Assaf Ben-DavidMentor, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Public Speaker
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Experienced Startup Mentor, Commercial lawyer, Lecturer & public speaker. I've helped over 300 entrepreneurs & 100+ startups. Taught tens of courses and given hundreds of talks. Founder of the Legal Clinic for Startups.



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Hi
It is not exactly clear what your question is, so stage one would be helping you define what your goal is. Either way, it sounds like you have a lot of passion (and perhaps experience), so during our call I would better understand your skills and experience, and then give you advice on what niche you should focus on, how to present/market yourself, and where to find your target market.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you if you need. After scheduling a call, be sure to please send me some background information so that I can prepare before - thus giving you maximum value for your money during the call itself.
Good luck


Hi,
The whole "lean method" was based on Toyota's lean product development method, so yes, growth hack and other online methods can be implemented with certain changes to offline service/product.
You're welcome to provide more information if you want further assistance on how to implement these methods in your specific product.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you if you need. After scheduling a call, be sure to please send me some background information so that I can prepare before - thus giving you maximum value for your money during the call itself.


Sounds like you're doing a great job already. Well done.
Based on the continuous increase in growth, and assuming that there is a growing market for your product, it shouldn't be too difficult to find an investor.
What you would need is to create 2 investor pitch decks (presentations): one which you use when presenting in front of them, and one which you send to them (they are similar but not the same). The pitch deck that you send to them needs to be perfect as you only have one chance.
There are a lot of lists available of investors. It depends which country you're located in and where your target market is.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you if you need. After scheduling a call, be sure to please send me some background information so that I can prepare before - thus giving you maximum value for your money during the call itself.


Hi Lucas,
First of all: awesome job at the age of 15 (almost 16) :-)
You're already an entrepreneur so I expect great things from you.
I have a bunch of ideas for you and I'm willing to share them with you on a free call (free because I also have a partnership offer for you which includes investing a small amount in your next advertising campaign).
As I mentioned, I have a lot of ideas, some are in regards to your website.
Just a few examples:
1. it is not 100% clear from the start what you offer,
2. you do not state why I (the customer) should use your service (for example, it would help if you had some marketing sentences like: "Did you know that using an animated "subscribe button" increases your user conversion by X% percent!").
3. No mention of past "happy" customers that used your services...
Lots more things to improve which should increase conversion.
I also have some other tips to increase sales and market awareness of your service in general.
Let's talk. https://clarity.fm/assafben-david/Free-call
Assaf


Hi,
You are correct that having a good LinkedIn profile (and presence) is important and helpful from business aspects.
I believe that (1) I have a good LinkedIn profile, (2) I am an entrepreneur, and (3) I am active on LinkedIn.
If you'll provide all the necessary, accurate, and truthful information about your credentials, I can create your profile - including 2-3 rounds of corrections (if needed).
One last point: In your message you wrote: "...in a way that people...will contact me as a qualified prospect...". It is important to note, that (just) having a professional profile, will not cause people to request your services (and anyone who says otherwise is misleading you). Just like many other aspects in life, you need to put in the work. Meaning that you have to have good/decent credentials (past experience), and to be active on LinkedIn: adding valuable content, commenting, creating connections, helping other etc.
I can help you create the profile, and give you advice on what activities you should do. The rest is up to you (unless you are also looking for someone to maintain your account, but this is less advised and a waste of money).
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs, and I'd be happy to help you as well.
good luck


Hi
First of all - good luck.
Second, I ALWAYS advise on doing market research and validation. The ratio of time versus value is always in favor of doing validation.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you if you need. Just send me some background info by email before, so that the call itself can be 100% dedicated to giving you my advice (maximum value for your money)
You can see a more detailed answer about how to do market research/validation in one of my previous answers:
https://clarity.fm/questions/6423/how-do-you-do-market-research
Good luck!


Hi,
In order to give a complete answer, it is important to get more information. Nevertheless, and based on the information you provided, here are a few suggested methods. There are many more but I don't want this answer to be longer than it already is.
1. Ask your existing client/s for referrals. If they were happy with the work that you did, they should be happy to help. If you feel the need, offer them a X%/$X discount on the next project for every client they refer. This is 'win-win-win' situation because you get more clients, they get a discount, and they use your services again.
2. Ask your existing clients for a written recommendation + permission to use their logo on your website. Publish them both on your website. This will help increase the conversion rate on your website. If you feel the need, you can offer them a link to their website which will be good for both of your SEO rankings - so another win-win.
3. Publish as much (relevant and quality) content as possible on your website (about the projects you've done, potential projects, your fields of expertise, etc. Obviously, you need to have a professional and trustworthy looking website. I can explain how the articles need to be done.
4. Create a free 'get a quote tool' - many customers check online to get an estimate of how much the project will cost. If you have an automatic online tool, this can attract a lot of customers. I have personally used such a tool and I was very impressed.
5. Partner with organizations/companies that work with your target clients - for example: I work with lots of entrepreneurs and many of them ask me for referrals to various types of service providers, including programming companies. These companies give me a small percentage of the profits they make from my referrals (of course I only refer to companies which I know and trust as my reputation is worth more than the referral fee).
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and will be happy to help you. After scheduling the call, please send me any relevant background material.
Good luck


Hi
This is a common problem for many.
There are no quick fixes. The main aspects are:
1. Quality (relevant) content
2. Quality incoming coming links for the relevant keywords.
3. Focus on niche areas.
4. Utilize long tail keywords.
I’ve successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and I’d be happy to assist. Immediately after scheduling the call, please send me the link to your website + the main keywords that you are focusing on (and why), and any other relevant information.
Best of luck


Hi,
There is a big difference between the two goals you mentioned and the method to achieve them.
If you're looking for brand awareness, you should consider utilizing a method similar to the first option (see more on this below). If you're looking for a return on investment, you should go with the second option (with a few small changes).
The 1st option: the problems with this option are that (1) there are so many fake accounts (meaning you'll be wasting money) + (2) there is a set group of people who go around completing competitions, but they don't really buy anything, just compete + (3) many of the people who participate will not be your target market and (4) you won't get ROI.
The 2nd option: you will have a lower involvement rate, but a better ROI. I would change the prize so that the participant can win another dream vacation for themselves. This is a much better incentive than winning a prize for a friend (at the end of the day, we are all looking out for me...).
I would go with the second option, but make the prize worthwhile, add an option to buy relatively cheap vacations (in order to participate), and have them send in a short 'article' (even half a page) about an attraction/place/restaurant that they loved during one of their previous trips - this would be great to use on your website as it is free content which will improve your SEO in Google (just be sure to get the participants acceptance when they enter the competition).
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you if you need. Just send me some background info by email before, so that the call itself can be 100% dedicated to giving you my advice (maximum value for your money).


People who reach the mentor's website, are looking for advice/counselling in regards to sensitive, private and important issues in their lives. Therefore, the potential clients want to be 100% sure that the mentor has the relevant credentials, experience, skills, beliefs and perhaps a specific methodology to give them what they need. showing credentials does not mean that you shouldn't 'showcase' success stories about clients - although you need to remember that in some cases (and even if the stories are anonymous), the fact that the mentor shares private stories publicly, very well might deter others from opening up and sharing their problems/challenges.
If you take clarity for example, most people review both my profile and my reviews before they decide to use my services, and only after they see that I have the credentials AND that I've successfully helped others, do they schedule a call.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs, and I'd be happy to help you. Immediately after scheduling a call, please send me a message with any relevant information so that I can prepare in advance - thus giving you maximum value during the call.
Best of luck


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