43. YourBusinessNumber

Switching seamlessly between your business and personal life on WhatsApp just became a 30-second job thanks to this startup.

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Founder: George Lineker and Sebastian Lewis

Year founded: 2021
Website: yourbusinessnumber.com

We are often told to separate our business from our personal lives. Whilst this is generally a smart move, it can be a real headache in one particular context: WhatsApp.

When WhatsApp Business hit the scene, it brought a significant hurdle that still persists today. Users couldn't have the same number for both their personal WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business accounts.

Switching constantly between phones can slow down operations for business owners and leave both them and their customers frustrated. Enter the ingenious solution provided by YourBusinessNumber; a virtual mobile number for work that pairs harmoniously with the WhatsApp Business app.

In under 30 seconds, users can secure a virtual mobile number

The service provided by YourBusinessNumber is also remarkably user-friendly. In under 30 seconds, users can secure a virtual mobile number exclusively designed to unlock the WhatsApp Business app's potential.

The target audience of YourBusinessNumber, comprising side hustlers, SMEs, and freelancers, can now keep their personal and work-related communications neatly organised within the same device. And all without breaking the bank.

For a fixed monthly fee of £5.99, users enjoy all the features without the burden of additional charges for SMS and calls, setting them apart from many competitors.

YourBusinessNumber has also formed key partnerships with established players in various industries, including property giants like Winkworth, as well as respected companies in recruitment and hospitality.

Founded by George Lineker, son of football pundit Gary Lineker, the app has reached an impressive milestone of 10,000 active monthly paying users. But it has bolder ambitions for the future. It aims to amass over 250,000 monthly paying users within the next five years, or even potentially be acquired by a telecoms network.

Having already raised £400,000 in a pre-seed funding round, YourBusinessNumber is well-equipped to transform the way sole traders and small businesses operate in 2024. With YourBusinessNumber, one number is all you need for double your success.

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