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Lynn Perkins – How UrbanSitter Grew to a National Marketplace in Less Than a Year

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Have you ever found out that your babysitter is canceling right as you’re about to leave for an important meeting or amazing event? I know I have.

My guest on today’s show, Lynn Perkins, is solving just that problem UrbanSitter's founder and CEO. UrbanSitter is a mobile and online service that is reinventing the way parents find trusted childcare. Lynn's company was so successful that it grew into a national marketplace in less than a year!

Today, Lynn talks about how she quickly created brand trust with parents and catapulted UrbanSitter to major growth. She also gives us her best advice on how to fundraise, deal with a room full of male investors, handle challenges, and much more.

I think you'll love this show! Lynn gives amazing tangible tips and advice that you don't want to miss.

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“I have a team who I highly, highly trust. I think that hiring people who are smarter than you are is always a great thing to do.” – Lynn Perkins

Show Notes:

  • How she created brand trust quickly with parents and catapulted UrbanSitters growth in one year
  • Lynn’s BEST piece of advice for women seeking funding for their big idea (she should know – – she’s raised over 40M in VC funding in the last 6 years!)
  • How to handle a room full of male investors when making your pitch
  • The next move she made when she realized she was on to something! (you may be very surprised!)
  • Her “keep me sane” best Productivity Tips
  • The 3 apps she uses daily to survive being a mom and a CEO
  • How she handles CHALLENGES and what she did once when she felt like giving up
  • Advice on how to handle the never ending need for CASH Flow
  • Lynn’s criteria she uses to make daily decisions
  • Why waiting until your idea is perfect is a recipe for disaster
  • Her SuperPower and how its supported her all her life

“Everyone can see opportunity in dollar signs. So start with the dollar signs and then work your way backward.” – Lynn Perkins

Links:

  • Connect with Lynn Perkins:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | UrbanSitter

“I see too many entrepreneurs who have this very big vision and are waiting to make it perfect before they release it to the public. And I think that you can release things along the way and actually learn more.” – Lynn Perkins