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    Kevin Dewalt


    I originally first learned about Ramli and his work from reading his fantastic blog posts, http://ramlijohn.com/. He has now become a friend and a trusted colleague, one of the people in my inner circle of Lean Startup advisers I look to when I need perspective.

    Take the time to get help from Ramli - you'll be smarter and enriched.
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    Janet Chang

    New York City

    I was at my wit's end in the customer development stage for my company, when Ramli came to the rescue. He took a call on short notice to run over our customer dev process together. He was generous in linking to additional reading material, and providing referrals to others who could help us.

    Most of the time, when I ask business coaches/advisors, I get vague answers to even the most targeted questions, but Ramli was quick to mention 3 key metrics (% expected conversion rate, # weeks involved, time it takes for each interview) that helped set our expectations for the next month at our company.

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    Haris Aghadi, Qatar

    I found out about him from reading his amazing blog posts . Since I was really struggling with building an MVP, I decided to reach out to him and got his incredible and simple advice on getting out an MVP to validate learning. I'd really recommend anyone to get his help on building an MVP.

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    Lewis Lin, Seattle

    I loved chatting with Ramli. He gave some very helpful pointers on what should be included in my initial MVP, especially what he calls "concierge MVP." Talented guy, great listener, and perceptive insights. I'd recommend him to anyone!

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    Richard, Comissioner.io

    The Commissioner.io team had a great chat with Ramli and speaking with him reinforced some of our thoughts and as well gave us a few things to think about. Hopefully we can meet up with Ramli in the near future, as we are residents of the GTA as well!!

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    Denis Gorbachev, Russian Federation

    Ramli provided a lot of useful and encouraging feedback, and also gave direct advice on what to do next. I'll definitely recommend Ramli to anyone seeking help with startup.

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    Ghislain Ndeuchi, Switzerland

    It was a great experience talking with Ramli. He provided me with simple and different ways to investigate my MVP without getting into prototyping. I recommend Ramli for anyone starting his entrepreneurship journey.

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    Jenn Neilson, Toronto, Canada

    I spoke to Ramli today about my upcoming crowdfunding campaign, and he had a number of helpful suggestions. If you are considering whether a crowdfunding campaign is the right choice for you, he can tell you more about the process of putting together a campaign, the time commitment required, and recommend some steps you should take if you decide to go ahead. I recommend speaking with him.

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    Thomas J. Raef, WeWatchYourWebsite

    Gave me some advice. Steered me in the direction to take on my competitors. I would definitely suggest time with Ramli.

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    Sharif Bouktila, Ireland

    Had a great session on Solhelpful.me with Ramli. He was superb at understanding where I am with my business and gave some excellent advice and tips on next steps. I will be scheduling another chat soon, if you need help grab a slot.

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    Dave Marcello, MusicBox

    Ramli was super friendly and passionate about discussing my startup, MusicBox. He asked insightful questions and offered advice that we'll literally start using today. Schedule time with him, people, what are you waiting for?!

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    Wilbert Liu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Ramli was very helpful in giving advice about the best strategy to test startup idea, it's more "lean" than i thought. I would love to have another call with him, so what are you waiting for? Schedule a call with him, especially if you are a single founder like me.

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    Joyce, Toronto

    Ramli has a keen interest in Lean Start-up. He provides invaluable insights to best practices. I have long been impressed by his dedication to entrepreneurship.

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    James Barnby, Winnipeg

    Ramli offered some excellent advise on making my startup leaner in the early phases. He was very enthusiastic, helpful and inspirational. I highly recommend talking with this guy if you have any interest in entrepreneurship!

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    New Svasti-Xuto, Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand

    Ramli was incredibly insightful. I approach him with the question of "when to do enough customer development". He walk me through the logic of creating a hypothesis, how to test it, and a different ways to get your idea validated. What I love the most about our call is that he reminded me that I am the CEO and it is my decision to go a certain direction, it is my something that I have to decide my self. This call has been more than useful for me. If anyone is thinking about doing a customer development, especially how to validate your product/service quickly, what is the purpose of your cust dev effort, I suggest you talk to Ramli beforehand.

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    Sanjay Tourani,

    Ramli was incredibly useful in providing advice on what exactly I should focus on with regard to a MVP. As somebody with a technical background, he understood fully well the temptation that an engineer like myself has when it comes to just building things, but he made me understand how coding/building the product is far from the being the most important thing when it comes to a MVP. I would highly recommend talking with Ramli if you have any questions about your startup, lean principles, MVP or just in general!

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    Marlon Misra,

    Ramli provided amazing advice that was completely new to me. He understood the position I was in and give me useful and practical steps I could take. I can only recommend him!

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    Violeta Nedkova, Rome Area, Italy

    Ramli has helped me so much! Just talking to him helped me find focus for my business. I usually want to go in every direction, but he grounded me and suggested some simple ways to test my "product". He's a real Lean guy. Listen to him, it'll make a huge difference!

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    Hassan Jalil, London, ON

    Ramli was very insightful. I spoke to him about my new start up idea and he gave me really interesting feedback. He advised me on how I can test my idea without writing a single line of code. He also walked me through the process of testing my idea before actually developing MVP. I highly recommend talking to Ramli.

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    Till Carlos, Other

    Ramli is a sharp person. He clearly knows growth hacking. He lives it himself and he makes it easy for you to gain confidence in the process. He expanded the possibilities of my current business by just giving me actionable next steps to follow and sharpened my vision. Thanks!

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    Nikhil Jagga, Kitchener, Canada Area

    Ramli was really helpful in helping me understand the concept of selling before spending time developing a product. He also gave me some great resources (blogs and stories) to help me move forward with my idea. I would recommend talking to Ramli if you want to know anything about Lean Startups.

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    Brandon, London, ON

    Ramli is very helpful when it comes to validating new ideas. Within a 15 minute conversation he had given me several different ways that would allow me to validate my idea, and potentially make money while doing it.

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    Dave Ramos, Tokyo

    Ramli was incredibly helpful and generous with his time. Our chat helped identify new avenues to pursue as we work to launch our new product. I highly recommend taking Ramli up on his generous offer!

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    Kelvin Kwok, ThinkNation

    Ramli was great! He was incredibly helpful in giving insight to help me test out my product faster. I would recommend him to those who need advice with mvp or iterations.

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    Appu, Melbourne

    Ramli was very helpful in drilling down on the customer motivations for using the service, challenging and testing some assumptions. Also on the strategy and avenues to approach potential customers to build MVP. If you need help with your startup, I would recommend talking with Ramli!

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    Sanjeet, Florida

    Ramli was incredibly useful in providing advice on Build MVPs that don't suck. Our chat helped me pinpoint multiple ways to improve my business. If you need help, I recommend talking with Ramli

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    Ittay Hayut, Tel-Aviv, Israel

    Our conversation with Ramli was very effective. We've gained multiple ideas for how to test our product using different MVPs. After weeks of thought and brain-storming we needed an objective yet professional mindset to help us with our problems; Ramli did that perfectly. Thanks Ramli!

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    Harrison Lo, Greater Los Angeles Area

    Ramli is a lean startup expert. He provided me a detailed direction on how to test my startup assumptions. He made everything clear and ready to go. Although I have read several lean startup books, I have still learned a lot from him. Thanks!

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    Samantha Yuan, Toronto

    I originally met Ramli at a Lean Startup conference in SF. We kept in touch, and later Ramli gave me some really useful advice on Content Marketing, specifically for promoting my blog. Our chat definitely helped me adjust my strategy and made it more efficient. If you need help, I recommend talking with Ramli!!

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    Renato, Florida

    Ramli was very useful in helping me evaluate the alternatives that bring the most learning opportunities about the customer with the least effort. I definitely recommend talking with Ramli.

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    Sunny Shao, Toronto, Canada Area

    Ramli was able to see the 'big picture overview' of my product idea and help refine what the value proposition and benefits are. He also helped me identify key questions for customer development.

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    Sudip Kafle, Nepal

    The skype conversation with Ramli was useful Validating our MVP. Ramli's advice on reaching to the right customer with 'spa' technique was incredibly useful. The short chat has helped me to pinpoint ways to improve my startup. Highly recommended for anyone who needs help.

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    R Zahra, Sydney Australia

    Ramli structured approach, questions and taking notes provided great insights into the start-up that I'm working on. We discussed Validation, talking to customers, MVP and the Revenue model I was chasing. In each of the sections Ramli asked key questions to better understand the matter then provided great feedback and direction. Highly recommended.

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    Nithin, India(HYderabad)

    The first and foremost help i got from you was, i was able to get a clarity on the idea with which i need to go and also the points which i need to think before making the decision .

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    Prabu Rajasekaran, Chennai

    Ramli helped me identify areas that I could exploit more, and areas I should stop spending my time on. He also pointed out one thing I should start doing to not look dumb in front of my prospects. I'm sure I'll be able to accelerate by progress with Kamli's solid advice.

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    Grant Sernick, Loyoly

    I spoke with Ramli to talk about Growth Hacking. He is very knowledgeable, and provided some great insights. I'm sure his feedback will help make Loyoly a success. If you are looking for help in the startup space with someone that knows quite a bit, you should be speaking with Ramli!

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    Arielle LePage, Jenn Barnwell-Wise and Mark Bernat, Alternative Grids, London

    Ramli was very open, personable and extremely helpful. He gave us great tools, insights and methods to use in the validation stage of our startup that brought clarity to our team. He provided us with more information that just the questions we asked and our team was given a new perspective on our MVP. We highly recommend Ramli to help with your startup!

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    Anand Patel, InterviewDrill

    Our chat allowed me to gain confidence that my efforts are headed in the right direction, plus Ramli offered a few great suggestions on how to acquire new users.

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    Rhys Arkins, Key Location, Singapore

    Ramli unmistakably has the startup/entrepreneur mindset, and I'm sure could apply that to almost any topic. He's particularly knowledgeable about startup tools and SaaS providers, some of which I'd had no idea about prior.

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    Pace, Utah

    Ramli dis an excellent job of helping me focus in on what really matters when building an MVP and offered advice on sticking with projects in the scope of my expertise. He's a very nice and knowledgeable guy.

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    Isaac Vigil, Hong Kong

    Ramli was really helpful and gave me some good ideas of what I should be doing next. Great mentor and great advice.

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    Andrei Ismail, Romania

    Ramli provided me with creative ideas and is a very numbers oriented individual. He took the extra step of providing me with an intro, and I am greatful!

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    Daniel Efdal Tronier, Copenhagen Area, Denmark

    I reached out to Ramli, because he is in a growth role in a startup very similar to a role I am currently looking for. Ramli was very helpful in providing suggestions on areas of improvement for my profile and approach. He has a very good grasp of the challenges and practicalities of creating and growing startups. I can therefore recommend that you speak with Ramli if you are looking to improve your startup business.

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    Keenan Jones, LA

    Ramli gave me some very valuable advice for my SaaS company idea. He helped me with simplifying my launch, where to focus my efforts and how to save on my costs! He was so good, I am considering hiring him for a future project. Thanks again for your advice!

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    Steven Sherman, Ann Arbor, MI

    You can tell Ramli loves giving advice to start-ups and has done it before. Not only was he helpful during our call, but he also offered to help out with a few things outside of it. I hope he can make it out to Ann Arbor so I can take him to a football game and return the favor.

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    Jeevan, India

    Ramli provided a lot of useful feedback about how to get initial users or customers for our product , he makes it very easy to understand the concepts using examples of success stories or existing implementations , he spoke about all the possibilities that and helped me to make my strategy a better one , I highly recommended for anyone who needs help.

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    Yishi, Wikispective

    Ramli was very helpful in providing advice regarding user acquisition.

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    greg, kramer

    Great chatting with a growth hacking pro like you Ramli

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    Lars King, Boston

    Ramli was really helpful in getting me to define what channels were available for growth hacking, and which top three that I should focus on to maximize my intended outcomes. Not to mention he's a really great guy! I highly recommend him.

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    Steven Santos, San Francisco Bay Area

    I had some ideas that I wanted to talk out regarding growth in my startup. Ramli understood my perspective and added new insight that helped me see things from a different angle. He's the guy to talk to about growth.

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    Lingbo, Teikametrics

    Ramli helped me talk through some challenges I was having at my fast-growing company and identified key areas to focus on. Thanks so much!

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    Toavina Andriamanerasoa, www.highskillpro.com

    Ramli was very helpful in helping me to focus on the right channels and provided some insightful advice which I look forward to implementing and which should yield some great results. I would highly recommend anyone to have a chat with Ramli

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    Jordan , New York, NY

    Ramli was very insightful. He provided excellent marketing insights. It is clear he is a talented and knowledgeable marketer.

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    Jon, Roost

    Ramli was super helpful in a brief amount of time. I laid out our issue, our options, and he advised on the best approach, as well as came up with a new, super viable option that we did not think about. Thanks Ramli!

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    Xia (Michael) Xu, Toronto, Canada Area

    Ramli was a really genuine guy that was helpful and kind enough to talk with a recently graduated student like me. He definitely knows his stuff on inbounding, specifically B2B. Recommend talking with Ramli about growth!

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    Pat Garcia, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

    Ramli provided me with good questions to stir my information and help me come up with great insight and clarity.

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    Anita Ali, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

    Ramli helped validate our product development processes and how to develop products by seeking customer feedback at the right time. He encouraged us to use feature scoring and prioritization matrix that we developed internally for our company use. The product development is a long journey and i plan to seek Ramli's help along the way. Thank you again for your time, it is much appreciated!

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    Pablo Alcalá Galiano, Madrid Area, Spain

    Ramli helped me giving me useful advices on how to approach the MVP to potential customers. He also gave me great ideas on how not to pitch when talking to customers. I really appreciate it. I recommend talking with him.

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    Mike, Toronto

    Ramli has some great insights. Well worth your time.

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    Olivier, thingthing keyboard

    I will chat again guaranteed!! I've learned that it's all about creating this quality relationship with YOUR audience. Thanks Ramli !

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    Boris, Bulgaria

    Ramli carefully listened to my problems and provided very valuable feedback, helping me with customer development direction and ideas I wouldn't have thought of. He is a smart person and a cool guy and I recommend you give him a call!

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    Bryn Jones, Toronto, Canada Area

    Ramli helped me by providing advice on how to build a double sided marketplace. His insights were incredibly useful and helped me define my 'next steps.'

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    Ashley Asue, Orange County, California Area

    Ramli was very helpful and a great listener. I definitely have a couple really strong take-aways which are going to make me more successful in my product validation. Thanks Ramli!

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    Jason Perez, Red Bird

    I needed to soundboard some ideas on growth strategies for my new business. One of the things we discussed was content creation. Ramli provided insight on his experience with video versus webinars. The rationale he shared was exactly what I was looking for!

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    Katrin, Toronto

    Ramli helped me understand what is essential in creating an MVP (minimum viable product) and highlighted the importance of value. He also offered many helpful recommendations to get started on my MVP. I'm no longer stressed about something that is an exciting process! I highly recommend talking to Ramli!

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    Sunni Sukumar, Long Beach, CA

    Clarity is the ultimate growth hack. And that’s what Ramli helped me to get more of in our call – especially since I’m going into the B2B SaaS space, where Ramli already has clients and has mentored many companies. Specifically, he helped me clarify who within the companies would be most receptive to my offer, a specific pain point to point out to them, and what stage of growth is best for me to wait for before approaching them. Good stuff.

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    Jackie , Kitchener

    Ramli was great! We chatted about inbound marketing and gaining exposure. He was incredibly useful in providing advice on ideas. Throughout our conversation, you could see his passion for inbound marketing and the love to help others! Highly recommend!

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