Episode 2 – Kobie Hatcher
Thanks for checking out the second episode of Making The Leap! It’s the podcast for full-time employees who want to become full-time entrepreneurs.
My guest on this episode is Kobie Hatcher Cyborg Mobile. Cyborg Mobile is a mobile app developer and tech consulting firm, specializing in solving business challenges with accessible solutions. They have a passion for facilitating progress in Diversity and Inclusion projects, and they specialize in the education vertical.
Kobie contributed lots of nuggets for emerging entrepreneurs in this episode. Here are a few highlights:
- If you are at a point in your career where you are asking the question, “Is it time to make the leap?” The answer is probably yes!
- In preparing to make the leap, you should strengthen your network, identify your first client, and then identify your next 5 potential clients.
- There are many benefits to expanding from a 1-person consulting firm to hiring a team into your business.
- As an entrepreneur, you should know what you are and are not good at and outsource (or hire in) to take care of those tasks that are not your core strength.
- It is important to understand the ebbs and flows of your business and your client’s business so that you can act accordingly and forecast your revenue with accuracy.
Kobie also zeroed in on the importance of having a personal brand. He made a great distinction between what exactly your personal brand is in a professional sense and how people will respond to you accordingly, verses family and friends who know and like you and would do you a favor by buying your product or service at a discount. He also shared some tips on how to strengthen your personal brand, plus when the best time to take the leap is.
If you enjoyed my conversation with Kobie Hatcher and would like to connect with him and Cyborg Mobile, here how you can do so:
Website - CyborgMobile.com
YOUR BUSINESS PLAN OF ACTION (P.O.A.)
One of the things Kobie mentioned during the interview that stuck with me was how critical having a strong professional network is, both as an employee, and as an entrepreneur. With a great network in place, you can successfully draw your first or fiftieth client from it.
But how do you build a profitable network without feeling sleazy in the process? Check out today’s after show because in it, I share practical steps you can take to authentically build your network, based on my 10+ years of expereince hosting hundreds of networking events and attending even more than that!
I’d love to hear what you have to say! How did you like our guest? What “a-ha” moments did you have? Did you find the tips on the after show useful? Making the Leap is a two-way conversation so please feel free to leave your comments or questions below and I will respond (as long as it is not spam or a hateful message). You can also leave a comment on social media using the hashtag #MakingTheLeap.
To your successful leap,