Ankit Sharma, CEO of Kitply Industries LTD. in Vancouver, British Columbia, didn’t just take a leap of faith when he started his distribution business a decade ago; he set fire to all of his bridges for good measure.
I caught up with Ankit to find out what motivates this award-winning entrepreneur and why he’s on a mission to make wood sexy.
His strategy to attract the same employees that typically head into consumer marketing and high-end tech companies is to operate more like those businesses - inside and out.
His blog, makewoodsexy.com,is a modern hub for woodworkers and way to connect with young people in colleges and high schools, to reach them in a style that they can relate to.
Ankit’s working on scaling his business, seeking out areas for expansion and opportunities where he might purchase existing distribution companies, all while adhering to the core values that got him here. “Everyday’s a journey of gratefulness.”
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Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.
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