Open For Business

Open For Business


Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up. Open For Business launches Thursday, June 16th.


#6 The Future of Work  

The gig economy is growing so fast, it might just be the future of entrepreneurship as we know it — but it is also still a work in progress. We explore its past, present, and future with two entrepreneurs who ditched the traditional idea of work to launch their own companies on gig economy platforms.

This episode features:
Redd Horrocks, voice over artist on Fiverr
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution
Cori O'Steen, Co-Founder and CFO of UPakNShip
Laura Chambers, Vice President of Consumer Selling at eBay

#5 How to Make It in America  

Immigrants to the United States make up about 13% of the U.S. population. And yet, from Silicon Valley to Main Street America, they make up a disproportionately large number of American business owners. In this episode, we explore why this is.

This episode features:
Chinedu Echeruo, CEO and founder of Gigameet
Samuel Lu, Owner of New Green Nutrition

#4 Every Launch Is a Movement  

How do you tell your company’s story in a way that resonates with customers? In this episode, we learn marketing lessons from a failed Silicon Valley pioneer and two entrepreneurs who gained major success with minimal marketing budgets.

This episode features:

Chodi McReynolds, former Vice President of Operations at Osborne Computer Corporation
John C. Dvorak, author of Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation and host of No Agenda
John Lawson, CEO of 3rd Power Outlet and Shoe String King and author of Kick Ass Social Commerce for E-preneurs
Slava Menn, Co-Founder of Fortified Bicycle
Jonah Berger, Associate Professor of Marketing and author of Contagious and Invisible Influence

#3 Price Is Right?  

Setting your prices is harder than it sounds and making a mistake can be costly. We outline concrete steps to get to the right number, starting with one of the most incredible wins in game show history.

This episode features:

Terry Kniess, Price Is Right contestant and author of Cause and Effects
Zoher Karu, Chief Data Officer at eBayMickey Goodman, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design and Co-Founder/Partner at e2Advisors
Jonathan Wirt, Head of Marketing at Pushd
Savio Clemente, beta tester
Ruth Bolton, Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business

#2 How to Hire  

No one hires the wrong person on purpose. In this episode, we hear some hiring horror stories and about how to learn from our mistakes.

#1 The Entrepreneurial Mind  

What makes a successful entrepreneur? If you are one, were you born that way?


A branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative about building a business from the ground up.

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