Leonid Khodor of UpCart shares the story of using his background in engineering and patent development to invent and bring to market a novel three-wheeled stair climbing foldable cart that helps people move stuff and allows easy foldable storage of the cart. The product now has mass distribution across the US as well as international markets through retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Costco, Ace Hardware and many more. Leonid shares his advice on patent development and shares how he has overcome some of the challenges in manufacturing, supply, and distribution of the product.
$500K/Month – Building a successful Custom Matboard and Picture Frames Niche E-commerce Business – Mehdi kajbaf of Matboard and More
Mehdi Kajbaf, co-founder of Matboard and More, shares the story of building a Custom Matboard niche e-commerce business. This interview shows a great example of how to create competitive advantage and capture market share in a niche category by offering a large selection of high-quality products (in this case Custom Matboards).
$650K/Month – Building a Private Label Hair Extensions Company – Mikey Moran of Private Label Extensions
Mikey Moran, founder of Private Label Extensions, shares his journey in the beauty industry and how he built a successful hair extensions company. Despite not having prior knowledge about hair extensions, Moran dived deep into learning about the manufacturing side of products and combined it with his expertise in marketing and entrepreneurship to scale the business. Mikey shares the importance of having high-quality products that build loyalty with the customers.
$833K/Month – Connecting People Globally with Gift Deliveries – Dmitriy Peregudov founder of giftbasketsoverseas.com and Giftsenda
Dmitriy Peregudov founder of giftbasketsoverseas.com and Giftsenda shares the story of how he started an online gifting business because he couldn't find an easy way to send gifts to his girlfriend. Since then, Dmitry has scaled his business globally to enable people to send gifts to 200 countries as early as next day. Dmitriy shares the importance on focusing on a niche and becoming the best to compete with big businesses as well as lessons in delegation, scaling, and building a great remote company culture.
Addie Gundry, the founder and CEO of Pluie, shares how a difficult diaper changing experience with her son inspired her to create the world's first self-sanitizing diaper changing table. Pluie creates self-sanitizing diaper changing tables for public restrooms. Addie shares her unconventional career journey, starting as a chef before transitioning to entrepreneurship. Addie shares her successes and lessons learned in product development, raising funds, Shark Tank appearance, obtaining patents, and bringing the product to a B2B market.