Idea to Project: Tools, Resources, and Methodology to create your software business

Introduction

My name is Jonathan Gan and I am a computer engineer but I’ve been on and off starting businesses as early as 16 when I used to try and make money on youtube through Call of Duty videos.

I since have come a long way and am now apart of several software related businesses and companies with a number of professional business, software, and hardware related skills that can be beneficial to any visionary who has the idea and wants to develop the idea but doesn’t know where to begin.

Business Background + Case Studies

In order for you to understand these Point and references, I will discuss my past experiences that have helped me become an entrepreneur and how I pursued each idea to create a business and what you should take away from each experience .

First Business: AntisocialSmokesociety.com

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  • Timing is possibly the most important aspect of running a business
  • Take Advantage of personal connections and capitalize on peoples skills
  • Know your audience in order to communicate your businesses ‘Why’ effectively

Second Business: Cryptocurrensea.io

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Third Business: Prepit.org

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Fourth Business: Jongan.com

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Fifth Business: BlackMirrorhealth.app

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Tools and Layout

Now I will attempt to layout a model skeleton for you to go through to validate your idea, plan your lean start, to create an MVP, and then marketing the product in any number of ways in the 21st century. I will try to give an overview for the sake of keeping this article simple yet effective at helping you achieve your goal and then include tools for each step.

Part 1. What is your product?

Trello

SCRUM

Draw.io

Part 2. Who is your customer?

Mailchimp

Social Media

Part 3. Can you develop the product? and if not, who can?

Github / Gitlab / Fivvr

Part 4. Get to an early MVP and then begin testing

The Lean Startup

Part 5. After you’ve tested enough times, is it time to go to market?

Part 6. Marketing and Sales

Conclusion

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