How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Outdoor Brand With The Founder of Huckberry

Have you ever wanted to start an e-commerce company or lifestyle blog? Have you wanted to build a strong brand with a slick HQ in downtown San Francisco? Have you ever wanted to build a team of outdoor-minded people who rally behind your mission?

Today’s guest is Andy Forch. He’s the Co-Founder of Huckberry – A lifestyle e-commerce company focused on serving customers passionate about the outdoors.


On their website, Huckberry defines itself as:

“Your favorite store, your grandpa’s favorite store and your favorite magazine all rolled into one.”

Founded in 2011, Huckberry now has 50 employees and is selling over 20,000 products per year. Their efforts have been featured in almost every major magazine and are considered a rising star in the lifestyle brand industry.


In Today’s Lesson Andy Teaches Us:

  • The founding story of Huckberry
  • Huckberry’s tipping point moment
  • How to create a successful balance of product and content
  • Andy’s personal schedule and routine
  • A few critical quotes that have guided Andy’s leadership
  • Andy’s recommended books for entrepreneurs

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Dale’s Opinion On Huckberry

What makes Huckberry so incredible is their attention to detail. Their design, product curation, marketing, and content strategy places them on the top shelf in my opinion. But what makes them even stronger is their ability to bootstrap their company without any debt or investors.

These two young men (in their early 30’s) have a rare discipline to run green (profitable) in a time where most startups are taking on investment and running red (not profitable). If you’re aspiring to build a strong, relevant brand… then keep your eyes on Huckberry.

More Information About Huckberry

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Do you want to start a lifestyle brand? Why do you think Huckberry has been successful? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Came across this because Huckberry just asked us to partner with them. (Don’t tell Huckberry, but I’ve been waiting for that email for a long time… We literally created products with the mindset that they would eventually be found by the Huckberry crew). Haha, it’s funny how things work out.

    So, before we do any negotiations, I started some research, found this podcast and WOW, both of you guys are validating exactly where we are in business right now. The problem with appreciation is something I just started working on after restarting the “How to Win Friends…” audiobook last week. If you’ve grown into trying to be a tough and humble man, and especially if you are a hardworking entrepreneur that is under the “keep your head down and keep driving forward” attitude, it does seem to conflict with celebrating the wins. It’s a delicate balance that is almost contradictory and it seems like it takes a very conscious effort to overcome and do it properly while not just going overboard into the “everyone’s a winner.” zone.

    Thanks for this. I’ll be checking out more of your content and your other projects Dale.

    ~ Dustin

  2. Carson says:

    Exactly what the educational system in the world needs more of. Thanks Dale and Andy for laying down some wisdom!

  3. Jorge Vigoreaux says:

    Just beautiful!!!! Thanks!

  4. Mel says:

    Great take on mistakes- “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

    Thank you.

  5. Hello Dale,
    How are you?
    I am blogging now for a few months and my blog looks more like a fashion blog but actually I don’t want a fashion blog. My articles are more about self-improvement and how I conquer my fears and “Depression” I would love if my blog would look a bit like yours from daily positive. It is one of the best blogs out there and I would love to have mine looks similar to yours. My Internship is ending soon. Any suggestion what to do next? You need help to built your home? Thanks josh

    • Hi Malte. Thanks for the offer but unfortunately I am fully staffed at the moment. Definitely look into StartupCamp – I believe it is an incredible next step for you.

  6. Sonia Adams says:

    It would be great if the podcast had the ability to fast forward or rewind without having to start the podcast from the beginning every time.

  7. Darleen says:

    Interesting about Huckberry
    However the site does not work well on iPhone
    Surprised by that.

  8. Arthur Luke says:

    Dale hi,
    Very interesting podcast.
    I would have been very interested to know why Huckberry make visitors give up they email address and details before they can access the website and does this lose them customers?
    Many thanks

    • Good question. They only want people who want them. It’s a good strategy.

  9. Naima says:

    Hi Dale,

    Are your podcasts on Sticker? I can’t seem to find them there and that this what I use to tune into podcasts. Thanks!


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