How Ezra Firestone Took Lessons From Growing Up On A Commune To Build A 7-Figure Ecommerce Empire

In today’s episode you’ll hear from a guy that grew up in a commune, played poker in the seedy underbelly of Manhattan backrooms, and somehow turned all of that into the foundation for a seven-figure eCommerce empire, Ezra Firestone.

Ezra is a partner in BOOM by Cindy Joseph, a cosmetics company, and the head of digital marketing there. He runs numerous eCommerce websites and regularly consults for companies across the U.S. and Canada on digital growth strategies.

He is the founder and creative director of Smart Marketer, an information hub for do-it-yourself entrepreneurs.

In today’s episode you’re going to hear about what it was like…


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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How growing up in a commune shaped his business mindset
  • All of the different poker stories he had while trying to make money in that world, here in New York City
  • How he likes to grow and scale businesses
  • And the numerous times he’s failed along the way


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Links mentioned in this episode:

BOOM by Cindy Joseph



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