The fact that he is a straight shooting, successful business person and a pioneer who brought hip-hop successfully to eBay just adds enormous credibility to what he says and lends value to the answers he gets from speakers at these conferences.
Stone Mountain, GA (PRWEB) June 2, 2008
Founder and CEO of the online urban clothing store 3rd Power Outlet (http://www.3rdPowerOutlet.com), John Lawson has been growing and changing his business with the continuously shifting world of e-commerce since he began selling a few used IT books online for extra money in 2001.
Now that he has not only established himself as an eBay Platinum PowerSeller and eBay Certified Education Specialist but also successfully navigated his business through the dot com bubble burst, Lawson is turning his focus to teaching, speaking, and consulting.
"I focus on transitions," said Lawson. "One big transition is successfully growing something you do in your spare time and on the weekends into your bread and butter. The next change is growing your business from a smaller entity into something more diversified and mature - to take off the training wheels."
With Lawson at the helm, 3rd Power Outlet (http://www.3rdPowerOutlet.com) has continued to grow over the last seven years, to the point where the company ships over 100 packages a day and consists of a successful eBay store, online store, and blog. Since its inception, Lawson has been able to transition completely away from his former corporate job, become the first African-American member of member of the Professional eBay Sellers Association (PeSA), and become a respected and valued voice in the eBay merchant community.
"John asks the questions most attendees at events like Catalyst or eCommerce Summit wish they had thought of asking," said Scott Pooler, a fellow eBay PowerSeller and the publisher of the Trading Assistant Journal where Lawson is a regular guest blogger (http://is.gd/lX0). "The fact that he is a straight shooting, successful business person and a pioneer who brought hip-hop successfully to eBay just adds enormous credibility to what he says and lends value to the answers he gets from speakers at these conferences."
Lawson regularly participates in and reports from regional and national eBay and e-commerce summits and events. Recently, he has been interviewed by The Washington Post concerning one-click payment methods, PC World Online Magazine concerning recent changes to the eBay platform and by http://www.AuctionByte.com for a profile of his company. He has also lent his insight and know-how to Wall Street analysts.
E-commerce strategies and approaches are changing as fast as the related technology is being developed. Lawson is known for being capable of not only embracing innovations and change, but also for being able to understand which new products, methods, and ideas are worth embracing and which should be passed on.
"You have got to be ready for change," said Lawson. "You have to be in the forefront and grasp the new technology as soon as it's out there. You also have got to be able to pick and choose what innovations will work for your company -- all change isn't necessarily good change."
For more information on Lawson's speaking engagements or to schedule an interview, please call 678.438.7691.
Contact: John Lawson