All posts by: Connor Gillivan

Have you gotten your team off on the right foot in the new year? Have you taken the proper measures to organize and motivate your team? A constant challenge for business owners is making sure that your team is organized, motivated, and ready to take on the challenges that you...
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Have you been following this entire eCommerce series? We’ve finally reached one of the final and most exciting steps as the owner of the business: launch online store. You’ve gone through all 8 steps to get your eCommerce store set up for launch so that it’s foundation is ready to...
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It’s the first week of January in 2016, one year ago. I’m at an interesting place in my life where I am starting three new ventures in the year of 2016. I have two ideas for new businesses that I’m interested in starting and I have the desire to bring my...
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This is the story of how my business partner, Nathan Hirsch, and I have gone from Amazon experts to building a remote hiring platform for the eCommerce industry, FreeeUp. Keeping it short and sweet, I’m telling the story in under 600 words. Nate and I met at Quinnipiac University in...
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If you’ve made it this far in the How to Start an eCommerce Business series, congratulations! Now it’s time to fully understand and set up your eCommerce operations. The process of properly creating your own eCommerce business is tedious and can take serious time before the actual launch. However, I...
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Many entrepreneurs struggle with the ups and downs of building a new business. The quick mood swings in what’s happening for your new product/service makes it hard to take a step back and find ways to celebrate the small victories while building businesses. As this process continues, you can lose...
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Welcome to step #7 to building a profitable eCommerce business. In this column, we’ll be discussing the key customer service policies that can help to raise your store above others, when properly handled. If you’re just joining us on this journey, refer back to steps 1 through 6 below. They’ll...
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Are you ready to list products to your online store? Congratulations on making is this far! There are plenty of articles that say starting an eCommerce business is a piece of cake, but it’s quite the contrary. Starting anything from scratch is never easy and you will always be met...
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Are you a professional seeking to join a young and growing startup? If you’re reading this, you probably are! I have been in the startup world as an entrepreneur for the past 5+ years and have interviewed over 100 applicants from the United States and abroad. Through these interactions, I’ve...
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“For the first time in Barkley history, three runners are out on the 5th loop.” I started watching “The Barkley Marathons” on Netflix this past week. I’m always looking for a new, exciting documentary that brings me somewhere outside of my comfort zone. I’m a passionate runner and so when...
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