How much does it cost to build an online platform or mobile app?

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How much does it cost to build a platform or app

Cost is a big factor with any investment, and software development is no different. So, how much does it cost to build an online platform or mobile app? The answer – it depends. You might be able to get away with $10,000 or it might cost you $200,000+. Yes, an infuriating and vague response, but unfortunately, very true. Think along … Read More

Will your platform or app make money?

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Will your platform or app make money?

The idea of building a platform or app and having this steady stream of passive income is very attractive prospect. Unfortunately, the question of how to make money from an app is not so clear cut. There are a lot of factors that affect success, but often the issue is that the numbers weren’t right in the first place. It … Read More

5 Foundations for non-tech people with platform or app ideas

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5 Foundations for non tech

Software technology projects can be tough at the best of times, but what happens when you have an idea for an online platform or app,  and you’ve never done anything like it before?  In this article, I’ll explore some of the ways that non-technical people can get the foundations to set themselves up for success. As someone that’s been in the industry … Read More

Why you shouldn’t always rely on a recommendation

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Getting a recommendation from a friend or an acquaintance is a great way to find people or things – a plumber, a builder, a lawyer, a restaurant, a product, etc. Whatever you need, someone out there has a recommendation for you. In a previous article, I talked about using referrals to find a developer, and in today’s article, I’m going … Read More

Get from “idea to launch” with my new checklist!

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If you’ve got a great idea for an online platform or mobile app, but you’re not sure where to start – you’re not alone. Tech can be intimidating for those that have never had any experience with it before. Sometimes you want someone to guide you through the process – but you just can’t afford to hire someone to help … Read More

What kind of business do you want to be? (Startup vs Small Business)

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This week’s article came about as I was thinking about the types of people that I want to work with, and how to describe them. If you decide to start your own business, are you a startup, a small business or something else entirely? Does the guy who opens a takeaway restaurant down the street call himself an “entrepreneur”? Is … Read More

Waterfall vs Agile: An intro to development methodologies

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Waterfall and Agile are the two most comment methodologies used to build software (e.g. the programs and components that make your platform or app work). In a previous post, I went through the activities involved in software development.  These include requirements, design, build, test and implement. A methodology is the way in which those activities are completed.  It’s the process … Read More

Great Products Consulting joins GrowthSprout

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GPC joins GrowthSprout

It takes more than having a great product to have a great business, so I’m proud to announce that Great Products Consulting has signed on to become an Expert Partner for the GrowthSprout platform. GrowthSprout is a virtual training platform created by Kat Haigh. Kat explains, “The platform offers a tailored step-by-step marketing and growth program that reflects your type … Read More

The Story of the GPC Logo (and what it means to you)

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Logo Story

For today’s blog post, I thought I’d share a story with you. This one, like most stories, comes with a lesson for you about building and growing your web platform or mobile app. The story begins about ten month ago, when a young (ahem) lady decided to go out on her own and start a new business. Even though a … Read More

What’s in a web application?

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web app

You have an idea for a web application (a.k.a app or platform), but what does that actually look like? If you think about building a house, you have a foundation, a frame, walls, a roof, plumbing and electrical wiring.  All of these things are important to the finished product.  You should think about your application in the same way.  It’s … Read More