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Dave Alwan, Founder & CEO of Echo Valley Meats, is a Shark Tank alum whose enthusiasm, energy, and perseverance is contagious. Dave is not just an alum of the hit ABC TV show, he is twice the alum after recently visiting the Tank a second time to see if he could get an investment from the Sharks. I’m sure I’ve never spoken to such a nice person who has experienced so much success with so much humility. Dave is one of a kind and he’ll share what happened to him on Shark Tank, how he ended up on the show a second time, what happened the second time on the show, and some really great advice about building and scaling a company with physical products and integrating that into a seamless online technology architecture. I had so much fun speaking with Dave.
Name: Dave Alwan, Founder & CEO
Company: Echo Valley Meats
Powerful Promise of Value: High quality, low price meats and treats.
Headquartered In: Peoria, Illinois
Blind Spot: “…being able to…get that order in and get it sent out immediately…” [although he points out that he has learned to master this process :)]
Banish Your Business Building Blindspot!
Favorite Resources for Productivity: Magento (eCommerce software), ShipWorks (shipping software), SkuVault (inventory management)
Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t (Jim Collins)
Favorite Founders: Wayne Huizenga (founder of three Fortune 500 companies)
His Shark Tank Appearance: http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/video/VDKA0_1eb8iq3x
Contacts: https://www.facebook.com/evmeats, http://www.echovalleymeats.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/davealwan