Robert Hartline | From Selling Cell Phones Out of a Car to $100M Business
Robert Hartline

Robert Hartline is a serial entrepreneur who started out selling cell phones out of the trunk of his car and turned that into over 60 stores grossing over $100 millions in revenue each year. He’s also the Founder of Call Proof; an app-based system for tracking outside sales representatives and their sales activity.

In this episode, we dive into how, and why, he’s created multiple business throughout his career.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Robert Hates the Image of Sales
  • How Robert Open His First Retail Store
  • The Main Lesson Roberts Uses Today that He Learned from Doing Door-to-Door Sales
  • Why You Can’t Be an Employee in Your Own Business if You Want to Grow it
  • How Robert Went from 13 Retail Locations to 60+ in Two Years Thanks to a Mastermind Group
  • The Most Challenging Part of Robert’sBusiness
  • Why Robert Hates Phone Calls as a Form of Communication with His Team
  • How Robert Discovered $300,000 was Paid to Fictitious Employees by His Payroll Company
  • How Robert Lives in Costa Rica Half the Year While Running His Business
  • Robert’s Inspiration for Starting a Software Company in Recent Years
  • Robert’s Inspiration for Also Starting a Carpooling Service
  • Who Robert Thanks for His Success
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