A 3-Step Process for Creating Great Products Every Time

Avoid the common pitfalls of development and build stronger prototypes by applying these three principles. July 10, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Nearly every startup prides itself on its proprietary software products. And that’s no surprise: Digital systems are crucial to operations and hold most of the value of everything founders and their teams work to build. Therefore, getting the development process correct from the get-go can have life-or-death consequences for your startup. Related: The 7 Steps of Effective Product Development After all, young companies know — or should know — that their futures hinge on their ability to hit development home runs. Seven in 10 upstart tech companies fail within the first two years, according to CB Insights. And, in today’s world, practicing a basic agile development philosophy (used for managing product development teams) will guarantee your company hitting a certain meeting cadence and your developers using […]

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Introducing Palapa.co – 10 Lessons From 10+ Years Running Online Communities (FS327)

Are you all ready to finally hear about the great online community platform we have been working on for the last few years? We have been putting together something we are so excited about and you should be too! Please welcome Palapa.co! Palapa is our new online community based messaging service, designed to keep you engaged, up to date and building stronger links with the people that matter. This has been a long time coming and we have taken our time to make sure everything was ready before letting this little baby out into the world. In this episode we break down how the platform works, the inspiration behind it, the special offer we are running for July sign ups and more! We also discuss particulars of online community platforms beyond our own one and think about how to get the most out of these interactions. We get into the […]

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Balancing Your Business Mind and Creative Brain with Chris Do

How do we continue to make a path for ourselves, learning, solving problems and making money on the internet? What are the ways in which we, as entrepreneurs, can add value, communicate it and help clients reach their full potential? These questions and their answers continue evolve as the world orbits the sun and we need to grow with them, learning and teaching as we go. It is no good developing single sides of your skills or business, you need to balance your business mind and your creative brain!   In this episode we are talking about communicating value, learning new and better ways to close deals and testing the waters before sharing your great contribution to the ocean of businesses out there. Today on the show we are joined by Chris Do from Blind and the The Futur! Chris gives us a run down of his career path, the […]

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How to Steer Clear of Gimmicks When You’re Strategizing Your Prototype

Exciting new technologies are emerging every day, but just mashing them together isn’t the way to make a compelling product. Instead, follow these steps to create a genuine product that solves a real problem. May 23, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Just when you thought Mercedes couldn’t pack any more features into its vehicles, its owner, Daimler, partnered with Garmin. The wearable manufacturer recently revealed plans to provide health data through the Mercedes Me app, which enables vehicles to monitor drivers’ health characteristics, such as heart rate and stress levels, then address them. So how does this look in execution? If drivers show high stress levels, fthe vehicle can show them less stressful routes through the navigation screen. In the future, these features may potentially include playing soothing music from the infotainment system or changing the car’s fragrance or ambient lighting. These offerings at face value might […]

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Everything Behind the Launch of My New Invention—the SwitchPod

Pat Flynn: Fourteen-ish months later and here we are from idea to launch. I’m so scared. I’m so excited. This is something I’ve never done before. For those of you who don’t know, myself and my videographer, Caleb, we partnered up, we invented an actual physical product. This idea was conceptualized in October of 2017, and it just launched on Kickstarter. This is a big experiment. Some people have called it a big gamble, but Caleb and I are gonna talk about it and everything about it, including how much money we spent in the process so far, what we hope to achieve out of this, where this idea came from, the entire prototyping process, and how we have been marketing this overtime to hopefully have a successful funding campaign. We’ll even answer questions like, well, why are we even funding it on Kickstarter and where is it gonna be […]

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