That’s the short answer. If you’d like to learn why, read on. You might get slightly offended, but I don’t mind.
If you don’t have a great business plan, a great marketing plan and the ability to explain them to me in under an hour, then I don’t even want to hear it. I’m pretty amazed that it’s 2011 and there are still people that don’t understand that building a website is not a “field of dreams”. YOU have to get people to come to your website and use it.
I don’t care how brilliant your idea is.
I DO care about how brilliant the marketing strategy is to get people to use the brilliant idea. You need to have a plan for social media. You need to have a plan for hitting the street and doing some word of mouth marketing. How about some standard ads? Radio, TV, billboards, etc… They’re all still being used and used effectively. PR? Get some press out there. Don’t know how? We do, but here’s where I really start to have an issue. If you haven’t thought about all of those things and don’t have a plan for them, then what kind of stake am I going to have in YOUR company? Sounds like I’d be doing all of the work for your idea… I’m betting that if you don’t know about all of the necessary marketing behind starting your company, you haven’t done the simple stuff like looking at possible competition. Which means that your idea isn’t nearly as unique as you thought.
So… Sorry to burst your bubble, but no.