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Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré (Eithiriel)

4.93
35 session(s) / 20 review(s)
500+ product launches 🚀, community-led growth, language-market fit. Go-to-Market Product Marketer.
San Francisco, United States (-08:00 UTC)
Usually responds in 2 days
All companies at all stages are always going to market. And going to market means having an evolving game plan for reaching and serving the right customers in the right markets, through the right channels, with the right products, and the right value proposition. The goal of such a game plan to create a powerful CX that will: • Attract, win, and retain the most desirable customers • While driving high sales and market share growth, • At the lowest possible cost. 📌 Freedman nailed it.

🚀 Frank M. Saviane 📈

4.96
143 session(s) / 84 review(s)
🚀 B2B Tech | GTM | Growth Strategy & Operations | Growth Engineering (Code/No-Code) | VC Fundraising - M&A
Berlin, Germany (-05:00 UTC)
Usually responds in 6 hours
With operations in 30 countries and out of 3 regional HQs I have been supporting startups and scaleups in a series of GTM strategies and early entry operations

Matt

5.0
2 session(s) / 2 review(s)
Chief Strategy Officer
Denver, United States (-07:00 UTC)
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Know that the path ahead of you isn't your only option. We can't do what everyone else is doing and expect to be great... We have to do something different! So let's think differently about how to position your product/service in the market.

Dave Schneider

4.97
129 session(s) / 85 review(s)
Team Builder & Growth Marketer, 4X Founder: NinjaOutreach & LessChurn (both acquired), Shortlist.io & Inspirar.io
Philadelphia, United States (-05:00 UTC)
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I've launched probably close to a dozen different businesses, some were successful, some not so much, but I learned a lot along the way. Combined with 10+ years of marketing experience I can advise you on what channels will be most optimal for your strategy.

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Aggelos Mouzakitis

5.0
58 session(s) / 46 review(s)
Customer-Led SaaS Growth Expert | Ikigai coach
Athens, Greece (+02:00 UTC)
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Whether you are launching your first SaaS product or you are a serial startup founder, you should plan your go-to-market strategy beforehand. It is the basis of reaching your potential buyers at the right moment and turning them into loyal users.

Hannah Parvaz

5.0
167 session(s) / 124 review(s)
Founder @ Aperture 🏆 Consultant of the Year 🏆 App Marketer of the Year 🏆
London, United Kingdom (+00:00 UTC)
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I've worked with over 100 companies bringing products to market. Happy to go over what you've got planned and work together to maximise your launch. Let's do this.

Scott Cowley

4.97
100 session(s) / 67 review(s)
I help founders who sell, but aren't *sales*people, build repeatable processes that win
Sydney, (+10:00 UTC)
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You have an idea or a product and now what? As long as your GTM will involve a sales component (ie the monthly cost will be over $600 or annual cost over $5000) I can help with what to do before going to marketing, how to revise and reverse a sinking sales-led GTM and what to do when it's working but you aren't sure what next.

David Kelly

4.99
162 session(s) / 101 review(s)
I built and run a $13+ million B2C SaaS business. I help founders and executives do the same.
San Diego, United States (-08:00 UTC)
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I've helped launch five SaaS products from scratch. These five products each have had limited marketing and ad budgets... but have generated between six- and seven-figures of revenue. I can share the EXACT go-to-market strategies we've used to launch these products from scratch into successful businesses (even if you have limited or no marketing budget).

Stuart Brameld

4.83
5 session(s) / 3 review(s)
Revenue growth & pipeline acceleration for B2B companies
Surrey, United Kingdom (+00:00 UTC)
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A firm believer in "less is more" when it comes to marketing channels and programmes. The word 'focus' is singular (foci is the plural). Until you have a singular workhorse channel that is maxed out, the vasty majority of your time and money should be dedicated to fixing that before diversifying.

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Jump from mentor to mentor depending on what what your current challenges are to get diverse perspectives.
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How do get more customers

  • How do I determine what channels?
  • How do I balance product vs. marketing?
  • What KPIs do you usually track?
  • How do you target different market segments or niches?
  • How to build customer feedback loops?
  • Balancing short-term with long-term?
  • What are some cost-effective customer acquisition channels?

How to find product market fit

  • How to define and measure product-market fit?
  • How to pivot when necessary to achieve product-market fit?
  • How do you balance staying true to your vision while remaining adaptable?
  • How do you validate product-market fit?
  • Have to navigate challenges finding PMF?
  • When should I start looking at competitive analysis?
  • Is building a strong brand necessary for a startup?

How to find your ICP

  • How important are demographics for identifying my ICP?
  • How to find ICP when dealing with multiple stakeholders?
  • How can I validate my theories with our real-world market?
  • What to do when my team has different opinions regarding who our ICP is?
  • What data and metrics should we look at to identify our ICP?
  • Can you walk me through an example of an ICP you developed previously?
  • How do you juggle the needs of your ICP with the roadmap features you need to prioritize?

How to do founder-led sales

  • How to build a sales process without a large budget?
  • What performance indicators to prioritize to measure the success of their sales?
  • Can you provide examples of successful sales strategies that have worked well for you?
  • How to ensure a smooth transition from the sales process to customer success?
  • Will the price of our offering affect what sales strategies we can use?
  • Can you share an example of a sales campaign that worked well for one of your startups?
  • How do you stay informed about trends and adapt the sales strategy accordingly?

How to raise funding

  • What are the options for getting funding that doesn’t dilute equity?
  • How can I decide whether to pursue bootstrapping/VC funding for my startup?
  • What’s the best way for me to decide if joining an accelerator is worth it?
  • How do you approach negotiating favorable terms and conditions with investors?
  • Can you share experiences related to successful fundraising rounds for your startups?
  • What strategies do you recommend for building relationships with potential investors?
  • For bootstrapping startups, what’s the best way to create a strong network?

How to validate ideas

  • How do you approach validating new ideas or features?
  • How important is rapid prototyping or minimum viable product (MVP) development?
  • How do you approach A/B testing to assess responses to different ideas?
  • How do we get started with an idea validation process?
  • How do you approach validating ideas ensuring they align with the startup’s long-term goals?
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Getting Started

How do I find a mentor through GrowthMentor?

First, you’ll want to visit the “browse mentors” page. You could just start scrolling.

But, since we have more than 700 mentors, you’ll want to narrow down your options first.

Within our mentor search, you can apply filters to search for mentors with specific skills, software expertise, industries, or current and former companies. There are 275 different software areas to filter by, 30 skill areas, 300 industries, and more than 100 mentor companies.

For example, let’s say you’re facing questions about building a team for a SaaS industry company and you want a mentor with experience in both of those areas. All you have to do is check “Team Building” under skills, for 278 mentors:

Skills Team Building Filter GrowthMentor

And then, after a quick search for “SaaS” under “Industries”, check that box to narrow your field down to 107 mentors:

SaaS Industry Filter GrowthMentor

We usually recommend applying no more than 2 filters at a time, as certain filters (such as a mentor’s previous or current company) can pinpoint fairly specific results.

But in some cases, your filters may still yield a fairly large pool of potential mentors, like our 107 SaaS mentors with team building experience above.

To focus your options even more, you can search for specific keywords in our general profile search. Within our “SaaS” and “Team Building” filters, a search for the keyword “app” produces 39 mentor options, a search for “founder” yields 47 options, and a search for “accelerator” produces 15.

From there, it’s just a matter of browsing your options and determining which mentor seems like the best fit for you.

How do I book calls with mentors?

Once you’ve picked a mentor, you’ll hit “request a call,” choose your session duration (either 15, 30, or 60 minutes), pick a call location (Zoom, Google Meet, or our GrowthMentor video rooms), then choose a session time and answer the following questions about your challenge:

GrowthMentor Session Booking Questions

Your mentor will confirm the request and the call will take place over video conference like most mentoring platforms.

How do I make sure I choose the right mentors?

Sometimes you’re in the throes of decision fatigue and simply don’t have the time or energy to sort through even five or ten mentor options.

Situations like these are exactly why we built our new AI matching engine:

AI Mentor Matching GrowthMentor

Simply describe your primary pain-point, add your desired outcome, and in a matter of minutes, you’ll be matched with three different mentors who will be a great fit to help with your challenge.

Then, it’s just a matter of booking your call and asking your questions.

What’s the GrowthMentor Philosophy?

Unlike some alternatives, GrowthMentor focuses on single-session mentor engagements.

Our plans are designed to help mentees to book many calls with different mentors.

Why?

Because having one mentor may have worked for Luke Skywalker and Yoda. But this is the real world, not Star Wars, and we don’t believe one mentor can teach you everything you need to know.

Think about it. Especially if you’re a founder (our target audience), how many times have you run into a situation where yes, you need help with a major project in your company. But you’re also struggling with a lot of self-doubt and mental stress.

Even if one mentor has the skill-set to handle both issues, you’re asking them to do a major gear-shift between the two. One is problem solving while the other is essentially startup founder therapy. That’s a lot to put on one person.

Instead, with GrowthMentor’s model, your sessions look more like this:

GrowthMentor how it works

You can pick and choose the best mentor to solve the issue you’re facing. And this is exactly why we have a flat rate for booking unlimited calls.

But don’t take our word for it. Hear how well it works from one of our customers, Georgi Todorov:

Gaining access to all experts and the ability to book multiple calls a week offers great value. This is especially notable considering the cost of approaching these specialists outside the platform, which can be $150 per call…GrowthMentor is the place to get ideas from different people and pick brains on anything you need.

You may be wondering: okay, great one flat rate for unlimited calls, the whole diversity of thought thing works, but why are 85% of the mentors free?

It’s simple: they want to help people out. No catch. No games. We even have a Youtube video about it, straight from the mentors themselves:

We’re a give-first community, so our mentors aren’t motivated by money.

They’re motivated by a love of this space and a joy in seeing products and the founders, marketers, and product managers behind those products succeed.

Is it for you?

Who is GrowthMentor a good fit for (and vice versa)

The short answer to this question: founders, marketers, growth practitioners, and product folks.

The long answer to this question:

If you’re a founder or product person, GrowthMentor fulfills a very specific role in helping expand your horizons. We cover 34 different skill areas, including product management, team building, sales, and customer success. You can learn about any of these areas, uncover new skills and get the holistic understanding of how the elements of your company or product work together.

When you understand the whole machine, you can make better decisions to make your company or product work better, faster than you ever thought possible.

If you’re in marketing, you’ve also come to the right place. We specialize in it. Of the 34 skill areas, 11 are marketing focused.

Here’s the breakdown of mentors in our marketing skill categories:

  • Growth marketing: 268 mentors list as expertise
  • GTM strategy: 198 mentors listed
  • Content marketing: 169 mentors listed
  • CRO: 157 mentors listed
  • PPC: 108 mentors listed
  • Email marketing: 102 mentors listed
  • SEO: 91 mentors listed
  • Marketing automation: 90 mentors listed
  • Product marketing: 56 mentors listed
  • Social media: 56 mentors listed
  • Copywriting: 55 mentors listed

You can get mentorship in almost any area of marketing you can think of, with practical, hands-on advice about your specific problem.

And finally, for the growth folks, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, as the name implies, we focus on growth. 556 of our 700+ mentors mention growth in their profiles, 269 specialize in growth marketing, 136 in growth strategy, and 26 in growth product. You know growth practitioners see the world through a different lens. Don’t you want a platform that will let you talk to plenty of mentors who see things similarly?

Who is GrowthMentor not a good fit for?

  • anyone looking for long-term mentorship with a single mentor
  • anyone needing assistance with engineering and development related areas like coding.
  • anyone that is looking for hands-on help, not just verbal advice.

Best practices

How should I choose my mentors?

We’ll start off by saying there is no magical list of traits that will ensure a mentor is a good fit for you and your startup. Yes, experience in your industry and an understanding of a startup’s needs for your maturity level matter. Yes, soft skills matter.

But, a mentor may have all of those and still not be a good fit.

Ultimately, your relationship with a mentor is no different from any other relationship. It’s going to be based on any number of intangible factors that determine if the two of you “click” or not.

However, there is some homework you can do ahead of time to narrow your search to people you are more likely to click with. Let’s cover some do’s and don’ts.

Here’s what not to do:

DON’T: Get caught up in pursuing a mentor solely because of the companies they worked for. Sure, it can be amazing if someone has worked at a Fortune 500 company or a unicorn that seemed to break out overnight. But what worked for those companies may not work for your startup.

DON’T: Prioritize possible mentors due to their reputation. We know. It’s easy to get starry-eyed if you meet a big name at an event. But just because a potential mentor is well-known doesn’t mean they’re going to be a good mentor for you.

DON’T: Blindly follow every single channel a potential mentor has simply because you’ve heard they’re “the best.” You want to consume a possible mentor’s content critically and see if it really resonates with you.

If that’s what you shouldn’t do, here’s what to do instead:

DO: Look for potential mentors who you admire and whose paths mirror where you’d like to be in the future. This is all about being authentic and really asking yourself what you want for your startup. Becoming a unicorn is a noble goal, but is that really what’s going to make you happy or are you dazzled by the limelight?

We hear about the hyper-growth wunderkind founders all the time. But there are hundreds if not thousands of founders who have built amazing, stable, sustainably growing companies that you’ll rarely see lauded in tech news. So think through what you want and find a potential mentor whose path could serve as a blueprint towards your goals.

DO: Look for potential mentors whose background, skill-sets, industries, and beliefs are similar to yours, but not carbon copies. It’s great to sit down and talk shop with someone who knows your industry and shares the same strengths.

But, you want your mentor to push you a little outside of your comfort zone, without feeling like they’ve shoved you out of it. So just enough similarity, usually along the lines of industry and startup maturity, is the key.

DO: Consider the personality of your potential mentor and whether it works well with your preferences. Mentorship comes in all different styles: straightforward, cheerleading, guiding, even questioning. Most of the time, you’ll have a preference for one or two styles. By engaging with a potential mentor’s content, you’ll usually get a good grasp of their personality and likely mentoring style fairly quickly.

How to have a great first meeting with my mentor?

Stay focused

Staying focused will help you to make sure that your meeting is productive and a worthwhile use of your time. Sessions usually last for 15-60 minutes and so you’ll want to make sure that every second counts.

Have realistic expectations before you start and don’t try to cover too much. Remember that they’re mentors and not magicians and that they won’t be able to solve all of your problems in a single call.

We’ve specifically designed the GrowthMentor session request page to push you to answer the following two mandatory prompts:

Please describe your challenge or pain point: A place for you to brief your mentor on the issue that you’re facing. Try to focus on one key challenge per session and to pick your biggest challenge for the first meeting.

What’s the desired outcome of this call?: Answering this will help your mentor to understand what success looks like to you so that they can reverse engineer a path from where you are now to where you want to be.

Do your homework

Once you’ve selected your mentor, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the contents of their GrowthMentor profile page.

While you’re at it, you can also click through to their LinkedIn profiles and send them a connection request.

Have a look at some of their past work and take notes on the highlights. That way, you can reference it during your call to show that you took the time to understand them and how they can help you. It’s a great way to build rapport.

Respect their time

A lot of this is simple stuff, like showing up on time and letting your mentor know if you’re going to be late. If you need to cancel, give them as much notice as possible. Remember that a lot of mentors (67% on GrowthMentor) are offering up their time for free.

Make sure that you’re not the only person talking, and don’t try to tell them your entire life story. There’ll be plenty of time for that later on as you continue to work together.

One tip is to look at the clock and to be mindful of how long you spend talking. If you’ve been talking for over two minutes, take a breath and just pause for a few seconds, something good might happen.

Remember, they didn’t agree to a call just to hear you talk.

Try to build a genuine relationship

Finding a mentor isn’t a short-term fix, and if you want to see results then you need to be in it for the long haul.

Try to be likable by doing the basics: be friendly, receptive, polite, and appreciative.

After the call, spend some time writing a thank you message, and be sure to leave a thorough review.

Follow them on social networking sites and start interacting with their posts by liking, sharing and commenting on them.

If you found their advice useful, follow up with them to let them know. Remember, this is what they do it for – they want to feel like they’re making an impact.

Aim for transparency

If you’re not transparent with your mentor then they’re not going to be able to help you.

Give them the details that make you feel uncomfortable and go out of your way to share wherever possible relevant metrics and numbers like conversion rates, LTV, CAC,  churn stats, and growth rates.

 

The more data that you give them, the more they’ll be able to understand your business and give you advice that helps.

Think of it as a counseling session – if you want results, you need to open up and be honest.

What’s some best practice advice from the community?

We asked the GrowthMentor community for their tips on best practices, here’s what they said.

Here are the tips that they wish they’d had before their first meetings with their mentors:

  • Try multiple mentors to get a feel for who you resonate with.
  • Look at your mentor’s profile and do some prep work before the meeting. Send them information on what you’d like to discuss (e.g. a screenshot of your PPC campaigns or email copy in a Google doc).
  • Spend some time scrolling through the feed of mentors. I started out by contacting people at the top of the feed and later found some real gems lower down in the feed using GrowthMentor’s filters.
  • Be persistent and follow up with your mentors and their suggestions.
  • Being truly vulnerable makes mentors want to help you more.
  • Continue learning, trying things out and making mistakes until you figure out what works for you.
  • Have a goal in mind to make your sessions grounded and practical, and put some thought and care into the reviews you leave.
  • Try not to be shy or intimidated. Remember that the mentors are there to help you.
  • Ask multiple mentors about the same question or problem. You’ll get different answers and from a wider perspective thanks to their different experience levels and backgrounds.
  • Set learning goals and aim for at least 1-2 sessions with your mentors each month.
  • Don’t be afraid to get mentors to reach out to you by making help requests.

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