Earlier today, I heard from an old friend from high school…yes, via Facebook. He called his idea “simple”…but it’s beautiful: “Each person who chooses to participate needs to simply write a note about what types of clients they are looking for…Tag everyone on your FaceBook network”
And then he went on to tell me more about his business (www.billbradyphotography.com) and the type of help he is looking for. It sparked a few ideas with me…and I’m thrilled that I can help a fellow entrepreneur.
So…what does Clever Commute need?
1. Growth in membership. Clever Commute is well-positioned to run at 10x its current size…but we need help getting there.
We KNOW based on experience that stories in the press drive massive amounts of rider sign-ups.
Anyone out there from WSJ? Time? Newsweek? WIRED? Business Week? Entrepreneur? Fortune? Forbes? Local / regional paper…especially in Metro-North country…but anywhere around NY/Boston is great. Even Chicago
2. Advertisers. Did you know we are a GREAT advertising platform?
Think about it: Metro North tells me that the average commuter is a 40 year old male with $173K salary.
Anyone out there at Starbucks corporate? Dunkin Donuts Heineken? Wine? Cigars? Cars? Skiis?Â Health clubs?
Do you work for “a brand”? Do you work at an agency…a media-buying company?
3. B2B subscribers – Did you know that 1/2 of our business model is in licensing the actual content about the commute to news organizations and health-and-safety organizations?
Does your company have a “disaster recovery” team that would like to get our feed of the real scoop? Do you work for channel 2,4,5,7,9 or 11 and want to be able _really_ know what to tell your audience about the commute? A radio station? A state/federal agency?
…and overall: we have endless capacity to engage people looking to get involved with something truly innovative. If you or someone you know is “inbetween” and looking to do some pro-bono work…or if you are a student looking to see how a real start-up works…then let us know. We’ll take short-term consultants…we’ll take interns…but unfortunately we can’t pay…yet 😉
I’ll end on a bright note: it’s been 3 years of Clever Commute…and “it’s all been validated”. We have culture, scale, a business model, network-caliber clients, revenue, profitability and growth. We just need more of many of these!