Interview With Brian Kathman: Leverage Customers To Find Your Target Market

Kathman, a serial entrepreneur and tech executive, describes what a target market entails and how to define it by solving customer pain points.  

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Takeaways

  1. Finding your target market is really difficult; it doesn’t just fall into your lap.
  2. Listen to your actual/prospects customers; understand their pains, price tolerance, etc.
  3. Stay focused on building only the products that customers will pay for, understanding the perfect target customer profile and defining a recipe for acquiring more similar customers. 
  4. Keep your eyes open for additional opportunities (e.g. new/up-sell products) to grow in a focused manner.

Timeline

  • 01:05 – 01:50 Brian’s background (born, school)
  • 02:10 – 03:55 Brain describes his current startup, Signal Vine
  • 04:20 – 06:45 Brian defines the term “Target Market”
  • 06:50 – 11:38 Personal story of how Brian’s team found their target market in his first startup
  • 11:45 – 14:35 Brian discusses how long and what it took to pivot
  • 14:40 – 19:30 Main takeaways
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