Salesman. Marketer. Geek.
Co-founder / business development director @ Mindworks interactive. The fastest growing digital agency in Greece.
I m leading the business development of the fastest growing digital agency in Greece. Started in 2005 we first introduced SEO Services in the market and by 2008 we had more than 60% of the market's total share. In 2009 we tranformed to a full blown digital agency and by 2012 we reached #2 in the market. Business development is an area of expertise that i could give some useful piece of advice.
Do it yourself. It's no rocket science. Everything can be done. The thing is who valuable is your time. I m sure you can do it inhouse, but isnt this a distraction from real business?
For a services company, a model like:
> Project your profits for the next five years.
> take the average profits per year
> multiply this by 5 to 8
It s a fair model. That means that your investor would theoritically get back his money in 5 to 8 years.
Of course this is the bottomline for vcs as they only care to exit and sell. So start from there :)
IMHO the main reason would be public failure. Having an idea targeted to a very niche audience is not a case for crowdfunding. Especially if you are not addressing to hipsters and geeks (aka early adopters). If this is making just your mom's life easier let's say..
Giorgos is a bright mind. He is passionate with his work, a great professional and friend. To my eyes he is the SEO-SEM doctor.
If you want to explode your sales Giorgos is your man.
Giorgos is one of the most eager, motivated, success-oriented persons I've worked with. He' s punctual, hard-working, responsible; a partner you can definitely rely on.
Giorgos is a passionate and energetic professional that can really explain to a partner the "secrets" of SEO and actually make him feel comfortable about all those new terms. By sharing his insights through his blog, he gives us the chance to be constantly updated. Thanks George. Hope we get the opportunity to work together again!
I met Giorgos some years ago, through his SEM blog and instantly became a fan of his writings and thinking. Giorgos is a young bright mind, full of energy and potentiality to achieve goals and targets. Although young people have the tendency to be fast and furious, Giorgos, fortunately, fails to meet these criteria. He is an in-depth thinker and a good strategist. Making him an asset to everyone who co-operates with him.
Giorgos is a talented young man, full of passion and energy for his work, with new ideas in internet marketing and marketing with alternative and new ways that make him , no matter his age, a completely successful professional.
Giorgos knows Search inside out. It's as if he sees in his dreams the algorithms Google uses to rank pages. His work is systematic and thorough. Will continue to work with him on any given chance.
A very smart and driven employee. Full of new ideas and enthusiasm. I'm very happy to have him on my team.
Giorgos is a Business Manager that lives in his time and things ahead. His passion for his work, makes him a hi-level professional. Through the writing in his blog and especially if you meet him in person, you'll discover an out-of-the-box thinker, a great co-worker, and one of the few Greeks that can help the market in this country not just follow the rest but to give it potentials to be a leader in online marketing.
George is an excellent Business Development Manager who paid attention to detail and is very methodical with deep knowledge on Search engine marketing.
George Vareloglou is one of the best SEO/SEM professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. George's commitment to SEO, SEM and Sales practices along with delivering above expectations, place him at the top of his field. He is extremely innovative in his strategies for business development and client acquisition.He brings valuable insight on how to apply best practices while also keeping us informed of the "next" SEO wave. This is a public bravo!
Giorgos is an excellent manager, with a keen eye for business development oportunities, great networking capability and with the courage to speak his mind