A London based Model Dating Agency. They Assist Fellow Londoners with Dating; they boost a wide range of male and Female Models.
Anyways, let’s dive straight into it.
So, how are you doing today?
I'm good thanks, how are you?
I’m cool just glad to be doing this interview with you
Before we continue - can you give us a little background information about yourself – your names? Where you live? How old you are?
My name is Chris Hunt, I’ve lived in London for the past couple of years, which has been awesome, I highly recommend it if you’re a city person. I’m 27 years old.
When was Date Moss Born?
The idea came about around four months ago.
What I want to know is what inspired you to start this business, especially in this Industry? How did the idea come about?
I look for inspiration in whatever I do. Talking to people helps. Getting different perspectives on things can be really powerful.
The idea popped in to my head whilst I was relaxing – stepping back from things gives you a good position to come up with the bigger ideas.
How confident where you when you started?
Very. I don’t have a concept of failure – when one door closes another opens.
The Name Date Moss, How did it come about?
I and a friend decided to sit down, get wasted, and let our creativity flow. We came up with the name within the first two minute so then got wasted to celebrate – It was a fun night!
That’s sounds fun, hope I get an invitation the next time, you both plan to celebrate.
So how does Date Moss work?
We do 2 things –
1. Dates and events
We help the community of London with dating. Maybe they don’t have a date and need one or maybe they want to improve their dating skills.
We’ve all been given tips on what not to do on a date, like don’t talk about your ex’s but there is only so much you can learn from this.
If someone wants to really improve then, they have to actually go out and do it, someone can tell you how to ski but you can only learn by going down the mountain! You could wait and practice on someone you really like but by then it’s too late! You also don’t get the feedback, if a first date goes really badly then you’re unlikely to see that person again let alone get them to explain to you what you could have done better.
Models tend to be really socially savvy; they meet a lot of new people and being attractive get their fair share of attention for the opposite sex. This makes them perfect to give advice on dating.
Today's life style gives us less and less time for dating (especially those with a successful career). Where does that leave us? Dateless! If you’re going to an event such as a wedding and you have no one to take then
Date Moss can help out. If you want to feel what it’s like to go on a date with a model, once again Date Moss! Maybe you just want to go out and have some fun, Date Moss.
We have a wide range of models that have signed up, each with their own look and personality. We can cater for almost any occasion... we don’t do funerals though ;-)
What Influence has the Recession had on your Business?
There’s a Recession! Man I would have thought someone would have mentioned that before.
The business will be stronger when we come out of it. I turn up the creative ideas and turn down worrying about things I have no control over.
What will you say has been your best advertising strategy?
Be different! People see a lot of adverts, why should they read yours?
What are your views on Online Businesses, because your business is base mostly online, how do you target the offline customers?
I’m going to focus mainly online; ultimately I want to funnel the clients to the website or other landing pages - if they are already online then it’s only a click away.
Offline plays its part, I’ve got a few things coming up, I don’t want to put my strategy up on a public website. I’ll tell you in private if you like...
How much Influence do you think the internet has on businesses?
It’s had a tremendous influence on business and it’s only going to get greater as it integrates more into people’s lives. For an entrepreneur it’s fantastic because it lowers the barrier to entry and opens up new opportunities as the technology changes.
Nothing of any major note, there’s always things to figure out, that’s business.
Who are your Role Models/ Influences?
I don’t focus on one person in particular but seek out the best in the field that I want to learn about and find out what they know about it.
What are the most important lessons you have learnt so far?
Only work with people who have a ‘win win’ mentality.
What has been the best advices you both been given so far?
I’ve asked people for advice in the past and haven’t ever been given any really good advice – I used to assume because people were older than me they would have some really good advice, they don’t. You can still pick things up off of people who have a lot of experience even if they can’t articulate it by observing how they do things.
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
The first cheque I banked as an entrepreneur felt good.
What will you say to young Entrepreneurs looking to start-up a new business Especially during this Recession Period?
Look at how you use your time; it’s your most valuable resource.
So what’s next for Date moss?
I’ll probably leverage the infrastructure, knowledge of the market and tools to do something else.
What’s your secret weapon, come on, we need to know what makes Date Moss tick?
It’s not one big thing, it all the little things.
I wish you the best in the future.
Thanks for your time.