First Customers

First Customers

The show about finding your very first customers. Learn sales, marketing, growth hacking, and customer acquisition strategies from real entrepreneurs and sales experts. Building a business that solves problems and creates jobs makes the world a better place. But it all starts with finding your very first customer. Hosted by Paris Vega, a digital marketer and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 44 mins

Show Notes & Links: https://parisvega.com/55-arthur-petropoulos-hill-view-partners/

Building with an Exit in Mind: Arthur's philosophy on creating a business that's attractive to buyers.

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Show Notes: https://parisvega.com/54-marty-m-fahncke/


Marty M. Fahncke is an acquisitions advisor with Westbound Road who has done 1 billion in revenue and over 450 million in acquisitions over his career.

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Show Notes: https://parisvega.com/53-bryce-wuori-pavewise/


In this episode, Bryce Wuori, the CEO of Pavewise talks with host Paris Vega about how he's using AI to change the construction industry. He explains how Pavewise started as a simple project tool and grew into a big software company that’s now changing how construction projects are managed.


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Show Notes & Links: https://parisvega.com/52-graham-stewart-fibre52-cotton-processing/ First Customers episode 52 features Graham Stewart, founder of Fibre52, discussing his groundbreaking process to make cotton and textile industry more sustainable by replacing harmful chemicals with eco-friendly bioproducts. He shares insights into the challenges of introducing new technologies into traditional industries and the positive en...

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Show Notes & Links: https://parisvega.com/51-benjamin-shaffer-goldback-gold-currency/Goldback, a company that offers a gold-based physical currency, experienced rapid growth in just four years from zero customers in 2019 to over 1 million customers today. Benjamin Shaffer shares the story of how their gold-backed currency solves the problem of making small transactions with gold. "We wanted to make gold money but in a w...

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Show notes: https://parisvega.com/50-adam-haugen-glad-tidings-leander-church-growth/


Listen to episode 50 of the First Customers podcast featuring Adam Haugen, an inspiring pastor who doubled the size of his church within a year. Adam shares his proven strategies for growth, offering insights valuable for leaders in any field. This episode is not just a success story; it's a masterclass in effective leadership and communit...

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Show Notes, Links, & Transcript: https://parisvega.com/first-customers-49-christoffer-sigshoj-kitex-wind-turbines/


In episode 49 of the First Customers, we talk with Christoffer Sigshøj, engineer & co-founder of KiteX, a Denmark-based company that's pioneering the world's lightest portable wind turbines. Christoffer shares the company's journey from its initial concept of flying wind turbines to creating po...

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Show Notes: https://parisvega.com/shani-bocian-steinberg-allermi-allergy-company/ On episode 47 of the First Customers podcast I spoke with Shani Bocian, CEO of Allermi, an allergy care company. Her company has seen significant growth (800% over the past 12 months) and offers a unique product: the world's first custom nasal spray. We discuss how she started the business, defined her target audience, and found her first custome...

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Show notes: https://parisvega.com/brian-grimes-real-estate/ In episode 47 of the First Customers podcast, I sit down with Brian Grimes, real estate investor and founder of 24-7 Cash Flow University. With a portfolio built on over 300 fully renovated properties, Brian shares his journey into the real estate world and the strategies that have made him successful.

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Show Notes & Discount Code: https://parisvega.com/barak-glanz-coddy-tiktok-tactics/

Learn the secrets of how Barak Glanz of Coddy.tech got his first customers and grew his business using TikTok. Like so many episodes of this podcast, I learned a lot from Barak and will be testing out some of the strategies we discussed soon. If you want smart tips straight from a pro, this episode is for you.


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Varag Gharibjanian, MIT grad & founding partner at Actuate, works with companies like Qualcom, Lenovo, & Bose to grow their revenue & helps emerging startups get their first customers. Get ready to dive straight into the world of sales with Varag, who is here to spill the secrets on snagging those crucial first customers. Whether you're just starting...

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Show Notes: https://parisvega.com/eli-packouz-crowdfunding-instafloss/

In episode 44 of the First Customers podcast, I chat with the Eli Packouz, an inventor and crowd funding master. Eli created eight products over the last several years including his most recent and disruptive ‘Instafloss’. He shares the story of his exciting business adventures, how he recently raised $2.5 million from crowdfunding, and the strategies he used to...

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Show Notes: https://parisvega.com/beau-button-atlas-reality-how-to-make-money-with-virtual-real-estate/

Episode 43 of the First Customers Podcast welcomes Beau Button, the CTO and cofounder of Atlas Reality. They're known for Atlas Earth, the largest virtual real estate platform in the world. Beau explains the virtual real estate world, the distinctiveness of their platform, the fascinating journey of Atlas Reality, and shares ...

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In episode 42 of the First Customers podcast, we're joined by Gareth Evans, the dynamic founder and CEO of VECKTA. VECKTA's marketplace has made impressive strides in the renewable energy sector, recently facilitating $150 million of renewable energy projects. With clients like Raytheon and Honeywell, Gareth sheds light on VECKTA's journey, its miss...

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Show Notes, Links, & Transcript: https://parisvega.com/building-a-successful-travel-agency-during-lockdown-with-amy-jordan

In episode 41 of the First Customers podcast, we are joined by Amy Jordan, a visionary entrepreneur who took the bold step of starting a travel agency during the COVID lockdown. She shares her insights on how she grew her company to over 18 agents working with hundreds of clients worldwide. Tune in to lea...

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Show Notes, Mentions, Links, & Transcript: https://parisvega.com/how-to-build-a-successful-link-building-agency-with-alexandra-tachalova/

In this episode, we are joined by Alexandra Tachalova, founder and CEO of Digital Olympus. Alexandra shares her entrepreneurial journey, starting from her days at SEMrush to creating a successful link-building agency that has worked with major clients like Vivint, G2, Wave, Finder, and Di...

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Show Notes, Links, & Transcript: https://parisvega.com/mastering-youtube-lead-generation-with-ali-schwanke/

In episode 39 of the First Customers Podcast, we sit down with Ali Schwanke, a successful entrepreneur who has leveraged the power of YouTube to generate over a thousand leads. Ali's YouTube channel, a top unofficial source for HubSpot tutorials, has garnered a following of 18,000 subscribers, proving the impact of he...

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Matheus Riolfi is the CEO & Cofounder of Tint, an embedded insurance platform that raised $30 million in venture capital investment from Y Combinator and others. They’ve worked with clients like Uship, Deel, and Outdoorsy. Show Notes/Links/Transcript: https://parisvega.com/matheus-riolfi-tint-ai/

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Jon Darbyshire ran the global security practice for Ernst & young, then started and sold Archer Technologies for $200 million after 9.5 years, and now he's currently Founder & CEO of SmartSuite, a company he’s grown to 600 customers after 2.5 years. Show notes, links, & transcript: https://parisvega.com/jon-darbyshire-smartsuite/

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Mark Stouse grew his startup, ProofAnalytics.ai, from $0 to $2 million in revenue in 18 months. Now they’re one of the 100 partners for Salesforce and they’re still growing. Their client roster includes mega brands like Bayer, Samsung, Johnson Controls, Oracle, and others. Show links, notes, and transcript: https://parisvega.com/mark-stouse-proof-analytics/




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