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Kevin Sproles – Volusion

Kevin Sproles started his web design company when he was only 16! Now its one of the biggest shopping cart softwares, with over 15,000 websites using it to run their online sotres.

Volusion

  • Kevin coded websites out of his bedroom in his parents house in Simi Valley, California
  • He originally started Volusion as as custom web-design business when he was 16 years old
  • He soon learned that shopping cart software was one of the most requested features
  • Today, the award winning ecommerce platform powers the success of over 15,000 online stores
  • The Platform that helps small businesses grow online is the same that is used by market leaders such as Motorola, Disney, Chicago Tribune, Michigan State University, and the Obama and McCain presidential campaigns
  • Volusion is a great solution for young entrepreneurs because it offers an all-in-one, easy-to-use, reliable platform backed by 24x7x365 support
  • They offer a free 14-day trial so that business owners can try out the software before purchasing
  • They also offer a secure, PCI certified cart, marketing tools, merchant account and domain name registration all in one place.

The Future of Volusion

  • Recently launched vZoom, a merchandising feature that helps consumers quickly see larger photos of store owners products
  • Currently developing Volusions Social Store Builder, an online store that owners can use to feature products from their store directly on their Facebook/Myspace profile
  • Their main goal is to maintain a customer centered focus by making sure that everyone in the organization understands how to directly increase customer satisfaction

Kevin’s Advice to the Young Entrepreneur

  • Using the right software is critical for your business and choosing the company behind the software is just as important
  • The software you choose should be easy to implement, comprehensive, and innovative so that you can increase profitability with limited effort and management
  • Learn from the best in the industry. Hire experts to help, learn, grow and meet customer needs
  • You need a solution that will scale your business. Dont always look for the low priced solutions
  • To be successful, you have to devote a lot of time, education, studying and research. It requires constant learning, dedication and perserverence

The Best Advice He Received

  • Encourage people to become leaders
  • Focus on strengths rather than weaknesses
  • Use the 80/20 rule: Spend 80% of your energy focusing on  strengths and 20% working on weaknesses
  • Focus on the finances behind your business plan. Choosing a business model that allows for enough profit to grow the business is vital to long term success

Role Model(s)

  • No one person in particular but admires Microsoft’s business model

Recommended Reading

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Future Goals

  • Continue to give back to the community. Recently launched several commitments within the organization to give back to those in need

Side Notes

  • Kevin works 24x7x365, its his passion
  • He says that he would still be running a business in the computer field if the internet didn’t exist
  • Likes the fact that the world’s information is readily available on the internet
  • At age 26, he is worth $17 million

Connect With Kevin

Volusion

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  1. Vadim
    March 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I have made a lot of money by using Volusion on my site, but not millions like him. Maybe I need to switch my business.

  2. March 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Nice posting!

  3. Susy Q
    March 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    A friend of mine used this on his site, he seemed to be pleased with it. These guys figure it out so young

  4. March 23, 2010 at 4:16 am

    I really love your posting. It really interest me and I enjoy reading it because I’ve learned a lot of things. I already bookmarked your website and I will recommend it to my friends. Can you recommend also some sites that give more information about it?

  5. April 9, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Nice posting! Can you tell me of other source of this information

  6. April 13, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Great information! It’s really interesting to read. Can you suggest more sites with the same topic?

    • April 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

      Our unofficial parent site, Mixergy.com

  7. April 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    A friend of mine used this on his site, he seemed to be pleased with it. These guys figure it out so young

  8. April 25, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Mixergy.com

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