Learn the skills and methods you need to turn your online business into a powerful profit engine that you can sell when you want, for the price you designate, to the buyer you choose. Our hosts Joe Valley and Mark Daoust, along with leading M & A, ecommerce, SaaS, marketing, and content experts, will share their decades of experience to give you the tools you need to buy, scale, and exit an online business on your terms.
The Quiet Light Podcast is your best source for actionable insights from innovative and successful entrepreneurs who have built, bought, and sold online businesses. If you want to benefit from the most successful strategies and thought leadership to propel yourself toward your goals, look no further.
Entrepreneurship for Wealth, Healthy Relationships, and Overall Well-Being
Meet Robb Green, the inspiring host of the I'm The One podcast. The podcast aims to empower individuals to create success stories by providing practical guidance on building wealth, maintaining healthy relationships, and achieving overall well-being. He is an entrepreneur, mentor, and business advisor who uses his skills and time to assist others in the industry to continue learning and growing.
In addition, Robb is a private investor who buys, optimizes, and grows businesses. As the mastermind behind the development and execution of strategies aimed at e-commerce brand establishment, he also helps owners exit their businesses while preserving their brands.
In this episode… Success is more than just financial wealth — it's also about building a life you love. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting, how can you create a success story encompassing all aspects of your life?
Robb Green is a renowned expert who empowers entrepreneurs to build wealth, cultivate healthy relationships, and achieve overall well-being. Many entrepreneurs struggle to balance their business aspirations with their personal lives. Pursuing success often comes at the cost of their health, relationships, and family time. However, it is possible to achieve both personal and professional success with appropriate guidance and support. By sharing his proven methods and practical advice, Robb helps entrepreneurs create a success story that lasts a lifetime.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with the inspiring host of the I'm the One podcast, Robb Green, to discuss how entrepreneurs can thrive in all aspects of life. Robb shares his insights on how entrepreneurs can create wealth, build positive relationships, and maintain good health. He provides valuable advice for entrepreneurs on pursuing self-education and personal growth and also explains what motivated him to start his I'm The One podcast.
Accounting Done Right With Profit First
Cyndi Thomason is the Founder and President of Bookskeep, which provides SmartCFO e-commerce business advising, Profit First consulting, and bookkeeping services to e-commerce clients worldwide. Her team coaches business leaders using the Profit First method she designed specifically for the e-commerce industry. This coaching helps business owners create a profitable business that allows them to enjoy financial freedom.
Certified as a Mastery Level Profit First Professional and a Fix This Next Coach, Cyndi is a well-known figure in the e-commerce industry. She authored the best-selling book Profit First for E-commerce Sellers and has an online course with the same name. A renowned speaker, she is frequently invited to popular webinars and podcasts. Additionally, Cyndi regularly contributes to Inventory Lab and eComEngine blogs and newsletters.
In this episode… Managing bookkeeping for an e-commerce business can be a daunting task. It requires a precise understanding of e-commerce accounting practices that might be unfamiliar to many business owners. As a result, many business owners face difficulties keeping up with their e-commerce bookkeeping needs.
If you're an e-commerce entrepreneur, consider hiring accounting professionals to help you with your finances. Working with bookkeeping and payroll services experts can help you scale your business and ensure that your financial records are accurate and up-to-date. Cyndi Thomason and her team offer e-commerce financial solutions using the Profit First philosophy, which provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to move toward financial freedom confidently. Whether you're just starting your business or looking to take it to the next level, partnering with experienced professionals can be a game-changer.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with Cyndi Thomason, President of Bookskeep, to discuss e-commerce accounting solutions. Cyndi talks about Bookskeep’s Profit First methodology, tips for managing cash flow as a seasonal e-commerce business, Amazon accounting and bookkeeping strategies, and cash versus accrual basis accounting.
Quiet Light Advisor Spotlight - Brad Wayland
Brad Wayland is the Managing Director and M&A Advisor at Quiet Light, a brokerage firm that helps online business owners execute successful exits. As a thriving entrepreneur, he has almost 20 years of experience marketing and operating online businesses.
Starting in 2003, Brad helped create an online custom t-shirt company that became a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Later, he started building other e-commerce businesses and investing in existing companies. Over the last 10 years, Brad has constructed, purchased, or sold more than 30 web properties.
In this episode… Are you looking to sell your business? What do you need to know to maximize the value of your business during the exit process?
Seasoned entrepreneur Brad Wayland knows selling a business is a daunting and complex task that involves a lot of preparation, strategy, and negotiation. To increase the value of your business, it is crucial to have a clear and realistic plan that takes into account market trends, competition, financials, risks, and opportunities. This plan should include a thorough assessment of the business's strengths and weaknesses, a clear value proposition, a realistic timeline and budget, and a careful selection of potential buyers based on their compatibility, financial capacity, and strategic fit. All the moving parts can be overwhelming, so Brad recommends hiring an M&A advisor or agency with the expertise, network, and experience to guide you from valuation and marketing to negotiation and closing.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with Brad Wayland, Managing Director and M&A Advisor at Quiet Light, to discuss strategies for a successful business exit. Brad explains the right time to sell a business, the importance of having an advisor to guide you through the process, and how to prepare a business for a smooth and lucrative exit.
Matching You With the Right Digital Marketing Agencies
Behdad Jamshidi is the Marketing Broker and Founder of CJAM Marketing, which provides access to digital marketing partners that are ideal for your brand's current and future goals. His unique background in marketing, engineering, consulting, leadership, sales, and strategy makes him the perfect intermediary for connecting business owners with vetted marketing teams that fit their objectives. Behdad's work has been featured in several publications, including MarketWatch, Bloomberg, National Post, and the Financial Post.
In this episode… Are you frustrated with the marketing agencies you’ve worked with because of the lackluster results they deliver? Where can you turn to connect with an agency that meets your needs so you can end your search and focus on running the business?
Marketing is the backbone of any successful business, and finding the right marketing agency is essential to drive growth. But let's face it — finding the perfect marketing partner can be a daunting task. You may waste a lot of time and money looking for a marketing partner that ultimately doesn't meet your expectations. However, Behdad Jamshidi recommends hiring a marketing broker to take the guesswork out of finding an agency that meets your needs. His business can match you with qualified and vetted marketing partners that will take your business to the next level.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with Behdad Jamshidi, Marketing Broker and Founder of CJAM Marketing, to discuss how businesses can source a marketing partner that delivers results. Behdad talks about his marketing background, the scope of services CJAM Marketing offers, its business model for matching brands with marketing agencies, and its vetting process.
Adaptable Logistics for Your Business
Nick Bartlett is the Co-founder and the Director of Marketing and Sales at CBIP Logistics. Using its global network of partners, CBIP provides supply chain strategies and logistics services to create an easier and more adaptable way for any sized business to streamline the process. With a central office in Hong Kong, CBIP has expanded its network from the Asia Pacific region to North America to the UK to secure the most optimized and efficient logistics and fulfillment options available.
Nick has over 12 years of experience in logistics, e-commerce, marketing, supply chain management, and the traditional retail space across multiple regions. At CBIP, Nick closely monitors new markets and believes successful business operations come through value-based relationships. Before CBIP Logistics, he was the Owner and Head of Sales at InXpress and served as a Sales and Marketing Management Consultant for Royal Dutch Shell.
In this episode… Running a successful e-commerce brand requires more than a good product and an attractive website — you must be able to handle the logistics process efficiently. In the wake of rising e-commerce and global manufacturing, logistics has become a complicated industry with supply chains spread across multiple regions and countries. Is your business equipped to source logistics partners at a moment's notice?
From managing inventory to shipping products and handling returns, logistics can be challenging for e-commerce entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help streamline your logistics operations while complying with global regulations so you can take your business to the next level. Nick Bartlett recommends hiring a fourth-party logistics service provider to help you navigate this complex landscape, including dealing with unexpected shipping delays, managing your inventory more efficiently, and handling returns and customer service issues.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with Nick Bartlett, Co-founder and the Director of Marketing and Sales at CBIP Logistics, to discuss logistics solutions for your business. Nick talks about logistic options, CBIP’s business model and success stories, its 4PL approach, and how it solves the logistics challenges entrepreneurs face.
Building Subscription Experiences You Can Be Proud Of
Andriy Rudnyk is the Founder of Good Subscription Agency, a brand that assists entrepreneurs in building world-class subscription-based businesses. As a Shopify CRO expert who likes to experiment with the design of DTC stores and email marketing, he helps brands create and grow recurring revenue. Andriy is also a digital marketing and e-commerce mentor at North Forge Technology Exchange and holds a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and small business management from the Asper School of Business.
In this episode… Do you want your business to have a steady stream of revenue, predictable cash flow, and cultivate solid customer relationships? Building a subscription-based business could be the solution, but do you have what it takes to thrive using this model?
Subscription-based businesses are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. However, there’s an art for attracting, converting, and retaining subscribers. According to Andriy Rudnyk, building and growing a successful subscription-based business requires unique skills and expertise. He recommends hiring an agency that specializes in this area to help you develop a winning strategy, optimize your marketing and retention efforts, and reduce the churn rate to achieve sustainable long-term growth.
In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Pat Yates sits down with Andriy Rudnyk, Founder of Good Subscription Agency, to discuss how entrepreneurs can flourish through a subscription-based business model. Andriy talks about the value of hiring an agency, customer retention and churn rate reduction tips, and how to maximize subscription income over the holiday season.
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