Wikierp just started to take shape as a project but I'm looking to get as much early feedback as possible. In a true web sense I'm bootstrapping this in public. Right here, right now.
Small businesses (those between 1 and 15 employee) are the backbone of our economies producing a great amount of wealth.
We are not speaking only or even mostly of technology businesses, but of those other enterprises that build the things and provide the services that even us technosavvy need. We are speaking of the small brick and mortar shops like our grocery or the baker at the corner of the street.
This businesses are really made and driven by the work those entreprenuer (and I want to call them as such since they are really taking their risks) they are much more personal than the bigger ones and this people are looking for ways to help them in their job.
They need them to be competitive, they need them to be able to maximize the time they spend actually doing business (selling goods in their shops, building beautiful ...).
a small business management
system, easy to use, aordable
Average number of employee
Of all the enterprises have
less than 10 employee
Of the enterprises with
less than 10 employee have just 1
leveraging common tools
(Email, Feeds, IM)
a uniform experience
(but not more)
(widgetizing the ERP!)
a solution provider
complete solutions for the end users
a platform provider
advanced users / ISVs hooking into the basic building blocks
to create customized solutions
solutions built on the common base by third parties