Josh Verne is an entrepreneur who has founded Home Line Furniture and FlockU.com. Home Line Furniture was a major furniture wholesale company. Mr. Verne took his father’s furniture store in Philadelphia and expanded the business into a major brand that supplied furniture stores and outlets. Home Line Furniture was eventually sold by Josh after working for over 16 years in the furniture and wholesale business. FlockU is an online website that has content catered to the college student audience. Brands targeting this demographic advertise on FlockU and this is how the site makes a profit.
The Knowledge for Men’s podcast recently had Josh Verne on. On the podcast he discussed his business and how he managed to develop a small furniture shop into a major brand. Verne also shared tips for business people that had worked for him. You will find some of them below.
If you still have not decided upon a career, then Josh Verne suggests you pick something that you will be passionate about. If you work in a job that you are passionate about, you will be extra motivated to go the extra mile and put the extra effort in. Passion can drive success, so try and get into something that you are passionate about.
An additional word of advice from Josh Verne is to try and create as many win-win situations as possible. What this means is that when you do business with someone, both parties should benefit from the transaction. By doing as many win-win situations as possible, you are seeking and then making the best possible outcome for all parties involved. This will not only help you in terms of profits, but also help you in terms of reputation, marketing and sales.