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Free Startup Idea Fridays: ScalableSales

Free Startup Idea Fridays: ScalableSales

Elevator Pitch: There are many small business who are incredibly good at what they do but have one major problem preventing them from growing: Sales. They are terrible at sales, or they don't like doing sales or they don't have the required time to devote to sales. ScaleSales provides small businesses with highly trained, on-demand sales professionals to help them grow their organizations.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

At some point during my earliest memories of elementary school, we were taught that we should strive to make the world a better place for generations to come. It must have been an Earth Day or Arbor Day. They gave everyone in my class a baby tree. Our mission was to take it home and plant it. Planting trees is good for the environment they told us.

Attracting Your Earliest Adopters

Attracting Your Earliest Adopters

I often tell people before we begin working with them that we do the easy part. Sure, writing code and building a functioning app is a skill that most people don’t possess, but it’s what comes after development that almost everyone underestimates. The ability to attract your core group of power users is going to define your early success. Most startups fail miserably with this. Here are the 3 best techniques I’ve ever used to attract early adopters.

Need more coffee meetings

Need more coffee meetings

I’ve had a couple of really productive coffee meetings in the last few days, and I want more. Mark Suster and Gary Vaynerchuk have hammered home this point with Why You Need To Take 50 Coffee Meetings and Why Taking Random Meetings Matters So Much, so I don’t need to explain the why.