ARE YOU A FIRST-TIME APP ENTREPRENEUR?
What is an App Entrepreneur?
Do you have an idea for a new mobile app or web app or SaaS platform – or, really any software product? Then you are a potential App Entrepreneur!
(To keep it simple, I call all these project types ‘Apps’)
Could your idea help connect people or help facilitate their work or play in our current world?
Do you get excited about building a business where you can stop relying on a job or swapping your hours for money?
Could this give you more choices? Change your life forever?
Thinking about the future can get your heart-pumping when you have an idea that has huge potential!
Your heart may also be pumping from the stress and frustration of trying to guess the best approach. Fear of the unknown!
Or even just where to start. You don’t want to risk your money if it’s not going to work!
Why do you think most first-time app entrepreneurs fail?
In my experience, there is one main reason…
“IT IS THEIR FIRST TIME”.
So, how do you maximise your chance of success?
Rather than attempting to guess the best approach using trial and error, smart App entrepreneurs get help.
They join an incubator or engage a coach so they can tap into the proven success strategies for planing, development, release and commercialisation of their App idea. It just makes sense!
The best time to start planning a winning strategy for your new App idea is at the very beginning. Before you engage a developer. And definitely, before you commit to development!
Kuboom is not a Dev Agency. Although, I did run one of Melbourne’s fastest growing app development agencies for over 5 years. We worked with hundreds of App Entrepreneurs on a wide range of successful projects.
I know what works and what doesn’t!
How can I help you?
If you’re still reading, then I assume you are a potential App Entrepreneur and want to turn your idea into success.
I coach App Entrepreneurs (many first-time), and guide them through each stage of building a successful App Business.
Your project will be unique and require a custom roadmap. However many of the critical components you need to consider in your plan are the same.
We only use proven, battle-tested strategies. This will minimise your risk and maximise your potential of success.
And you’ll save time and money in the process.
KEEP IT SIMPLE – FOCUS ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT NOW
Every project is different. Your project will require a custom strategy that considers the unique problem, solution, users, market and your circumstance.
To simplify the journey from idea to commercial success, we split the process into four distinct stages. Then, it’s easy to prioritise what to do now.
This means, if you’re at Stage 01, don’t be distracted by tasks in other stages. We’ve listed the four stages below with many of their components:
- Target Users
- The Problem
- Your Solution
- The Competition
- Core Features
- Key Assumptions
- Initial Validation
- Project Brief
- Choose Dev Partner
- Development Agreement
- MVP Features
- Release Strategy
- Testing Process
- Testing Schedule
- Third-Party Agreements
- Business Structure
- Business Model
- Live to Test Group
- Measure Engagement
- Identify Issues
- Study User Behaviour
- Analyse all Feedback
- Design / Dev Changes
- Build Engagement
- Engage with Users
- Test New Features
- Growth Metrics
- Growth Strategy
- Business Process
- Investment Rounds
- Grow Team
Want to Kickstart your App Idea? We’ve created the APP KICKSTART ROADMAP to help you flag all the priority tasks you need to check off BEFORE you start development. Click the button below to get your free copy.
HOW TO AVOID A BIG MISTAKE
What questions do you have about developing your idea?
In the past 7 years, I’ve spoken to over 500 potential app entrepreneurs with a wide range of ideas, both for general users and a variety of internal and external industry applications.
From this experience, I can tell you that most first-time app entrepreneurs have a series of quite common questions, like:
- How do I go about getting an app developed?
- Who can help me make it a success?
- How much will it cost?
- How long will it take?
- Will you invest in my idea?
This is why speaking with an App Development Agency seems like the logical first move.
Of course, these are important questions, however… I believe the more critical question you need to ask yourself is:
SHOULD I DEVELOP MY IDEA?
Before you commit to developing your app, there are several actions you should prioritise to help confirm your idea is worth the time and money you plan to invest…
Or prove that you should not!
This time spent BEFORE choosing a development agency will help simplify your choice of agency, increase your potential for success and may save you tens of thousands of dollars.
Stage 01 above (Plan), is designed to help validate the potential of your idea and build confidence to move into Stage 02 (Develop) with a plan.
Graham has been able to add way more value than I originally expected. We would not be as advanced as we currently are without Graham’s coaching and advice.
Graham has agreed to come on as a permanent member of our Advisory Board.
I engaged Kuboom to help establish our initial growth strategy. Because of Graham’s experience with startups and the tech industry, he gave me extremely practical, real world business advice about what to prioritise in each stage of our business plan and growth strategy.
Graham also helped me choose a dev partner that suited our needs perfectly.
We had several false starts getting my concept of Wrapt About up and running. Graham at Kuboom was able to help me clarify our objectives and create a plan.
His step-by-step approach has simplified the process of validating some core beliefs and given our investors confidence. The first version of our platform will now be ready for live user testing mid-March 2020
After getting conflicting advice from several developers, we weren’t certain of the best way to proceed. Graham helped us develop a plan. He is able to anticipate potential issues that I would have missed, long before they eventuate.
Of huge benefit also, is the way Graham keeps me accountable to our plan.
YES! I WANT A $695 ‘CUSTOM STRATEGY’ FOR MY APP PROJECT, FOR FREE!
Here’s how it works. First, click on the button below and you’ll be taken straight to our App Idea Summary Form. Complete the questions and then lock in a time for your Free Strategy Call using our calendar app.
(A Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is included to protect your IP if required)
Before the call, we’ll review all your information and do some initial research. On the Strategy Call we’ll probably have some additional questions and discuss some tactics to maximise the value of the call for you.
Then, we’ll run through the key elements you should be prioritising in the next 30-60 days to get your project underway. We normally charge $695 for this initial strategy session. Right now, it’s free.
Your Strategy will include a short-list of prioritised tasks with our recommended approach. These tasks will help you focus on what is important now to maximise future success.
Everything in your Strategy is specifically tailored to you and your App project. There is no charge for this and there is no catch.
We do this because most people who go through our process find it valuable. Those that go on to develop their App, often ask us to work with them to help minimise mistakes and maximise their success.
Please note, this is not a sales call. We usually charge $695 for this level of coaching service. You’ll be speaking with Graham McCorkill, our founder and highly experienced startup coach.
Graham will outline the Strategy based on your current circumstances to help you focus on what is important now to maximise future success. There is no obligation for you to take up any of our services.
I understand the uncertainty of creating something new, from scratch, without any guarantee of success.
For the past 30+ years I’ve been in business. I have worked in the family business. I’ve been a founder or co-founder in over 12 startups. I’ve experienced both failure & success across a range of industries.
In 2012, I co-founded a small App Development company that we grew to become one of the fastest growing and best development agencies in Australia until late 2017.
During this time, I saw a lot of our client’s apps fail to reach commercial success for many reasons. Most of which I thought were avoidable (in retrospect).
I became obsessed with this. I studied design thinking, lean methodology, lean startup, exponential growth strategy among others. And I spent time analysing how successful app businesses did it.
Kuboom was founded to continue this work.
There are some fundamental truths about your users and the market that must be uncovered at each stage of your app business growth, if you are to achieve the level of engagement necessary for commercial success.
Our framework includes strategies, methodologies and tactics to uncover these truths and maximise this success potential. And our level of coaching input can vary depending on your need (and budget).
The bottom line is, with Kuboom on your team, you’ll spend less time guessing, less time worrying and more time working confidently towards a successful outcome.
CLAIM YOUR NO-OBLIGATION 60-MINUTE STRATEGY SESSION WORTH $695 FOR FREE!
WARNING: Before you claim your free Strategy Session, please understand that our aim is to help you move your project ahead immediately, so your Strategy will include a list of tasks that you should prioritise.
While we will briefly describe our recommended approach for each task, understand also that these tasks will take time and effort on your part to complete.
Additionally, be aware that the Strategy may include activities aimed at validating you beliefs about users or market size. If these beliefs cannot be validated, you may reach the conclusion that the financial risk is too high to continue, causing disappointment.
If you are committed to getting to the truth and acting on the data, then this process should be of high value to you and your project.
By the way, we recommend you book quickly. We only have a limited number of sessions available for free each month.