Today we have Dylan Whitman co-founder of BV Accel – full name Brand Value Accelerator (BVAccel). They are one of the fastest growing Shopify focused agencies in the world. Acquisition + Conversion + Retention which are the three pillars of their ecommerce philosophy and when you go to their site BVAccel.com that is front and center. They provide disruptive ecommerce strategy and implementation and have served high-growth brands including MVMT Watches, Red Bull, Mizzen and Main, Bark Thins, and many more. BVAccel is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Columbus and Mexico and Melbourne.  

 

 

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

  • [1:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, Dylan Whitman.
  • [2:50] Dylan talks about his favorite Shopify apps.
  • [9:30] Why did Dylan decide to focus on solving retention difficulties?
  • [18:30] The future of ecommerce is automation!
  • [20:30] Some helpful subscription apps.
  • [24:30] Where is ecommerce tech going?
  • [27:00] Dylan talks about email service platforms.
  • [29:30] Why did Dylan join the Navy?
  • [36:30] Dylan’s post-Navy career path.
  • [51:00] Bootstrapping a business vs. growing quick!
  • [53:00] Milestones and challenges faced along the way.
  • [55:30] Cutting through the BS and growing the business.  
  • [1:03:00] Staying hungry and pushing forward toward excellence.
  • [1:05:00] What was it like acquiring Rocket Code.
  • [1:12:00] Dylan talks about the impact of his family history.
  • [1:16:00] Acquisition, conversion, and retention.  
  • [1:20:00] How can BV Accel help with retention?
  • [1:22:00] What can BV Accel do to help with acquisitions?
  • [1:25:00] Who are the best-fit clients for BV Accel?
  • [1:32:30] The lowest point in business for Dylan.
  • [1:33:30] Landing the first big client.

In this episode…

What does it take to build an ecommerce business from the ground up? How do you, as a leader, stay hungry and pursue growth? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Dylan Whitman. In his conversation with Jeremy, Dylan opens up about his childhood, his favorite Shopify applications, the future of the ecommerce industry, milestones and challenges faced along the way, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging and informative episode featuring Dylan and his company, BV Accel!

Did you know that many ecommerce businesses are leaving too much money on the table each and every day? It’s true! What would it take to solve this common problem in the ecommerce industry? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Dylan Whitman as he explains how BV Accel has provided helpful market solutions to this issue. Dylan and his team have devoted their time and energy to develop solutions that most ecommerce businesses can implement right away that will end up saving them valuable resources down the road. To hear more about BV Accel and their great work in the area of retention, make sure to check out this episode!

While new ecommerce businesses rise and fall on a rapid basis, have you ever stopped to wonder what the future of ecommerce may hold? What will be the next great wave of innovation in this skyrocketing industry? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Dylan Whitman takes the time to provide his insights on this important question. As Dylan sees it, automation is the driving element that will continue to pave the way for innovation in the ecommerce industry. Much of Dylan’s observations come from his work with Shopify but he is seeing automation quickly move to the forefront in other areas of ecommerce. Learn more from Dylan’s valuable perspective by listening to this episode, you don’t want to miss it!

Would you describe your attitude toward personal and professional growth as “Hungary?” Seriously?! Do you continue to work hard and strive not only for personal growth but growth for your business as well? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from a leader who prides himself on staying hungry as his own personal goal for growth and success. Dylan Whitman says that he hates losing more than he loves to win! Think about that for a minute, can you say the same? If you don’t have the drive to push yourself and your business forward like Dylan describes, you may end up on the “Average” performance side of things. Find out more about Dylan’s mindset and how learning from him may help you up your game by listening to this episode!

What is your level of tolerance for BS? Do you have the patience to see things through in a slow and methodical way or do you need to see immediate impact and action? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Dylan Whitman. It’s part of Dylan’s signature style to cut through the BS and push toward growth. How can you learn from Dylan’s unique perspective? At the end of the day, each leader has to find out what works best for them and their team they are responsible for. What’s the best way forward for your team? Should you take it up a notch or do you need to enter into a season of patience? Learn more from Dylan’s depth of experience and expertise by listening to this helpful episode!

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