Profile: Jiyan Wei, co-founder Build Zoom
Jiyan Wei and his business partner Dave Petersen started the online company BuildZoom in 2010. BuildZoom aggregates information on contractors across the United States and freely shares that data in an online community matching homeowners with contractors.
The business idea came from Jiyan Wei's personal experience when he bought a home that needed renovation. He asked for referrals, had difficulty getting them, and friends told him that when he found an electrician, plumber, or other skilled tradesperson to let them know.
The interview is broken into Part 1 and Part 2.
PART 1 - Click here
Read how Jiyan got his business idea, how he and his partner had to clarify the business idea, and then the steps they took to launch BuildZoom as a small business.
PART 2 - Click here
Read how Jiyan and Dave had to adjust the assumptions they made about consumer behaviors and the habits of their target customers--the building contractors.
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