“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s venerable quote is quite fitting in this modern, Web 2.0 era. It has been my experience that a company like Needmore, with no outside funding or help to speak of, must grow by moxie and sheer willpower. It has taken us years to get to where we are now!
Allen’s is also a good mantra for a small business looking to create web-based applications, like so many around today. Particularly if you substitute “launching your product” for “showing up.” We have one or two great ideas, one of which we even started to build, but at some point we realized that we just didn’t have the time to write the software. Client work is still the mainstay of our business, and we still enjoy it very much.
At the same time, there’s more than a few web applications out there which are not remarkable, yet have achieved some level of success, I believe, simply by “showing up.” There’s nothing wrong with that. In such a fast-paced industry, getting something out the door six months before everyone else is a huge competitive advantage. But it’s not the only one, and it’s a very large playing field.
By the way, we are hiring.