Three months in, and significantly more focused than in my previous post. Instead of attacking 2 businesses and a third sidea (side idea), I am fully focused on building HoursOf.com, an application to find open places at any time. I’ve researched the competitors (big & small), and I think I can put together a better experience and better content. I’m looking to launch in a small geography (Hartford & West Hartford, CT) in early 2013, and iterate quickly in search of Customer Validation. Beyond the product itself, some basic questions are:
- Are we acquiring customers? (and how many)
- How much does it cost to acquire them?
- Is it scalable?
- When will it profitable?
- What, if any, investment will be needed to get there?