So, I’ve been working on a web app for small product-based maker shops (think Etsy shops) to help them track and manage orders, inventory, and equipment. Though my MVP has a lot of rough edges still I think I’m less than a week out from having it functional enough that I can get it in front of a small group (about 5-10 to start) of very early users. I have a small group already picked out (some are friends and family, and others are friends of friends) but I wanted to get some tips from IH on how to best maximize the value of this early beta period to prepare my app for a proper launch in early 2019? What sorts of questions would you recommend I ask users, what’s the best way to identify pain points or necessary features I completely missed, and how do I manage expectations while the product is in such an early state?
Any advice you guys have from experience would be helpful here!