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

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Jun 15, 2017

Today we have Eric Bandholz coFounder of Beardbrand. They sell products for the bearded lifestyle such as beard oils, beard wash, beard softener, beard combs. They have built the company to over $120K per month in revenue and were featured on the hit TV series Shark Tank and even had Lori touch his beard.


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

  • [0:40] Jeremy’s introduction to his guest, Eric Bandholz.
  • [3:00] Eric talks about going to a beard competition.
  • [8:00] What is Urban Beardsman all about?
  • [10:30] Eric talks about growing a YouTube presence.
  • [14:00] Sharing personal struggles in public.
  • [18:00] Eric talks about participating in Shark Tank.
  • [25:30] What are the best selling products? What does Eric use personally?
  • [29:30] From content creation to product creation.
  • [34:00] Expanding growth and creating new products.
  • [38:00] Connecting with suppliers and vendors.
  • [41:00] Responding to customer feedback.
  • [43:00] Eric talks about “Black Marble.”
  • [47:00] What has worked best to increase sales?
  • [52:30] The best YouTube video from Eric and Beardband.
  • [54:00] Mistakes to avoid along the way. Lessons learned from failure.
  • [58:00] Fighting through self-doubt.
  • [59:00] Software that Eric and his team uses.

In this episode…

If you pay attention to popular culture you may have noticed the resurgence of the beard. From musicians to actors, and right down to the average guy, beards are making a HUGE comeback. On the cutting edge of beard care is Eric Bandholz and his team at Beardbrand. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear Eric share Beardbrand’s story and how they came to be known as the leader in providing high quality products in the beard care industry. It all started with building a culture of beard care and celebration that lead to a dream to present a high quality product that stands out and makes a difference in men’s lives. To hear more, make sure to catch this episode!

Do you ever splurge and treat yourself with a special meal or gadget? Maybe for it’s that high scale dinner you treat yourself to once a year or maybe it’s indulging in buying that high quality product. The truth is most people treat themselves from time to time. Eric Bandholz and his team at Beardbrand have created a high quality product called “Black Marble.” It’s the company's most exclusive and premium offering and has the potential to make a guy feel like a million bucks. If you’d like to hear more about Black Marble and how Eric and his team rolled out a high quality product, don’t miss this episode!

What does it take to grow a YouTube presence for your brand? Is it as simple as putting together a potentially viral video or does it take more effort? Image how solidifying a presence on a social media platform like YouTube could impact your brand and position you for success and increased growth. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Eric Bandholz as he shares how he was able to slowly but successfully grow his company, Beardbrand’s presence on YouTube. Eric gives his key tips and suggestions for leaders like you who are looking to make an impact on social media platforms. To find out more, don’t miss this episode!

Do you ever wonder what it is like to have your brand featured on the hit TV show, Shark Tank? How would you pitch your product, how would you present yourself and your team? Is the process really as impactful for brands and it seems to be? On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader and entrepreneur Eric Bandholz discusses his experience pitching his company, Beardbrand to the Shark Tank investors. According to Eric, it was a positive experience but there are a few misconceptions that many viewers hold and he gives a little bit of insight on that subject. If you’d like to hear more about Eric’s experience on Shark Tank and how it impacted his product sales, make sure to catch this episode!

How does your company respond to customer feedback? Do you actively seek it out and adjust your products accordingly or do take a more passive approach? Many companies are paying attention to how they respond to customer feedback both positive and negative, especially in the age of social media engagement. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Eric Bandholz as he describes his company’s approach to engaging with customer feedback. As you can image, with any company creating products that the public uses that contacts with their skin there will be a lot of feedback. If you’d like to hear how Eric and his team handle feedback, don’t miss this episode!

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