How Walking Away Earned Tal Moore $1.7 Million

Tal Moore discovered his knack for business at the ripe young age of 12 years old. Selling gumballs to his friends ultimately led him to launch, one of the largest online vending machine retailers. Tal is also the founder of many other businesses, including Franklin’s Popcorn, Guardline Security, and Softy Wipes. He has given so much to the ECF community over the years and I’m excited to have him here.

Listen in as Tal shares his story through entrepreneurship, including how he managed to have the conviction to turn down a sales offer for Guardline, the personal toll it took on him, and how he decided to stay the course with the business. We also talk about how the downturn in his business actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise when the pandemic hit, as well as how COVID played a role in the subsequent upturn. This is part one of a two-part episode, so make sure to check out the next episode to hear more from Tal!

You'll learn:

  • Tal’s story of running from a bull in Guadalajara. (5:15)
  • A summary of Tal’s foray and journey into business. (8:30)
  • The wrench that got thrown into his business plans in 2019 and one of his darkest times. (12:20)
  • How he had the conviction to say no to a sale offer. (21:30)
  • How he turned his business around and the role that COVID played. (30:50)
  • Why he would not build another consumer electronics company. (36:45)

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(With your host Andrew Youderian of and Tal Moore of Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn)

What Was Mentioned

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“Not every opportunity is created equal.” – Tal Moore
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“It’s a difficult decision to walk away from something that is working in order to buy back more time to work on something that is more rewarding and fulfilling for me.” – Tal Moore
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“It doesn’t matter how many wins I’ve had—my identity is so closely correlated to my business that as my business fails, I too feel like a tremendous failure.” – Tal Moore
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