Startups

You have probably heard that "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The creation of a successful app also begins with a few steps, and these steps need to be carefully and intelligently taken. Every business that thrives or app that goes viral has to start from somewhere. The underlying idea could have come from anywhere but what matters most is...

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Getting a startup off the ground is not an easy task. Even if you're already up and running, keeping up with new developments and operational requirements and making sure your business running as smooth as possible takes a lot of hard work. To make sure you're always ahead of the game, we've picked our favourite web-based tools which offer innovative new ways of streamlining and automating...

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One of the hardest parts of establishing a successful startup is getting the assistance and funding to get your ideas off the ground and adequately support its growth. Aside from going out-of-pocket or selling your idea to private investors, you may also be eligible to take advantage of grants, incentives or expert advice provided by the Australian government. Entrepreneurs' Programme Australia's Entrepreneurs' Programme is the government's largest platform for...

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We've already discussed the different types of Minimum Viable Products and the stepsrequired to build a Minimum Viable Product from a development standpoint in previous posts. Now it's time to reinforce a few key points that can ensure that your MVP is able to serve its intended purpose and be an effective part of your product development strategy. Minimum Viable Products: A Quick Summary There always seems to be some...

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In our last article we discussed the different ways you can go about marketing your product in order to get it into the hands of an initial set of customers. This is definitely an ongoing process, and in order to fine-tune your marketing strategy you will need to break down the data you've collected so far, in order to determine where to focus your efforts further. Data analysis...

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In our last article, we covered a number of ways that you can Design Your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by leveraging existing products and services. This can be a simple and cost effective way of getting an early version of your product into the hands of some customers, with the ultimate goal of validate the assumptions you've made about your business model. You may however find that there...

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The last article in our Startup Series, Validating the Market & Product, covered various methods which are great in helping you to confirm that the assumptions you've made in your new product and business model are indeed correct. In case you missed that article, you can read it here. At this point, we've validated with a considerable degree of confidence that a market exists for our idea...

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