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Episode 110:

Interview with Joel Holland, founder of VideoBlocks

Joel Holland has certainly built an impressive company at VideoBlocks with 100+ employees and $30 million of annual revenue but it's been a long, hard journey that started in his dorm room at Babson College.

Joel has been an entrepreneur since his early teens, mostly selling products online, but one day he came up with the idea of creating high-quality videos, putting them on CD's and mailing them out to customers around the country. He was selling them for just $10 and in the first few years he shipped more than 1 million CD's. But as we all know, technology is always evolving and businesses need to keep up so eventually Joel moved VideoBlocks into the current subscription/marketplace business model.

In this interview we talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, selling millions of dollars worth of product at such a young age, why he started VideoBlocks, how he was able to grow the company so rapidly and what marketing strategies worked best, when and why he decided to finally take money from outside investors, what the company looks like today, how he managed to build such a strong team around him, when and why he decided to step back from the company to spend more time enjoying life, how the company has continued to innovate and introduce new products, why they have decided to not make any acquisitions, and so much more.

Connect with VideoBlocks on Facebook and Twitter and Linkedin.

You can find Joel on Linkedin or email him at joel@videoblocks.com

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Visit us today at LuptonGroup.co or send us an email for a free strategy and marketing review.

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