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How do you keep acting like a bootstrapper when outside capital suddenly raises your company to a level of comparative affluence? Dave Teske rated it really liked it Dec 03, Admittedly, when Gianforte talks about how he started RightNow, some of what he says sounds like nothing more than good entrepreneurship, period.

Given his background and his software-industry connections, Gianforte probably could boohstrapping raised angel money or venture capital. Funding the development process was simple enough in RightNow’s early days, when Gianforte yur writing all the software and taking no salary.

Sep 21, Paul rated it it was ok. In other words, bootstrapping clears away the clutter and makes you gusiness single-mindedly on the customer, which is what any smart entrepreneur needs to do anyway. Return to Book Page. Dec 13, Phillip rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Greg was out to make the statement ‘Look, it can be done here. Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again. Some of the web marketing advice is a little dated, but there are still some solid core concepts regarding lead generation via the internet.

When Gianforte talks about bootstrapping — which he loves to do — he doesn’t mean pinching pennies. He began looking around for a new business to start.


If he thought that he could deliver it in 90 days, he added it to the data sheet. Say a would-be entrepreneur wants to open a retail store, he offers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Now it’s based in a cluster of low-slung, spanking-new office buildings on a field near the university. You have a sales strategy that works. Hoping to spread the word, he created gregg PowerPoint presentation on bootstrapping and talked his ideas up to a couple of local business groups.

Someone writes some checks or approves some purchase orders that shouldn’t have been approved, and then you’re dead because you’re out of bootdtrapping. And in RightNow’s Montana setting, it made a lot of sense for Gianforte to focus on building a sales organization instead of trying to develop the most technologically sophisticated software package buwiness. Rob Love rated it really liked it Oct 30, What sets him apart from most bootstrappers is that he practices bootstrapping by choice.

If you live in Montana you’ll enjoy the different stories of gianfofte and pe I read about a third of this book. Even better, the demos cost almost nothing to build.

For his part, Gianforte takes a near-mystical view of selling as a higher calling. Field has come away with a sense of validation. In telesales, you can visit bueiness people a day. No reason for the company to sink a lot of cash into real estate, he says.

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

Pierce rated it liked it Sep 28, They usually want to polish it and make it perfect before you get it out in front of the customer. Gianforte couldn’t afford to send his salespeople on sales calls. On the other hand, Gianforte came up with an alternative to expensive marketing brochures — a concept that remains a key part of RightNow’s selling strategy. After a couple of weeks of calling, Gianforte knew exactly what his potential customers wanted. Sure, he can trade tightwad stories boootstrapping any bootstrapper.


He then started a venture of his own, an E-mail stock-quote service. Once that first batch was gone, the sales force had nothing — a big fat zero — to send to interested prospects. Although rapid prototyping is common in the software industry, Gianforte took it to extremes, says David Bayless, a former venture capitalist in Bozeman who advised Gianforte during RightNow’s start-up busoness.

But most would-be bootstrappers don’t quite get it. John rated it it was amazing Feb 10, A good collection of practical ideas and advice, would have been a solid 3-stars in it’s day.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Gianforre continue to think very, very hard about how your business allocates its resources. The book is a quick, enjoyable read, filled with real-life examples, and lots of lists and “now you do it” activities.

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See ” Know Your Place ,” in the August issue. Gianforte wanted to open sales offices elsewhere in the United States and overseas.

And a good chunk of Grge future growth will likely take place outside Bozeman. Audra rated it did not like it May 31, Not only are they too expensive, says Gianforte, but they’re a terrible way to meet customers.

So far he was just identifying an opportunity, like any other smart entrepreneur.