Every day you wait to get your community platform ready is a day you could have spent developing your community.
I’ve had clients insist on waiting 6 to 9 months to develop the perfect enterprise platforms. That’s a lot of wasted days.
A better approach is to get started right now.
For the cost of a few hundred bucks, you can hack together a pretty effective community solution that offers 70% of what the top platforms use (and will be easier to use than many).
You might be surprised just how well platforms at the inexpensive end of the market are beginning to integrate with one another.
Now while your tech team are working on the enterprise platform, you can spend your time doing the hard work of developing the community, forging connections, and finding out what kind of activities your members want.
By the time you have your enterprise platform ready, you’ll have a highly active community ready to use it.