DropShip.com

Nov 29 2011
DropShip.com

Today’s a very exciting day for me. We’ve just announced a spin-off company from Doba called DropShip.com and I’m one of the co-founders and CEO of this new wild ride. Our announcement release is here: Dropship.com Takes The Complexity and Pain Out of Drop Shipping. This is the latest step on the road I started nearly 12 years ago when I started poking around at running a ski swap online. That led to GearTrade.com which led to Doba which has now led to DropShip.com. (this recent post “10 Years” has some more history in there if you’re interested)

We’re going to take a new approach at solving the problems around drop shipping by offering private drop shipping software platforms to ecommerce

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Black Hole

Oct 8 2011
Black Hole

I’m on a flight returning from a business trip to London this last week. The week prior, I spent 5 days off the grid in Montana. When I got back on the grid and only had 1.5 days with the family before jetting off to London, I realized it’d been pretty nice to not use social media for those 5 days. So I decided to continue a self imposed social media ban on my biz trip.

Outside of a couple of tweets for LaunchUp, and logging into FaceBook to promote our event page, I have been completely off of social media for nearly two weeks. Haven’t read any tweets, read any FB updates: zilch, nada, zero.

And you know what? My

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10 Years

Sep 11 2011
10 Years

Hey Interweb! long time no blog.

Ten years ago today, my wife woke me up by yelling, “Jeremy, get out here, we’re going to war!” She had gotten a phone call telling her to turn on the TV. We watched the towers fall, and knew a lot just changed. I find myself flying to Boston today for the Shop.org conference on the 10th anniversary of that fateful day. And having to fly today makes it an especially sobering and reflective day. I was pretty removed from the situation compared to a lot of others who lost loved ones that day. To all of you: my thoughts and well wishes are with you on this tough day.

For me, today has got

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Check Out My Mo & Donate Some Dough

Nov 29 2010
Check Out My Mo & Donate Some Dough

I know, I know. Probably the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen in your life.

Why does my face look like this?

First, because it is AWESOME! Who ever said mustaches weren’t the bomb?!

Second, it’s because this November I jumped on team Movember UT to donate my face to raising awareness about cancers that affect men as part of the worldwide Movember and Movember US initiatives.

I started on Nov 1 clean shaven, and have gone about my business this month with this on my face. Reckless, I know.

I’m doing this because:
1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

This is

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Religion & Revival for Entrepreneur Instigators: Incubate 2.0 & StartupCause.org

Nov 10 2010
Religion & Revival for Entrepreneur Instigators: Incubate 2.0 & StartupCause.org

Next week I’m going to be at Incubate 2.0 in Cupertino, CA. Here’s a Prezi about Incubate 2.0

It’s coordinated by StartupCause.org and is being planned during Global Entrepreneurship Week. StartupCause.org is an initiative to bring together the leaders of local initiatives that help entrepreneurs create more and better businesses.

I love entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. At an early age, I told everyone I wanted to be an inventor. I wanted to be an entrepreneur, just didn’t know the word yet. Now, when people ask, what do you do, I say: “I’m an entrepreneur.” It’s awesome.

I also spend as much time as I can helping other entrepreneurs. No entrepreneur in the history of the world found success without standing

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Happy Birthday Doba!

Oct 22 2010
Happy Birthday Doba!

Eight years ago today, me, Brandon Williams, and Dave Gray started what would become Doba. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years! And that we (and me) are still plugging away.

Every year, in October, we celebrate our birthday with our Doba Day celebration. It’s a major part of our culture. The culture that’s helped us win Utah Business Best Companies to Work For two times and that just makes Doba an insanely awesome place to spend your time each work day.

Doba employees rule. I consider many of them to be great friends. Doba Day 2010 is in the house, and it’s crazy.

You can watch my Twitter feed @jeremyhanks today for pictures and updates of the nuttiness.

I’m so

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Speaking at Small Biz Tech Tour 2010 – Salt Lake City: Attend Free or 50% off

Oct 11 2010
Speaking at Small Biz Tech Tour 2010 – Salt Lake City: Attend Free or 50% off

This Thursday is the Salt Lake City stop for the Small Business Technology Tour 2010. They’ve already been to Bay area, and are heading to Boston, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta next.

I’m speaking on “How Entrepreneurs Leverage Technology to Build a Successful Business” at 10:30 a.m.

Other Utah based speakers are Jesse Stay (Social Too), Brock Blake (Funding Universe), Tom Dickson (WillItBlend from Blendtec), Kelly King Anderson (Startup Princess), Jyl Pattee (Mom it Forward), and Brandt Page (Launch Sales and Marketing).

The full agenda is on the Small Business Technology Tour Salt Lake City page.

Try and register with the code DOBA for a free ticket (only

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