Harley Finkelstein bounced from DJ gigs to a t-shirt business to law school before joining a small internet startup in 2009 dedicated to helping creators and entrepreneurs make money doing what they loved. Today, he’s the Chief Operating Officer of that same “startup” called Shopify now serving more than 600,000 businesses – and worth more than $15 billion.
In this episode we cover a lot of ground – from his early gigs, through struggle, failure, rejection and rebirth…and now thriving. I’ve had the good fortune to know Harley for nearly a decade now and his personal journey is both an inspiration and a play book of sorts for anyone who wants to tap into their life’s work – and what to do when you catch the ride of your dreams.
You’ll also be inspired to know that:
- Building and creating may feel like a lonely process, but you’re not alone. Harley shares his time tested strategies to get through the tough times and find inspiration to keep going.
- It’s an exciting time for retailers. No longer do you need to get your product into a big box store. You can use the power of the internet and social media to reach your audience, cut out so many of the middle men and make great $$$.
- It’s never been better to serve even the most niche community. As Harley says, every niche has a mass market on the internet.
- and more…
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