Episode 12: Investing in Others and Growing Small Businesses with Josh Owens


December 19th, 2018

1 hr 13 secs

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About this Episode

Josh Owens is the CEO of Supply Kick, a growing marketplace retailer representing over 1,000 products and nearly 100 brands on Amazon, Walmart and eBay. His vision for his company is to simplify the world of ecommerce and grow brands to their full potential through lasting partnerships. Supply Kick was #4 on Indiana Business Journal's 2017 Fast 25 Company List and is #399 on Inc 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Josh dives into the landscape of ecommerce and how his company has used this to grow and scale. He also goes into depth on what he has done to create a positive work culture by investing in others and promoting creativity.

2:00 - 7:45: Find out about Josh's background/professional experiences, his transition into leading the company Supply Kick
7:45 - 12:55: Josh talks about the internet becoming a vital tool for e-commerce and scaling supply kick
12:55 - 17:15: Supply Kick finding its identity and developing the supply chain
20:45 - 25:30: Josh talks about what it means to invest in employees and focusing on a plan to learn, develop, and grow yourself
25:30 - 29:00: Overcoming the obstacles of scaling a smaller company, taking risks, and self-education
29:00 - 44:30: Josh gives his analysis on the current educational landscape and what you can do to maximizing your learning environment
44:30 - 54:45: Learn about some key strategies in managing people, theory of hiring, and the different types of leaders
57:00: Josh Owens' advice to his younger self