E331: Starting Out in Ecommerce with the Founders of Kindred Bravely

Welcome to E331 of the EcomCrew Podcast! In this episode, we have a husband-and-wife duo who share their ecommerce journey with us.

Deeanne and Garret Akerson had full-time jobs and two small kids when they first recognized the need to make high-quality and comfortable clothing for pregnant and lactating mothers. Born out of the desire to make motherhood easier, they made it their business’ mission to provide moms with a great selection of clothes that are both functional and stylish.

In this episode, we talk about:

    • How Deeanne and Garret started Kindred Bravely – 3:45
    • How they dealt with existing brands who offered the same products – 7:30
    • How they got their first reviews – 9:30
    • Turning customer suggestions into best selling products – 10:20
    • Quitting their jobs to do the business full-time – 15:18
    • Their secret sauce – 19:35
    • How Kindred Bravely got their first award – 25:07
    • Their experience with some of the top financial mentors – 29:00
    • Dealing with the winters of the business – 28:40
    • Vanity metrics – 31:30
    • Employing a team to focus on what they do best – 34:25

Check out Deeanne and Garret’s business, Kindred Bravely. 

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Michael Jackness

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.

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