Working with Lindsay T.
All of the strategic benefits of a co-founder…without giving up your equity.
“ It was going to be my first proper pitch! Enter Lindsay Tabas – my indispensable business coach of a few months. We tweaked and polished the pitch, ran it past other advisors, then reconvened again until..the big day came!! And drumroll….I walked home with the 2nd prize: $65k of equity-free cash, mentorship calls with all judges and plenty of publicity.”
Bilyana Freye, GoHoppin.com
Won $65K as part of the Uber x GirlBoss Pitch Competition
There’s no reason to go at this tech startup thing alone…
Yet, you don’t want (nor need) to stop everything just to focus on finding a “co-founder” who may not share your passion and commitment.
Whether you’re the technical or nontechnical founder of your business, there are so many different things you could be doing at any given time. It’s difficult to figure out where to start, to connect with customers and to find the resources you need to get to the next milestone.
You’re going to bootstrap, DIY and hire many different people. Even then, it’s difficult to know what you need, how to identify talent and ways to direct them wisely.
And, all of these people you hire – contractors, consultants, employees, interns, and development shops – they’re not all going to work out.
I’ve heard this too many times, “I see mistakes now that we made. Wish I had an advisor, but no support network available. Find inconsistent results from freelancers on dev side.”
I know you need someone to consistently be by your side. I also know that for the long term, you need to upskill across Marketing, Product & Fundraising to:
(1) Do the work affordably yourself, and/or
(2) Master the basics so you can invest wisely in the right consultants, contractors & interns
I’m your brave, funny, creative, yet strategic, and curious friend that you can trust to support you.
From product roadmaps to designing user acquisition that works, there are decisions that can make or break your success at every turn. I tried the Silicon Valley blueprint when I first started and it doesn’t work. So, I developed my own that can be used for virtually any industry.**
FinTech, EdTech, Electric Cars, Health IT, Entertainment, Social & Photo Sharing, Food Tech, Accessibility, B2B SaaS, Institutional Investing, E-Commerce, Energy, Insurance (Medical, Life & Small Business), Marketplaces, Consumer Products, and more.
I help founders design & sell the right product before spending too much (more) money building the wrong one.
The most difficult challenge, even for product management professionals, is going from what customers say to what developers and manufacturers build. That’s my sweet spot.
While entrepreneurs are my focus, I spend 20% of my time performing due diligence for angel investors. I know what it takes to get them to open their wallets. In our work together, I’ll spot potential problems and blind spots, helping you avoid expensive mistakes. I’ll also make sure we’re proving your business is an excellent prospective investment.
1-hour video collaboration calls
Shared recordings of our sessions
Email & text message contact
Document reviews & support tickets
Lady Engineer® Playbooks & Tool Library
Customer Acquisition Strategy
New User Onboarding Design
Startup Storytelling Matrix
Chart of Your Early Go-to-Market Strategy
*More resources listed below.
Community & Bi-Weekly Mastermind
Practice your pitch with others
Share your experiences & challenges
Get connected and collaborate
She can also share:
“…working on the last homework you gave me 🙂 The work we did was/is a Godsend. I have just been sending the Product Road Map chart, sketch notes, user interviews/survey information etc. and people are loving it.”
Sheena Franklin, WellKeptBeauty.com
Received $25K as part of AccelerateBaltimore™
The Startup Curve is a Rocky One
Why go through all that struggle when you have me on speed dial?
“I would have been in analysis paralysis for at least another week. Wish we had started working together 6 months ago! Time is money and you would have saved me so much…..”
Sonali N, PetMinded.co
My Clients Go on to do Amazing Things
That’s what he said
“We have seen surprising levels of growth within the three months since launch. I don’t think we would have sold over 1100 units within three months had it not been for the work with Lindsay.”
Greg Yeutter, BedtimeBulb.com
You will do amazing things, too:
And I will love writing about you in my newsletters and bragging about you on Facebook
Let’s Work Together
I’ve created these options based on research and insights with my existing clients. To choose the best one for you, book your free Ideas & Insights Session. We’ll discuss your goals and current roadblocks. Based on your unique needs, I’ll make a considered recommendation.
Each of the following three come with a minimum 3-month commitment. Discounts are available if paid upfront.
One hour is included in your first month to kick-off successfully.
I designed Support Tickets as a way for you to get additional help from me on an as-needed basis. Your needs obviously change so quickly so I don’t want to pretend there’s a one-size fits all solution. You can use your monthly ticket across many areas where you see the most value.
There are three types of support tickets:
Turnaround time for Support Tickets start at 48 hours
When you sign up for the Advisor package, you get access to discounted 1:1 meeting rates. Some months you may want me to activate and accelerate a new initiative. Other months you may be too busy to schedule more than 1 call. Either way, I can give you that individualized support you and your business require.
All calls are video, recorded and shared for you to reference later.
Things come up day-to-day that have quick answers, need to be addressed immediately, and don’t require a full 1-hour video call. Here are some reasons my clients have texted me:
Here are some things you can email me with:
Whether you pick email, phone or text, at the end of the day, I’m here for you.
Did you know that in a natural disaster your survival is based on how many strong connections you have with people near you?
Our biggest resource is the network of people we know. From those relationships, we find more opportunities than we realize.
While you may know a ton of people in your chosen industry, your Users, Customers, Potential Investors, Partners, Advisors, and future staff are likely elsewhere.
Here are some places where I’ve recently helped my clients with warm introductions:
Below, I’ve highlighted some of the resources I make available to you:
Want to get on the phone for 1-hour to spot treat something urgent?
If you are feeling a little stuck and think you just need a small push to get you over the hump, spending an hour with me is your best choice.
What we can do in an hour:
Totally pumped about an idea you have?
When we first come up with an idea we LOVE, the creative juices are flowing. So many ideas! Of course, you check in with friends and family to see what they think. Hopefully, you got their support.
What’s next? I’m sure you’ve heard (1) Write a business plan or (2) Find a tech co-founder. But what about setting up a legal entity, building a website and finding investors? You really need to FIGURE OUT WHERE TO START.
Book a strategy session with me and from there I can make the best recommendation of what you can do and how we might work together.Book Strategy CallBook Strategy Call
Additional Customer Testimonials
– Kristin Fahy, WitSees.com
“Our AZ sales are growing pretty well. Thanks for your work helping me get clear. It was not easy for me, but your in-depth approach was what I needed.”
Andrea Shuman, ILoveGhee.com
“The biggest concrete thing that I have learned and seen happen in the real world is learning to talk about wireframes and how I want my site to actually function. I actually had to talk to my developer about a recipe/grocery list for what happens when you press this button, how you want this to look, or which things were grouped together. The conversation with my developer was so easy and seamless, it only took two rounds of edits, (for something [neither of us] had never done before!) Lindsay’s program walked me through exactly how to do this.”
Alison Mountford, EndsAndStems.com
“The video meetings are not usually enough to discuss everything I’d like to discuss. However, there is a lot more communication happening through WhatsApp and emails. Lindsay’s availability to questions and advice is really high and she offers a lot of support with content as well”
Rotem Carmely, FindYourCluster.com
Thank you! This concludes the end of the tour. The gift shop is… I hope to hear from you!