Interview Questions for Entrepreneurs
Where are you from originally?
India, Tamil Nadu State, moved to Dallas TX in 2007 to start my US operations, I originally started my parent company CAP Digisoft Solutions Pvt Ltd in 2003 in India. Now my parent has 200 employees, serving 1000+ clients across USA, we provide 3 different services to small and mid-size companies. Also we have two B2C brands.
What is the idea behind your startup?
91% of them turn to their phones for ideas in the middle of a task. 82% of smartphone users say they consult their phones on purchases they’re about to make in a store. As search engines becomes more dependable for consumers, service providers are struggling to get on top of search results; there are lot of quality and dependable service providers out there who do a great service but lack in online marketing, my goal is to identify those quality service providers and connect with their clients or consumers.
Recently started www.HelpFindingMyAgent.com – the goal is to connect home buyers or sellers to the local real estate agent who could help them to buy or sell with peace. Main reason is, a quality agent could save up to 7% to a home owner, so goal is to connect good real estate agents with how buyers. I will be very happy all day long if I save up to 7% for a home buyers or sellers.
What need does it fulfill?
Based on our records I can say that, people decide to buy or sell home based on things happen to their life, home buying or selling is a very emotional move and it is an art. If you want to get good financial and emotional benefits, you need to have strong knowledge, if you don’t, you need to have strong real estate agent at your side. According to the California Association of Realtors, 70% of buyers, and 75% of sellers found their agent on the internet. These local trends in California are increasingly occurring nationwide.
Our solution is to fulfill online home buyer’s need to connect them to local real estate agent. Other service providers can list a fresh agent in top if they get paid, but our services are 100% based on agent performance and that is what make us unique. We get paid only when agent closes a deal, so our goal is to provide a quality agent referral.
What exactly does it do?
HelpFindingMyAgent.com will connect home buyers or sellers to the local real estate agent with in seconds, we collect few inputs from home buyers or sellers like which area they want to buy and what is their budget, once we have this information our software will automatically select agents from our network, we have handpicked agents for each zipcode and we have high qualification to join our network. Within few seconds home owner can talk to Agent and Agent will be provided with home buyers details.
Who is it for?
HelpFindingMyAgent.com is for any home buyers or sellers who is looking for experienced local real estate agent, we also provide a “FREE 75-point check list to select an agent” guide for our users.
What was the most challenging aspect of starting up?
Getting their first 20 clients and first 20 employees, most challenging part is to match the client growth with supply. Any startup has to cross several stages. As a startup key area entrepreneurs struggle is for marketing. How to reach their clients is the key challenge they will have to answer?
What is the next step for you and your business?
HelpFindingMyAgent.com proved its concept in Dallas, TX. Now it’s time for us to launch in other TX cities, we are focus more on online organic lead generation. Once we have established a successful process for organic lead generation, then we will launch other cities pretty soon.
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs?
Famous quote says ““Necessity is the mother of invention.” Like it says, necessity is the reason you need to come out of your comfort zone, necessity is the reason you need to invest your time to learn about business operations and growth, necessity is the reason you need to know more about your buyers, I can keep adding the list, but “comfort zone is the number one enemy of entrepreneurs”, if they win their comfort zone then sky is their limit. Investors are waiting for dynamic entrepreneurs, if they do a good job investor will find them.
What resource have you found to be the most helpful and why?
In this digital world, you could find all most all kind of information online, but I would like to highlight only two companies at this time, http://gkic.com/ the organization you need to be associated to learn about marketing, we all think digital is the only option we have now, but that is not 100% true, based on your service or product other marketing methods could be most effective, mainly for startups, http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ website you need to be associated to learn how to use social media to reach your clients.