found his way out of that dark time, what milestone he is most proud of, how he got involved with bull riding, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Justin!

Have you ever hit rock bottom in business or life? What did you do to make it out of that circumstance to find hope on the other side? How do you fight back the voices of doubt and discouragement? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Justin Christianson shares how he faced one of the lowest moments in his life and was able to recover. While it wasn’t an easy road back from depression and disappointment, Justin looks back on the particular intervention of one friend who was able to cut through the noise and help him get back on track. Everyone faces a dark period like this at some point in their life, what can you learn from Justin’s story? Find out on this powerful episode!

How important is it to work with the right people at the right time? Most business leaders would say, it’s HUGE! Why is it so difficult to find the right person to join your team? When was the last time you found the perfect fit? On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader Justin Christianson explains how getting the right person on his team made all the difference. Through ups and downs in the personnel department, Justin and his business partner finally found someone who could sell their service without needing their assistance. This was a game-changer for Justin’s company, Conversion Fanatics. To hear more of their experience and the lessons they learned, make sure to listen to this episode, you don't’ want to miss it!

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Today we have Ben Arneberg who Co-Founded two quickly growing 7 figure ecommerce companies, Willow & Everett and CubeFit. He did all of this while working full time in the United States Air Force helping to develop cutting-edge space technology.

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

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Benjamin Arneberg.
  • [2:30] How did Benjamin get started in the ecommerce industry?
  • [4:30] Benjamin talks about his experience with his first startup.
  • [10:00] Getting two startups off the ground while working in the Air Force.
  • [13:00] How does Benjamin systemize processes?
  • [15:00] Benjamin talks about working with Virtual Assistants.
  • [18:30] Time saving tips from Benjamin.
  • [27:00] Benjamin talks about his Kickstarter campaign and lessons learned.
  • [34:30] How Benjamin and his team adapted their product.
  • [37:30] The game plan for after a Kickstarter campaign.
  • [42:30] Driving traffic to your Amazon listing.
  • [45:30] The most important steps in launching a product.
  • [47:30] Common mistakes ecommerce sellers make.
  • [50:30] Difficulties Ben has faced along the way.
  • [53:00] Navigating business with your spouse.
  • [57:30] One of the proudest moments in business for Ben so far.

In this episode…

What does it take to become an effective leader? How can you use your leadership to empower others and run a growing and thriving business? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Benjamin Arneberg. In his conversation Jeremy, Benjamin opens up about how he started with ecommerce businesses, the challenges of getting a business started while serving in the Air Force, how he systematizes his processes, lessons he's learned to become a more effective leader, and so much more! If you are ready to take your leadership and your business to the next level, make sure to check out this informative episode featuring Benjamin!

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes an entrepreneur tick? If you are one yourself, have you considered what makes you stand out from other business leaders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Benjamin Arneburg. Benjamin knows that he thinks a little bit differently than the average business leader. From his early beginnings getting two startups up and running while he served in the Air Force to now looking for ways to help new ecommerce business leaders succeed, Benjamin is passionate about business. To hear more of his story and what lessons you can come away with, make sure to listen to this engaging episode!

How would you describe an effective leader? Does it come down to the way they spend their time? Or maybe it’s the tools and resources they use to make their business succeed. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Benjamin Arneberg shares some key insights and lessons he’s picked up along the way that has shaped him into the effective leader he is today. Benjamin wouldn’t come out and say that he is an effective leader, he is quite modest but you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from his conversation with Jeremy and the helpful tools that they go over. Make sure to check out the resources section at the end of this post for many of the tools they mention!

One of the many reasons that so many startups fail to get off the ground is due to the fact that they don’t have a fully fleshed out plan in place once their product or service starts gaining momentum. What is the solution? How do you make sure this doesn’t end up being the fate of your business startup? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Benjamin Arneberg. Benjamin is passionate about helping leaders like you get your business in the best possible position for success. Listen to this episode as he breaks down common mistakes made by many ecommerce leaders and how you can avoid them!

How important are those around you to your success? Do you think they play an important factor or do you look at yourself as the goose that laid the golden egg? It may sound like a funny question but many leaders don’t take the time to consider the impact that other people have had on their level of success. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Benjamin Arneberg shares how instrumental his wife has been on his entrepreneurial journey. While it hasn't always been an easy road for Benjamin, he is incredibly grateful and aware of how fortunate he has been on his journey. To hear more from Benjamin and the powerful insights he has to share, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Albert Swantner is an award-winning maker. With a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a software background, he is able to create products bridging these disciplines. Albert has led projects with companies like Adidas, FOX, Charity Miles, Moxxly, Socrative, and his own angel-funded startup Sway Water, among others. His work has earned companies like Charity Miles a Webby and a SXSW Interactive award, and his work has been covered by Wired UK, The Today Show, Forbes and Fast Company.

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

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Albert Swantner.
  • [2:30] Albert talks about giving back and his partnership with Big Brother, Big Sister.
  • [5:30] What was it like working in a food pantry?
  • [7:30] Albert talks about how he got involved with “Latinitas,” a nonprofit magazine.
  • [8:30] The lowest point in business for Albert.
  • [10:00] How did Albert get the entrepreneurial bug? Albert’s proudest business moment.

In this episode…

What drives thriving business leaders to start giving back to their community once they’ve reached a degree of success? Can they really make a difference? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Albert Swantner. Albert shares his story and why giving back to his community means so much to him. He also opens up about some significant low points and high points in his career as well as how he caught the entrepreneurial bug in the first place. You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Albert!

As a business leader, where does giving back to the community fit into your plans for local engagement? Have you had success in this area? Is it an area you haven't put very much time or resources into? Should every organization feel obligated to give back to the community? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Albert Swantner as he explains how he gives back to his community and where that desire comes from. For Albert, the concept of giving back is rooted in his upbringing, his father is a Lutheran minister. From working at a food pantry for several years to working with Big Brother Big Sister, Albert takes this aspect of his life very seriously. To hear more about Albert’s story and the amazing organizations he works with, make sure to listen to this episode!

For you, what was that moment that signaled a major milestone in your business career? Was it the first time you saw someone in public with your product that you didn’t know? Was it being able to hire someone to take the daily pressures of the job off of your shoulders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Albert Swantner. Looking back at all the ups and downs of his journey, Albert is most proud of the first time he walked into his local grocery store and saw a random customer drinking a bottle of Sway Water. Albert has a lot of great insights to share about all the low points and successful moments of his journey, make sure to learn them on this powerful episode!

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Ben Jacobsen founded Jacobsen Salt Co. in 2011. They are the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark. The company has transformed from a local small business to a nationally recognized brand and one of America’s leading premium salt makers. Their products can be found at such retailers such as William-Sonoma, Whole Foods, and many more.

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

  • [1:25] Jeremy introduces his guest, Ben Jacobsen.
  • [2:30] Ben talks about the start of his small business.
  • [4:30] Unexpected uses of their salt and how they come up with flavors.
  • [10:00] From a hobby to a business.
  • [13:30] Ben talks about hauling salt water by hand.
  • [15:00] What type of salts do Ben and his team create?
  • [18:00] Ben talks about business milestones.
  • [20:00] Personal sacrifices Ben has made along the way.
  • [21:00] Ben talks about his team.
  • [23:30] How did Ben and his team develop their process? What are they doing with byproducts?
  • [26:00] Managing the logistics of selling a product.
  • [30:30] Ben talks about acquiring a small local honey company.
  • [32:30] Low and high points in journey so far for Ben and his team.
  • [35:30] The milestone of getting health insurance for the whole team and Ben’s plans for the future.



In this episode…

How do many business success stories get their start? Is it an innate desire that business leaders have to make a name for themselves? Or could it be something as simple as a new hobby that ends up being a great business idea? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Ben Jacobsen. Ben takes the time in his interview with Jeremy to go over how his new hobby of making salt lead him down the path of creating a new business that has since grown and developed into a thriving brand. What can you learn from Ben’s fascinating story? Find out on this exciting episode, you don’t want to miss it!

Does the sound of innovation and experimentation excite you or does it stress you out? For some people, the process of testing and experimenting is too messy and convoluted. But that’s not the case for Ben Jacobsen. Ben loves to experiment, that’s what led him down the path of salt making as a hobby and now as a business. His love of experimenting lives on even as his business is established and growing. Now, Ben channels his desire for experimentation into blending new and exciting flavors into his company's flagship product, salt. Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider to hear all about Ben’s passion for experimentation.

What is your biggest goal in business besides making a profit? Do you dream of your service or product really improving the lives of others? Do you want to use your success as a platform to make a difference in the world? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Ben Jacobsen. When asked about the biggest milestone in his business so far, Ben points to the moment he was able to provide healthcare insurance to his team members. Listening to Ben describe that moment, you really get the sense that he cares about his team and wants to see his organization become a source of good in their lives. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more about Ben’s story!

Few things can make a huge impression on someone better than delicious food. The one thing that all delicious food has in common is high-quality ingredients. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Ben Jacobsen as he shares the amazing story of how his company, Jacobsen Salt has made a name for themselves. While the journey wasn’t challenge free, Ben is proud of the fact that they’ve been able to get their product in fine dining establishments, elegant retail stores, and even some of Portland’s popular food trucks. Discover the amazing lessons and insights that Ben has to share by listening to this engaging episode, you don’t want to miss it!

One of the most important decisions that a business can make as it seeks to continue its path toward success is to diversify and expand its offerings. What can your organization do to expand its reach and influence in the marketplace? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Ben Jacobsen. While Ben’s company, Jacobsen Salt has made a name for itself through it’s high-quality salt products, they’ve recently decided to expand their efforts by acquiring a line of premium honey products. To hear why Ben and his team decided to acquire this line of products and how it fits into their overall business model, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Greg Smith co-founder of Thinkific which is a platform that has everything you need to create and launch courses on your own site. Greg is a recovering lawyer and for the past 10 years he has taught thousands of students online with his own course and now with Thinkific has helped many others create their own online courses. He's worked with companies like Intuit and Hootsuite, including service professionals like accountants, lawyers, doctors, and many more. 

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

  • [1:15] Jeremy introduces his guest, Greg Smith.
  • [2:30] Popular topics on Thinkific.
  • [5:30] Who should be using Thinkific?
  • [7:00] The lowest point in business for Greg.
  • [9:30] The proudest moment in business.
  • [11:00] Book recommendations from Greg.

In this episode…

Have you ever considered expanding your brand’s presence and depth by utilizing course creation services? Imagine being able to market and provide rich content to your new and existing customers that wow them. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from course creation expert, Greg Smith. Greg takes the time to go over some popular topics covered by Thinkific clients, who he’d love to get involved with Thinkific, his lowest point in business, his highest point in business, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Greg’s unique perspective!

If you had all the tools at your disposal right now, what type of content would you create to serve and educate your audience? Do you think they’d respond to your efforts to engage them with relevant content? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Greg Smith. Greg wants to make it as easy as possible for business leaders like you to create content that adds value and expands your brand’s reach. If you think that course creation is too far out of your wheelhouse, think again! Greg and his team have taken all the complexity out of the equation so you can focus on delivering great content. To hear more about Thinkific amazing services, make sure to listen to this episode!

As a business leader, you know that getting a successful and profitable organization off the ground is a difficult task. How much more difficult is that task when family or friends are involved? How do you keep the relationship healthy through all the ups and downs of running a startup? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Greg Smith opens up about some of the difficulties of starting a business with his younger brother. While the journey wasn’t always easy, Greg and his brother were able to keep their relationship on good terms even as they but heads at the office. Now both Greg and his brother are running their own, separate businesses which have worked out well for all involved. To hear more about Greg’s experience and additional insights he has to share, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Bedros Keuilian founder of Fit Body Boot Camps, currently the world's fastest growing fitness chain and listed as one of the Inc. 5000’s fastest growing businesses. He is one of the go-to people in the fitness industry and I know top people in many industries that seek Bedros’s advice because he has helped so many business owners go from 6 to 7 figures and beyond.  

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

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Bedros Keuilian.
  • [2:20] Bedros talks about his childhood and how he came to America.
  • [7:00] What brought Bedros to living out of his pickup truck?
  • [9:30] A scary moment from Bedros’ childhood.
  • [13:30] Starting off the day with appreciation.
  • [17:00] Bedros talks about Man Up.
  • [23:30] How does Bedros plan to get the Man Up message out there?
  • [25:00] Bedros talks about the Fit Body Boot Camp.
  • [32:00] How Tony Robbins’ teachings helped Bedros expand his business.
  • [34:30] Creating a solid product ladder to customers at multiple entry points. 

In this episode…

What impact would you say that the practice of gratitude has had on your success as a business leader? Have you taken the time to incorporate that practice into your daily routine? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Bedros Keuilian. Bedros opens up about his childhood escaping communism and coming to America, why he starts his day off practicing gratitude, what made him finally decide to “Man up,” how he has found success with his Fit Body Boot Camp, and much more! If you are ready to take your business to the next level and really grow as a leader, you don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Bedros!

Can you even imagine what it would be like to flee your country of birth and find a new way of life in a country you’ve never been to before? Imagine the struggles, challenges, and hurdles that situation would put on a family and a young child. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Bedros Keuilian as he goes over his story of coming to America to find new opportunities and safety for his family. While the journey wasn’t an easy one and Bedros and his family had to struggle to get by, ultimately his story is one of success and flourishing. Discover what motivated and kept Bedros going as he and his family worked hard to build a life for themselves by listening to this powerful episode!

When was the last time you sat down and focused on expressing your gratitude for something or someone in your life? Has practicing gratitude come easy for you or do you struggle to find things to be grateful about? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Bedros Keuilian shares how this simple but powerful daily practice ended up transforming his life. From big things in his life to small things, Bedros wakes up each day and takes note of three things in his life that he is grateful for that day. Not only that, Bedros takes it a step further and thinks specifically about three people in his life that he is grateful for and then texts them an encouraging message. Imagine the transformative power this daily exercise has! Hear all about it on this episode, don’t miss it!  

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “Man up?” Does it encourage your try harder in life and business or does it only make you think of what you’ve been unable to achieve? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian. Bedors came across this message to “Man up,” after he realized that he had created a terrible work environment in his business. To “Man up,” according to Bedros is to cut your excuses, seize the opportunity, and reach your fullest potential. He is excited to bring this powerful message to as many business leaders as possible. Hear more about this impactful message on this episode! 

How can business leaders create an environment of trust and cooperation in their organizations? What have you seen work in your business career? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Bedros Keuilian as he shares some of the aspects that make Fit Body Boot Camp so successful. For Bedros, it all came down to the relationship he wanted to create with his franchise owners. He didn’t want to see them as competition but rather wanted to create a harmonious and supportive relationship. To hear how Bedros was able to build a growing and expanding franchise business, make sure to listen to this informative episode!    

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Today we have David Sasson who founded overstockArt.com and Artistbe.com. Since founding overstockArt.com in 2002, David has grown the company from its modest start to an international organization with offices located in two countries. They sell hand-painted reproductions of famous paintings and have sold millions of oil paintings from its inception.

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

  • [1:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, David Sasson.
  • [2:30] Challenging moments in business for David.
  • [7:30] David talks about losing over $40,000.
  • [9:30] Why it’s important resist the urge to react quickly to bad situations in business.
  • [13:00] David shares some proud moments in business.

In this episode…

What does it take to build a resilient company that can endure even the most harrowing challenges? How do you prepare yourself as a leader and empower those in your business to weather the toughest storms? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader David Sasson. David opens up about the two organizations he leads, some of the most difficult challenges he has run into as a business leader, milestones and successes along the way, and much more! You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to learn from David’s unique perspective. Make sure to listen to this episode!

Did you know that one of the worst things you can do in a bad business situation is to respond and react immediately? Sure there will be those moments where you need to be fast acting but by and large, most decisions and reactions to significant business-related events can be postponed until the emotion and adrenaline subside. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from David Sasson as he explains how he came to discover and learn this truth first hand. For David, this lesson came through experience and time with a strategic coach. Now he is in the regular practice of getting away from the office to think through business solutions and allow time and distance to contribute to his overall state of mind. To hear David expand on this topic and much more, make sure to listen to this episode!

As a business leader, you set the tone for the culture and environment of your organization. How would you describe the current climate in your company right now? What steps can you take to continue pushing it forward in a positive direction? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator David Sasson. Looking back, David is proud of the milestones and accomplishments both of his organizations have made along the way. He never dreamed of creating these businesses so he could run a one-man show, it was always his dream to create businesses that provided for others to thrive in. To hear more about David's journey and why he is enjoys going to work each day with the people on his team, make sure to listen to this engaging episode!

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Today we have someone who people whisper about behind closed doors in high-level entrepreneur groups because they want his advice. Roland Frasier founded, scaled or sold almost two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million. He has completed infomercial deals with Guthy-Renker and K-Tel Direct, publishing deals with Simon & Schuster and Random House, negotiated shows with major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, he's been involved in over 100 private and public offerings, and much more. Roland currently is a principal in Idea Incubator which owns both DigitalMarketer.com and NativeCommerce.com and works in marketing businesses with Ryan Deiss, Perry Belcher, Frank Kern and many other digital marketing thought leaders.

 

 

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

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Roland Frasier.
  • [3:00] Roland talks about his childhood and family.
  • [6:30] Why is it so important to know how to negotiate?
  • [10:00] Don’t let people label you!
  • [11:30] How did Roland come to work with Tony Robbins?
  • [15:00] What did Roland start working on after he left his law firm.
  • [20:30] Lessons learned from working with Tony Robbins.
  • [23:00] How did Roland start working with Ryan Deiss and Perry Belcher?
  • [29:30] Roland talks about meeting and working with Gary Halpert.
  • [38:00] Roland’s three “M’s.”
  • [40:00] Why the Traffic and Conversion Summit is so successful.
  • [54:00] How selling from the stage can hinder profitability.
  • [57:00] Roland talks about his booth at War Room.
  • [59:30] The challenge of working with partners who have different management styles.
  • [1:05:00] Roland talks about Founder’s Board.
  • [1:08:00] Where did the 1892 Society web domain come from?
  • [1:12:00] What do Roland’s kids want to do?
  • [1:16:00] Will Roland write a book?
  • [1:20:30] One of Roland’s favorite stories that he shares with friends and family.

In this episode…

As a business leader, wouldn’t you love to learn the ins and outs of effective negotiation skills? Imagine the impact that would have on your abilities to lead and make deals as a business owner. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Roland Frasier. Roland opens up about his background, why effective negotiation is so important, the influential leaders who have shaped his skills as a businessman, dealing with partners who have different management styles, and so much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Roland!

What is that one piece of wisdom that has served you well as you’ve grown and developed as a business leader? Where did it come from? Why do you continue to trust it? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Roland Frasier shares an important lesson he learned from his father that has served him well all of his years in business. The wisdom that Roland learned is to not take things personally when people say something out of stress or fear. In light of the truth, Roland values his ability to give people the benefit of the doubt. He says that is the best gift we can often give people in stressful situations. To hear more from Roland and more great insights and lessons he’s collected over the years, make sure to listen to this episode!

How do you approach business relationships and contacts? Are you always looking for ways to get something from someone else, trying to figure out the strategic angel? Or are you one of those crazy individuals who actually likes to help other people without any promise of return? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Roland Frasier as he shares why he is so passionate about helping others. Roland says that sincerely helping others without hope for a return is one of the most self-interested things you can do because it almost always ends up turning out good for you. As Jeremy attests though, these aren’t just empty words from Roland, he actually loves to help others in any way that he can. To hear more about Roland and his passion for helping others, don’t miss this episode!

Wouldn’t it be great to learn from a world-renowned leader like Tony Robbins? Imagine what insights and lessons you could learn from getting to know him on a personal basis. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Roland Frasier as he goes over the key lessons he learned from his time with Tony. Roland likes to distill the three lessons he learned from Rony into the three “M’s.”

  • Mentoring
  • Modeling
  • Masterminding

Roland is convinced that if leaders like you can wrap your mind around these three important concepts, then the sky will be the limit for your success. To hear Roland expand on these three important lessons and more, make sure to listen to this informative episode!

How would you respond if you found yourself in a work environment that had several leaders with different management styles? Do you think that you could have a positive impact in such a seemingly hectic environment? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Roland Frasier shares how he was able to navigate working with Ryan Deiss and Perry Belcher who both came from very different management style approaches. While it wasn’t always easy, Roland learned to work with both of these bold personalities and find a way forward that played to everyone’s strengths. To hear more about the valuable lessons that Roland learned from negotiating and navigating that unique environment, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Andrew Johnson and Michael Fleming from the CPA firm, Peisner and Johnson. Peisner Johnson & Company is the largest registered CPA firm that focuses exclusively on state and local tax issues. They have a proven track record of experience and an extensive knowledge of state tax law. They have consulted with thousands of companies doing business across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Their client list reads like a "who's who" of companies in just about every industry. 

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

  • [0:45] Andrew and Michael share how their CPA firm can help sellers.
  • [2:00] Why Andrew and Michael love educating their clients.
  • [2:40] Success stories from clients.
  • [4:00] Horror stories from clients that Andrew and Michael work with.
  • [8:30] Celebrating 25 years in businesses, a huge milestone!

In this episode…

Let’s face it, most ecommerce business leaders dread having to deal with the complexities of sales taxes. Where do you have to pay it? When do you have to pay it? How often? In every state? There are so many ins and outs of this complicated topic that there seems like there is no easy way to handle it. But that’s not true! There are uniquely gifted individuals who specialize in sales taxes and who love to untangle this seemingly complicated topic. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Andrew Johnson and Michael Fleming from the CPA firm, Peisner and Johnson. In their conversation with Jeremy, they go over how they can help ecommerce sellers, why they love to educate their clients, customer success stories, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode!

As more and more commerce shifts from brick and mortar storefronts to the ecommerce business realm, many state governments are cracking down on ecommerce sellers and coming after them for sales taxes. Chances are if you are an ecommerce seller, you’ve already started wondering and possibly stressing about this issue. What are your options? How can you protect yourself, stay in compliance, and make a profit? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from the CPA wizards at Peisner and Johnson. Andrew and Michael open up about how their firm specializes and is uniquely positioned to help ecommerce sellers. Don’t go through this complicated issue alone! Get all the info you need to get started in the right direction on this episode!

No one likes to get overwhelmed by a topic that seems impossible to understand like sales taxes. But the problem is, most business leaders don’t have the time to pour over dry textbooks and professional articles to brush up on this topic. The CPA firm Peisner and Johnson has worked hard to help educate their clients so they don’t feel overwhelmed and in the dark on this subject that has such an important bearing on their business. Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider as Andrew and Michael discuss why they enjoy educating their clients and how that process has led to valuable savings. You don’t want to miss this powerful 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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Today we have Brent Ohlendorf. Brent helped to co-found and launch the shipping, customs-clearing, and freight-forwarding firm, FBA Forward, aimed towards supporting the growing Amazon FBA-sellers and entrepreneurs community. He has supported the growth of the firm to 25+ employees and dedicated licensed customs broker team in San Diego and has worked closely with shipping agents located in every major port city in China and elsewhere to support their mission.

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

  • [0:45] Brent talks about what FBA Forward does and why he started it.
  • [1:45] Who is the ideal customer for FBA Forward?
  • [2:10] Customer success stories.
  • [2:40] Milestones along the way.
  • [3:00] What was it like starting the business out of a garage?

In this episode…

What does it take to build a thriving business that specifically addresses an issue many ecommerce leaders dread? That issue, of course, is shipping! So many ecommerce businesses dread having to work out all the ins and outs of this laborious aspect of their organization. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Brent Ohlendorf as he talks about why he helped found FBA Forward. For Brent and his team, it all came down to identifying a huge need in the marketplace that no one was addressing. Like any good entrepreneur worth their salt, Brent and his team seized on the opportunity to create shipping solutions for ecommerce businesses. To hear more about Brent’s journey, make sure to listen to this exciting episode!

Are you an ecommerce business owner that is looking to take your business to the next level? Maybe you struggle with shipping and logistics like most private label sellers do. Did you know that there is a company that is committed to helping you solve those issues so you can focus on what will move your organization forward? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Brent Ohlendorf as he goes over the many ways that FBA Forward can help ecommerce leaders use their time and energy efficiently. The guys at FBA Forward love to handle shipping nuances and would like nothing better than to take this difficult task off your desk. Hear all about FBA Forward and what they have to offer on this engaging episode!

What lessons can you learn from an organization that started from humble beginnings in a garage to now facilitating the shipping and logistics of millions of dollars worth of merchandise each month? Not only that, they accomplished all of this without the help of outside funding, in other words, they bootstrapped their success all by themselves. Don't’ miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the amazing success story of FBA Forward. The inspiration found in Brent’s story could be just what you need to stay focused and driving toward your goals. Hear more on this powerful episode of Inspired Insider!

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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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