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Leveraging Niche Products to Build a Business with Bernie Thompson Founder of Efficient Era and Plugable Technologies
Today we have Bernie Thompson founder of Efficient Era and Plugable Technologies. Plugable Technologies is a top worldwide brand for USB, Bluetooth, and charging devices. Efficient Era takes the software developed that helped Plugable become one of the larger private label electronics sellers on Amazon to the masses. Bernie has worked as a programmer for IBM, software manager at Microsoft and much more. He is also the author of “FlyWheels and Feedback Loops: A Guide to Success for Amazon Private Label Sellers.”
Lessons Learned from Buying and Selling Businesses with Mark Daoust Founder of Quiet Light Brokerage
Mark Daoust founded Quiet Light Brokerage in 2007, they help entrepreneurs with an online business sell their website for maximum value. He started Quiet Light after selling an online publication that he built to over 220,000 subscribers and since has helped thousands of entrepreneurs sell their business.
Today we have Jay Lagarde who founded Ecomm Engine back in 2006. They have a suite of software products used by Amazon sellers to increase revenue and get more reviews. Ecomm Engine has a feedback automation tool called FeedbackFive, an inventory management tool called RestockPro and a product research tool called eComSpy. They were the first feedback management tool on Amazon and they have a lot of large sellers that use their tools.
Today we have the founder of The Yes Bar, Abigail Wald. The YES Bar was born in 2012 in their kitchen in California. Her younger son had a lot of food sensitivities and health challenges, and she had to say “no” to most things he wanted to eat. She wanted to create something that she could say YES to every time. People can get a Yes bar on yesbar.com, Amazon, and they are in about 200 stores across the country.
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.
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%.
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.”
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.
Today we have Tom Sanders Founder of Our Pampered Home. They were ranked among the Top 100 sellers overall on Amazon and have had over 212,756 reviews. They have had year over year growth of over 40% for the past 12 years and have grown into one of the top online retailers.
Jason Boyce is the coFounder and CEO of Dazadi.com They sell home recreational products including basketball hoops, game tables, fitness equipment, bikes, and much more.
Jason has over thirteen years of ecommerce experience and started Dazadi.com in 2002 with his three brothers. They have over 10,000 products on their site and 100K skus in queue.