We are here!
Our mission? To convince our customers to part with their hard earned cash. Boo hoo. Yes, unlike other start-ups, we admit it from the start. We need to make money to survive. One of the conscious decisions from the start was not to take VC funding. We want to be able to focus on our customers, not on our investors.
So, as not many customers will part with their cash just because we say so, the way we plan to do it is to have a great product, start with an initial version and then let our customer drive it. It’s key for us to keep our customers happy and listen to them, adapt the product to serve better their needs. After all, the more customers we keep happy, the more money we have and we might actually survive. The odds of survival are against us for now. Only 23% of the new startups make it, according to the statistics.
What is the product we are developing?
We are working on an easy to use and very intuitive web based contact management system, targeted at small businesses. The utmost emphasis is on usability. We believe most CRM (customer relationship management) tools for small businesses out there, including online contact managers, are way too complicated for the average small business. Managing your customers online needs to be simple, intuitive and quick. It should follow closely your work flow, rather than try to adapt it to the CRM system.
There are many CRM solutions out there, but most are either bloated and not very intuitive. Moreover, most companies do not focus exclusively on small businesses, they only provide support for small companies with the expectation they will sign up for larger packages and pay them more money. They tend to focus on bigger, more profitable accounts.
Not us. We are here to help small businesses, we are not after the big businesses. We’re not here to compete with salesforce.com or Microsoft. It would be crazy for us to try. We are here to focus all our love on small businesses. We hope to get you on board.
Let the adventure begin!
If you’d like to stay in touch, find out when we’re fully launched, please go to www.clevertim.com and leave your email address. We absolutely hate spam and we never sell emails – we care about our business more than that.