Firing The Man

Firing The Man

Serial Entrepreneur’s David Schomer and Ken Wilson share tips, advice, and insider knowledge about all things Amazon FBA and E-Commerce. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams by selling physical products online so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love - whether that is spending more time with family or traveling the world. Ken and David have successfully created several six and seven figure online business ventures. During the journey, they have had major wins, losses, and lessons learned. This podcast will teach you about selling physical products online through platforms such as Fulfillment by Amazon, building a team, outsourcing, listing optimization, pay per click (PPC) advertising, driving traffic to your listings, and productivity tips / life hacks that will provide a path to be successful in building your online business. It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Ken and David you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.... Show More

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October 27, 2020 41 min

Episode 44


In this episode, we will be interviewing the Chief Marketing Officer of ShipBob Inc, Casey Amstrong. He is an expert in marketing, fulfillment, and eCommerce space as a whole. We will talk about ShipBob, an end-to-end fulfillment solution that brings the same 2-day shipping from Amazon to a wider array of businesses

Let’s dive right in and learn more about ShipBob and the current updates in fulfillment during the COVID-19 ...

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Episode 43

In this episode, we will be interviewing Cyndi Thomason, the author of the best-selling book, Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers, a Certified Master Profit First Professional. She is also the founder and president of Bookskeep, a U.S.-based accounting, bookkeeping, and advisory firm for eCommerce sellers worldwide. She has a passion for data analysis and process development. She uses that passion for educating her clients...

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Episode 42

This is part 2 of our 3PL series, as we are on the hunt to find a 3PL provider. If you weren’t able to follow this series, please go back and listen to part 1. 

In this episode, we will be interviewing Michael Sene, the director of sales and partnership of Deliverr. Deliverr is a 3PL service specializing in fulfillment like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Shopify, and Wish. 

Let’s dive right in and learn more about Deliverr and how ...

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Episode 41

In this episode, we will be interviewing Kevin Sanderson, the Founder of Maximizing Ecommerce Podcast and successful eCommerce brand owner. He is a full-time eCommerce seller who also helps others grow their businesses.

Let’s dive right in and gain some valuable insights to expand your eCommerce business internationally.

[00:01 - 07:11] Creating the Freedom to Reach your Dreams

  • We introduce our guest Kevin Sanderson 
  • Kevin ta...
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    September 29, 2020 21 min

    Episode 40

    In today's episode, we are going to be diving into some of the headlines and latest news going on in the e-commerce world. We will be discussing 3 articles regarding Amazon and other updates that will definitely be a useful resource to boost your eCommerce.

    Let’s dive right into this episode and be sure to stay tuned for a next-level hack

    [00:01 - 10:18] Amazon-Native Brand Anker Goes Public

  • The brand was one of the firs...
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    Episode 39

    In today’s episode, David and I discuss why sales channel diversity is crucial in your eCommerce business.  We share some recent stories from our own businesses, some good and some horrible. We also dive into how having the right sales channel diversity can actually make you over 200K if you plan on selling your eCommerce business.

    Let’s dive right into this episode and be sure to stay tuned for a strategy.

    [00:01 - 13:29] ...

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    Episode 38

    In today’s episode, we will be sharing our story with the audience on how Ken and I found a third-party logistics company to fulfill our Amazon orders (or expand into other marketplaces like Walmart).  The background of this episode comes from a conversation that Ken and I had a few weeks ago where we both admitted that finding a 3PL for our Amazon businesses had been on both of our to-do lists for a few months.  We decid...

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    Episode 37

    In this episode, we interview personal development expert Karl Sona. Karl is passionate about the hustle with the time management skills to execute it. He is the host of the Free Time Podcast as well as the Chief Revenue Officer of Streamlined Podcasts, a service providing post-production services for podcasters. 

    Let’s dive right in and gain some wisdom from Karl on how we can maximize our free time as well as some strate...

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    Episode 36

    In this episode, we will talk about 5 Top Strategies for our Q4 E-Commerce Businesses. Everyone is aware of the inventory problems Amazon is currently facing. Well, with Q4 closing in, we want to give you the best tips and strategies on how you can maximize your sales during this season and after. 

    Let’s start digging into these five strategies that Ken and I use in our own businesses, as well as some resources, that can h...

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    Episode 35

    In this episode, we will talk about the latest and greatest news that is happening in the e-commerce world. Big names in the industry are making noise from Amazon to Walmart and even Shopify. Some of them are suffering, while others are emerging. How will the market play out when the pandemic is all over?

    Let’s dive into this episode and dig into three articles that Ken and I will dissect to give you a better view of what’...

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    Episode 34

    Josh Bauerle, CPA is a tax accountant and founder of CPA on Fire. Josh worked in a wide variety of accounting and advising positions prior starting CPA On Fire in December of 2012.  His passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them maximize their profits and minimize their tax liability.

    On this episode, we dive into the following topics: 

  • What should ecommerce sellers that are just starting focus on in terms of taxes
  • W...
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    Episode 33

    Anna Hill, CPA is an accountant for creators and online sellers. She is the founder of Accounting We Will Go.  After spending years working in the corporate sector Anna realized she had a passion for working with entrepreneurs, specifically, creators and those who sell online via platforms such as Etsy, Amazon, Shopify, etc.

    On this episode we dive into why bookkeeping is important, how to use your financial statements to ...

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    Episode 32

    On today’s episode David and Ken had the privilege to interview Radu Oboroc, a successful full-time e-commerce entrepreneur.  Radu manages multiple e-commerce brands while selling on several diverse sales channels to include: Shopify, Amazon, Ebay and 6 international marketplaces.  Radu shares a glimpse of his journey with us; what a typical day in the life of a full-time entrepreneur looks like before quitting his job as...

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    Episode 31

    On this episode we will be discussing our experiences at the first virtual Canton Fair in China.  To start off the episode, we will discuss what the Canton Fair is and why it is so important, then we will go into detail on how we interfaced with suppliers using the online portal, and lastly, we will share some lessons learned on how to maximize results when scouting for suppliers virtually.  

     

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    Episode 30

    Today’s episode is a HUGE milestone for Firing The Man Podcast.  After two and half years of building an E-commerce business Ken quits his 100K per year Engineering job.  Ken shares exactly what it took to build his business and some simple strategies he used along the way when times got tough.  Ken also shares what raw emotions he was feeling that day he walked out of the office for the last time.  This is an episode tha...

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    Episode 29

    Robert Wright is an intellectual property attorney and the owner of Wright Private Label Law, which specializes in IP protection in the E-commerce space.  Robert is passionate about intellectual property law and has helped hundreds of clients across the globe protect their intellectual property on Amazon, Shopify, and other e-commerce platforms.

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    Episode 28

    This episode is part 2 of 2, where we are joined by Mergers & Acquisitions specialist - Zach Vaninger.  Zach has spent a majority of his career in the world of Mergers and Acquisitions and has worked on transactions that total over $1 billion in deal value.  On today’s episode, Zach is going to share his thoughts on what a seller can do to prepare to get acquired and walk us through the process of selling a company.  

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    Episode 27

    This episode is part 1 of 2, where we are joined by Mergers & Acquisitions specialist - Zach Vaninger.  Zach has spent a majority of his career in the world of Mergers and Acquisitions and has worked on transactions that total over $1 billion in deal value.  On today’s episode, Zach is going to share his thoughts on what a seller can do to prepare to get acquired and walk us through the process of selling a company. 

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    Episode 26

    On today’s episode David and Ken interview John Hatfield, a college student at Iowa State University that has successfully secured a utility patent and is about to launch his first product online.  John has entered his product into and won several entrepreneurial/elevator pitch style competitions.  This is an episode you will definitely not want to miss.

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    Episode 25

    In this episode, Ken and David review their goals that they set in January 2020 for their e-commerce businesses.  You will hear what is going well, what areas they are trying to improve upon, and their plans for the rest of 2020. 

     

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