Earl Gates

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Co-Founder
Earl's Skills
Strategy
Product Management
Operations
Business Development
Background

About Earl

I developed a "Soft Search Mobile Phone Platform" that is designed to drive foot traffic back through the doors of small business owners of brick and mortar stores throughout the U.S. and the world. This is an original idea and has taken me 4 years to develop it. There is still plenty of work to do, and great ideas to be incorporated into our platform, but we have launched. I have been told it has the potential to become a multi-billion dollar idea. I just learned of a competitor targeting the same audience, but they are simply showing small business owners how to SPAM their message by using beacons. We use beacons also, but much differently..

I am simply trying to bounce ideas off of individuals who have experienced start ups. Various individuals have offered to work for me over the last 3 months, after our soft launch, if I give them a piece of the company, but I'm not ready to do that yet. I simply want to bounce ideas off of a few of you. There may be an opportunity to invest, but not now.

I have a B.B.A degree Majoring in Marketing. I'm new to the Las Vegas area and my wife is a Physician. I played division I basketball for a major university. Though I have been in business for many years, this type of online start up is new to me.

Unfortunately, in my attempt to hire Sales Reps over the last few months, many expressed a love for the product and a desire to sale it. But once detailed information was shared, even after a contract was signed, they disappeared. I fear others will try to duplicate what I'm doing, so I feel the need to place this project on the fast track.

I have contacted a few of you, and trust at some time, we can sit down and discuss this opportunity. Even if I have not had a chance to contact you yet, please feel free to reach out to me if you care to share pearls. My Skype I.D. is qster8024. I use my middle name, Earl, because most people butcher my first name. Call me Q if you like.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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