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Busproof Podcast Episode 29: Launching A Local Business

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to open a brick-and-mortar book store? What types of...

Jun 23, 2017

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The Math of Entrepreneurship

I've been telling people for the past 6 months that I want to open up 100 bookstores. They look...

Apr 19, 2017

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Jason Miles on Sew Powerful and Giving Back

 

Oct 12, 2016

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Ecommerce Kids with Monica Busby

On this episode of the Busproof Business Podcast we talk about eCommerce Kids with Monica Busby. ...

Oct 07, 2016

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Long Term Storage Fee Changes

Is it the End of the World?  Check out this youtube video.  (Spoiler Alert.  Nope....

Sep 22, 2016

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If You Want the Island, Burn Your Boat!

People give all sorts of excuses as to why they can't start an Amazon business; "I don't have eno...

Aug 30, 2016

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Brand Restrictions and the Effects on Booksellers

(Spoiler Alert.  The answer is none.)   I’ve gotten few baffling emails f...

Aug 27, 2016

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Breaking News: It’s 2016 (not 1946)

Two weeks ago my family and I piled into our 12 passenger Nissan NV van and left for Louisville, ...

Aug 23, 2016

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Greg Murphy's No Good Very Bad Day (More Like a Month)

As an Amazon business owner, there is nothing more scary than having your account shut down. As ...

Aug 15, 2016

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Bus Proof Wholesale

  (This is a guest post from our good friend Dan Meadors.  He and his team are doing...

Aug 01, 2016

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Hire Your First Employee With Confidence

  One of the first important steps towards building a Bus Proof Business is making that f...

Jun 13, 2016

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How to Start An Online Book Selling Business When You're Broke

So you want to start selling books on Amazon but there’s two problems; 1) You’ve neve...

May 23, 2016

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Library Sale Hack

This is a great tip Bryan has been using for a long time to incrase the productivity of himself a...

May 10, 2016

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Using Books as a Vehicle

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May 06, 2016

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Losing A Round of the Mental Game - A Blow by Blow Account

By any rational standard, this past week was a pretty good one for myself and my businesses.&nb...

May 01, 2016

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The End of my FBA Experiment

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Jan 26, 2016

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Focus On Your Strengths and Farm out Your Weaknesses

I’m pretty bad at most things, like well below average. I’m also ignorant on many m...

Jan 26, 2016

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Keep Your Soldiers on the Field

I recently shot a video of my car and the box truck we use for our business.It was a video to b...

Jan 26, 2016

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The Three Reasons I Sell More Stuff Than You

Before I get into the reasons why I sell more than most people on Amazon let’s spend some t...

Jan 26, 2016

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I Love Better World Books (But Not for the Reason You Think)

“The best offense is a good defense.” – Vince Lombardi   As long as yo...

Jan 26, 2016

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I Am Alive :)

I wanted to check in and let you all know that I’m alive and I haven’t forgotten ab...

Jan 26, 2016

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3 Reasons Why You Should Sell Used Books on Amazon

If I told you that you should look into adding used books to your Amazon selling portfolio you ...

Jan 12, 2016

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Simplify Your Used Book Buying Criteria For Your Shoppers

Before we decided to simplify things a bit for our book-sourcers (“book-sourcers” a...

Jan 12, 2016

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Used Book Repricing Criteria

I get questions all of the time about how I efficiently manage the repricing of all of my books...

Jan 12, 2016

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Book Scouting Subscription Options: ASellerTool vs Neatoscan

We use ASellerTool’s program for PDA Scouting and in this article I wanted to touch quick...

Jan 12, 2016

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Thrift Store Sourcing Flow Chart

Do you and/or your thrift-store Book-Sourcers (people whom you pay to buy/source books for you)...

Jan 12, 2016

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How Much Up-Front Money Does it Take to Earn Passive Income Selling...

Have you ever thought about starting your own used book-selling business? One in which you pa...

Jan 12, 2016

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Fulfillment By Amazon 101 (A.K.A. FBA)

F.B.A. = Fulfillment By Amazon What is Amazon FBA anyways, and why should I care? Great q...

Jan 12, 2016

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Estimated Start-Up Costs for a Book-selling Business on Amazon

Here is a list of supplies and equipment that I recommend that you buy to get started wit...

Jan 12, 2016

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Retail Arbitrage: April Holidays 2015

Make sure that you take sometime this month planning out your long & short term retail ar...

Jan 12, 2016

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Listing With Inventory Lab – Walk-through

Today I’m going to walk you through how to list items using the web-based program, Inve...

Jan 12, 2016

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Are You Ready to Take on an Apprentice?

Once you’ve successfully set up some streams of passive income you all-of-a-sudden find...

Jan 12, 2016

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What’s a Good Number of Books to Have in Your Amazon Inventory?

I hear the question all of the time “How many books will I need to have in inventory in...

Jan 12, 2016

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Why in the World Would Target Turn Away Perfectly Good Business by ...

We started selling, full-time on Amazon in January 2013. I remember our first major Retail ar...

Jan 12, 2016

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May 2015 Retail Arbitrage Strategy

Retail Arbitrage May 2015 US Holidays and Sales: May Day (May 1st) Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) Nati...

Jan 12, 2016

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Why Slow and Steady Wins the Amazon Selling Race

Slow & Steady It’s important to be patient in a restless online selling world. ...

Jan 12, 2016

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Three Reasons Why I Don’t Have My Workers Sign Non-Compete Agreements

Danny Cuevas(on our Profit Sourcing Social Facebook Group) asked, “Do you have your ind...

Jan 12, 2016

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Is Cash Flow King Of Your Amazon Selling Business?

I read a lot of books on business and the resounding consensus is that “Cash flow is Ki...

Jan 12, 2016

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David and Goliath (Turning Weaknesses into Strengths)

Hopefully you guys still read actual books. I really try but I just can’t make it happen. I...

Jan 06, 2016

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Washing Windows and Throwing Spaghetti

A few weeks ago I had lunch with an idol of mine, Dan Miller from 48days.com. He was speaking at ...

Jan 06, 2016

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