Greg Shugar

Greg Shugar

Co-Founder of Thread Experiment

Greg Shugar is Co-Founder of Thread Experiment, the world’s first brand of home bedding dedicated to men. Greg originally founded The Tie Bar and grew it into a $20 million business before a private-equity firm acquired the brand. Greg is now CEO of Shugar Consulting, which specializes in helping new retail brands emerge in the ecommerce and wholesale space. He also regularly speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship and teaches an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp course at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to launching Thread Experiment and The Tie Bar, Shugar was a practicing attorney in Chicago for eight miserable years.

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Facebook Marketing

Here's How Facebook Has Reduced the Need to Pay for PR

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The Pros and Cons of Manufacturing in China
China

The Pros and Cons of Manufacturing in China

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Your Brand Is Not Too Good For That

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Starting a Business

Why the Second Time Isn't So Easy Either

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Starting a Business

Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Your New Brand Should Be an Extension of Yourself
Take It From The Pros

Your New Brand Should Be an Extension of Yourself

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Stop Pretending and Just Be Yourself
Leadership

Stop Pretending and Just Be Yourself

People want to meet the real you. And they want to do business with the real you.
Stop Being Such a Tight Wad. Invest In a Great Website.
Starting a Business

Stop Being Such a Tight Wad. Invest In a Great Website.

Spending money on a beautifully designed, fully capable website is no longer a luxury if you're looking to launch or grow any ecommerce business in 2015.
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Startups

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Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

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The Top 1 Reason Your Brand's Revenue Is Declining
Brands

The Top 1 Reason Your Brand's Revenue Is Declining

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Hey, Social-Media Marketers, Shut Up Already
Social Media Marketing

Hey, Social-Media Marketers, Shut Up Already

When you're hanging out, the last thing you want to hear about is business.
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