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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1. If you're looking for programming companies (companies that create mobile apps), I can refer you to 2-3 such companies.
2. If you're looking for someone to help you manage the project with the programming company, I can connect you with someone.
*** I strongly advise that you sign a service provider agreement regardless of who you use, and I would be happy to give you some pointers on key things that you need to do in order to make sure that the project is completed to your satisfaction. I've drafted tens of these contracts for both sides (startups and service providers) and know exactly what they should include.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you. 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
First of all - good luck.
Second, the TAM is less important, the SOM (relevant Share of Market) is the important piece of the TAM, and this is much smaller. Either way, not everything that shines on paper shines in real life, or as mike tyson said: "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the punch" - in this case, business plans often don't survive reality.
1. My advice: unless your service is something that already exists in the market and has been proven to work, I would wait with the business plan (BP) and instead create a Business Model Canvas. If you want to write a BP nonetheless, I would be happy to review it for you (I even teach a course on it).
2. Stage 2: create an MVP / validate your idea. I am happy to explain to you exactly how to do this. Doing this properly, will save you a lot of time and money down the line. [see more info on validation in one of my previous answers: https://clarity.fm/questions/6423/how-do-you-do-market-research]
3. Improve MVP + create deck + write BP (only if you need investors which I assume you do because you mentioned the deck). I can happily give you comments on your deck, refer you to someone who creates beautiful decks at reasonable prices, and help you prepare your pitch via online video chats.
4. Create (almost) final version of product.
The MVP is the most important stage. It doesn't even have to be a working product to first check the demand in the market.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you. 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


If I understood correctly, you are planning to create the app for free in exchange for percentages/shares in the business/startup?
If so, the best option would be to partner with accelerators/incubators and other organizations that work with startups who have good ideas. I personally work with hundreds of startup each year, so if you're interested, we can talk and possibly collaborate.
Good luck


1. Create a perfect investor pitch (deck) + killer executive summary
2. Practice the pitch until you do it perfectly.
3. Do your market research and validation of the service/product so that you have actual data and facts to show the angel investor.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and can help you with all the above. 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


You could:
1. make a connection between per project and equity allocation - so each time they complete a project, they get a small % of equity. Research has shown that people prefer small payouts than one big payout at the end (ppl can't postpone their desires...).
2. Keep them involved in the decision loop and share with them small successes. Make them feel part of the company/business.
3. Give out additional 'bonuses' for projects done well or for milestones achieved by the company.
4. If you have the capital/money to support it, then make it clear that they can exchange their equity for money - if a company is willing to buy back it's equity, this shows that the equity has value - which will make them want to keep it. The only challenge with this last option is that if you do buy back shares, it creates a tax event for both sides which isn't always advised.
There are a few additional options.
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and would be happy to help you. 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
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


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