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How to Find Your Ideal Customers

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn how to find your ideal customers. They can pay. They have a problem you can solve. You don’t have to twist their arm to get to ‘yes’.

You will learn:

  1. Where to consistently find your potential customers
  1. What questions to ask to see if they are ‘your ideal customer’
  1. How to find referral partners who can refer multiple customers to you 

Sign up for this workshop to stop wasting time chasing the wrong people.

About the Speaker

Derrick Duplessy, since 2009, has dedicated himself to helping develop the sales process for women, immigrants, and minority business owners, allowing them to achieve remarkable success, collectively generating over $20M in sales in the last 5 years.

His skill as a sales coach has grown after conducting over 1,000 1-on-1 coaching sessions. Derrick’s work has been featured in the Boston Globe, NPR, and the Doctors television show.

Derrick’s vision is to identify and support 1,000 diverse business owners, each reaching $1M in annual revenue by 2040.

When he is not working, he is teaching his 3-year-old son, DJ, Haitian Kreyol.


Here are some career highlights:

Marie Saint Cyr (2022) – Employed 90 artists in 2022. Went from $49k to $1M+ revenue in less than 2 years. Haitian immigrant who runs mural company, Saint Cyr Art Studio.

Karla Morales (2021) – She went from cleaning houses to cleaning stadiums in less than 2 years. 21 yr old Puerto Rican secures contract with Red Sox AAA team stadium. Her company, Your Home Detox uses all environmentally friendly products and procedures.

Mishell Brookins-Ekunsirinde (2022) – In 2 years, she went from selling at kiosks to Target, Nordstrom, and Buy Buy Baby. Stina & Mae, her baby accessory brand, sells gift boxes for new moms.


April 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.

Come Join Us!

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.

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