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Quote of the Day

“Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high. We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem—even to you—I don’t care: You have to let that out. ” -Eleni Gabre…

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To plan or not to plan.

So, do you need a Business Plan? If you’ve been following this blog and my advice, you’ve done some of the necessary research to start your Business Plan.  But, do you need one? I’ve written more than my fair share of business plans, and I do believe they are a beneficial exercise. That being said, I NEVER intend to write…

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Vetting the idea – Financial Analysis

OK, so you have an idea. It’s keeping you up at night. You understand the competitive landscape.  But, does it make sense financially? I have to be honest, at this point, if the idea is keeping me up at night, this step is more about figuring out what it’s going to cost me to build it, launch it, market it;…

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Vetting the idea – Competitive Analysis

Once an idea is keeping me up at night, the next step is to do a competitive analysis. And yes, no matter how great your idea, you do have competitors. For a website you might consider a competitor any one that is in your space (ie. search, social media, blogging, etc.) or you might consider it as any site that…

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So, you have an idea….

Great! You have an idea for a new website or web application! Now what??? Well, that’s exactly what this blog is about. The first step is vetting the idea. It is about determining whether it is an idea worth pursuing.

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Hello world!

Launch is about taking an idea for a web site or web application and making it a reality.  I am currently working on two ideas: the re-launch of www.buytough.com as a next generation ecommerce site. the launch of an idea I’ve been playing with for a new social networking / dating site. This blog will chronicle the steps I take to…

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