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Episode 039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John

Episode 039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John

I love discussing how we can all better serve our customer base.  The best way to create and grow a thriving business is to create customer loyalty.  Nate Holzapfel is an expert at accomplishing this task.  He goes into detail on this topic in this episode.

Similarly to innovators such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elizabeth Holmes, Nate dropped out of college to pursue a career in sales. Having sold everything from cars, to insurance in Mexico, to even houses over the phone, Nate Holzapfel became an expert in sales & marketing.

In June 2012, he launched Mission Belt Company. The accessory industry has always held a huge portion of the fashion industry, however, no one company had focused solely on belts.

In spring of 2013, Nate appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, pitching the Mission Belt to seek a capital investment. He struck a deal with fashion mogul and branding expert, Daymond John. Nate pitched to the Sharks that the “old way of selling is dead.” His ideology and method proved not only correct, but to be a huge success.

Episode 039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John

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“I love you, I love you man!” Mark Cuban to Nate Holzapfel

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Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is your definition of success?
  • How did you get to this point with Mission Belts?
  • How did you get on Shark Tank?
  • What was your process when preparing to pitch the billionaires on TV?
  • What are your 10 commandments of selling?
  • How do you prioritize your time every day?
  • Why do you limit who you take advice from?
  • What are your goals?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The process for getting on Shark Tank
  • Nate’s prediction to team with Daymond John prior to pitching the Sharks
  • How he did $1 million in revenue in the 3 weeks after Shark Tank aired
  • The importance of literally showing your sales force how to sell…
  • The importance of TIME… not money
  • How others can do what Nate has done
  • The importance of posture and not being intimidated
  • Why it’s so important to invest in yourself

Continue Learning

“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t switch places with.” – Nate Holzapfel

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I love discussing how we can build loyalty with our customers.  Nate has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Nate has become a friend.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio from thenatestateofmind.com

Similarly to innovators such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elizabeth Holmes, Nate dropped out of college to pursue a career in sales. Having sold everything from cars, to insurance in Mexico, to even houses over the phone, Nate Holzapfel became an expert in sales & marketing. He states, “I’ve always been good at my job and was always a top performer. But I felt trapped. I sold everything I own and put all of my efforts into the best idea I had. The rest is history.”

In June 2012, he launched Mission Belt Company. The accessory industry has always held a huge portion of the fashion industry, however, no one company had focused solely on belts. Fashion houses designed and created them as an afterthought. Nate had a vision to create a company that made only belts, the first of its kind in the fashion industry to ever truly brand a belt. Oakley was first with Sunglasses, Skull Candy was successful with making headphones a fashionable accessory, and Nate’s vision was to accomplish this with Mission Belts.

In spring of 2013, Nate appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, pitching the Mission Belt to seek a capital investment. He struck a deal with fashion mogul and branding expert, Daymond John. Nate pitched to the Sharks that the “old way of selling is dead.” His ideology and method proved not only correct, but to be a huge success.

Find out how Nate Holzapfel not only survived in a struggling economy, but thrived in it. Create your own economy or expand upon your already solid foundation with “The Nate State of Mind” using Nate’s expertise. Nate has traveled the country as a keynote speaker and hired to assist individuals, small businesses and multinational corporations. Instead of using clichés and one-liners, Nate will speak directly to your team from his heart with meaningful, real life experiences sharing information that is relevant to growing your business in today’s world.

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