A business can’t survive without customers, but how do you get someone to trust buying from your company when you are new? In this panel 5 proven business owners will reveal how they got their first 100 customers and developed at least 1000 core fans of their brand.
Your Startup Questions Answered
- How long did it take to get 100 paying customers?
- What main marketing tactic did you use to get 1000 core fans?
- How did you discover how much your market would be willing to spend on your product/service?
- Were you nervous that no one would be interested in what you had to offer?
- What is the number one thing that makes your potential customers trust you to purchase?
- Moderator, Espree Devora – ZexSports and Save Business Time – “The Girl who Gets it Done” is the founder of Save Business TIme, a guide of online business tools, and ZexSports, a search engine dedicated to local action sports events, and co-founder of Women in Action Sports (WIAS).
- Noah Kagan – AppSumo – After graduating from Berkeley Haas School of Business, Noah worked in marketing at Intel before becoming the 30th employee at Facebook, 4th employee at Mint.com and ultimately founded AppSumo, THE leading on-line resource for tools and training for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
- Liam Martin – TimeDoctor and Staff – After graduating with a masters in Sociology from McGill University, Liam opened a small tutoring company which grew to over 100 employees, he consults on outsourcing and process design and is now working as a co-founder at www.staff.com, an elite remote working network where employers can find full time employees at a fraction of brick and mortar employees.
- Andrew Warner – Mixergy – Andrew has interviewed a wealth of entrepreneurs, startups, press, lurkers, and ambitious upstarts. Mixergy.com is a daily online interviews of successful entrepreneurs, such as Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Tony Hseih (Zappos)
- Nathan Latka – Lujure – Nathan is Co-Founder and CEO of Lujure.com, a tool that helps you build a fan page in under 30 seconds. After losing his job, he decided to build a company around what he knew best: Facebook. This is the story of a scrummy college guy who goes from his dorm room, to the Lujure boardroom which now empowers over 45,000 business owners online.