A highly successful entrepreneur, Matt DeCoursey launched his first company in a spare bedroom in 2009. Using nothing but an AmEx card with an $8000 limit. Since then he has built companies that have generated millions of dollars in revenue. Currently, Matt is the founder and CEO of GigaBook, a cloud-based appointment-booking platform.
[0:51] 1. So Matt, tell the Chainers a bit about yourself.
• father of two children and a husband
• living in Kansas City, Kansas
• Hobby- making money and I haven’t worked a day since
[1:56] 2. So you have just had your second book published. Congrats! Let’s talk about “Million Dollar Bedroom: Scrappy lessons of success, setback and other surprises not taught in Business School” available in paperback at Amazon.com What was the motivation for this book?
• My story
• Entrepreneurial journey
[6:26] 3. How long did it take you to complete “Million Dollar Bedroom?”
• Less than 6 months
[7:55] 4. What was your favorite part of your book?
• Finishing it
[9:11] 5. So Matt, what was your biggest disaster in starting a business?
• No disaster, learn a principle
• Path the revenue
[12:35] 6. What advice would you give to someone just starting out but has no money? Are there any free or cheap resources that they could use?
• Be specific for what you’re going to be good at
[15:23] Speaking of starting a business, you also are the founder of GigaBook, a cloud- based company that helps small businesses increase their service bookings. Tell us a bit more about Gigabook.
• It turns your website into a booking platform
• Makes the business more efficient
[16:26] 7. Where did the idea come from?
• Dropping off dogs
• Nobody is answering phone
[18:44] 8. What’s the hardest part about starting a cloud-based business?
• If your cloud program doesn’t do what your user wants, you aren’t going to have a user.
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[20:43] 1. Can we expect another book from you in the future?
• Two books
• Will come out in 2018
[21:37] 2. What is your advice to Indie Authors? On writing? Marketing?
• Start writing
[22:9] 3. Why do you think that people fail at achieving their dreams?
• By never even starting
[23:1] 4. What is your favorite quote?
• Success demands payment in advance
[24:25] 7. Any last parting advice for our listeners?
• Yeah- try