The 7 Launch Questions
WHAT IS IT? What is the primary product/service? Who is its audience? What is a specific example of
something the enterprise would do/cover/make/produce?
WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU SOLVING? In what way(s) will this product/service address unmet needs?
What is new about this, why will people care about this, and what will this product/service add that is not already
REVENUE? What are the key sources of revenue for this enterprise? Are you depending on advertising,
circulation, or other streams of money? Who will pay for this product/service/offering?
What is the basis for your expectations?
COSTS? What expenses will your idea entail? What do you estimate it will cost to produce the product or to serve
your audience/clients? In what ways might the costs change over time?
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE? Who will produce this product/service, and how will the labor be
organized? What is the general structure of the organization?
OBSTACLES? What are some of the challenges you expect this enterprise will face?
If it were to fail, what would be the likely reasons? Who are some of the potential competitors? What about
opponents of the idea, or potential rivals?
NEXT STEPS? What are the next steps that would be required to get this off the ground, and how would this be