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Krzysztof Marszałek

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Can you say in one sentence what EstiJobs startup is about and what it does?

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Artur Listwan

EstiJobs

EstiJobs lets you effectively control how much time your workers spend on individual tasks and assess their efficiency.

by Krzysztof Marszałek — 16 MAR 2016

Are there any books on startups that you've read and would recommend?

Do you think that outsourcing your project to a software house was a good idea?

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Yes. In retrospect, hiring a company to build a working prototype for us saved a lot of time and allowed us to more precisely estimate the cost of this phase. This was possible largely due to an in-house IT specialist who controlled the production process, collaborated with developers and ensured a smooth transition from the outsourcing phase to further development on our own.

Do you intend on promoting your startup to foreign markets?

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Absolutely - from the get-go our goal was to have a product that we could sell globally, and this is why our solution is offered exclusively in English.

How much did it take from your first conversation with the investor until you saw cash in your account?

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This didn't take particularly long - we've managed to find a very firm investor. We received the money within three months of initial talks.

Have you encountered any problems which initially seemed to be difficult but in the end turned to be a lot easier?

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Yes. Finding an investor.

What are the three biggest challenges for any startup founder?

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Assuming the very startup idea (business strategy) i OK, the biggest challenges include:

1. Acuiring talented staff

2. Financing development

3. Strength and consequence for overcoming numerous hurdles

Do you have any advice for starting entrepreneurs?

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If possible, learn your first painful lessons working for others.

What percent of EstiJobs budget do you spend on app development and what on marketing&sales?

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Until the end of the year, this proportion would be quite balanced, say 50:50.

Thanks for the interview Artur!

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