I just launched a development studio Lynn Digital. I'll give you a bit of background on my new company. Originally I needed more developers to assist me on larger projects when freelancing but eventually, clients started to dislike developers they didn't know working on their projects so I decided to start a company. Currently, I have four developers that I can subcontract work too, we each bring a different skillset to the table which allows us to work together on nearly any project.
I've sent a handful of custom cold-emails to potential clients I found through another client but I was only able to get 5 - 10 references. I don't want to buy a database of emails and launch a marketing campaign, I want to be able to reach out to potential clients personally.
How can I find potential clients to cold-email?