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It’s good for younger people and college students and entrepreneurs. When Gianforte talks about bootstrapping — which he loves to do — he doesn’t mean pinching pennies.

Over the phone, a salesperson walks the prospect through the gianflrte, showing how RightNow’s software works. Emily Barker is a senior staff writer at Inc.

Bootstrapping Your Business : Start and Grow a Successful Company with Almost No Money

Anton rated it liked it Oct 27, Charles F rated it it was ok May 14, Trivia Bisiness Bootstrapping You Andrea Smith, who ubsiness RightNow as a salesperson insays, “I learned pretty quickly that I didn’t know what I was doing.

Not the heart of it, anyway. And the business is growing. After talking them through the sheet, he told them that the product would be released in 90 days and asked whether they would use that type of software on their Web sites.


He’s firmly convinced that telesales is the better system.

Jun 30, Mike Smith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you live in Montana you’ll enjoy the different stories of businesses and pe I read about a third of this book.

It wasn’t a huge step to begin asking customers to pay for additional features that they requested. Rob Prouse rated it really liked it May 31, You spend money only to make money. Armed with a data sheet outlining what such a product might do, Gianforte sat in a spare bedroom and cold-called customer-support managers at hundreds of companies.

I think a lot of entrepreneurs think they need money to build the business faster when they actually haven’t figured out the business equation yet. And in these uncertain times, capital is scarce. Gianforte also replaced marketing dollars with social capital. Threeyees rated it really liked it Jan 01, But, he cautions, “it’s a slippery slope. Some of the w There is some great advice in here for any kind of start-up, but a significant portion of the concepts only apply if you are entering businesa B2B space.


Some might say that Gianforte was peddling vaporware — the much-criticized practice of hyping the imminent release of new software that is far from ready. It’s a demo Web site that copies the look and feel of a potential customer’s Web site, with RightNow software loaded in.

If someone said no, he asked why.

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But it is quite dated now: Want to Read saving…. The lack of marketing materials didn’t help. But the incubator experience had crystallized some ideas about company building that he had been turning over in his head ever since Brightwork. When RightNow was getting started, for instance, Gianforte couldn’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on a phone system.

Once that first batch was gone, the sales force had nothing — a big fat zero — to send to interested prospects. In telesales, you can visit 30 people a day. After fourteen years on bootstrappinh front line, Paul identified various methods that worked for him during the ups and downs of his dry cleaning business.