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Open For Business

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Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.

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Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.

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MIA?! Why?

By sweedish_algae - Jul 24 2019
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I love this podcast. I'm sad there are no more episodes being produced. BRING THIS THING I LIKE BACK! Please, thanks.

Great stuff from TechCrunch people

By northdot - Jun 25 2017
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Great weekly newscast with normal TechCrunch flavor. Love it.

iTunes Ratings

213 Ratings
Average Ratings
157
21
14
9
12

MIA?! Why?

By sweedish_algae - Jul 24 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. I'm sad there are no more episodes being produced. BRING THIS THING I LIKE BACK! Please, thanks.

Great stuff from TechCrunch people

By northdot - Jun 25 2017
Read more
Great weekly newscast with normal TechCrunch flavor. Love it.
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Open For Business

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Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.

Rank #1: #2 How to Hire

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No one hires the wrong person on purpose. In this episode, we hear some hiring horror stories and about how to learn from our mistakes.

This episode features:
Jordan Insley, Co-founder of QuickShip Electronics
Elana Krieger, Head of HR at Boxed
Adam Robinson, CEO of Hireology
Katie Christiansen, Director of People Operations at Gimlet Media
Brina Bujkovsky, Co-founder of PopUpsters
Jun 23 2016
29 mins
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Rank #2: #3 Price Is Right?

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Setting your prices is harder than it sounds and making a mistake can be costly. We outline concrete steps to get to the right number, starting with one of the most incredible wins in game show history.

This episode features:

Terry Kniess, Price Is Right contestant and author of Cause and Effects
Zoher Karu, Chief Data Officer at eBayMickey Goodman, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design and Co-Founder/Partner at e2Advisors
Jonathan Wirt, Head of Marketing at Pushd
Savio Clemente, beta tester
Ruth Bolton, Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business
Jul 07 2016
25 mins
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Rank #3: #4 Every Launch Is a Movement

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How do you tell your company’s story in a way that resonates with customers? In this episode, we learn marketing lessons from a failed Silicon Valley pioneer and two entrepreneurs who gained major success with minimal marketing budgets.

This episode features:

Chodi McReynolds, former Vice President of Operations at Osborne Computer Corporation
John C. Dvorak, author of Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation and host of No Agenda
John Lawson, CEO of 3rd Power Outlet and Shoe String King and author of Kick Ass Social Commerce for E-preneurs
Slava Menn, Co-Founder of Fortified Bicycle
Jonah Berger, Associate Professor of Marketing and author of Contagious and Invisible Influence
Jul 14 2016
25 mins
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Rank #4: #5 How to Make It in America

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Immigrants to the United States make up about 13% of the U.S. population. And yet, from Silicon Valley to Main Street America, they make up a disproportionately large number of American business owners. In this episode, we explore why this is.

This episode features:
Chinedu Echeruo, CEO and founder of Gigameet
Samuel Lu, Owner of New Green Nutrition
Jul 28 2016
23 mins
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Rank #5: #6 The Future of Work

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The gig economy is growing so fast, it might just be the future of entrepreneurship as we know it — but it is also still a work in progress. We explore its past, present, and future with two entrepreneurs who ditched the traditional idea of work to launch their own companies on gig economy platforms.

This episode features:
Redd Horrocks, voice over artist on Fiverr
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution
Cori O'Steen, Founder and CFO of UPakNShip
Laura Chambers, Vice President of Consumer Selling at eBay
Aug 04 2016
24 mins
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Rank #6: #7 How to Reinvent Your Business

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In this episode, we hear stories and lessons from two entrepreneurs who had to reinvent their companies in order to survive.

This episode features:
Debbie Marriott Harrison, Global Officer, Marriott Culture and Business Council
Betsy Helmuth, Founder, Affordable Interior Design
Ray Wayman, Founder, JR Boutique.

For tools and information about how to start or grow a business on eBay, visit ebay.com/openforbusiness.

Thanks so much to CEO and Cofounder of Homepolish, Noa Santos. Thanks also to Kim Shanahan, founder of Book Bouquet and to Paulina Grzechnik, designer at Affordable Interior Design.
Read more about the ‘hidden competition curve’ here and the concept of the ‘USP’ here.

Sponsors:
This episode is brought to you by BigCommerce— get a free, three-month premium store subscription by visiting bigcommerce.com/openforbusiness

This episode is also brought to you by ShipStation. Try it free for 30 days and get an additional month free by visiting visit ShipStation.com, clicking on the microphone at the top of the homepage and typing in “ebay”.
Mar 16 2017
31 mins
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Rank #7: #8 Customer Service in the Digital Era

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It’s easy to satisfy your customers when everything’s going well, but how do you handle it when things go wrong? We’ve got stories from small business owners who’ve learned the hard way about how to get customer service right.
Episode Notes: This episode features: Laura Raposa, baker/owner of The Foodsmith in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Jim "Griff" Griffith, seller engagement, community, and education at eBayKarida Collins, founder of Neighborhood Fiber Co. in BaltimoreTony Brocato, co-owner of Frederickson’s Tire & Appliance in Sheffield, Alabama.
For tools and information about how to start or grow a business on eBay, visit ebay.com/openforbusiness.
This episode is brought to you by BigCommerce-- get a free, three-month premium store subscription by visiting bigcommerce.com/openforbusiness
This episode is also brought to you by ShipStation. Try it free for 30 days and get an additional month free by visiting visit ShipStation.com, clicking on the microphone at the top of the homepage and typing in “ebay”.
Mar 23 2017
28 mins
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Rank #8: We're back, and we’d love your ideas!

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We'll be returning in March with Season Two of Open for Business, and we'd love to hear what you want us to cover. Visit ofblistener.com to share your thoughts.
Dec 12 2016
1 min
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Rank #9: Season 2 Trailer

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From eBay and Gimlet Creative, we return with season two of Open for Business, a show about building your business from the ground up.  This season, we’re diving even deeper and exploring essential topics from financing to how to kill it at customer service to how to pivot when things don’t go as planned.
Mar 09 2017
2 mins
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Rank #10: Live Show - Hiring, Firing, and Scaling: Creating a Workplace Culture

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A big part of building a business is hiring and then creating a workplace culture where your team members want to stay and grow with you.

Maybe you're a business of one, and you're thinking about making your first few hires. Or maybe you’re a team of 20 trying to double your staff to meet new demand. Whatever your situation, how you hire can impact who you hire and who you hire can impact your company culture in a big way.

In this episode of Open for Business recorded before a live audience in Austin:  How to create a company where people want to work and then scale that culture as your company grows.
Apr 27 2017
42 mins
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