Interview Question

Account Manager Interview

-San Francisco, CA

HubSpot

If I gave you $40,000 to start a business what would you start

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A breakfast stand! I love breakfast. It's low cost (able to maintain good profit margins). It's in high-demand (fastest growing meal market). I long to be my own boss. I'd be home by noon. And I know the perfect spot.

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How to get $40,000 without asking for it

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I would open a "coffee shop" with Wi-Fi and power stations for your electrical devices. And I would put it along route 1 in the Florida Keys

Anonymous on

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Running

Andrew Bassingthwaighte on

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Start a lawn service.

Tom on

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Medical marijuana co.

Anonymous on

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A company that does automated security patch testing.

Anonymous on

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Pay-It-Forward Good Deeds. Not-For-Profit Feelin' the Feels.

Karen Daly on

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Tattoo removal (using lasers)

Anonymous on

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I'd first question why you were giving me $40,000 and what you expected in return.

AL Luckow on

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A town-orienteed urgent delivery-company that includes: 1. Scooter-taxi+Vip-Moto 2. A pair of little auto-taxis 3. Little (car-based) trucks 4. Nice online order-system 5. A Big Adversiting company

Evgeniy on

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I wouldn't tell and let you still my brilliant idea!!!

Carla on

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A programming-course academy!

Mr. M on

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A fantasy sports company.

Anonymous on

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A brothel.

Anonymous on

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A business.

Lyxye on

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I'd teach Link Worx Seo how to read a question and use apostrophes.

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I would open a coffee and custard shop in northern Florida. Use part of profits to help shelters in the area and supply them with products.

Matt on

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I would open a mortgage title insurance company, strictly to review abstracts and title commitments and to issue the policies.

Anonymous on

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Training on wheels

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1776Pharmaceuticals

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A small cake shop. I have knowledge of and helpful friends in the business. This would afford me the best opportunity for success. As the business grew I would hand the day to day management to someone else while I pursued other interests and knowledge. Eventually I would sell the business for a profit as cake decorating is not my passion. Any other path would certainly lead to an expensive life lesson.

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I would take the 40,000 and teach younger women to get excited about STEM and tech jobs.

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I would start a small business catering to arts and crafts. This would be a hangout place for people to come, learn, buy, sit, and socialize. I would offer classes in multiple art and craft styles. I would keep my overhead as low as possible by purchasing in a just-in-time format. I would offer coffee and refreshments so that people would come and stay for as long as they want. I would have a social component where some projects would be donated, such as knitting caps for premature babies in the hospital.

Caryn on

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An online porn site.

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actually, I had that question in interview before.

Anonymous on

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Would invest that forty get business loan on investment which would amount talents 60k and then I will start my Exhibit booth design company using that money to advertise, procurement of customers and assets

Nidhi on

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40,000 buck isn't crap these days - I would give it to charity!

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I advised I would start a sales consultancy, focused on parachuting into start up companies and getting them up to speed asap.

Anonymous on

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Since the business has been running since 2007 it would make sense to invest into new equipment and software. It would also make sense to invest some of the money where it also could become more useful. Certain area's might include: online tool's, a few video's, hiring a professional writer to write some extremely quality content etc... Could even try paying for office space where the business could get more exposure. Of course that would require signage that would allow the business to be seen from the street level. Other possibilities might include hiring someone that would greatly help the company generate business. There are plenty of area's that the money could help a business, just laying out a proper plan of where the money would best be utilized should be considered before spending any of the money.

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