Reply To: Hi, I have an app I have been working on that I believe could help small NZ businesses retain and increase their customer base in the current covid 19 climate. However I need some help to finish it and launch it online. I don’t have the finances needed to pay to put it online or for the monetary transaction company I would need to set it up. I would also like to obtain some input from potential companies to see if they think my app would be useful to them and what they might need in addition to what I already have set up. My aim is to provide an app to small businesses that cannot afford to have individual apps made for their company. It would also be simple to use and wouldn’t require any other device than their mobile phone. It would have the advantage of no cost to the business if customers did not use the app so they would not lose any money by trying out the app. Any advice on where to go to from here would be much appreciated. Thanks Joe.

Hi Joe

The best thing you can do is approach the businesses you are building it for. If what you have created is 80% of the way there and you are clear about what needs to happen to finish it, at least one of them might want to throw in a few bucks (and some time and effort) to help you finish it. But the first step is to reach out to the 20 or so businesses that you have identified as your first likely customers.

I hope this helps.