The following questions are designed give an effective flow to the interview. Tell stories for your answers. Visioneer Nation will learn more, and remember you, better.

  1. What problem is your customer experiencing that you can solve?
  2. How does that problem make them feel?
  3. Why is that problem just plain wrong?
  4. How does you solving this problem make your customer feel?
  5. What was the first thing, or service, you sold as a child?
  6. What about your personality have your customers told you that you’re really good at – your superpower, as it were?
  7. How has your superpower made your business successful?
  8. How do you apply your superpower on a daily basis?
  9. How did you learn to use and control your superpower?
  10. Too much of a good thing can be a detriment. 
  11. What happens when your superpower goes too far?
  12. What can you share with other business owners that will be of value?
  13. What major awards have your earned?
  14. How many employees do you have?
  15. What was your life like before you started your business?
  16. Why did you start your business? What problem did it solve?
  17. Is it the same problem your customers face?
  18. When you started your business, what was at stake in case you failed?
  19. When you started, what was your definition of success?
  20. What was your first major sale in your business?
  21. How did you earn your first 100 clients / customers?
  22. Have you ever used a business coach?
  23. When you started your career, who helped lend their credibility to you so that others knew what you offered was of value to them?
  24. How did this person affect your personal / professional life?
  25. What major event in your life happened that affects the decisions you make today?
  26. How do you handle success?
  27. What book, or books, have greatly influenced your life?
  28. What book, or books, have you given most as a gift?
  29. Who, or what, is one of the best, most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made? (Could be an investment of time, money, energy, people, etc.)
  30. In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
  31. What advice would you give a smart, driven person about enter into the business world?
  32. What advice should they ignore?
  33. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession?
  34. When you feel overwhelmed, or unfocused – or have lost your focus temporarily – what do you do?
  35. What new realizations and/or approaches have helped?
  36. How have you become better at saying “no” to (distractions, invitations, etc)? [Tips for learning to say, “no”?]
  37. How is your business your calling?
  38. Have you achieved your original vision of success?
  39. How has your business changed you (personally, emotionally, etc)? (Use the back of page if necessary.)
  40. What is one thing you can recommend that Visioneer Nation can do TODAY to grow a strong and profitable business?
  41. (This is the BIG question.) What makes you get up every morning and open your business?