Kevin Harmon

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Kevin Harmon is the CEO of Red Shorts Media LLC, which owns movie and music trade-in/buyback websites. He is the former CEO of Inflatable Madness, LLC, one of the largest DVD and CD resellers on eBay and Amazon. Kevin has appeared on Startup Nation Radio multiple times, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, has been a featured speaker at eBay Live, and has appeared on Fox Business Channel.
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Amazon: What’s All The Hubub, Bub?

Hi gang. This is the first of a 2 part series about Amazon and eBay. I'm going to talk about each sites positives and negatives from a large sellers point of view. Please keep in mind that I am a dvd, cd, book, and video game seller - your experience may vary. Side effects include...
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Third Party Sellers Need To Rethink The Amazon FBA Program

Hi gang, Long time no talk. How are you? You’re looking good! How are the kids? How is your business doing? Did the doctor take care of that rash? Good. Good. Is your business growing? You hanging in there? How am I, you ask? Wow, is that a good question that does not have an...
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eBay, Amazon, Mobile, e-Commerce, and Stripping.

Hi gang, John Lawson is a nationally known e-commerce and social media expert.  You can find him speaking at conventions all over the world and on colderice.com and if his name sounds familiar it's because he was a winner of Startupnation's own Home Based 100 contest a few years ago. I've known John for a long...
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My Love Hate Affair With Twitter

Hi gang, I really love twitter. Actually, I can’t stand it.  What a wonderful tool - and what a waste. I am so conflicted - I am the @chazbono of Twitter users. I’m not going to take the time to explain to you what Twitter is, because you already know what it is.  It’s easy...
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The Future Is Coming…And You Won’t Believe It

Hi gang, welcome to Noodle Baking 101! It’s been a while! How’ve you been? Still in business? Growing? Circling the wagons? Custer’s last stand? Hey, you got into this entrepreneur thing because you don’t fear uncertainty - don’t forget that! This is fun! You could be like all your friends, who are right now being...
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Groupon Files $750 Million IPO – You Save 75% !

Hi Gang, Internet bubble? What internet bubble? Yesterday, Groupon filed the paperwork to become a publicly traded company.  Sometime this year, you will be able to buy stock in Groupon and join the other 500 million people making Groupon stock discount jokes. Last year, Groupon turned down a $6 BILLION offer from Google.  Laughable, right?...
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BREAKING: eBay Announces “FreeBay” – The Completely Free Program

SAN JOSE (Startupnation.com) - To enhance the recent fee changes that will force sellers to offer free shipping, eBay announced this morning that all sellers must offer their items for sale for free as well. The new program will be called "FreeBay", and will be effective as of April 10th. "We have really been listening...
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What The Grammys Can Teach You About Business

Hi gang, How do you get your product noticed in our current sea of product noise? Obviously, the way to be noticed is to wrap yourself inside a giant egg and be carried somewhere by the entire cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, right? Yep, you'll be noticed for sure.  Lady Gaga was certainly...
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Reflections On Two Years Of Weight Loss

Hi gang. I really dislike the phrase weight loss.  "Weight loss" implies something accidental, like "wow, I've lost my keys," or "Wow, I must've lost my mind when I bought that Wham CD".  Believe me, I have not "lost" weight. I know exactly what I did with it and where it went, thank you very...
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It’s Official: iPhone For Verizon Hits the Street Feb 10th

Hi gang, Well, the wait is over, and the competition is about to begin.  On Apple.com, there is now a link to the Verizon iphone I say "Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war!" Competition is a good thing - it forces everyone involved to bring their A game.  Personally, I think AT&T...
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Reflections On A Year Of Weight Loss

Hi gang, One year ago today, I woke up. THE BAD That's really the best way that I can describe it.   I'll try to explain.  When you are 383 pounds, your entire life is foggy.  You are tired all the time.  You cannot think very well.  Your brain automatically finds reasons not to move,...
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Get…Fired…UP!!!

Hi gang, Welcome to 2010! I delayed posting this for 15 days because, statistically speaking, 35% of you have already given up on some or all of your 2010 resolutions. Nice job! Perhaps next year you should resolve not to make resolutions, eh? New Years resolutions and me have never gotten along very well.  ...
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The Entrepreneurial Brain at Working Out

Hi gang, I finally learned how to lose weight by remembering something that an old boss told me years ago. At the time, I was living in Chicago and working for CBS in national outdoor sales - billboards, bus advertising, train advertising, etc.  My first year there, I was given a goal of bringing in...