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First, he launched an incubator and started mentoring local entrepreneurs. Jun rated it really liked it Nov 04, It’s not surprising, then, that when Gianforte made his first three hires, in Marchhe hired salespeople — and only salespeople.

Greg was out to make the statement ‘Look, it can be done here. Not worth the time or money. It allows you to determine very quickly, without much money, if you have a viable business idea.

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You have a sales strategy that works. Boostrapping a product presents another problem for a bootstrapper.

I read about a third of this book. Field, president of PrintingForLess. Lists with This Book. Boptstrapping Teske rated it really liked it Dec 03, Gianforte started trying to sell that nonexistent product. Jun 30, Mike Smith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It wasn’t a huge step to begin asking customers to pay for additional features that they requested.

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

He settled his family in a rambling, cedar-shingled house just outside Bozeman, on a spread big enough that he gets a couple hundred pounds of buffalo meat every year in exchange for supplying a neighbor’s herd with hay from his field. Instead, reach out to customers from day one. Maggie Larche rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Oova At Autovitals rated it it was amazing May 23, Still, of the 2, jobs that Gianforte wants to create, he still has a bit more than 1, to go.

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But he got impatient. The company shuns big trade shows, for instance.

He set the price point deliberately low — offering customers a two-year license instead of a perpetual one — to jump-start his sales. I was featured in this book.

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

Alex rated it it was amazing Sep 16, He spent two months writing a basic program that allowed a company to judge which information to publish on its Web site, based on E-mail queries that it received. I enjoyed the Bootshrapping success stories, like a guy in Emigrant that started up a massage table manufacturing business. That’s yojr Gianforte launched his first company, software ylur Brightwork Development Inc.

He’s firmly convinced that telesales is the better system. Admittedly, when Gianforte talks about how he started RightNow, some of what he says sounds like nothing more than good entrepreneurship, period. But Gianforte was still working out of his house with no employees and no overhead. All that penny-pinching wasn’t just to be cheap, Gianforte insists.

The key is not to promise anything that can’t be delivered within the specified time frame. I never would have thought of something like that in Montana but you get lots of stories like that in this book.

Bhavani Ravi rated it it was amazing Apr 29, It compels you to be creative, and it’s an acid test for figuring out whether you’ve got a real business or just a plausible-sounding business plan. There’s an expression that Gianforte likes to quote: Recommended to Mike by: Still, worth a quick read for inspiration. Be the first to ask a question about Bootstrapping Your Business.


The concept behind RightNow — that companies could use software to help reduce E-mail inquiries — was a new one to most potential customers.

Rachel rated it it was ok Jul 22, Paul Magezi rated it liked it Feb 10, Gianforte decided that his personal mission was to create 2, high-paying high-tech jobs in town. Not that those functions weren’t important.

Once Gianforte began to hire more experienced managers, he had to start thinking about the company’s image. Gianforte knew that he wanted to launch an Internet-software company — not bootstrapipng hard call, given the business climate and his experience. To ask other readers questions about Bootstrapping Your Businessplease sign up.

Some of the web marketing advice is a little dated, but there are still some solid core concepts regarding lead generation via the internet. Some great inspirational stories are told in it as well.

We were myopic about it. Emily Barker is a senior staff writer at Inc. After realizing that yoir couldn’t spend the rest of his life fly-fishing, Gianforte started his second major venture, RightNow Technologies Inc.

How will you pay for it? Brushing up on this book now. Funding the development process was simple enough in RightNow’s early days, when Gianforte was writing all the software and taking no salary. Gianforte couldn’t afford to send his salespeople on sales calls.