How Entrepreneurs Can Source Custom Designed Sustainable Products Internationally

How Entrepreneurs Can Source Custom Designed Sustainable Products Internationally

How Entrepreneurs Can Source Custom Designed Sustainable Products Internationally

Episode Summary: In this episode, Alex interviews Konark Ogra from Rural Handmade who helps budding entrepreneurs source custom-designed sustainable products from global artisan communities. 

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Zero percent commission on the first order at Rural Handmade.

 

Episode Highlights: 

Rural Handmade’s ideal client: Entrepreneurs, retailers, and wholesalers who sell online.  They also work with a lot of charities who are seeking gifts for donors.  Lastly, Rural Handmade works with Interior Designers.

Problem Rural Handmade helps solve: Helping entrepreneurs create sustainable and meaningful brands. Supporting communities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in making and creating wonderful and sustainable brands.

Typical symptoms that clients have before reaching out to Rural Handmade: Ecommerce businesses and entrepreneurs who try to source sustainable products on their own often lack the trust in the service company connecting them with rural communities.  Rural handmade offers a simple and transparent supply chain. The second problem relates to quality control.

Common mistakes that folks make before finding Rural Handmade and their solution: Companies get “bitten” by the costs and they don’t do their due diligence resulting in a product arriving with defects.

Rural Handmade’s Valuable Free Action: If you are trying to create a brand, start thinking of these important questions:

Who is making it?

Why is this being made?

Why am I purchasing this brand?

Rural Handmade’s Valuable Free Resource: Zero percent commission on the first order at Rural Handmade.

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How to Manage Cash Flow Effectively in a Post-COVID World

How to Manage Cash Flow Effectively in a Post-COVID World

How to Manage Cash Flow Effectively in a Post-COVID World

Episode Summary: In this episode, Alex interviews Luke Frye from TimberTax.  Luke supports business owners who want to optimize their income tax situation by managing their cash flow effectively.

Resources/Links:

TimberTax 13-week Cash Flow Management Tool

 

Episode Highlights: 

 

TimberTax’s ideal client: TimberTax often works with marketing consultants, food bloggers,  architects, and online professionals.

Problem TimberTax helps solve: Luke helps business owners answer the question, “How much will I owe in taxes?”

Typical symptoms that clients have before reaching out to TimberTax: People who are worried about taxes or owing a huge amount in taxes would benefit from reaching out to TimberTax.

Common mistakes that folks make before finding TimberTax and his solution: Luke sees plenty of people who are not willing to invest in the solution.  Luke is a specialist in tax code and investing.  Investing in a qualified resource will yield a much higher return than DIY.

TimberTax’s Valuable Free Action: Make sure you have all of your estimated tax payments written down somewhere where you track important dates. Have a separate savings account for your income tax.  Set aside 30-40% of your net income monthly into this account.

TimberTax’s Valuable Free Resource: TimberTax offers a 13-week Cash Flow Management tool that can be done in excel or google sheets.  This can help tremendously in uncertain financial times. You can find the tool here at timbertax.co/cashflow.

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Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.


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Why Detailed and Accurate Financials are Critical for E-Commerce Businesses

Why Detailed and Accurate Financials are Critical for E-Commerce Businesses

Why Detailed and Accurate Financials are Critical for E-Commerce Businesses

Episode Summary: In this episode, Alex interviews Scott Scharf, Co-founder of Catching Clouds. Scott is passionate about helping business owners run better businesses by having detailed, accurate financials so they can make great decisions. 

Resources/Links:

Catching Clouds Academy, a YouTube channel to help share important business, e-commerce, and accounting information with everyone who’s looking for it.

 

Episode Highlights: 

Catching Clouds ideal client: E-commerce sellers who are selling a physical product. The ideal client is a well-established, even complex, e-commerce seller that falls in the $1-50 million range with 3-5 sales channels.

Problem Catching Clouds helps solve: Catching Clouds provides detailed, accurate financials that the business owner can trust and understand so that they can make great decisions.

Typical symptoms that clients have before reaching out to Catching Clouds: Businesses that don’t have accurate financials can’t make accurate and important business decisions such as when to invest in product, when to invest in marketing, and how to grow the business.

Common mistakes that folks make before finding Catching Clouds: Assuming that the accounting will auto-magically happen. Asking your CPA to do your bookkeeping instead of finding someone who specializes in your industry.

Catching Clouds Valuable Free Action: Decide if you have a business or a hobby and make accounting a critical and prioritized process.

Catching Clouds Valuable Free Resource: Catching Clouds has a YouTube channel called Catching Clouds Academy with a ton of content.  You can access this here.

Free State Audit Risk Guide!

See which states pose the greatest risk to your business.

State-by-State Audit Risk Percentages

Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.


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