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TalkTo – Stuart Levinson

TalkTo – Stuart Levinson

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About the Episode

How do you find the balance between a minimum viable product and the need to build for scale? Well today’s guest talks about the early days of his app and how they may have built for scale a little too soon. Also, listen to the answer the guest gives when I asked him why he decided to start another company after selling his previous one to IBM.

Stuart Levinson is the CEO and Co-Founder of TalkTo.

Show Notes

“Do you have this size in red?” “What about a size 6?” “Who’s playing at this bar tonight?”
My guest for today is a member of the team that made it possible to get answers for these types of questions as easily as sending text messages and without the hassle of making those time-consuming phone calls. In this episode, Stuart Levinson, CEO and co-founder of TalkTo, will talk to us all about their app which brings you closer to local businesses in US and Canada minus the long hold.
Here are the items that we tackled with Stuart today:
  • How Talkto came about, and the idea and personal experiences which fueled the creation of the app,
  • If TalkTo is looking at placing ‘turn-around time’ guarantees in their application,
  • Stuart’s career background and what made him rejoin the entrepreneurial field,
  • Discussion surrounding TalkTo’s text messaging interface and it’s Q&A format,
  • Great entrepreneurial and leadership advices – from the better success of building your company rather than your products to the the dangers of scaling too fast,
  • And most importantly, how perseverance and having self-motivated employees can turn your business around.
TalkTo gets you answers by hanging your phones up, so end those hold music and download away.

Show Mentions

Website: Talkto

App: TalkTo (iTunes | Google Play)

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