The Website Company’s “10 steps to SaaS” program, is the perfectly imperfect journey from zero to MVP, for ambitious entrepreneurs, start ups, aspiring SaaS owners and ideapreneurs who are struggling with the technical & creative barriers of bringing their ideas to the market.
Unlike traditional development houses who insist on working with perfectly polished and well-thought-out specification documents, we embrace your rough edges and help provide your venture with the technical kick it needs to get your MVP or version 1 over the line, so you can get your idea to the market quickly. This way, it’ll be ready and waiting to be tested by your early adopters.
Using our method and expertise, you can significantly improve your ability to scale, and therefore your chances of securing investor funding for, your SaaS venture later down the line. You’ll also have an asset with real data, real customers, and real income, to prove to potential investors that your product works, and solves a real problem.
Well, traditional development houses insist on working with perfectly refined, polished, and well-thought out specification documents that can take months and months to prepare or produce if you lack the technical expertise. This wastes valuable time that could have been better spent testing if things actually resonate in the market, with real users.
We do things differently. Instead, we will patiently work with you through 10 specially-designed stages to remove all of the technical & creative barriers that have previously stopped you from taking your venture to the market. We’ll take whiteboard ideas, and we’ll craft them into usable functionality that you can push out, test, and refine quickly with early adopters.
We do this in 2 phases.
Phase 1 takes an idea previously written on a whiteboard, or stored in your head, all the way to a spec’d out, professional, MVP specifications document. This phase is perfectly designed for any ideas which have been blocked in the past by you, or your team’s, technical or creative barriers. This is also the perfect starting point for anyone who already has a development team, but who doesn’t have the development capacity in-house to pursue an idea like this right now. If you’re already in a position where you have a specification document, you can skip most of phase 1 and go straight to stage 5.
The first stage starts by booking a call with us. After all, the first step to anything is starting.
We are happy to sign an NDA in advance of the first discussion. When you book, you’ll recieve a welcome pack which will arrive in plenty of time before the ideation & discussion call is due to start. We’ll use this to welcome you to the “Step into SaaS” program. We will also give you step by step instructions on how we will proceed going forward.
Phase 2 takes your specifications document and starts to bring your project to life. Below, we walk you through the final 5 stages of the Step into SaaS journey. You’ll see that this is where things really start to get exciting.
Project Acceptance & Legal
If you’re happy with our proposal, fees, and team allocation, you’ll be ready to sign the legal stuff. This legal protection ensures that you get what you have signed up for, and ensures that we will only deliver what we have agreed. For your peace of mind, although we are not legally required to, we are fully insured for our client’s peace of mind. Upon signature of the agreement, you will need to initiate a payment in order to kick off the project and validate the agreement.
A couple of days – depending on how fast your solicitors are!
It’s incredibly important to consider working with a company who understands you to the core, your values, and your work ethic, and vice versa. Generally speaking, for a project to be a success, we require your enthusiasm, commitment & joy of seeing a project all the way through to the end. The best projects are always the ones where ultimately the whole team thrives & enjoys themeslves. So, do you and your business fit the bill?