Reigning your idea in

I’m a big fan of the “idea” of minimum viable product.  I say I like the idea, because the things I really get into full throttle tend to be things I want to program for myself, and allow others to use it as well.  I keep thinking about all these great things I want in it, and often I use the app before there is even an interface.  At some point I have to reign myself in though.  Right now I have an app that I use almost exclusively through the database instead of through an interface.  phpmyadmin is my interface 🙂  I need to reign myself in, realise that I’m writing for others and not myself, and get the apps released to find out if others want the same things that I want.

About @BusinessCait

I’m a small business addict. Not that I’ve started a lot, but I digest every bit of information that I can. In the past I’ve started a web based game that did well, and I intend to turn it around soon with what I’ve learned since then. I also have new things I am working on, and if any of them make it past the first stages you might hear about them.

Lately I’ve taken an interest in social media management. I’m not a marketer, but I’d like to see how businesses can put it to the best effect.

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One Response to Reigning your idea in

  1. AJ Mulvey says:

    Hi Caitlyn – I love start ups too… I have worked for several in the Boston area in sales & marketing positions. Constant Contact was the 1st company I worked for out of college (2004) when email marketing was a new category. We had to educate our market about permission based email marketing and how it is not spam.

    I am a big fan of Eric Ries and minimum viable product… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ex0fejo8w

    Social media management is a crazy space right now.. SpredFast and HootSuite have been on my radar… and HubSpot has a very cool offering for inbound marketing…

    I appreciate your passion for start ups. Getting started can be the most intimidating and challenging part… looking forward to reading more of your stories. Thanks for sharing!

    – AJ

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