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B2B Breakthrough Podcast

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Every two weeks, the B2B Breakthrough Podcast brings you the knowledge, insights and strategies that you need to continue to grow your business. By learning from industry experts, successful e-commerce business owners, and the team at Alibaba.com, you’ll be well on your way to your next big business breakthrough.

If you’re facing challenges on your path to success as a small business owner, we’re here to give you the tools you need to break through and reach the next level.
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In this episode of the B2B Breakthrough podcast, Carlos Alvarez, Founder and CMO of Wizards of Ecom, joins host Sharon Gai. With over 15 years of experience on Amazon, Carlos has grown his brands to nine figures in online revenue. In this podcast, he shares his journey from side hustles to eBay to breeding and selling live insects. Carlos also discusses the importance of building a supportive community and the need for a multichannel selling approach by exploring platforms beyond Amazon. Sharon Gai and Carlos explore the growing trend of live selling in the US and China, the impact of AI on eCommerce, and offer valuable advice for newcomers in the industry. Don't miss out on this insightful and inspiring conversation - tune in now!
In this episode of the B2B Breakthrough podcast, Carlyn Bushman, Founder of CMB Brands, joins host Sharon Gai. Together, they delve into the world of trade shows and the opportunities they present for entrepreneurs. Discover the importance of planning, networking, and connecting with potential buyers. Gain valuable tips and advice for maximizing the benefits of attending trade shows and learn from the experiences of successful business owners. Get inspired to make the most of the current market conditions and build your dream business.
Join host Sharon Gai in this energizing episode of the B2B Breakthrough podcast as she welcomes crowdfunding expert Will Ford, the President and Co-Founder of LaunchBoom. Together, they explore the world of crowdfunding and how it can revolutionize the way entrepreneurs validate and test new products with less risk. Will shares his expertise in crowdfunding, product ideation, marketing, and fulfillment, offering valuable insights and practical strategies for launching successful campaigns.
Get Ready to learn how to drive your business outcomes by leveraging Alibaba.com's services and tools. This special episode of B2B Breakthrough follows a Q&A format between your host, Sharon Gai, and Ciara Cristo from Alibaba.com. They discuss best practices for sourcing, finding the right supplier for your needs, and Alibaba’s Guaranteed, which protects your purchase for delivery and quality parameters.
Get ready to be inspired by Meghan Asha’s journey from the connectivity space to the world of consumer packaged goods and becoming a founder and entrepreneur. Join your host, Sharon Gai, as she talks to Meghan about scaling CPG companies, the future of e-commerce, and the importance of vulnerability and intuition.
Get ready to be inspired by the pioneers behind Superline Wholesale. Join your host, Sharon Gai, as she talks to Vivek Ramchandani and Eric Lee. The duo shares their journey in the apparel wholesale industry and discusses brand building, the role of platforms like Alibaba, and the challenges faced by luxury streetwear brands.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Samir Balwani, the CEO of QRY, to discuss effective campaigns, the importance of resilience and problem-solving, and strategies for growing and scaling brands.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Mark Brohan, Senior Vice President of B2B and Market Research at Digital Commerce 360, to discuss the rapid growth of B2B marketplaces. He explains how these marketplaces are meeting the needs of today's B2B buyers, and shares insights into the future of B2B marketplaces and the role of AI in enhancing the user experience.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough, host Sharon Gai is joined by Yikun Shao, the Head of Supply Chain for B2B North America at Alibaba Group, to explore how Alibaba.com logistics offers cost-effective and efficient shipping solutions to over 220 countries and regions while maintaining top-notch service quality and leverages AI to enhance the operational efficiency and growth prospects of small businesses.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough, host Sharon Gai is joined by Yikun Shao, the Head of Supply Chain for B2B North America at the Alibaba Group, to share the challenges business owners experience in cross-border trade, his role in connecting global business buyers and suppliers, and Alibaba.com's logistic services that can help support buyers in their purchasing journeys.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough, host Sharon Gai is joined by Julianna Dahbura, the founder of Deco Beauty, to explore how to build a strong brand, the importance of networking, and why entrepreneurs should focus on long-term goals.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Stephanie Cartin, CEO of Entreprenista, to discuss why you should consider scaling your side hustle into a full-fledged business, how to build and maintain successful partnerships, and how to leverage social media for business growth.
In this episode of the B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Matt Jones, Founder of Crease Beast, to explore how Matt revolutionized the sneaker protection game with his innovative foam-based crease protector. They discuss how Crease Beast revives 90s hip-hop and sneaker culture for today's enthusiasts, the importance of building strong relationships with your manufacturers, and valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Kia-Shun Voltz, CEO and Founder of ShampooTime, to discuss why you should innovate out of necessity, how you can turn personal challenges into business opportunities, and how to successfully launch and grow a product that meets a widespread, unaddressed need.
In this episode of the B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and author of "Build for Tomorrow," to discuss why you should embrace change and seize new opportunities, how you can adapt and innovate in your business, and how to future-proof your career as an entrepreneur.
In this episode of B2B Breakthrough Podcast, host Sharon Gai is joined by Mike McClary, CEO of Amazing.com, to discuss how to build a successful e-commerce brand, the key strategies you can apply to achieve growth, scale, and profitability, and how you can transform your business.
Perhaps there's no more important aspect of sourcing than communication with your suppliers. Good or even great communication can not only lead to great opportunities but also increase the efficiency of your sourcing process.    On this...
The new world of post-pandemic work offers businesses all sorts of options to expand and grow.   On this episode, host Mike Jackness speaks with , Serial Entrepreneur.   They discuss: - 8:55 Values and skills of great employees.- 17:39 How...
The pandemic accelerated changes that were already happening across buying channels and supply chains. More and more buyers are expecting a seamless experience when dealing with suppliers and, increasingly, companies are taking a customer-centric...
You are listening to the Alibaba.com Ecommerce Academy podcast. The official podcast from the team at Alibaba.com. Each week on the show, we bring you conversations with industry leading experts who are using Alibaba.com to build and scale their...
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