What It Takes To Build A Business

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: ajankans

Source: slideshare.net

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In this webinar, Bill Waldo, Vice President of Tech Coast Angels Investors and Robert Coleman of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and Pacific Ventures Club interview Launchpad Co-founder and CEO, Abraham Jankans on what it takes to "Launch" a business.
During this webinar Abraham discusses the various phases Launchpad went through from re-inventing itself into a SaaS technology company, customer discovery and validation, bootstrapping growth to eventually to scaling by 250%.

Abraham also talks about lessons learned during the process such as picking the right business model, focusing on solving customer problems and how to scale on a budget. Guest presenter also included Mike Stockwell of BizNextGen.

Here is the audio of the interview.

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About Launchpad +250% SaaS

About Abraham

what was easy... Product Development: - We saw a high-value problem in the market - We developed a product/ solution to solve the problem Customer Development: - We followed the lean startup methodology - Learned our customers problem, iterated product

what was HARD!!! Reinventing Launchpad: - Company went through multiple iterations - Stuck with it! - Committed to shareholder return Bootstrapping Growth: - Resource constrained - Leverage financial, human technical resources

lessons learned Lesson I - Choose the right business and model. - Recurring revenues - Solves high-value problems - Scalable revenue without scaling overhead

lessons learned Lesson II - Be willing to pivot: - Plan A’s usually fail - Plan B, C, D, E, F - Listen and solve customer problems

lessons learned Lesson III - Great Teams Win Championships: - Don’t go alone - Partners, contractors - Everyone buys into vision & culture

Launchpad 2014 Focused on growth: - Hiring Sales & Marketing - Investing in product development - Continue to disrupt our industry!

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contact Abraham Jankans ajankans@launchpadco.com @AbrahamJankans /AbrahamJankans

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