E304: Losing the Fire with Jake StarrMarch 2, 2020 in Ecom-Crew-Podcast
This year is speeding by as we’re already in March! Hello from Irvine, California and Happy March everybody!
A few episodes ago, I put out an episode saying that I was interested in buying a business, and one of the interested sellers is today’s lucky guest. Our guest is Jake Starr, the owner of Recycled Firefighter — a brand that makes everyday carry items out of recycled firefighter gear, taken across America.
We talk about several things; how the business was born out of a need to support his family, and how that business quickly took a life of its own. As crazy as it sounds, he’s looking to sell his business or looking into getting a partner and we get into the reasons why he feels like it’s time to either loosen his grip, or let go.
Don’t miss out on our free webinar on March 11th, 10am PST, where Dave and I will be talking about Importing from China in 2020. We’ll be addressing the elephant in the room — the Corona virus, and how it’s affecting the businesses of millions around the world, Amazon Dragonboat and the updates on tariffs as the news year picks up the pace. Register now!
Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.