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Iâ€™m attending and speaking at the first annual Online Market World Conference & Expo in San Francisco
I think it might actually be my last business trip of the year. (Hooray!!!)
This is going to be a great conference. I’m on the Content Committee and they’re put together a super show with some real experts to discuss everything about selling anything and everything on the Internet.
Iâ€™m going to be speaking on Friday about Product Sourcing. Here are the details:
Presentation: Sourcing – Trends and Strategies
Time: Friday October 5, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Description: Large companies have very sophisticated means of sourcing products and they have volume to justify the deepest discounts. Historically this has hurt small and
This week has been interesting. I think it was my shot at my 15 minutes of fame. I’ve been ‘in the news’ 3 times.
First, Utah Business’s cover article for August 2007 was called The State of Small Business: Building the Most Dynamic Economy in the Nation. In this article, Jacob Moon interviews several Utah entrepreneurs about the interactions of cooperation, competition, and Utah specific culture in their efforts to build and grow companies. Recently, the 2007 State New Economy Index, a major study performed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ranked Utah # 1 in the country for “economic dynamism” and I put in my $0.02 about some of the challenges and opportunities that Doba has faced
I’m back from Boston and eBay Live! this week.
The conference was great! Lots going on, here are some photos and some highlights:
My book eBay Inventory The Smart Way for sale in the eBay Live! Book Store.
Doba booth filled with people. Met lots of new people, caught up with lots of others.
Adjusting my mic on stage at the 2nd session of our presentation on Product Sourcing that I do with with Lisa Suttora from What Do I Sell and Rob Cowie from Worldwide Brands. Why am I adjusting my mic you might ask? Well, Tuesday night last week I went to a Boston Red Sox game. Major league ball players (and probably others too) get what they
As I continue my whirlwind travel schedule I find myself in Boston this week for the 5th annual eBay Live event that starts tomorrow.
For the past 2 years I’ve been involved in a panel presentation that covers the basics on how to find products to sell on eBay. I present with Lisa Suttora from What Do I Sell and Rob Cowie from Worldwide Brands. This year, “Product Sourcing – Find Products Buyers Want.” will be presented twice, once on Thursday the 14th at 3:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning the 15th.
(You can watch my part of the presentation from last year’s eBay Live in Vegas by clicking on the Sourcing Success chapter.)
I had the opportunity 2 weeks ago to speak on a panel about Product Sourcing Strategies at PeSA’s (Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) Spring 2007 Summit in Chicago.
I’ll be posting more info soon about what I see as trends, best practices, and strategies in the world of Product Sourcing.
PeSA is a great organization, and I consider my ability to be involved with it a great privilege. Doba is one of their partners. PeSA’s Mission Statement is:
The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PeSA) is a trade association comprised of the largest and most highly-regarded merchants, quantitatively and qualitatively, across all categories on eBay. PeSA provides a forum for members to exchange innovative and creative ideas and business solutions for the purposes
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