62 episodes

The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics is an independent podcast dedicated to the supply chain entrepreneurs who are building companies the way that doesn't get a lot of attention.We're here to change that by sharing their stories and inspiring others to take the leap.Join us as we build a community of supply chain entrepreneurs from the ground up.

The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics Nate Shutes

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics is an independent podcast dedicated to the supply chain entrepreneurs who are building companies the way that doesn't get a lot of attention.We're here to change that by sharing their stories and inspiring others to take the leap.Join us as we build a community of supply chain entrepreneurs from the ground up.

    Finding Success With LOSTFR8

    Finding Success With LOSTFR8

    In this episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics, we’re talking with Reed Loustalot, Co-Founder of LOSTFR8. From graduating with a degree in Philosophy to working at Echo Logistics and, more recently, launching LOSTFR8, a software tool that enables carriers of all sizes to effectively market their services to their current customers, brokers, and shippers, Reed takes us through his unexpected path to logistics by bringing humor and genuineness to the industry.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    Proudly sponsored by Bitfreighter. Scale your shipper integrations 10x with unlimited messaging. No Transactional Charges.

    • 47 min
    From Memes to Media Agency

    From Memes to Media Agency

    In this episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics, we sit down with Paul-Bernard Jaroslawski, President and Founder of FreightCaviar. Transitioning from working at a freight brokerage to traveling the world, sharing news and entertainment, Paul takes us through his path of building a massive following through social media.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    Proudly sponsored by Bitfreighter. Scale your shipper integrations 10x with unlimited messaging. No Transactional Charges.

    • 44 min
    Hustle to Half-Billion

    Hustle to Half-Billion

    In this episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics, we get to hear the story of Steve Schlecht, Founder of OB Logistics, recently acquired by Busk. Having a background in logistics and fulfillment, he brings us through his journey working at PepsiCo, and various start-ups. After learning the basics of buying and selling, and working for big companies, he started his own business at 30.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    • 23 min
    A New Path

    A New Path

    In this episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics, we sit down with Bart De Muynck, an Industry Thought Leader with over 30 years of supply chain and logistics experience. From working for 8 years as a VP of Research at Gartner to most recently serving as the Chief Industry Officer at project44, Bart takes us through the unexpected path of becoming a solopreneur as an Independent Advisor to supply chain organizations.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    • 49 min
    Changing Cultures, Changing Lives

    Changing Cultures, Changing Lives

    In this live episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics coming to you from FreightWaves’ F3 2023, we get to hear the story of Roberto Icaza, Co-Founder, President & COO at Rapido Solutions Group. After finishing an internship at Coyote Logistics, right after it landed its most high-profile account with Heineken in 2010, he opened its very first office in Mexico. In 2019, Roberto realized he wanted to start a business of his own. After sharing a lunch with Danny Frisco, which turned into a 12-hour brainstorming session, he decided to open  Rapido, a logistics staffing and recruiting company.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    • 27 min
    Borderless Ambition

    Borderless Ambition

    In this episode of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics, we get to hear the story of Mark Vickers, Former Founder, and CEO of Borderless Coverage (Acq. by Reliance Partners). It’s the story of how a gap in the cross-border space inspired Mark to find a solution in the early days of the rise of nearshoring to Mexico and how he was able to capitalize on this trend early on. Listen in to learn how to overcome the challenges of sticking to your vision, the future of cross-border space, and much more.
    Proudly sponsored by Rapido. How freight companies find freight talent.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Willjenkinswcj ,

Great podcast for Logistics

Nate does a great job bringing founders together and sharing their stories!

Seventy five percent ,

Universal Appeal

This show is great because it’s all about the people, not just the business. Big fan.

oliviabaker13 ,

Don’t miss it!

It’s obvious Nate puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics. What makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. Nate finds compelling speakers that have the wisdom to speak to the world of entrepreneurship and the experience to back up their claims! You won’t want to miss an episode!

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