Shipwire in the News

Build the Road, So You Don't Get Stuck

Fox Small Business Center, May 26, 2010

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

Over the past few week weeks, there has been quite a bit of road construction down the street from Shipwire. Though I”ve needed to find an alternative route to the office, I can’t help but smile at the thought of the construction. The reason is that it reminds me of an amazing piece of advice given to me by one of our Shipwire board of advisors, Ivan Hoffman, who built FedEx Ground. Ivan told me that our job as founders and early employees is to “build the road”… To find out if your team is taking the time to build the road Read more. | PDF version.

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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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