Episode 7 – John Koontz: Accidental Startup

John Koontz hated shaving, so he decided to upgrade his razor. But the blade that he liked only came in bulk quantities from overseas. So he started buying in bulk and selling the extras online. Pretty soon, he had a profitable business venture on his hands. He and his wife, Christine committed to the business and they've been expanding ever since.

John and Christine started West Coast Shaving from their house. Today they've grown the business to multiple product lines, a brick and mortar location, and several employees.

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Some of the artwork that John mentioned in the interview.


Opening Music: "The Red One" by John Scofield and Pat Metheny off their album I Can See Your House From Here

Closing Music: "Magic Beans"  by Peter Mayer off the album Million Year Mind