Today, I had the chance to meet with an entrepreneur working on a new business idea. After hearing the pitch and asking questions I realized he hadn’t spent much time on one of the most crucial aspects of a business: understanding how leads are going to be generated. That’s right, lead generation is one of the most important concepts that is paid little attention.
Building a product, thinking through all the business plan questions, etc is so much more exciting and fun when compared to addressing how much it costs to acquire a customer, ramp the customer up, and the lifetime value of the customer. My advice to entrepreneurs is simple: consider lead generation to be one of the most important parts of the business.