May 2, 2019

Solve your own problem and you've found your 1st user!

Budibase @BudiBase

This rings true for Budibase

Mike was sick of the repetition involved with building web apps.

I had limited programming knowledge and never felt confident working with databases and backend development.

So we met and combined our efforts to solve our own problems, and hopefully others, with one product:


I hope you've found your first user!


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    100%. But I would say unless the market is crowded go speak to potential customers first.

    I would love to know how many side projects get started without ever speaking to anyone.

    For my first project I just started coding and never spoke to anyone. I wasted a lot of time on that. It solves a big problem for a lot of companies but I have no feasible go to market strategy at the moment.

    My current project is an issue I had from the previous project. So I spoke to a few potential customers to confirm that it was a real problem.

    I will also be dogfooding the project so will learn a ton from doing that.

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      Such a hard road doing it alone. You ever thought of looking for a co-founder ?

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    This is a great starting point, but emphasis must be applied to potential customers.

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