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How to Run a Physical Product Business from Anywhere

Location 180, April 15, 2015

Today’s guest post is from Fred Perrotta of Tortuga Backpacks. I was really excited for Fred to share today because he does something similar, but completely different to what I often write about here on Location 180.

He travels the world, he runs a business, he does the things he wants, but he does it all with a physical product business. This brings its own set of challenges and rewards – and it’s a perfectly viable option for other people looking to build a business that allows them to become a Location Rebel.

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Focus On The High Impact Parts of Your Business (customer study)

Fox Small Business Center, March 31, 2010

“Entrepreneur Diary” by Damon Schechter, founder and CEO of Shipwire Product Fulfillment.

At Shipwire, we are constantly reminding ourselves we are building a long-term business, not just “doing a job”… Here is a customer who built a business around that same idea. Tenkara USA, supplier of a rare type of fly-fishing equipment, is run by founder Daniel Galhardo in San Francisco, Calif… “My whole objective out of the business was to learn a lot about business while still being able to go fishing and do what I want to do. I learned in the first few months that I didn’t want to spend any time in a warehouse. I wanted to focus my time on product development, marketing, sales and the customer experience, the high impact pieces of the business,” he said. Read more on how you can prioritize the important aspects of your business. | PDF version.

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