I have spent considerable resources on the development of a networking/eCommerce site and have since changed my focus on the core idea for the business to the extent that the website is not 100% what I want it to be for users.
Sorry if I am somewhat vague, but I don't want to speak too much about the actual website. I will say though that I focused more on the eCommerce function during development, and after a lot of thinking, researching and consulting peers feel that the networking aspect of the site is far more important and useful for potential users. I do not know what I should do, try to find more money for design and development, or go live and seek users and try to improve upon the website as I go along. I know there is huge potential for growth and a market for the website, I am just not sure what step to take at this point. Any advice is appreciated.
You will find that once you launch and start watching people and taking feedback that what ever you "think" is the right way won't be a vast amount will be driven by the users with your own vision as a guideline.
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