Author: John James
Should I Start my Career at a Startup or a More Established Business?
Question: Is it a good idea for me to start my junior career at a startup, not a big corporation yet? John: Yes, so let me just give you the benefits. The benefits are this: you’re going to have an outsized title that you don’t deserve,… Read MoreRead More
E-Commerce Discounts: Can Too Many Hurt Your Store?
Question: Can too many discounts hurt an e-commerce store? Blake: I will speak from experience on that from some e-commerce clients we’ve worked with that, 100 percent yes. That if you’re building your business off of the back of coupon codes and heavy discounts, you are… Read MoreRead More
How do I Sell my First E-Commerce Business?
Question: How do I sell my first e-commerce business? John Max: You sold…you sold a kind of big e-commerce business. Blake: yeah, we’ve sold e-commerce companies and that sort of thing, but I would say that if you’re selling a business you should look… Read MoreRead More
Does my Business need a Direct-to-Conusmer E-Commerce Store or Should We Rely on Amazon?
Question: If 99 percent of my sales are coming from Amazon, do I need to keep my Shopify Store? Blake: The answer is yes, you need to own your own store so that you can build your brand around it, you own your customers, you own your… Read MoreRead More
What are Some Non-Sexy but Profitable E-Commerce Businesses?
Question: What’s a good example of a non-sexy but surprisingly profitable e-commerce business venture? Answer: John: Twilio, well Twilio is probably than unsexiest business and, you know, publicly traded billion plus dollar valuation, so for those who don’t know of Twilio, it’s just… Read MoreRead More
What’s the Most Difficult Situation You’ve Dealt with as an Entrepreneur?
Question: What’s the most difficult situation you’ve had to deal with as an entrepreneur? Blake: I want to hear from you first then I’ll talk about mine. John Max: OK, so the most difficult thing that I’ve ever dealt with…so like business, anything that… Read MoreRead More