Jeremy Bodenhamer — Adapt or Die
No matter what industry you’re in, there are lessons for all of us on how we can be more adaptable to new environments and circumstances. No one has a crystal ball, so how can we prepare mentally for what’s to come? Today’s guest has some answers.
Jeremy Bodenhamer is the Co-Founder & CEO of ShipHawk, a premier packing and shipping software for ERP connected companies. He is also the recent author of Adapt or Die, which underlines the profound shifts in retail and eCommerce.
Jeremy started his first business when he was 12 to help keep his family afloat. When he was in college and working multiple jobs to pay for his way, he found himself in the shipping industry and ended up helping the new owner double the business.
This experience was key because he would later acquire a failing shipping business with every remaining penny he had. Through this experience, he discovered that shipping software was where it’s at and that’s how he came to Found ShipHawk.
Amazon is eating local retailers alive. Bill has had personal experience working with Amazon. You have to jump through a lot of hoops and they offer a “take it or leave it” deal that is not always favorable for the independent small business owner. And once you’re on the other side, you get lost in the shuffle as everyone else does. Jeremy understands it’s not fair. It’s not fair at all, but what are we going to do about it? Adapt.