Dustin Yoder is a successful entrepreneur, product manager and software development expert with a passion for building web solutions and mobile applications for enterprises, startups and entrepreneurs. Rather than adding head count to a company, his team serves as a personal product design and developing department working onsite through the entire process. Prior to launching his current venture Dustin founded Sureify.com a simple but comprehensive life insurance education engine aimed at millennial families. Dustin is the founder, CEO and head of product development at Vendus Product Labs.
Sales and driving your business is the essence of any entrepreneurial venture. –Dustin Yoder
With Dustin’s first venture, just because money wasn’t made, it’s not a failure because he tried. Until you take the jump, you don’t know – you’re a lifetime away from being an entrepreneur. Be able to say, “I’m doing…” Use the network that you have…ask people straight forward questions & be personal. Don’t send formatted messages. Success habit: Every time he’s in a “flat” time zone he’s constantly working on his business.
Dustin’s One Idea
At 26 years of age Dustin wanted to build a software company. He reached out to people asking them if there were interested in a life insurance engine, a software application for millennials. From there, he and his friend sat down and started the plans for a software company. When his previous venture didn’t make any money Dustin went on to build Vendus Product Labs.
Vendus Product Labs helps people build web & mobile apps for companies and entrepreneur (intrapreneurs) – they build custom solutions for those businesses.
Use LinkedIn as a useful social medial network. Communicate with people in your connections and let them know about your ideas. Information questions and short messages are acceptable.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on these areas:
- Picking people to work with.
- Knowing the time commitment it will take – be prepared.
- Paying people – pay the average employee something.
- Delivering & Preparing – always have an agenda (impress your clients).
- Reflection – reflect on what was successful, what was unsuccessful and make a plan.
Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross & Marylou Tyler
Secret To Success
Experience & putting in your time is what sets you apart.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell