The day Eric Boggs applied for an NC IDEA grant, he also wrote and posted the job description for his first engineering hire at RevBoss. He hoped the grant would let him hire a smoking gun to help build a scalable software product.

The first part of the plan is working—on Monday, Boggs won one of five grants awarded by the Durham-based foundation this Fall. The second part requires the right set of skills to speedily tackle a long list of projects aimed to develop RevBoss into a sales lead generation SaaS offering for customers.

ExitEvent founder Joe Procopio first reported on RevBoss in December 2013, a year after Boggs left his second startup, the now-defunct social media management software provider Argyle Social (the first was Bronto, where he was the first hire).

Boggs’s plan was to build a services consultancy to help convert website visitors to customers, likely using software, but he wasn’t entirely sure how it’d all play out and if he’d have a scalable business model. Last month, Procopio interviewed Boggs again to find out how the plan is working.

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