Honlee , Founder

Designer, Programmer

Kailua Kona, Hawaii, US

Honlee is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Honlee is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer Marketer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Mobile Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Sales
Finance
Marketing
Managing People
Technical
Product Management
Honlee is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Mobile Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Managing People
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Honlee

THE WORLD IS GOING MOBILE and yet over 82% of websites are not mobile compatible and 90% of websites look horrible on smartphones. This is where my mobile friendly web design services and business comes in.

I've been a professional web designer since 2005, for almost a decade now, working with an international clientele and now I am expanding my services to include mobile marketing services, such as premium mobile sites, text message marketing, mobile coupon campaigns, etc.

I'm looking for a co-founder/business partner who has sales and marketing skills to assist me in implementing my vision and marketing my services. My goal is to have offices in Hawaii, Asia, and Europe. I already have an office set-up in Hawaii, so that's one down, two more to go. (-:

What has been slowing me down is manpower and finding the right business partner, someone who is business savvy, thinks big, walks your talk, has a great sense of humor, with skills and talents that complement mine, who can help me expand and put together a great team.

Yes, there are a lot of low cost DIY services, but design skills are usually something that people have or they don't (e.g. you're born with it) and most business owners who design and build their own sites do more harm than good for their business when their sites look very unprofessional. Plus, it takes away their precious time to run their business.

Also, I think that business folks are using a lot of hit and run type of outsourcers where they just do the job and there is no human touch, connection or rapport established. And so I would like to maintain my boutique style of running my web design business where we will offer premium, quality web and mobile design services in a friendly, personal, and professional way.

Other Mobile Fast Facts -

• Did you know that there are currently 5 times as many phones in the world than computers, and more local searches now happen on mobile devices than desktop computers?

• By 2016, there will be one billion consumers using smartphones, and 350 million of those will be used for work

• Mobile spending will reach $1.3 trillion and consumer spending in the mobile application store market will reach $55 billion.– Forrester

• Google says that if your mobile website is hard to read, 61% of your audience leaves, and 40% goes to a competitor that has a good mobile web presence.

• By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the web via mobile devices than PCs or other wireline channels. - IDC Research

• 25% of Americans use the mobile device as their sole source of internet access. – On Device Research

The world is our oyster, as every business in the world will need and want a mobile friendly/mobile optimized version of their desktop site sooner rather than later.

I would love to have the right business partner to expand and grow my business with. I believe that I'm getting in on this business early enough to ride the initial wave before it explodes and then will continue to ride the wave.

If mobile marketing services and solutions is something that piques your interest, I would love to hear from you. Let's find out if we make a good fit.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your time and have a great day! (-:

P.S. I'm also interested in other internet related businesses, so if you have one and are looking for someone with my skills and talents, feel free to contact me.

Education

University of Hawaii

Bachelor's of Arts

- 1990

Pepperdine University

Graphic Design/Political Science double major, Sociology minor.

- 1988