“Startup” and “Entrepreneurship” have become buzzwords nowadays. And almost everyone we meet these days has a dream of having a successful business to live on his own terms.
Now even though the market suggests that most startups fail, there has been found a group of similar traits in the startups that do succeed. Thus, the good news is that if your business replicates those traits in itself, then there is a much higher chance of it cutting through the gravity.
Here are the top 5 reasons for startup success as per Bill T. Gross in his Ted Talk.
Now, what if I tell you that developing an MVP can help you with all of these startup success factors? Thus, today we are going to discuss in detail what makes developing an MVP such an important step and why you should invest in it.
Why is MVP important?
An MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is your idea brought into life with only the core features. If you would like to know more about MVP, then I recommend you to read our blog post on “What is MVP?”
But why is it important? Is it worth the money and time? Of course! As I said earlier, developing an MVP will help you with integrating all the top 5 factors of startup success in your business. This itself gives you a fighting chance to thrive in this cut-throat competitive business world.
An MVP helps you mitigate the timing risk which can be a big relief as timing contributes a 42% share in the above graph. Is there any need for your product in the market currently? Are you too early? Are you too late? Your MVP will help you answer these questions.
Team and execution
Your team and execution occupy the second position in determining your startup success with a 32% share. But how does an MVP help with this?
Once you deploy your MVP, you are bound to get insights that will help you shape your business and marketing strategy. This, in turn, will positively affect your execution.
Surprisingly, the idea comes third. Is your solution the best out there? Can you expand your idea with time or will it hit the ceiling soon?
An MVP will help you get feedback on your idea in execution from your potential customers instead of just hoping with speculation.
Which areas of the market are you going to tap? How are you going to provide your services? These questions and more make up for your business model. Once you start spreading your wings with an MVP, you will eventually be able to build a sustainable business model.
What can be better than the backup of investors in the business world? But they look for proof that your idea has the potential to give them juicy returns. With your MVP in place, it can give investors the required proof they are looking for.
With the importance of developing an MVP asking for no debate, let’s look at why it is investing in it.
Why should you invest in an MVP?
Following a proven method to guide you on your way to starting a successful business is a better option than relying on what you are feeling. Why? Because it isn’t about you. It is about the people for whom you are trying to solve a problem - your target audience.
An MVP is built to help your vision align with your target audience. But that’s not it! There is more. Here is why you should invest in an MVP: -
Validates (or invalidates) your idea
MVP shows you whether there is any steam in your idea. Is your idea feasible? Is the problem you are trying to solve even exists? Is it big enough? This helps you save time and money.
Reduces launch time
MVP lets you focus on the most important features of your product just enough to solve the core problem. This speeds up the process to launch your product.
Investors prioritizes the validity from your target audience about the idea you have pitched to them. If they see a good initial response from them, they are more likely to invest in it.
Provides invaluable feedback on your product
There is always a gap between expectation and reality. And MVP lets you fill this gap with the real feedback of your product in use from your target audience. You can then make the necessary tweaks for it to be market-ready.
Helps you create a business and marketing strategy
MVP offers more than product feedback. It tells you how your target audience sees your product, how they use it, in what situations they use it, etc. This invaluable information helps you build business and marketing strategy for your product.
An MVP is the simplest version of your product loaded with only the most vital features to solve the core problem it was built to solve. To know more about MVP, check the first blog in our MVP series - What is Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?
There are many ways to develop your MVP: -
Build on your own
This is a time-consuming and unreliable method as MVP development is a sophisticated process. Your MVP needs to be good or else, it can backfire.
Hire freelance developers
This is a better option than the previous one but still an unreliable way to build an MVP. The freelancer you hire may not have any experience in developing an MVP and takes no responsibility for its completion. Plus, hiring multiple freelancers can be hard to manage.
Work with an MVP development company
Hiring remote developers from an MVP development company like ours is the best way to develop a quality MVP as it is affordable and reliable. In addition to that, you also get the advantage of their expertise without having to manage the workforce you hire from them.
It depends on your requirements. Thus, you can try our MVP price calculator to get a free estimation.
It is not mandatory to build an MVP to make your product a success. However, that would be more like gambling and can make you more vulnerable to product failure. This can ultimately cost you a lot of money, effort, and time.
Thus, the safer way is to invest in developing an MVP first, validate your idea, and identify its need.
Hiring remote developers from us can save up to 60% of your development cost. We already have served clients from various industries such as real estate, e-commerce, healthcare, etc.
Developing an MVP is definitely worth it if you are serious about your startup. Thus, if you are one of them, you can contact us. We are an MVP development company with a proven track record. We have developed MVPs for startups in various industries such as real estate, healthcare, and finance - just to name a few.
Founder and CEO, Acquaint Softtech
I love to make a difference. Thus, I started Acquaint Softtech with the vision of making developers easily accessible and affordable to all. Me and my beloved team have been fulfilling this vision for over 15 years now and will continue to get even bigger and better.