Jarrod Atkinson: Product Developer and Management Consultant!
Howdy! Let's get right to it!
As an entrepreneur, I’ve directly interacted with and sold to thousands of customers and potential customers and built several businesses.
As a political activist and consultant, I’ve directly influenced tens of thousands of voters.
I’ve been around the Startup community for years, watched hundreds of pitches, and given out tons of ideas for how to grow businesses. I recently obtained a Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas, too. Over the last decade, I’ve become REALLY good at determining who the right customer is for businesses, opening doors to the decision makers who will buy what you’re selling, and training others to do the same.
Now, I’m offering Startups the opportunity to learn and grow with the help of a grizzled veteran!
You, the (Co-)Founder, are the best salesman for your Startup because you have the passion and knowledge. However, every Startup Founder needs a fresh perspective and you probably haven't mastered cloning. My ability to empathize with customers, voters, and potential volunteers and donors can be harnessed for your business or non-profit.
Maybe you've hit that proverbial wall and need help getting up and over it. I'll give you the boost to scale that wall.
Instantly Expand Your Team
If you're the Founder, should you be making those calls? Or should someone else make those calls to qualify prospects, then be brought in later to help close the deal? I'm pretty sure you know the answer to that question.
You have things to do, which you need to project to prospects. That can be hard when you're a hungry Startup, so I can help out on a part-time basis until you're ready for full-time.
Research, Testing, and Messaging
Maybe you know the right market, but you think maybe another market could benefit, too. I'll research and experiment.
Maybe when you talk about your Startup, your face lights up and your energy is contagious, but your "pitch" isn't scaleable for other people. I'll figure out how others can quickly communicate your message.
I've been an entrepreneur all my adult life. I would love for your Startup to grow out of "Startup" and I want to grow into your Product Development Lead/Director/Co-Founder. In the mean time, we'll build your business together!
Do You Have an App?
So do I! I even bought iPods for demoing my App at conventions and conferences, so we can load it up and watch people use your App! Or maybe I'll do that without you because, let's face it, that can be a painful experience.
Do YOU create great websites?
But I recognize that weakness and use Weebly.
Can you recognize your weaknesses and correct them?
We can work on them together. I've been there. I get it. I'm not going to tear you down, but sometimes we all need a little kick in the backside.
My dog, Seabiscuit, is the logo for WithContxt because it was a hack for getting people's attention. I'm actually really good at capturing people's attention without the logo, but I figured it would be a little extra hack for people who were using my App for political and non-profit purposes.
Everyone has a story about a yellow lab. I'll figure out what will get people to open the door to your Seabiscuit.
I deserve compensation because I'm laying the groundwork for future sales, iterating, pivoting, and generally going where no man has gone before.
I'm going to call hundreds of perspective customers for you. I'm going to create a sales script for you and for others to use now and in the future. I'm going to do the testing that you've been doing... but with a fresh look. We WILL build your business, but it may take time.