Client Tales is a vital part of our sister business proposal app Quote Roller's blog. It allows you, our readers, to get to know the growing family of our clients and the wonderful things they are accomplishing. That's why, as soon as we gave our clients enough time to really make use of our electronic signature and analytics solution, we knew we would create PandaTales, a way, every other Friday, to show off our awesome clients.
We couldn't resist an opportunity to highlight someone on our growing list of real estate clients because real estate is an obvious marketplace that we know can benefit from creating paperless contracts. And who better than Pierre of Moving2Madrid to tell us about how his small business uses mobile contracting and electronic signature to help find homes for folks around the world. So let's dive right into this, our first PandaTale!
Jennifer Riggins: Tell us about your business. Why did you start it? What problem does it solve?
Pierre-Alban Waters: I believe in Madrid and in international people. However, it really is time-consuming and stressful to move here for a foreigner. That’s why I created Moving2Madrid.
Jen: What do you love about being an entrepreneur?
Pierre: Creating a company is in fact like creating your own little world with your own rules, the rules you wish the world would follow for the better. In our case: helping others, giving before asking, total transparency in all salaries, emails, etc…. You are bringing something new to the world, and in a way that shows how the world could work.
Jen: What advice or experience could you share with other SMBs?
Pierre: Just f*****g do it. And always keep an emergency fund at least 6 months basic costs in the bank.
Jen: Why did you start using PandaDoc?
Pierre: Because you asked me to try it!
Jen: How does it help your business?
Pierre: Pandadoc makes client signing contract as easy as 2 clicks.
We have our templates, and just have to enter the client's email - done !
The interface is very well done, similar to Google-like products - trust-inducing good service too - Jennifer goes the extra mile to make [shiz] happen. That's what matter for entrepreneurs
Jen: What made you choose PandaDoc over other electronic signature solutions?
Pierre: Possibility to do templates that the client can fill, so we just have to click once and the contract is sent to fill. With E-sign I had to manually prepare each contract.
Jen: How do your clients react to it? Electronic signature?
Pierre: Well ! They are all out of Spain when they contract our services, so way easier than printing, signing, then scanning for sure.
Jen: We obviously love Save the Pandas. What cause or organization are you particularly enthusiastic about?
Pierre: Guiripreneur, the NGO for & by international entrepreneurs. I founded it with another three amazing entrepreneurs, and we’re now the largest in Meetup Madrid for entrepreneurs, and expanding throughout Spain and South America.
(Note from Jen: Guiri is Castellano for Gringo, a name now accepted and loved by expats here in Spain, like British-French Pierre and your American content manager. Guiripreneur is a fabulous portmanteau.)