Pat Yates


Pat is a seasoned entrepreneur with a focus on e-commerce.  In 2014 he struck a deal with Robert Herjavec on the Emmy Award-winning show “Shark Tank”.  Pat grew a single slipper kiosk business into a multi-million dollar e-commerce focused business.  During that time Pat has done licensing deals with DreamWorks, NCAA, NFL and Disney.  In 2015 he struck up a relationship with Mark the founder of Quiet Light and continued eventually leading him to becoming an advisor.

Q&A With Pat

What is the #1 mistake people make when selling their website?

Not having good financials.

What drew you to make your career online?

My background was mall retail until the early 2000s, but I loved the challenge of reaching all types of customers all around the world.

Did you always know that you were going to be an entrepreneur?

Yes, from day 1.  I started my first business just a few months after graduating from college and getting married to my wife of over 30 years.

What is the greatest benefit of helping people sell their online businesses?

I love hearing them remember how it started, what was great, what hurt.  In the end it takes you through their ride in a way.  Amazing stuff.

If you could have just one superpower, what would it be?

See the future (maybe, lol)

What is the best bit of advice you ever received?

“Pat, remember this, you are going from a meal ticket to a soup line” – Joe Peden when I left my job to start my first business.

If you could have dinner with just one person (they don’t have to be living still), who would it be?

Too many to name just one.


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