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A Self Interview with self starter Shalom Tesciba...
by Startacus Admin
At Startacus we are keen to give us much ‘airtime’ as possible to fellow self starters...Everyone has a story to tell, so this is your chance to tell everyone what exactly you are up...First up in the 'den' is Startacus member Shalom Tesciba, who tells is a little bit about himself and his business.
Shalom Tesciuba started FourQuotes back in 2011 it has grown from supplying just web design leads, to supplying over 50 business lead categories, including training, office supplies, business services and IT services. We have Shalom here to talk to us about FourQuotes and their business direction.
So who are you?
I am Shalom Tesciuba, I started FourQuotes back in 2011 on my own offering web design leads to local web designers. I made myself a website gathering customers web design requirements and a supplier sign up section.
Well FourQuotes went down really well with web designers, immediately I saw much how a well priced and easy to use lead generation website was needed. I started getting web designers asking me if I could provide SEO and graphic design leads. At the time I didn’t have the system in place to cater for these kind of leads. After a lot of careful consideration I decided to spend a few months designing and developing a completely new site.
The new site has a much more powerful backend for suppliers. Rather than paying upfront for leads, suppliers can now view leads before purchasing through the suppliers available leads page.
And what now?
Well, the new site is now live. We have had amazing feedback from suppliers who love the new system. We hope to continue improving the website and adding useful content to the blog. We are always looking for new suppliers to get on board, and we are here all day to answer any questions they may have.
And the future?
We are now focusing on generating high quality leads for our suppliers and growing other parts of our website like the Free Supplier Index, where suppliers can advertise their business for free and the Forum where suppliers can interact with potential customers. At FourQuotes we are always looking for new suppliers to get on board. Our leads start at just £5 and are fully verified. We have an online chat system for any suppliers who want a little more information and we are by the phone all day ready to answer any questions.
My advice for start-ups
At first don’t go out all guns blazing. Websites like Facebook with immediate success stories are few and far between. It takes time and hard work to make a successful business. Stick at it.
Focus on revenue. Don’t expect to grow a business then worry about income. Income should be your main concern when starting a business. It’s easy to get carried away, but this will result in your cash reserve drying up very quickly.