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I wanted to take a moment to share one of the most important projects I have ever worked on in my career.
The member owned non-profit Empowery eCommerce Cooperative is a true movement of entrepreneurs who are joining together to change the world for the better.
Please take the time to learn more and don't forget to JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
My name is Steve Simonson and I am one of the co-founders of the Empowery Coop. I am also a member owner of the coop and I invite you to learn more about becoming a member too.
I have more than 30 years in business overall and over 20 years in the eCommerce industry specifically. If you want to know more about me you can check out my personal website: www.stevensimonson.com.
And if you want to learn more about my business philosophy about what it takes to create a company that not only creates opportunity and wealth for you, but also helps you lead a life worth living then check out my podcast at www.awesomers.com.
You'll find over 100 HOURS of free content there because I ❤️ ENTREPRENEURS!
I hope you consider joining me on this important journey.
I Am At Your Service,
And now something Completely different.
You have the the unique opportunity to be part of something that impacts an entire industry.
Imagine thousands of eCommerce entrepreneurs representing billions of dollars of sales both on Amazon and on their own websites standing up and saying:
“NO AMAZON. That new policy is NOT fair
and we’re not going to take it anymore
we’re going on strike!”
Imagine the Wall Street Journal headlines 10 years from now about what they might say about the cooperative compelling positive changes on the Amazon marketplace and beyond.
Imagine 60 Minutes reporting that the tax collectors are finally implementing policies that are fair and not burdensome to small businesses.
Imaging the future when we work together to make life better for YOU. We are better together. We can be #IndependentTogether.
We love this quote…
“We are all so much together,
but we are all
dying of loneliness.”
- Albert Schweitzer
Relationships and connections in your life and in your business are when the real magic starts to happen.
We live in a world of social media that gives us a false sense of togetherness, but it is not authentic and often results in users feeling MORE alone than without exposure to it.
Connections can create shortcuts that save you pain and without them business can be a hard and a very lonely place.
Empowery is YOUR opportunity to change your life and the direction of your business forever.
You are invited to discover what Empowery can do for you. You are invited to learn about becoming an owner of Empowery.
You are invited to jumpstart your business with unprecedented access to resources and ideas.
How high could YOU scale your business by Joining Forces with other top tier
Do you remember that EUPHORIC moment when you decided to start your own business?
Your brain was telling you the exciting news: "I’m on my own!"
When you take that first step towards becoming an entrepreneur it is one of the most exciting times in your life.
You decided to take that RISK!
You decided to take on the world ALL BY YOURSELF!
You decided to stop taking orders from the man and to CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY!
Entrepreneurs from all over the world go through the same stages of starting a business. Often your family and friends will think you are nuts.
Many times they think they are helping you by telling you to get back into a safe cubicle somewhere and stop acting like a crazy person trying to start your own business.
This lack of a support structure is a very common situation with entrepreneurs of all kinds, but it’s especially noteworthy in the eCommerce area since so many digital entrepreneurs are working from home alone.
Not long after the initial HIGH of excitement you start to learn about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Many Entrepreneurs are born learners and therefore they have no problem spending lots of time getting “into the weeds” of the business and finding a way to solve problems.
When things are working well the best case scenario still often leads to overwhelm. After all you can’t do it all yourself!
However, a more common scenario finds entrepreneurs not knowing what steps to take to create a long term profitable business.
We are all suspectible to shiny object syndrome and we often want to take short cuts and find “ninja hacks” to get to the top faster.
We love a good hack as much as anyone, but the reality is they never last long term. So use them while you can, but to build a REAL business with a REAL potential to create wealth and equity you have to do more than chase the latest hack.
And once you are overwhelmed the black dog of isolation shows up for a visit. And ironically this visitor makes you feel more alone than ever before. Too often when entrepreneurs are starting their businesses they find themselves feeling stuck and lacking a support system to dig themselves out of the hole they are in.
Now consider an alternative….
There is hope.
There is a solution to every problem.
There is Empowery.
The member owned non-profit Empower eCommerce Cooperative provides a way for YOU to join forces with link minded business owners and harness the power of the collective experiences and knowledge to make all of our businesses better.
Empowery operates on 4 core principles:
- Enhance the financial performance of members and vendors
- Influence eCommerce marketplaces and relevant governments for our member’s benefit
- How to help members create equity in the business and actually realize the wealth through Strategic Planning
- Create a reliable day to day resource and community to Empower member’s businesses.
Most entrepreneurs who have founded their companies are in reality fiercely independent and probably border on rebellious if we boil the fat off the bone.
But what if you could maintain your independence and be part of something that could resolve the sense of isolation?
One idea, one connection, one relationship, in an instant can change your business, your life, but more importantly it can change the course of history.
What if we could be INDEPENDENT TOGETHER?
Not everyone is a Fit.
Empowery is NOT for everyone.
There are tons of businesses out there that will sell anything to anybody.
Empowery is different.
We’re a cooperative. (To learn more about cooperatives check this out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative)
Members own a share of voting stock and have a say in the direction of the cooperative. We are owned by members who are shareholders. (note: SILVER membership and higher are stockholders.)
Empowery is NOT open to everyone, and to be candid, some who apply are not accepted.
However, if you do manage to get in, you'll be able to call some of the best and brightest minds in the world of eCommerce your friends, and if you understand that success in life is less about what you take from others and more about what you are able to give to others, you fill find a most welcoming community.
Empowery is built around entrepreneurs who share the same vision and values and those who choose to do more and to be INDEPENDENT TOGETHER.
If you are the kind of person who settles for the status quo you are not a good fit.
If you are the kind of entrepreneur that is always wondering how to take instead of how to give you are not a good fit.
On the other hand if you resonate with this quote you are FAR MORE likely to be a fit:
“You can have everything in life you want,
if you help enough others get what they want.”
- Zig Ziglar
This counterintuitive statement really does summarize our philosophy about business and about life.
The message is not only powerful, but it is absolutely true.
I hope you'll take the next step to learn more...
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