Headhunters, Puerto Rico Tax Savings & The Ultimate Adventure Business

Josh Cauley is the owner of ShipHaven.com and a long-time ECF member who I just recently had the opportunity to meet in person. Josh currently resides in Puerto Rico, and he joins me today to talk about how living there benefits him financially, how he has built a true adventure business, and how he utilizes headhunters to help him grow and scale.

Listen in as we talk about the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter, how Josh has used both to earn a 95% staff retention rate, and the questions he uses during the hiring process to vet candidates. You’ll learn why he moved to Puerto Rico, how he manages to stay productive while also traveling, and key insight into why he doesn’t believe that selling on Amazon is sustainable long-term for most eCommerce businesses.

You’ll learn:

  • What Josh has been up to in the business world. (3:00)
  • His current take on Amazon and what the future is for ShipHaven.com. (7:10)
  • Why he uses recruiters when hiring and the types of roles he fills. (9:50)
  • The difference between a headhunter and a recruiter—and where to find a headhunter. (11:55)
  • How to prep a headhunter to find and excite the right people. (16:30)
  • The questions that Josh uses during the hiring process. (21:10)
  • How he ended up in Puerto Rico. (27:00)
  • How he makes sure his team feels appreciated. (34:00)
  • How often Josh travels while also running his business and how he stays productive. (37:50)
  • Lightning round with Josh. (42:10)

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(With your host Andrew Youderian of eCommerceFuel.com and Josh Cauley of ShipHaven.com)


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Andrew Youderian
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Andrew is the founder of eCommerceFuel and has been building eCommerce businesses ever since gleefully leaving the corporate world in 2008.  Join him and 1,000+ vetted 7- and 8-figure store owners inside the eCommerceFuel Community.

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