The Start-up Priority Pyramid - Focus on your Minimum Viable Product
In their new blog post StormGate Developers highlight the importance of focus for start-ups: It’s easy to get caught up in the “business machine” around your startup, I mean it’s not a real company if it doesn’t have business cards is it?
Going on to highlight the realities of modern day lean start-ups, the blog post shows a graphical representation of "how you think it is when you get started" and "how it really is" - poking fun at the hazy ideas of fresh entrepreneurs, often caught in the pitfalls of common business misconceptions.
Ending with "Cancel that big print order of business cards, stop posting Facebook page updates to your 7 fans and get busy making a solid first product", this blog post is a comical reminder of how starting a business can be.
This most recent blog post is part of a series of blog posts around the start-up, web development and app prototyping industries, other popular posts such as Stand up if you have an app idea and Looking for a web developer follow along the same lines, detailing the starts of modern day software companies which are mostly web-based and follow the lean start-up methodology.
About the Author
Woody Hayday is StormGate's CTO and lead web developer; he consults and develops web app prototypes and platforms for clients and as internal projects.
About StormGate Ltd.
StormGate is a green web development consultancy based in the United Kingdom. StormGate build apps, websites & communities, for general release and for clients. Their projects are as diverse as to range from WordPress plugin's to total social music platforms. Specialists in rapid application development, prototyping and multi-site integration they offer development and project support for first time web entrepreneurs and on-going development for veteran on-line businesses.