Are you responsible for selling your own products and services?

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

I am responsible for selling my own products and services. I would say for me it swings between love and loathing. I love interacting with customers. I'm great at being able to assess their needs quickly and get a sense of what motivates them. I believe that I can quickly articulate the value of my products and services clearly. I'm also great at selling because I show my passion for my products and present things as a storyteller. I don't struggle selling things in person.

What I loathe is selling online. It's a bit newer to me and I'm still wrapping my brain around the marketing and advertising pieces. However, conveying your passion and story online is more difficult, not because I can't write good copy, but because of the limited attention span of customers while on mobile devices. I feel like it is harder to break through to customers because of distractions and multitasking.

This year I'm really trying to up my game selling online.

Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray, Managing Owner at

Top 10% Insurance

I am responsible for selling services for both my two businesses.

I really don't like it and I suppose I don't really 'sell' my services.

I do as much marketing as I can without being too 'salesy' and I try to be helpful.

I don't like marketing either but I have to do it or else how are people to know my businesses exist?