A podcast featuring Jimmy Hosang, co-hosted by Paul Banks, talking about all things current affairs, news, data, with a sprinkle of industry chat relating to contact centres.
Startup Cashflow.... The bits you don't hear!
A frank discussion (as ever) with Jimmy on life in a startup.
Today's show focuses directly on cash (or the lack thereof, at times) in a small business, as well as what are the lessons to be learned there?
Jimmy talks through some of his mistakes, and how the business learned the hard way at times!
Lots to take away from this episode, and the followup episode on making the pipeline more controllable and predictable coming in 2 weeks whilst Paul gets married!
SaaS Startups - Product Market fit
Jimmy walks through his vies on why product market fit is essential for any new startup, especially in the tech space - but also having the SME knowledge to guide that.
He discusses the path he took with TMAC, and the consideration that bootstrapping may have been the wrong path, based on the experience and knowledge of the initial founding team - would he have gotten more financial acceleration by going out to investment before actually landing a client?
Hopefully, this is a very useful conversation for anyone out there considering starting a new business, or in the early stages - we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Building a Startup Team... and Bye Bye to Boris?
In this episode, Jimmy discusses some of the early challenges he faced in the startup world - from not having a level of volume leadership experience he felt he needed, to finding team members that filled the gaps in his abilities.
How do you find people for a startup, when you're bootstrapping?
How do you get a good mix in the team?
Which characteristics are the most important?
Join us as we discuss elements of the journey so far!
Lastly.... Jimmy predicted 5 and a half months ago, that Boris Johnson had 6 months tenure left in him... will Jimmy's prediction come true, based on the resignations we've seen in the last week?
SaaS Startup... Early Wins & Learnings
Jimmy continues the story of the early days in Startup life, with some early success stories, combined with the learnings of those wins.
Jimmy leaves us with his top 3 takeaways from those early days.
SaaS Startup... Disrupting Price Strategy in Consulting
In the new episode, learn about some of the issues Jimmy encountered when trying to disrupt the Consulting market by differentiating on the pricing strategy, and what he learned from that experience.
Why Start a Startup?
In a branch off from our normal topics, Jimmy is inspired by a recent pithy LinkedIn post he made about the hard truth of life in a Startup to discuss what caused him to initially make the leap into being CEO of The Modular Analytics Company.