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startup killer

There’s a lot stacked against you as an entrepreneur. Around every corner is a startup killer, ready to take everything away, leaving you and your new business in the dirt. But if you recognize these threats, you can avoid them and step out of the darkness, safe and sound, hand-in-hand with your successful startup.

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nda

Nearly every Product Owner is different, for better or for worse. But there’s one type that tends be a bigger pain in the ass than others. This is the paranoid PO, the one that is convinced that everyone is out to get them, the one that thinks every wants to steal their idea. These are the ones that carry around non-disclosure agreements like a proud father carrying pictures of his kids. But as product strategists we’re here to say that NDAs aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

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app startups

Although we hate to start out on a sour note, it’s probably best to get the bad news out of the way. Most startups fail and that includes companies looking to develop apps. There are some figures that claim as many as 90% of startups will ultimately fail, and it doesn’t take a statistician to tell you that’s a whole lot. So why do so many app startups fail and more importantly, what can you do differently?

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mobile app business plan

In this ongoing blog series, we’re here to ask the important questions. What’s the meaning life? Is there life on other planets? What makes a great mobile app business plan? For the sake of time, we’ll stick with the last one. We’ve already discussed the importance of knowing your audience. You have to know who’s going to love you, but every great love story needs a villain. That’s why this week it’s about the competition.

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app cost

Let’s take a step back. Back to the question of what does an app cost? First, let’s make sure that we’ve answered the question of why do you need an app? What is the purpose of your app? What is the goal of your app? Is there something in existence like a third party solution that can be sufficient for what you’re trying to do in the digital space, like a Mobile Roadie or Square, Squarespace or Etsy, or something that wouldn’t require you to build a custom app?

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