Trade show booth with salesperson presenting software to clients on couches.

Actor holding a shotgun at a shooting range being filmed.

Dog in a chair at an office.

Two employees working on computers with multiple monitors in an office.

Since our founding in 2006, Outdoor Business Network has been at the intersection of the web design, development, marketing, and the outdoor industry. We were the first company in the industry to offer a managed SaaS e-commerce platform for retailers which included integrated inventory management and one click order fulfillment. We have been ahead of the curve since we started, and we still are.  Plainly said, we do e-commerce and we do it the best!

Our solutions allow you to grow your brand online while working side by side with industry partners in a holistic platform for your business. Alongside with software packages our  team has completed many unique projects for our clients, including professional services, brand development, consulting, application development, video production, package design, trade show design, and systems integration. If you can dream it, we can do it!  We are passionate about the interaction of companies, brands, people, and technology.

Our leadership combined over 30 years of retail and manufacturing business development experience, of which 17 years is directly in the outdoor industry, and over 16 years in the web development and e-Commerce arena.   Our founders wanted a solution to help retailers compete and thrive alongside the big box stores.  They realized that small and midsize retailers supported by the distribution model are the core of the outdoor industry.

Retail dealers need a company that will hold their hand and get them started, long enough to see that they’re not paying for a service – they’re investing in profitable expansion.  Distributors need to easily manage and deliver product data.  Manufacturers require a strong brand presence.

Our strategic industry partnerships allow us to bring your existing brick and mortar business to the web economically, or enhance your current web presence. We can take care of all of your technology needs for you.  Think of our team as your creative team, technical team, IT team, marketing team, and consulting team all rolled into one.  Our goal is to make your business run smoother, increase your sales, and develop a partnership for the future with our clients.

Want to know more about us and what we are up to these days? Visit our social media to keep tabs on us, stop into our office and say hello, or give us a call.

We are always looking for smart people who enjoy helping businesses succeed, get motivated by achieving things other people say is impossible, and have a desire to be a part of the industries we specialize in. If that is you, send us your resume or connect with us via LinkedIn, even if you don’t see a specific opening that fits.

Current Openings

Sales Engineer

Outdoor Business Network currently has two immediate openings for Account Manager/Business Development positions.

Our small Maumee based company is the leader in providing e-commerce solutions to the outdoor sporting goods and shooting sports industries. We have been in business since 2006 and currently employ 7 people. We are a solid company that has a good reputation in the business. Our software platform includes disruptive technologies which rival big name solutions coming out of Silicon Valley. We are prepping to launch a new game changing platform, so it is time to grow.

The candidates we are seeking are entrepreneurial, motivated, hardworking, and enjoy being recognized as industry leaders. Account managers are responsible for initial sales and client on-boarding, as well as long-term client retention and happiness. You should be a salesman who can close a CEO, but also a jack of all trades problem solver.

We want go-getters, friendly faces, and soothing voices. If you are afraid of cold calling or want leads handed to you on platter, this is not the job for you. (We do have tons of hot leads now though!) Being a smaller second stage start up, you get your hands involved in a little bit of everything. We work hard we play hard, you will not be bored here.

Your main focus here will be to contact new leads, give a 1 on 1 or group web demonstration (gotomeeting or gotowebinar), assist the client through contract and close, follow up with the client after project completion, and on a regular basis contact existing clients to suggest additional services.

Account managers do travel a few times a year to trade shows. If you are applying, you should enjoy traveling and attending trade-shows/conferences.

Our Maumee offices are a relaxed atmosphere, open, and dog friendly. Lunches are catered on Fridays an there is usually beer in the fridge. Our standard hours are 9-6 M-F, sometimes overtime is required to meet deadlines. However we do allow flex time and work from home time. 2 weeks vacation are standard.

Salary depends upon experience, but remember, we are a start up not a fortune 500. We have had account managers bonus out to 75k + in the past. We expect you to make a minimum of 50k after commissions and bonuses, if you can’t make that you don’t belong here. We want you to make 75k +, and hope that you can become a leader and make over $100,000 in the future.

This position would also be awesome for someone that has started their own web design business, but seeks to grow and have stability. It is also excellent for those that just graduated with e-commerce, sales, and marketing degrees.

Requirements

A desire to want to be the best and work with the best
Never give up attitude
Motivated by personal accomplishment
Find enjoyment in helping others
Smart and honest sales tactics
Understanding of technology, business, and e-commerce
Comfortable on web demo’s and GoToMeeting
Fast learner

Pluses

Experience with Salesforce.com or other CRM
Experience using e-commerce shopping carts
Direct experience with a company in an e-commerce related role
Previous use/sale of SaaS commerce products
Experience with social media marketing
Experience with AdWords
Knowledge of HTML/CSS
Agency experience
Project management experience
Degree in related field
Interest in outdoor sports

Travel

25%

Salary

Based on Experience

Location

Maumee, Ohio Office

Email us your resume, references, and salary requirements in .pdf format please.

NO PHONE CALLS, NO WALK-INS.

Web Developer

The Web Developer – UI/UX Graphic Specialist position involves leading custom web development entire project lifecycle as well as management and maintenance of existing web applications and web sites.

The ideal person for this position is results driven, enjoys finding solutions to new challenges, is detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work.

This position is instrumental in bringing the graphic user interface of our SaaS deployments to life for our clients. Graphic Design and Web Application Interfaces are the core of this position.

Responsibilities

Front end design and deployment of new websites and dynamic templates
Back end admin software UI design
Work directly with dev team on new projects
DNS Zone Management
SSL Certificate Management
Assist in design of in house marketing and training materials (flyers, videos, booklets, Wiki’s, etc.)
Maintenance of existing web sites

Requirements

A demonstratable knowledge and understanding of the following technologies: JavaScript, XML, HTML, HTML5, CSS, AJAX
Knowledge of UI/UX best practices
Solid working ability in the LAMP stack, particularly related to open source e-commerce platforms
Great Photoshop skills and operational understanding of the rest of the Adobe CS
Ability to communicate effectively, accurately, and timely with all other company resources, including programmers in other offices and time zones
An understanding of the complete web development process from planning to deployment
Familiar with e-commerce architecture and multi-tier software
Skills to manage multiple projects and complete tasks within required timelines
Detail oriented

Preferred

Has knowledge of or participates in outdoor sports or extreme sports. (Hunting, Camping, Fishing, Cycling, Wakeboarding, Skiing, Sailing, Climbing, Hiking, etc.)
Comfortable with or interested in hunting or firearms.
Direct experience with e-commerce.
All around web person that can easily adapt to new projects and skills. An outside the box can do anything attitude.

Travel

5%

Salary

Based on Experience

Location

Maumee, Ohio Office
Email us your resume, references, and salary requirements in .pdf format please.

NO PHONE CALLS, NO WALK-INS.

growthchartWe are always looking for potential investors and partners that can bring something to the table which will strengthen our company, increase value, improve our products, and provide for future return.

The chart on our left is our actual balance sheet growth.

We are picky, we are stable, and we are profitable.

Think of us as a solid early to mid stage start up.

We are also always on the lookout for other companies and products to invest in.

If you are interested in investing in or partnering with Outdoor Business Network, contact us, network on LinkedIn, or visit us at Angel.co.

3178 N Republic Blvd Suite 8
Toledo, Oh 43615
P#: 800.699.0820