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    How do you hire sales people?

    I would highly recommend reading the book Built to Sell by John Warrillow. It's about a guy running an ad agency and is facing burnout due to not being able to scale/hire the right people. Seems like you are in a very similar situation so you should be able to get a lot of value from reading...
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    How to get China Shipper

    I can only speak from my experience but I've used their marketplace to book about 20 shipments in the last 6 months and found the rates to be quite a bit less than the traditional freight forwarder I had been using. Just remember Freightos is simply a marketplace where freight...
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    How to get China Shipper

    Sign up for an account at, you can get instant quotes for both ocean and air shipments. Their marketplace seems to be the most competitive when it comes to price and service.
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    MEETUPS Attended a past Summit? Did you know this?

    Just attended the 2020 Summit. Truly an amazing experience and I will for sure be back.
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    MEETUPS The 2020 Fastlane Summit "Social" Thread

    Camelback sounds great. I can take 4 people in my truck. PM if you need a ride from the resort to the hike.
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    MEETUPS 2020 Fastlane Summit, Ticket Information and Sales

    The city of Phoenix agreed to delay the rate increases so Uber and Lyft will still be at the airport during the Summit...
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    MEETUPS The 2020 Fastlane Summit "Social" Thread

    I'm down for joining on the hike and I can bring my truck that can seat 4 additional people if needed.
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    MEETUPS 2020 Fastlane Summit, Tickets Now On Sale! (SOLD OUT!)

    No issues at all. Paid with CC
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    *** FREIGHT OPTIMIZATION *** :: Post here, let's cut costs.

    I'm in, I do a few lcl from China each month.
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    MEETUPS So you want to move to Scottsdale?

    I'm moving my family and business down to Peoria this summer. Would love to meet up with you guys when I get down there.
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    INTRO Merging into the Fastlane

    Thanks for the info. I've read quite a few of their posts and there is a TON of value in the them. One of my main products I found by searching top sellers in various categories. The other one I found using a tool like jungle scout, I believe it's called ASINspector. The problem with these...
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    INTRO Merging into the Fastlane

    Hey everyone, I read MLF back in 2015 and it fundamentally changed my thinking and motivated me to come up with a plan to finally leave my corporate job. Two years later my business is now doing over $150k/mo in sales. Here's my story When I was in high school I started dabbling with selling...
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    EXECUTION By the 2019 Summit, I will accomplish [blank]...

    By February 2019: $150k/mo in sales Add 2 new product lines Increase offline sales outreach Enter FBA Canada Hire full-time sales position Start to remove myself from day to day operations Develop processes for streamlined forecasting/purchasing Document key...
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    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
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    GOLD! I've Read The Millionaire Fastlane!

    I read the book two years ago and it truly changed my life. I went from being a wage slave to now owning my own business and joining the Fastlane.
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