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Don’t Build Software To Solve Problems That Don’t Exist

By Jim Reams|April 2nd, 2018|Custom Software, Mobile Apps|no comments

If you have an existing business and there is a process that disrupts your business that gives you constant headaches, or you have a time-consuming manual process that could be automated, then you have a problem. And that problem can likely be solved with a custom software solution or by the development of a mobile app.

Additionally, if there is something about your business that you get steady complaints about from your customers and it something you can’t fix without hiring staff you can’t afford, your customers have a problem that might be fixed with custom software.

However, many entrepreneurs have an idea that they want to build from the ground up. Every entrepreneur seems to want to build the Uber of this or the Airbnb of that. Sometimes they want to disrupt an industry they have little or no experience in. And sometimes they even get funding to build their software or app.

Where trouble happens is when entrepreneurs convince themselves they have come up with a unique and revolutionary way to solve a problem, when in reality, that problem doesn’t exist or there is no demand to solve it.

Before you go down the road of having software or a mobile app developed, make sure you talk to as many of your potential customers to see if your idea is something they would want to use and, more importantly, if it is something they would pay for. The last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money on developing a product that has little or no demand.

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