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Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

Distribution Talk Jason Bader, Distribution Team

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

    Ward Bassett on humility, perseverance, and helping people get what they want

    Ward Bassett on humility, perseverance, and helping people get what they want

    Ward Bassett understands how quickly one’s luck can run out -- and what it takes to persevere when everything goes sideways. Ward’s early life played out like a classic teen adventure film befitting someone born grasping a silver spoon. Then tragedy struck, leaving him to make sense of life.

    Today, Bassett Salon Solutions' CEO credits a crash course in humility and enviable timing for his second chance at success.

    • 49 min
    Paul Glover on turning the hard lessons of 2020 into opportunities in the next normal

    Paul Glover on turning the hard lessons of 2020 into opportunities in the next normal

    In a rush to put distance between this year and the last, what opportunities have you left behind? 

    Paul Glover, the “no BS” work performance coach, is back, with a new webinar and an urgent directive: stop referring to 2020 as the worst year ever!* He sits down with Jason to discuss keys to building more robust, engaged environments that will thrive in the next normal. 

    • 35 min
    Jason and Marshall on harnessing the power of peer networks

    Jason and Marshall on harnessing the power of peer networks

    As years go, 2020 didn't leave much behind to recommend it...or did it? Amidst the difficult aspects of the last ten months, distributors managed to string together small but mighty bright spots. In this episode, Jason is joined by business partner Marshall Jones to discuss their favorite takeaways from the last year. 

    • 41 min
    Jason on Moneyball for Distribution

    Jason on Moneyball for Distribution

    Can a decade-old film about baseball provide fresh ideas for distribution? In this rare solo episode, Jason talks with you about driving company growth using the intelligence you already have at hand.

    • 21 min
    Franke Hurtte on fee based services and distribution association membership

    Franke Hurtte on fee based services and distribution association membership

    Talking shop with Frank Hurtte is akin to auditing a masterclass in distribution longevity: no matter the vertical, he’s always ready with a personal anecdote and answers to some of today’s most challenging problems. Frank has successfully parlayed 28 years in direct distribution into a consultancy, as well as a byline on multiple books and hundreds of industry articles. He shares some of that expertise with DT listeners for free - a tactic he says distributors themselves should abandon now.

    • 54 min
    Ed Flemmons on distributor buying groups, finance, and fostering relationships

    Ed Flemmons on distributor buying groups, finance, and fostering relationships

    Ed Flemmons takes poolside particulars seriously. As president of Pool Contractors Supply, Inc. headquartered in Memphis, TN, he maintains a firm grip on the company’s financials as well as its future. 

    Not one to lounge around, Ed’s responsibilities extend to his buying group, where he heads the largest cooperative of independent pool and spa distributors in North America.

    • 35 min

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excellent podcast

Great podcast to learn about what is going on in the business and even ways to optimize growth.

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