I just love buying stuff on Amazon. That new 400,000 BTU Red Dragon flamethrower. A bulky 10LB Flame King propane tank. The optional flame control valve kit. Did I forget to buy extra gauze pads and sterile burn cream? Click, click, click, click. Hey, life seems great.
That is, until I get the whopping credit card bill.
Paranoia issues aside, I know there’s a sinister plot waiting to be uncovered here. The sales geeks over at Amazon wirelessly injected my keyboard with a clandestine concoction that forces me to buy more than I need. And don’t even get me started about what happens when the wife gets into the act. No Tory Burch flats or Jimmy Choo pumps can hide from the long arm of a woman equipped with a FiOS 25MBPS internet connection and a hungry American Express credit card.
So it was with a sigh of relief – and a tinge of debt – that I was pleased to hear how the man responsible for creating this economically perplexing phenomena, Ezra Firestone, will be speaking at LTB 2015 about a topic that is oh-so-relevant: selling stuff on Amazon and beyond.
Boy, have I got a boatload of questions for him.
Let’s start with the obvious: the Launch Pad is the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present, and ultimately increase, your business.
Now, the not-so-obvious: How do you land that coveted investment?
The answer to that goes far beyond simply applying to the event. You need that compelling pitch the investor cannot turn down.
In order to prevent potential investors from saying “pch” to your presentation, you must dot the ‘i’ and cross the ‘t’ that make up the “it” factor of your pitch – what separates you from the pack.
Here are some helpful tips for crafting that million-dollar pitch:
Fill out this brief questionnaire, and check all that apply:
¤ Do your clients include global giants such as Microsoft and Reebok?
¤ Have you been a regular guest on MSNBC and PBS?
¤ Have you acted in dozens of TV and film projects?
¤ Have you written 5 best-selling books?
¤ Has the Wall Street Journal dubbed you, “a marketing guru”?
¤ Will you be at LTB 2015?
Chances are, you didn’t answer in the affirmative to some of those questions. However, if you answered yes to the last one, you already have something in common with keynote speaker, Michael Port.
You don’t “meet” Charlie Harary. You experience Charlie Harary.
Charlie Harary is a man of many talents and hats. He is a business owner, attorney, and investment adviser. He is a professor, community activist, and a much sought-after speaker.
What truly sets Charlie apart from the pack, however, is the grace and enthusiasm with which he conducts himself. We are, therefore, super excited to have him return as Emcee for #LTB2015.
Just who is Charlie Harary, though?
Want a reason to submit your business to The Launch Pad 2015? What if we gave you a million reasons?
As a serious business owner or entrepreneur, you are always looking to advance your company or enterprise. The Launch Pad is your chance to propel your business to exponential growth, reach new markets- to take your business to the next level.
That’s a pretty bold statement, no? What, exactly, is the Launch Pad?
There’s a man who collects junk for a living. And he’s made millions in the process.
As a walking, talking, breathing, sneezing King Midas protégé who’s known to surround himself with rusty ovens, dusty desks, and musty mattresses, he’s clearly very unique – every piece of junk he touches turns into gold.
His part-mythological, part-entrepreneurial touch transformed an upstart company (originally founded by a few shaggy-haired college kids with an equally shaggy pickup truck) into an international powerhouse called 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.
Just who exactly is this proverbial King Midas and what’s his story?
Got questions? You’ll find that Siri will field your fine dining dilemmas, upcoming weather quandaries, traffic jam plights, and standard assortment of day-to-day lifestyle related queries with aplomb.
But try asking Siri how to differentiate your product from the competition. Or how to deal with conflict in the workplace. Or how to go about delegating vital tasks to employees.
I’m willing to wager that you’ll be left staring at the blank screen of your iPhone with an equally blank look on your face. And don’t fool yourself by thinking that Amazon’s newfangled Alexa will be much of a help. There’s a better solution.
The mission of LTB has always been to help businesses flourish amidst the rapidly evolving marketplace. We’ve continuously furthered that objective by creating integrated platforms to raise business growth awareness in the Jewish community to the next level.
Today, LTB 2015 is proud to introduce you to the newest initiative to advance this extraordinary cause: #TheAskCharlieShow.
Hosted by the legendary Charlie Harary, this online show features thorny business questions submitted by real businesspeople. You’ll hear Charlie draw on his wellspring of entrepreneurial knowledge to find the right answers and tackle everyday workplace challenges… to help you lead and succeed.
Sign up now to get notified when the next episode is released and watch the inaugural episode.