TAS 599 Lessons and Takeaways from 32 Bootstrapped Businesses (Round Table Discussion)

It’s not often that you get the chance to learn from a room full of talented and thoughtful ecommerce leaders. This is your opportunity! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he welcomes his friends, Greg Mercer, Steve Chou, and Michael Jackness to the podcast. In their conversation, the guys talk about their experience with the 5 Minute Pitch project, why they love helping ecommerce sellers, the value of launching your brand on Amazon, and much more. You don’t want to miss a minute of this fun and exciting episode!

Yes, there is still a chance for success.

Time and time again, Scott gets asked if there is any room for success in the ecommerce sector. While the challenges and hurdles constantly evolve, Scott and other ecommerce leaders remained convinced that if you put in the time and effort, you’ll see a good ROI. Don’t buy the negative hype! Make your plan to build a brand and carve out a niche. If you want more details about how you can get your business started, make sure to listen to this helpful episode of The Amazing Seller!

Why you should launch your brand on Amazon.

As prospective ecommerce sellers get ready to start their own small business, they often wonder if Amazon is the best channel to pour their time and energy into or if they should build their brand's website first. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and his guests explain why starting on Amazon is the best way to get things off the ground. One of the huge reasons to begin with Amazon is because it is so much easier than creating and drawing traffic to your website. You can also gage the marketplace on Amazon more effectively to validate which products you should start selling. Make sure to listen to this episode as the guys expand on this critical topic and much more!

Make sure you execute on your great idea!

Too often you hear the line that the right idea will lead to instant success. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Tons of businesses fail each day not because their idea wasn’t good but because their execution was lacking. If you want your business to stand the test of time, you’ve got to be focused on the right principles. Right out of the gate, it’s a good idea to have your plan laid out so you can track your progress and stay on task. Learn from Scott’s expert perspective and why it’s helpful to focus on follow through by listening to this engaging episode of The Amazing Seller!

It is not about the money.

Have you ever had that moment when you finally realized what you want to commit the rest of your life to accomplish? How did that moment feel for you? Are you working toward that goal right now? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and his friends as they explain why they love helping ecommerce leaders like you. For these guys, it’s not all about the money and the fame; they enjoy showing others what it takes to build a business they can rely on for the future. To hear more about their passion for helping others, make sure to listen to this intriguing episode!


  • [0:35] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [3:20] Greg Mercer, Steve Chou, and Michael Jackness join the podcast.
  • [5:00] Is it still possible to bootstrap a business successfully?
  • [12:00] Why are entrepreneurs so confident?
  • [17:30] An idea is worthless without execution.
  • [19:15] Why it’s helpful to start your brand on Amazon.
  • [26:00] Is it better to double down or diversify your brand?
  • [33:00] Making an impact in the lives of others.
  • [40:45] The guys share their takeaways from participating in the 5 Minute Pitch.
  • [47:20] Closing thoughts from Scott.


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