A few weeks ago, I met Joe Cassara, founder and CEO of a new website YouNeedMyGuy.com.
For my first assignment for Messenger Post Papers, I sat down to talk to Joe about his idea of a website for finding service providers that is more informative than searching directories, or reading unreliable online reviews. You Need My Guy allows users to see who their friends are hiring by linking their social networks. Users simply create an account that links to at least one of their social networks. Then they list the people they love doing business with, using a phone number or email address of their “guy” and write a review. Other users searching the site can see which people within their networks already do business with these vendors and vendors can show prospective clients how they’re connected socially.
You Need My Guy isn’t just for finding contractors. User can search for service providers ranging from plumbers to photographers, from accountants to graphic designers.
Joe told me about quitting his corporate job, taking up consulting work and starting up this website all while raising three kids under the age of four.
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