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Due diligence for small online businesses
This week I have good news.
First, one of our early members prolonged the subscription for one more year. This is great because it helps us operate and improve the business further.
Secondly, we almost finished our first transaction with the Transfer by Microns service. This transaction helped us detect a few things that needs to be improved for future transactions to provide a smoother experience and higher quality of service.
My main goal is to help buyers and sellers be secure and comfortable conducting transactions on Microns. So Transfer service should help us achieve this goal soon.
Besides this, I prepared for you one growth tip that helped me build traction with Microns and a blog post that answers a bunch of questions for beginner buyers on how to check the startup before buying it.
P.S. I'm grateful to everyone who supports Ukraine in this challenging time 🇺🇦
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🌱 Growth advice
Today I'll share with you one growth tip that can help your project get traction. It's a fundamental thing. It's simple and challenging at the same time.
Make your startup your growth lever. Enable word of mouth. So people organically share your product with their friends and colleagues.
For me, I found a few steps that can help you succeed. In this issue, I'll share only one step. Make your messaging simple and easy to understand.
How do you reply when your wife or your kid asks you what your project does?
For instance, I help founders sell their small startups for free => Micro Startups For Sale. Zero Commission. Everyone can understand it.
Most people use complicated wording and sentences that make his value proposition unclear. You can argue that your product is built specifically for some niche or audience. That's probably true, and for this reason, you should use language specific to this audience, but be easy on this.
Because how can an audience understand what problem your project solves if it's overcomplicated from the start? If you can't explain your startup in a straightforward sentence, you're doing something wrong.
🎉 Recently sold startup
I'm glad that more indie founders find Microns useful and use the platform repeatedly. An example is Ferhat, a Turkey founder who sold his third micro-startup.
Also, we broke our previous record and sold five startups this month, which is excellent news. I hope that this metric will grow further.
🔎 Due diligence for online businesses
Recently, I've got a couple of questions about due diligence from beginner buyers. And I decided to write a post about it, answering all their questions and concerns.
In this post, you'll understand the importance of due diligence and figure out how to do it with a plan before buying any online business.
Buyer Due Diligence Checklist for Small Online Businesses  — www.microns.io If you’re an online business first-time buyer, you may not know the right questions to ask the seller to verify the claim of their business metrics. Plus it may be overwhelming, to say the least.
📰 Looking for new owners
Business model: SaaS
Target audience: Users who love bookmarks and emails
Built with Swift, Gatsby and Firebase
Founded in 2020
Growth advice: Optimize pricing & start promoting on social media
🔥 Asking Price: $3,000
$3,264 in ARR
Business model: SaaS
Target audience: Developers
Built with Symfony and MySQL
Founded in 2014
Growth advice: Focus on cold email and Twitter outreach
🔥 Asking Price: $5,000
$5,400 in ARR
Business model: One-time fees
Target audience: Marketers and builders
Built with Gumroad and Softr
Founded in 2021
Growth advice: Relaunch on Product Hunt and convert startup to a SaaS product for recurring revenue
🔥 Asking Price: $20,000
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