I have a cracker of a web 2 idea. I know its market, I know the people and I know they're crying out for it. I'm also a developer of some 15 years, and have some management experience and exposure to running a business. Two friends (my business partners) and I built a working prototype. All cool so far, huh?
The problem is that we hit a wall. One friend has medical issues, the other just had a baby. I've been struggling along but my time is limited too. The others have done nothing for months . Now I've just been retrenched, which could be the nudge I needed (cue the thousands of posts to just do it, never look back yadda yadda).
The original plan was to build this thing outside hours and let it grow until we could leave jobs and do it full time. We all have young kids and mortgages breathing down our necks.
I have two questions:
1) Do you think I should get an angel investor, work on this full time and launch it? At the current rate it will take years to launch and competitors are starting to release things that approach my idea (albeit badly). 2) How best to handle my partners? If I was reading this cold on the net I'd say to drop them, but they've given very substantial contributions and are also lifelong friends.