Welcome to another exciting episode of the Making It in Asheville Podcast! In today’s episode, we have a special guest joining us. We are thrilled to welcome Jami Daniels, the owner and CEO of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse, our season’s presenting sponsor.

About Jami Daniels and Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

Jami Daniels is a third-generation entrepreneur who recognized the need for a unique opportunity to provide both co-warehousing and co-working. With her expertise and passion for supporting small businesses, she established Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse, a 30,000-square-foot space located on Sweeten Creek, just south of downtown Asheville.

Exploring Ernest’s Co-Warehousing Concept:

During our conversation, Jami provides insights into Ernest’s co-warehousing concept, which offers a combination of flexible workspace, on-demand fulfillment services, and comprehensive e-commerce support. She elaborates on the benefits this model brings to Ecommerce businesses and shares success stories of entrepreneurs who have thrived in Ernest’s ecosystem.

Key Features of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

  • Flexible and Customizable Spaces: Jami explains how Ernest’s warehouse and workspace options cater to the specific needs of businesses, scaling from private spaces of around 100 square feet to larger areas as the business grows.
  • Streamlined Operations: Jami discusses how Ernest simplifies logistics by arranging daily pick-ups and deliveries from major carriers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx. She also shares the convenience of full-height loading docks and equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks.

Empowering Ecommerce Businesses:

Jami and the team at Ernest understand the unique challenges faced by Ecommerce businesses. She elaborates on the advantages Ernest offers to entrepreneurs in this space, including short-term commitments, on-demand and flexible staffing, and dedicated shipping and receiving stations. Jami’s insights shed light on how Ernest hope to support and nurture the growth of Ecommerce businesses in Asheville.

The Co-Working Space at Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

Apart from the co-warehousing facilities, Jami shares details about the stunning 15,000-square-foot co-working space at Ernest. She highlights some of the amenities available, such as flexible workspaces, conference rooms, stocked break rooms, a photography studio, copy room, onsite parking, mailboxes, and inclusive utilities. Jami paints a vivid picture of a collaborative and inspiring environment for entrepreneurs to thrive.

Sarah’s Journey with Ernest:

As an additional highlight, we reveal that Sarah, our former co-host and podcast guest, has become a tenant at Ernest with her business, QB Cucina.

Claim the Podcast-Only Special Offer:

Listeners are encouraged to visit Makingitinasheville.com/ernest or ErnestReady.com/podcast to learn more about Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse and to take advantage of the exclusive special offer available only to podcast listeners.

Engage with the Show:

We value your input! As we continue to shape this season, we invite you to share your suggestions for E-commerce businesses you’d like to hear from. Leave a comment on the YouTube video, or direct message us on Instagram, or email Tony directly at tony@makingitinasheville.com.

Thank you for tuning in to this insightful episode with Jami Daniels of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse. Don’t forget to join us next week for another inspiring interview on Making It in Asheville Podcast!

Welcome to the Making It in Asheville Podcast! Since 2019, we’ve been interviewing small business owners and building a community of Asheville-based makers and entrepreneurs. Now, in July of 2023, we’re excited to announce that this season, we’ll be focusing on Ecommerce businesses based right here in Asheville! In this episode, we share what has us excited about this season and why you should be excited too.

Key Points:

  1. An abundance of Makers: Asheville is home to a vibrant community of talented makers, and this season, we’ll be showcasing their stories and experiences.
  2. Valuable Lessons: Through our interviews, we’ll uncover the valuable lessons learned by E-commerce business owners in Asheville, providing insights and inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.
  3. Potential for Growth: The E-commerce market offers tremendous potential for growth, and we explore how businesses in Asheville are leveraging this opportunity.
  4. Rapid Market Testing: E-commerce allows for quick testing of new products and ideas, and we delve into strategies used by successful businesses to stay ahead in this fast-paced market.
  5. Fun and Easy to Support: Supporting local Ecommerce businesses is not only fun but also convenient. We explore ways you can engage with and support these businesses.

Presenting Sponsor: Ernest

This season’s presenting sponsor is Ernest, and we’re excited to record from their co-working space. Ernest is a 30,000-square-foot co-working and co-warehousing space located on Sweeten Creek, just south of downtown Asheville. Their co-warehousing concept combines flexible workspace with on-demand fulfillment services and e-commerce support.

Sarah’s Experience with Ernest

Our former co-host and podcast guest, Sarah from QB Cucina, has become a tenant at Ernest. Throughout the season, we’ll share more about her decision to grow her business with Ernest and the benefits she’s experienced.

Visit Makingitinasheville.com/ernest to learn more about Ernest and claim our podcast-only special offer for new members.

Have a recommendation for a possible guest?

As of publishing this episode, we’re still in the process of finalizing our guest lineup for this season. We’d love to hear from you about which e-commerce businesses you’d like to learn more about! Leave a comment on the YouTube video, or our Instagram post, or email Tony directly at tony@makingitinasheville.com.