Ian Schoen

Is Etsy the Next Online Gold Rush?

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The barrier to business ownership online is being lowered all the time. Over the last 10 years, marketplaces like Ebay, Amazon and Etsy have helped people to establish life-changing businesses with relative ease. Today, I want to share why the Etsy platform is a smart way to start a profitable business from scratch, and how...

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Set Your Pricing Accordingly

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Dave, over at Grav.com, is one of the leading manufactures of glass pipes in the marijuana industry. We first met in Austin, but serendipity brought us together, for morning biscuits, in Denver the other week. At breakfast, Dave told us a story of when he was first starting out. At the end of his first...

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Hiring Less to Make More

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Last week I had a call with Andrew Youderian, who I speak with about once a quarter. Since Andrew also runs a community, and we were both in ecommerce, we get on the phone to catch up on business and life. Andrew said something I thought was interesting, which was along the lines of, "we've...

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Five Hangovers from 2016

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There are a few things in my life, left over from 2016, which I’d like to change in 2017. They are: Lose the extra 15 lbs for good. I’m guessing this one is on many people’s New Year’s resolutions list. Luckily for me, I usually only fluctuate a few pounds, but any more than that...

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