Rob Kessler is the inventor and co-founder of Million Dollar Collar, a relatively simple solution to fix what his company dubs “Placketitis” – the sinking, wrinkling, and folding of the placket of a casually worn dress shirt.
Prior to Million Dollar Collar, Rob built a screen-printing and embroidery business from a spare bedroom in his house to over $1,000,000 in revenue before selling the company. Although the company was never intended to be a screen-printing company, word soon spread about the high quality, great pricing and never miss a deadline guarantee.
Rob’s sales experience in a number of high dollar industries including diamonds, real estate and automotive sales provided a unique blend of backgrounds to transition him into the fashion world. His ability to look at the world through a different set of lenses than most people lead to his success in every sales job and with both of his own businesses.
Rob joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about what he’s made of, how he built his business and how he found the perfect partner to make his vision a reality.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- How Rob came up with the concept of Million Dollar Collar
- How Rob found the motivation and drive to not give up on his business
- How to pitch your idea to big brands and potential business partners
- How Rob built a brand around his idea
- What to look for in a business partner
- The importance of having clarity on your goals
- The value of being able to implement ideas
Read the book that Rob mentioned on this episode of the podcast, Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman.
The views and opinions expressed on the “What Are You Made Of?” podcast are solely those of the author and guests, and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. This is an independent production of Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco. The podcast production and the book What Are You Made Of? Are original works of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained. Copyright 2019.