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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Jul 17, 2016

Paul Jarrett Co-Founded Bulu, Inc. also known by the subscription box name Bulu Box and Bulu Marketplace in 2012. Paul was running in a marathon with his wife and as the volunteers were handing out sample products for them to use along the run, they later realized that there was an opportunity and a market for sending out health products and vitamins to others in a more curated process and collect essential data along the way.

Paul’s work experience spans the country. From NYC to San Francisco, he has launched million dollar brands such as Neebo and executed multi-facted campaigns for Lowe's and Nike so he understood what it meant to take this subscription box idea to market and quickly began to see success. It also helped that he was Vice President and Board Member of Complete Nutrition which also provided a little insight into the space. He built the Marketing Department, trained dozens of franchises and positioned Complete Nutrition and its products for success in a saturated market.

I enjoyed my conversation with Paul and I hope you do as well and helps you along your journey. In this episode we cover;

  • From going to school for journalism to becoming the CEO of an online business
  • How Bulu Box works
  • How businesses like his is changing the way we shop
  • How hard is it for a subscription box company to be backed by VCs (venture capitalist)
  • What have been great marketing and business strategies
  • Ideas from Birch Box
  • And Much More!
Jul 10, 2016

Matt Tran started off as a Mechanical Engineer after graduating from college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was unhappy because of the long, boring days and was ultimately fired from all 3 jobs. He walked away from engineering to focus on his YouTube channel full-time against the wishes of many and has grown and amazing following and amassed millions of views in total over time.

I’m a fan of Matt’s channel because of his honest conversations with guests about college, careers and beyond. He talks with real professionals (like myself) who have gone through the fire of sorts and willing to share their thoughts in that field of workforce.

  • Matt and I cover his personal journey and what he’s looking to in the future. We discuss;
  • Matt quitting a career in engineering to focus on Youtube and what it’s meant.
  • The goal and focus of Engineered Truth (Youtube) channel.
  • His book on ‘New Grad Job Hacks: The Complete Guide to Getting a Job After You Finish College’ (on Amazon)
  • The goal to do freelance work, Learn coding at coding boot camps and sites like com
  • The false hopes of internet stardom and why we both believe Tai Lopez is a scam.
  • And much more!
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