Practical posts on our Lean Start-up learnings
Creativity flows when minds a free, books read and you’re allowed to be surprised, moved and inspired. I wish I would walk around in a wondering state all they. Ratio and routine concur and take over. The brilliant insights don’t come on command. But good business ideas can be captures easily. Focus on day to day problems around you, translate to solution and there you go.
That easy? Yes that easy.
Let me give you an example: We needed business cards for the BusinessModel.guru. In searching the web we expected more transparency on the pricing.
Since this could not be found I requested a quote from a print-shop I already new. Not wanting to spend more time, I decided to work with them.
Explaining the design was troublesome, so I created our own. When bank payments where done, screenshots were needed for proof. Home delivery was no option. Resulting in my first visit shop visit. It turned out the spelling and phone numbers were not correct. Triggering an ‘extra cost discussion’, delay of a week and yet another visit to pick up the cards.
It does not take an creative mind to figure out are next product idea.
Awesomely easy business cards.
Transparent priced, tailored designed and fast delivered.
So we think we have a problem worth solving. We think we know who will want this and we already have the solution.
This is where the Lean Startup Thinking kicks in. Avoiding the risk of developing something nobody wants. We will take a step back and test our assumptions. Explore the problem and validate talking to potential customers.
We to share our steps taken the material developed and lessons learned. So you can benefit as well.
We welcome your feedback!
If you are leaner, faster or better in solving the business card problem in Malaysia after reading this post. If success, fame and fortune free flows in your direction. We are happy to join you and work on new great ideas.