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Amazing Exits Podcast
31 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
0041: Get Ready for Prosper Show 2021 with Conference Producer Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson is a Conference Producer for Prosper Show at Emerald, a company that builds dynamic market platforms to integrate live events and media into transformative experiences. Emerald connects almost 2 million customers every year across 142 events and 16 media properties. Prosper Show is a conference for Amazon sellers who want to create profitable businesses, connect with solution and service providers, and network with top Amazon leaders and sellers. In this episode… Are you looking for ways to grow your business, network with top sellers, and learn the best practices that will make your Amazon brand succeed? If so, the 2021 conference life might just be for you. Conferences are fantastic ways to learn from the best and brightest minds in your field about buying, selling, or growing an Amazon business. More than that, conferences can help you build concrete connections with thought leaders, experts, and even new-to-the-game sellers — connections that will propel your business for years to come. If all of these benefits appeal to you, then there is an all-in-one event that is calling your name in 2021: Prosper Show. Prosper Show is one of the largest gatherings of Amazon sellers in North America — and its 2021 show is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Brian Anderson, a Conference Producer for Prosper Show at Emerald, to reveal everything you need to know about Prosper Show 2021. Listen in as Brian talks about Prosper Show’s numerous themed tracks, some of the top Amazon sellers speaking during the event, and how to navigate the exhibitor floor. Stay tuned!
50 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
0040: Brand Building and Multiple Exits with Tim Jordan
Tim Jordan is the Founder and CEO of Private Label Legion (PLL), a community that gathers like-minded entrepreneurs to offer ideas, share expertise, and establish a strong network. He is also the Chief Growth Officer at SellersFunding, a fintech company that provides an all-in-one solution to help e-commerce sellers grow their businesses using capital and scale globally using a digital wallet. In addition to this, Tim is the host of the AM/PM Podcast, a popular show about Amazon FBA, private label products, and successful Amazon marketing strategies. In this episode… Do you feel like Amazon entrepreneurship isn’t all it's cracked up to be? Are you looking for inspiration and advice to help you push through the challenges you encounter as an Amazon seller? Let’s face it: sometimes Amazon selling is much more difficult and less thrilling than you thought it would be. However, occasionally wading through the setbacks, frustrations, and hardships is exactly what needs to happen in order to set you up for success. For example, Tim Jordan’s Amazon journey is full of exciting ups and terrifying downs — and today he is experiencing incredible prosperity because he persevered through it all. So, how can you push through your current circumstances and create a positive — and profitable — future on Amazon? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Tim Jordan, Founder and CEO of Private Label Legion (PLL) and Chief Growth Officer at SellersFunding, to discuss Tim’s inspiring journey as an Amazon entrepreneur. Listen in as Tim talks about gaining traction as a firefighter-turned-Amazon seller, how his rock-bottom experience led to amazing opportunities, and the current ventures at Private Label Legion, SellersFunding, and Helium 10 that keep him busy (and happy). Stay tuned!
47 minutes | May 26, 2021
0039: Selling Your Amazon Business… Exit Insights with Yael Cabilly from Fortunet
Yael Cabilly is the Co-founder of Fortunet, a boutique investment banking firm that specializes in selling e-commerce businesses and Amazon accounts. Fortunet represents businesses for sale that range in equity value from $500 thousand to $60 million, and they work with buyers including e-commerce companies, private equity firms, venture capitalists, and private investors. Yael is also the Founder and Intellectual Property and E-Commerce Attorney at Cabilly & Co., the very first e-commerce-focused intellectual property firm in Israel. In this episode… Do you have a solid plan for exiting your business? Or are you caught up in the day-to-day workings of your business, hoping that selling your business will simply work out in the end? According to Yael Cabilly, an Amazon attorney and exit planning expert, one of the most important things Amazon sellers can practice when selling a business is thinking ahead. Though it might sound intuitive or obvious, many sellers put off — or ignore altogether — aspects of the exit planning process that could make or break their big sale. Thankfully, Yael is here to discuss exactly what sellers should and shouldn’t do when selling a company — and you don’t want to miss a minute of it! In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Yael Cabilly, Co-founder of Fortunet, to discuss the dos and don'ts of exit planning. Listen in as Yael reveals her top-notch exit planning strategies, common mistakes to avoid and successes to emulate when selling your business, and the number one trait you need to develop in order to achieve a profitable, peaceful exit. Stay tuned!
38 minutes | May 19, 2021
0038: Two Exits to Public Companies and Increasing Value through Auditing with Eytan Wiener
Eytan Wiener is the Chief Executive Officer at GETIDA, a software company whose cloud-based auditing technology provides cutting-edge reimbursement recovery solutions for Amazon sellers. GETIDA’s passion is to improve the operations of third party FBA sellers so that sellers focus primarily on inventory investment and company growth. Eytan’s specialties include Amazon management, e-commerce, online marketplace, and business development. As a true Jack-of-all-trades, Eytan holds many other impressive positions, such as the COO and Co-founder of Quantum Networks, a Partner at TradePort, a Founding Board Member of the Prosper Show, and many others. In this episode… Are you looking for strategies, experts, or tools that can help you create a more valuable Amazon business? What if there was a way to create a more profitable and sellable business through auditing and reimbursement software? Let’s face it: all entrepreneurs want to boost the value of their business — and the size of their profits — before their big exit. Unfortunately, sometimes adding real, lasting value into your business can be tricky. So, how can you tell which methods and services will help you achieve your exit goals, and which ones won’t serve you in the long run? Thankfully, long-time e-commerce entrepreneur Eytan Wiener is here to reveal how his company, GETIDA, helps Amazon sellers add value to their businesses using state-of-the-art auditing software. Want to learn more? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Paul Miller sits down with Eytan Wiener, the Chief Executive Officer at GETIDA, to talk about boosting your business’ profits and worth before exiting. Listen in as Eytan talks about his storied career as an early Amazon seller, becoming a results-driven leader for many esteemed companies and conferences, and why GETIDA is the best-kept secret to Amazon success that your business needs today. Stay tuned!
42 minutes | May 5, 2021
0037: Selling an Online Pet Brand with Dimitri Vorona and Jeremy Bell of Elevate Brands
Dimitri Vorona is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in the world of e-commerce. He is currently the CEO of Prime Tech Partners, which works to ensure the success of start-ups through their life cycle of growth. Dimitri is also the Founder of Hoster, a company that provides web development and web hosting services to small and mid-size companies. Outside of his businesses, he also works as an advisor and speaker, sharing his experience with newer companies. In 2020, he sold his business, Pet Devices, to Elevate Brands. The Chief M&A Officer of Elevate Brands is Jeremy Bell, who helped secure the acquisition of Pet Devices. His company excels in buying Amazon brands and bringing them to their fullest potential. Before his time at Elevate Brands, Jeremy worked as the Commercial Director at Steller and the Manager of Corporate Development at Telstra Global. In this episode… While starting a business can be difficult, it can be even harder to sell it. Entrusting your hard work to a buyer can either grow the company in new ways or drive it into the ground. Some owners remain involved in their businesses, but the control is firmly in the hands of the buyers. Because of this, choosing the right buyer is crucial. For Dimitri Vorona, being a serial entrepreneur has given him experience with this process. He has sold multiple companies including his brand, Pet Devices. With 10 offers on the table, he ultimately went with Elevate Brands, orchestrated by their Chief M&A Officer Jeremy Bell. Want to know the process behind these e-commerce acquisitions? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Paul Miller is joined by Dimitri Vorona, Founder of Pet Devices, and Jeremy Bell, Chief M&A Officer of Elevate Brands, to discuss the purchase of Pet Devices. They go over what distinguishes Elevate Brands in the Amazon marketplace, how Dimitri used a broker, and the background of both their companies. Dimitri also explains why he went with Elevate Brands over a more lucrative offer. Tune in to discover the best ways to find a buyer and sell your business.
50 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
0036: Acquiring and Growing the Best Digital Brands with Amazon Veterans Stefan Haney & Kyle Walker from Foundry
Stefan Haney is the Strategic Advisor and Interim CEO at Foundry, a growing agency that acquires, builds, and grows online brands. He is also the Managing Principal at Vantage International and the Principal at OneAccord. Stefan worked at Amazon for more than 15 years as a Senior Manager and Director and was a major leader in building Seller Central and the Amazon Marketplace from $9 billion to more than $160 billion. Kyle Walker is a Founding Partner at Foundry, an experienced digital brand builder, and a former Amazon employee. He is the Founder of The Lab, an e-commerce management consulting company, and the Chief Acquisition Officer at Stealth Company. Kyle has aided in launching more than 10,000 businesses on Amazon, founded three multi-billion dollar Amazon programs, and helped construct many of the Amazon tools that brand owners use every day. In this episode… Are you looking for a seller-focused brand agency that can help you transform your business? Are you frustrated with run-of-the-mill aggregators, and want to work with a company that you know will have your back? Unfortunately, not every aggregator or brand agency is alike, and it can be difficult to determine which company is trustworthy, capable, and the right fit for your business. Thankfully, that’s why Stefan Haney and Kyle Walker are here today: to talk about their revolutionary brand agency, Foundry. Foundry isn’t like other M&As on the market; it maintains a seller-focused, partnership-oriented approach to acquiring and expanding brands that last. So, how can you learn more about — and start working with — Foundry today? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio sits down with Stefan Haney, Strategic Advisor and Interim CEO at Foundry, and Kyle Walker, Founding Partner at Foundry, to discuss acquiring and growing enduring brands. Listen in as Stefan and Kyle talk about working at Amazon, creating Foundry with a team of expert e-commerce entrepreneurs, and shaping Foundry into the highly-respected brand it is today. Stay tuned!
51 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
0035: Expert Brand Building Tips to Create a Highly Valuable Business with Paul Baron
Paul Baron is the Founder & CEO of Chat Marketing University, the top ChatBot marketing course for Amazon sellers that provides training, consulting, and done-for-you services to students everywhere. He is also the Chief ChatBot Architect at The Chat Agency, a concierge marketing agency that helps businesses create long-lasting, memorable brands by transforming communication with customers and clients. Paul is also the Co-founder and Director of Sales & Marketing for Beau & Belle Littles, a family-owned business that provides first-rate, reusable baby swim products. In this episode… Are you struggling to develop your brand? Are you looking for expert tips and enriching inspiration that will guide you through the brand-building process? If so, you’re in the right place. Building a brand is no easy task, especially if you’re new to the entrepreneurial world. Thankfully, e-commerce expert Paul Baron has some advice for both new and seasoned brand builders: identify your “why.” Knowing your motivator isn’t just an important aspect of entrepreneurship, but also a vital step in building a brand that lasts. After all, your brand is more than just a logo; it’s a story. So, how can you create a brand that is full of emotion, connection, and inspiration? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Paul Baron, Founder & CEO of Chat Marketing University and Chief ChatBot Architect at The Chat Agency, to discuss the keys to building impactful brands. Listen in as Paul talks about the deep principle that guides his life and career, the value of knowing your “why” as an entrepreneur, and the chatbot technology that can transform your business’ profitability, marketing strategies, and more. Stay tuned!
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
0034: Everything You Need to Know About the Due Diligence Process When Selling Your Online Business with Chris Yates & Brian Diener from Centurica
Chris Yates is the Co-Owner of Centurica, an online acquisition and due diligence company that helps buyers, sellers, and owners of digital assets protect their interests and manage their portfolios. Chris is also a Managing Member of Vision Group Management, LLC, and the Co-Founder of Rhodium Weekend. Over the years, Chris has built hundreds of business websites, generated millions of dollars in sales, and advised on more than $50 million in acquisitions and exits. Brian Diener is the Director of Operations at Centurica. In this position, Brian helps potential business owners review acquisitions, verify seller claims, and avoid risky deals. As an e-commerce expert, Brian has bought, sold, and invested in $3 million worth of online businesses. He has also advised hundreds of clients during the acquisition process of more than $100 million in internet businesses. In this episode… Are you a buyer or seller of online businesses? Do you want to know how to make the transfer process as smooth, transparent, and effective as possible? If so, meet your new best friend: due diligence. The due diligence process is vital to a successful—and relatively seamless—exit. However, due diligence can be tedious, stressful, and confusing. That’s why Chris Yates and Brian Diener help clients navigate the due diligence process through their company, Centurica: to make the exit planning process as painless and productive as possible. By analyzing every nook and cranny of your business to assess risk, improve documentation, and verify claims, these due diligence experts not only ensure a smooth transition, but also help you create a more valuable business. So, how can you start working with Centurica today? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Chris Yates, Co-Owner of Centurica, and Brian Diener, Director of Operations at Centurica. Together, they discuss everything you need to know about due diligence. Listen in as Chris and Brian reveal why SBA funding impacts your business’ profitability, how to avoid crucial—but common—mistakes as an Amazon seller, and the secrets to dramatically increasing your business’ value before selling. Stay tuned!
49 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
0033: Understanding How to Use SBA Financing to Sell Your Amazon Business with Stephen Speer from eCommerce Lending
Stephen Speer is the Founder and CEO of eCommerce Lending, the #1 source for eCommerce business acquisition financing. Currently, eCommerce Lending has closed over 325 successful deals and provided more than $300 million in funding to help clients grow and scale profitable businesses. In addition to this, Stephen is also the Founder and CEO of Platinum Bancorp, Inc., a commercial lending firm that provides financing to businesses that possess great potential but lack the financial means necessary for traditional bank financing. In this episode… Are you looking for a trusted source to provide financing for your upcoming business acquisition? Do you want to collaborate with a company that will be your partner—instead of your cold and distant financial manager—through the entire acquisition process? During the process of buying a business, most sellers are disappointed with the large banks that finance their acquisition. Instead of truly getting to know the buyer and seller as people and entrepreneurs, many banks apply an impersonal, one-size-fits-all approach to SBA lending and financing. Thankfully, there are other options for SBA financing and lending that prioritize humanization, partnership, and openness through the complex process of acquiring a business. Today, eCommerce leader Stephen Speer is here to spill the beans. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Stephen Speer, Founder and CEO of eCommerce Lending, to discuss the ins and outs of SBA financing for your Amazon business. Listen in as Stephen reveals what SBA lending is, practical steps sellers can take to qualify for SBA financing, and how COVID-19 has positively impacted the eCommerce world—for good. Stay tuned!
41 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
0032: Unique Growth Capital Funding Program for Amazon Sellers with Don Henig from AccrueMe
Don Henig is the Co-Founder of AccrueMe, a business providing unique and expansive growth capital to Amazon Sellers. In addition, Don is also the President of Propzy, an app that helps people buy, sell, and rent real estate using social media. Before AccrueMe and Propzy, Don held a variety of important roles like the CEO of Peconic Bay Entertainment, Managing Director at Mortgage Master, and Founder and Partner at Corner Store Entertainment. In this episode… Are you trying to get your business up and running as an Amazon entrepreneur? Do you desperately need a loan, a strategy, or valuable collaboration with an Amazon expert? If so, this episode of Amazing Exits is for you! At some point, every business faces high and low points. The turbulent nature of entrepreneurship can be stressful, discouraging, and scary. That’s why Don Henig and his team at AccrueMe have constructed an effective, seller-focused business model: to help Amazon sellers thrive in all situations. AccrueMe knows that popular lending programs often hurt sellers in the long run, which is why they have constructed their program to be as laid-back, understanding, and collaborative as possible. So, how can you start working with AccrueMe today and make the difference in your business? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Don Henig, Co-Founder of AccrueMe, to discuss the ins and outs of capital lending and business growth. Listen in as Don discusses the story behind AccrueMe’s seller-focused services, the top requirements sellers must meet to work with AccrueMe, and his number one piece of advice to help sellers thrive while planning their amazing exit. Stay tuned!
46 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
0031: Getting the Growth Capital You Need to Successfully Scale and Exit with Ari Horowitz from Yardline Capital
Ari Horowitz is the Chief Executive Officer of Yardline Capital, an e-commerce capital solutions company that offers operational expertise and advisory services to help sellers boost efficiency and accelerate growth. He is also an Advisor at Thrasio, one of the world’s largest acquirers of Amazon third-party FBA brands. Ari’s other positions include President of Hudson Palm LLC, Co-Founder and Chairman of String Me, Board of Trustees Member at Miami International University of Art & Design, and many more. In this episode… Do you want to scale your business intentionally and profitably, all while keeping your future exit in mind? Intentional, lucrative growth can be difficult for entrepreneurs who are taking on the world alone. Most entrepreneurs are so caught up in the day-to-day urgency of keeping their businesses afloat that the idea of consistently maintaining an exit-focused mindset seems ludicrous. That’s where a company like Yardline Capital can help: by providing the seasoned advice, well-won expertise, and tried-and-true strategies that you need to help your business thrive. So, how can you start working with a company like Yardline Capital to boost your Amazon store’s revenue—and start preparing for your exit—today? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Ari Horowitz, the Chief Executive Officer of Yardline Capital, to reveal how you can attain the growth capital your business needs in order to scale. Listen in as Ari talks about popular Amazon aggregators, Yardline Capital’s one-of-a-kind approach to lending, and why Yardline Capital is the top-notch resource your Amazon store is missing. Stay tuned!
45 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
0030: Scaling Your Amazon Business with People, Processes, and Technology with Yoni Kozminski from Escala and MultiplyMii
Yoni Kozminski is the Founder and CEO of Escala, an affordable, boutique process improvement and digital transformation consulting firm for Amazon and e-commerce businesses. Yoni is also the Founder and CEO of MultiplyMii, an Escala company that helps businesses all over the world reduce operating costs and increase profitability and output potential. In addition to this, Yoni is the Host of Successful Sales, a podcast where entrepreneurs share their inspirational stories, hard-won wisdom, and top tips for success. In this episode… Let’s cut to the chase: you want your business to be as valuable as possible. However, the boring day-to-day tasks that keep your business running take up all of your time. So, how do you simultaneously scale your business while juggling the chaos of entrepreneurship? Yoni Kozminski has expert advice that could change your life: hire assistants, implement tools, and systematize everything. According to Yoni, perfecting your systems and processes is the key to running a thriving, profitable business. That’s why he created Escala and MultiplyMii—to help busy, exhausted entrepreneurs bridge the gap between big dreams and minute duties. Want to learn more? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Yoni Kozminski, Founder and CEO of Escala and MultiplyMii, to discuss the secrets to building and scaling a valuable business. Listen in as Yoni reveals how he scaled a business from $2 million to $5 million in just one year, how Escala can benefit both new and seasoned entrepreneurs, and the secret to successfully reverse engineering your own amazing exit. Stay tuned!
43 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
0029: The Importance of Amazon Account Health Management When Preparing for An Exit with Joe Zalta from Riverbend Consulting
Joe Zalta is the Co-Founder and President of Business Development at Riverbend Consulting, a market leader in Amazon compliance and risk management. Riverbend Consulting helps Amazon sellers navigate the turbulent world of Amazon reinstatements in order to make way for new sales opportunities, profitable account management, and groundbreaking deals. Joe is also a Partner and the Chief Marketing Officer at E & J Sales and Marketing LLC, a leading Amazon marketing agency that partners with national brands to represent them on third-party marketplaces. In this episode… Are you looking for expert tips and tricks that will help you strengthen your brand today? Do you want to achieve a smooth—and profitable—exit from your Amazon store? If so, this episode of Amazing Exits is for you! According to Joe Zalta, an Amazon and e-commerce expert, one of the most important things you can do before selling your brand is this: be proactive. Anticipating common issues and seeking effective solutions is a vital part of the exit planning process; however, many sellers just don’t know where to start. With years of expertise in the industry, Joe shares how he helps Amazon sellers manage the minute details of their businesses to ensure the most successful and lucrative exit possible. Want to learn more? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Joe Zalta, Co-Founder and President of Business Development at Riverbend Consulting, to discuss Amazon account health management. Listen in as Joe identifies the common issues that hurt Amazon sellers, reveals the secret to identifying fake reviews, and explains how you can work to ensure a smooth due diligence process. Stay tuned for more!
50 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
0028: Optimizing Your Profitability With Best in Class Quality Control with Sajag Agarwal from Movley
Sajag Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of Movley, a technology company that helps brands manufacturing in China create high-quality products and optimize their supply chains by providing hands-on quality control inspections. Before founding Movley, Sajag was the Founder and CEO of Syde, a company that produced high-performance electronics focused on charging in phones, cars, and aerospace. Sajag grew Syde to $2 million in annual revenue within three years of its conception, established Syde as a #1 category leader on Amazon during Prime Day in 2017, and made his amazing exit from the company in 2018. In this episode… Do you want to optimize your international supply chains and boost the quality of your products? Are you looking for an inspection company that can help you identify and resolve your manufacturing issues right now? If so, this episode is a must-listen! International supply chains are a huge pain point for most Amazon entrepreneurs. Poorly tested products lead to high defect rates, high return rates, and, worst of all, scathing reviews. Unfortunately, these issues can severely hurt your business’ reputation, profits, and sellability, especially in a highly-competitive industry like Amazon. So, how can you protect your business and improve your products today? Thankfully, Sajag Agarwal, a supply chain expert, is here to answer your questions about inspection services and help you construct a fool-proof plan of action in no time. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Sajag Agarwal, the Founder and CEO of Movley, to discuss everything Amazon sellers need to know about supply chain management and quality control. Listen in as Sajag identifies common quality control issues, explains how faulty products are a real danger to your business’ success, and reveals how Movley helps Amazon sellers across the world perfect their products and processes every single day. Stay tuned!
49 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
0027: When Should You Consider Selling Your Amazon Business with Brad Wayland from Quiet Light Brokerage
Brad Wayland is an entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience in marketing and operating online businesses. Starting in 2003, Brad helped create an online custom t-shirt company that later developed into a multi-million dollar enterprise. In the last 10 years, Brad has constructed, purchased, or sold more than 30 web properties. In 2017, Brad became an advisor at Quiet Light Brokerage, a company that helps entrepreneurs effectively and profitably sell their online businesses. In this episode… Do you lose sleep over planning an exit strategy for your business? Well, you’re not alone! Exit planning can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With almost 20 years of experience in the ecommerce industry, Brad Wayland of Quiet Light Brokerage has faced all of the ups and downs involved in exit planning. Unsure how to start your exit planning, when to sell your business, or the knowledge about your company you should prioritize at every point of the planning process? Brad’s here to help. Figuring out the timing of your exit strategy can be one of the most frustrating aspects of exit planning. In this episode of the Amazing Exits Podcast, Brad talks to co-hosts Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller about practical tips and tricks for successfully planning your own amazing exit. Stay tuned.
41 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
0026: Learn How Amazon Entrepreneur Michele Venton Started, Scaled and Exited a 7 Figure Brand...And How She Plans to Do It All Over Again
Michele Venton is an experienced entrepreneur who specializes in growing, scaling, and exiting Amazon FBA businesses. She created a top Amazon company, GirlZone, in under two years, which she successfully exited in 2019 for seven figures. Michele is also a speaker at international e-commerce and Amazon events. Currently, Michele is building her second successful brand and establishing herself as a motivational speaker for working moms who are trying to juggle professional success and motherhood. In this episode… Do you find it tough to juggle your entrepreneurial career and your duties as a parent? Are you trying to catch a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel: a successful exit, where you have more time for yourself, your kids, and new business ventures? If so, this episode of Amazing Exits is a must-listen. Being an entrepreneur is difficult, as it requires a great deal of time, energy, money, and passion. It’s a 24/7 job! However, being a parent—especially a stay-at-home parent—is also a full-time gig with little to no time off. So, how can you balance your entrepreneurial dreams and the constant work of parenthood? Thankfully, Michele Venton, a successful Amazon entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom, is here to share how she survived living in these two worlds at once—and how you can, too. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Michele Venton, an experienced Amazon entrepreneur, international speaker, and loving parent, to discuss Michele’s incredible 7-figure exit story. Listen in as Michele reveals how she got started as an Amazon seller, the importance of building a customer-focused brand, and how she maneuvers life as a successful entrepreneur and devoted mother. Stay tuned!
48 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
0025: Navigating the Amazon Jungle with Top 200 Amazon Seller Jason Boyce
Jason Boyce is an entrepreneur, author, Amazon aficionado, and the Founder and CEO of the product marketing agency Avenue7Media. He is an e-commerce expert with almost two decades of experience under his belt, and he uses the power of Amazon, social media, and digital advertising to launch products, boost sales, and build brands through Avenue7Media. In addition to this, Jason also serves as a CEO Advisory Board Member for Inc. CEO Project, as well as an Advisory Council Member for Prosper Show. To top it all off, Jason co-authored The Amazon Jungle, a highly-rated guide for Amazon sellers, with Rick Cesari. In this episode… Do you want to build your Amazon business but are frustrated with Amazon’s poor treatment of its third-party sellers? Are you looking for effective strategies that will help you lead your company to success in spite of your love/hate relationship with Amazon? If so, this episode of Amazing Exits is a must-listen! Jason Boyce is an entrepreneur, author, and e-commerce/Amazon expert with almost 20 years of hard-won experience to boast. However, even an expert and long-time Amazon seller like Jason can occasionally get frustrated with Amazon entrepreneurship. Thankfully, Jason’s turbulent relationship with Amazon hasn’t deterred him from thriving on its platform—and today he’s here to share the tips and tricks that have helped him prosper on Amazon’s platform for so many years. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Jason Boyce, the Founder and CEO of Avenue7Media, to discuss navigating the “jungle” of Amazon selling. Listen in as Jason talks about developing his Amazon expertise, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp, and writing a best-selling book with esteemed marketing legend Rick Cesari. Stay tuned for more!
42 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
0024: Direct Response TV Pioneer Shares Expert Strategies and Tips for Building Iconic and Highly-Valuable Brands
Rick Cesari is a direct response marketing trailblazer, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and esteemed consultant. He was the very first person to build a national brand using direct response TV marketing and has since grown a plethora of brands—like Juiceman® Juice Extractor, Sonicare®, Clarisonic, and OxiClean—into household names. Currently, Rick is the Chief Marketing Officer at Direct Branding, an omni-channel branding and marketing company that uses engaging videos to help companies build their brand’s presence and generate sales. Not only that, but he recently released his fourth book, The Amazon Jungle: The Truth About Amazon, The Seller's Survival Guide for Thriving on the World's Most Perilous E-Commerce Marketplace. In this episode… Do you ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels as an Amazon entrepreneur? In other words, are you spilling blood, sweat, and tears for your business, but not reaping the benefits you expected? You’re certainly not alone—and this episode is calling your name. Rick Cesari has been through it all: underwhelming exits, national success and recognition, career confusion, lucky timing, and everything else in between. However, after more than 25 years in the turbulent and fickle direct response marketing industry, business is still booming for him as an advertiser, consultant, author, and speaker. So, what’s Rick’s secret sauce for success—and how can you emulate his strategies in your own business? In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Rick Cesari, one of the world’s first direct response marketers and the Chief Marketing Officer at Direct Branding, to share the ups and downs of Rick’s incredible career. Tune in as Rick reveals his best-kept tips and tricks for digital marketing, Amazon entrepreneurship, and brand building that will boost your conversion rates and skyrocket your sales today. Stay tuned!
34 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
0023: Streamlining Your Supply Chain to Maximize Profitability with Afolabi Oyerokun from Honu Worldwide
Afolabi Oyerokun is the CEO of Trillion Source and the Co-Owner of Honu Worldwide. Afolabi has been constructing logistic strategies, relationships, and tactics to increase profits and productivity for his clients for over 20 years. As a successful entrepreneur, Afolabi enjoys helping other entrepreneurs transform their vision into high-quality products. His love for discovering amazing products at low prices has led Afolabi to help multiple 7-figure Amazon entrepreneurs significantly expand their profits by buying in Chinese marketplaces. In this episode… Are you an Amazon entrepreneur who wants to save money and optimize your supply chain management? If you are, then this episode of the Amazing Exits podcast with Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller is for you. Today’s guest, Afolabi Oyerokun, has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management, Amazon selling, and more. As an expert seller in Chinese markets, Afolabi has a plethora of valuable advice for Amazon sellers and entrepreneurs who are planning a successful exit. All entrepreneurs want to save money and supercharge their profits. That’s why Afolabi Oyerokun and his team at Honu Worldwide are not just your average sourcing agents. Instead, they help entrepreneurs develop a successful, high-quality product that will stand the test of time and truly make your business thrive. Listen to this episode of the Amazing Exits podcast today to learn how to craft a high-quality product, optimize your supply chain management, and plan an amazing exit. Stay tuned.
46 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
0022: Selling Your Business to an Amazon Business Acquirer with Jake Barnett from Boosted Commerce
Jake Barnett is an experienced sales and marketing leader in the e-commerce and technology industries. He is the Head of Business Development at Boosted Commerce, an acquisition company of third party FBA sellers on Amazon. Jake’s expansive experience includes his work at Peachtree Funding, where he closed deals that were valued in excess of $100 million. Jake also worked at Blink Logic, a venture-capital funded startup, where he closed deals representing millions of users and was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing at just 23 years old. In this episode… Do you want to create a sellable business that will attract high-profile buyers and result in a profitable exit? Not so fast—there’s a vital step you must complete first: building long-lasting value into your business. Building value into your business is a difficult, yet necessary, part of the exit planning process. After all, who wants to buy a business with little long-term worth? There are many avenues that you can take to create a more valuable business—but some of them are certainly quicker and more effective than others. Thankfully Jake Barnett, an expert in sales and marketing, is here to clear the air by revealing exactly what acquisition firms are looking for in your company. In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Jake Barnett, the Head of Business Development at Boosted Commerce, to discuss the process of selling your business to an Amazon FBA acquisition firm. Listen in as Jake talks about Boosted Commerce’s method for appraising businesses, his key strategies for attracting high-profile buyers, and the importance of implementing SBA financing during the exit planning process. Stay tuned!
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