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From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days: Creating, Safari

By Jason Glaspey, Scott Kveton

Published by New Riders

Published Date: Sep 29, 2010

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This is the Safari online edition of the printed book.

Once upon a time, starting a business meant months of researching, refining business goals and writing business plans, talking to investors and banks, negotiating for loans, and raising money. But today, agile web development practices mean that you can almost launch on an idea and figure it out as you go. At least that’s what authors Jason Glaspey and Scott Kveton and their colleague Michael Richardson did when starting, an online bacon retailer.

In this mouth-watering tale, they describe their process of starting a business on a shoestring, including the things they did right and the things they did wrong. didn’t make them millionaires — not even close! But the lessons they learned have led to comfortable success on their follow-up ventures. And whether it’s choosing a domain name or selecting the right content management systems, buying and storing inventory or figuring out fulfillment, using social media for marketing or finding a location to host an “epic” party, their stories will help you jumpstart your own web business.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Bacon?
Chapter 2 Finding the Brand
Chapter 3 Building Bac’n
Chapter 4 Logistics (or The Site Isn’t Everything)
Chapter 5 Launching with a Live Audience
Chapter 6 Moving On Incrementally
Chapter 7 Maintenance Mode & Other Opportunities
Chapter 8 Selling Bac’n
Chapter 9 Wrapping Up Bac’n


From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days: Creating, Safari

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