ZAKOapp eh?!
We are building a tool that makes it easy to be in business. It’s also meant to be a tool for all ages, so our approach to product design, interface organization, language, and iconography needs to make sense from “8 to 80” as they say in the Urban Design field.What ZAKO is and what it means to people will evolve over time, and quite rapidly given the period of Internet evolution that we are launching within. Major parts of the Internet are in place, the Webstructures. This term refers to the gl...
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Basic Market Information
From a Planning Exercise for New Chip Accelerator (Early January 2022):The "CRM for Very Small Businesses" market is in the billions and very sub-divided (i.e. firms under 20 employees). After Salesforce there are thousands of industry-specific solutions and nearly all presume access to desktop computing. Because these products are geared toward businesses where administrative and sales duties are parsed out between multiple people, communication channels like phones and messaging are distinct...
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Lean Canvas
Direct View of Image: https://i.vgy.me/k7aGTF.pngThis is a template we intend to work on and refine all the time. It's a great way of doing onboarding and orientation for new workers and new investors.The living version on Whimsical can be viewed <here>. ...
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Porter's Five Forces
Direct View of Image: https://i.vgy.me/DzNyIT.pngThis template gives a big yield once a founder can do it with accuracy. We still need to work on ours but it's a good kick at the can to start.The living version is viewable on Whimsical <here>. As always, comments welcome! ...
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S.W.O.T. Analysis for ZAKOapp
Direct View of Image: https://i.vgy.me/o5sxJo.pngIn the first quarter of 2022 we're playing catch up on some planning exercises that we attempted earlier in our journey. In early 2021 we just didn't have clarity about company purpose and market fit. Lots of testing ahead with our first target customers (Tradesmen and Small Farmers) but Customer Discovery activities have confirmed we're on the right path.We were also waiting to develop our repository of planning templates until the right kind of ...
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Dave's 3 Questions
In the book Play Bigger, by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lockhead and Kevin Maney, they share a story in Chapter 5 about Bullpen Capital and its efforts to bridge the funding gap for startups who aren't yet at Series A. Bullpen Capital hosts a monthly pitching event they call Fullpen. One of the authors, Dave Peterson, regularly attends. He asks the following 3 questions of most companies who present in the Fullpen. Today, London Street is in the Fullpen! Well, it's our first (pretend)...
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about
---page: true---We're a Canadian company on a global mission to help small businesses start and grow. ...
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