A New Online Business Venture
Well, after a few weeks of heavy lifting, we have launched the beta version of a new online business venture that we are building. YourBelly.com is an online database of restaurant and menu information for individuals with dietary needs.I have definitely been slacking somewhat on the blog content on this blog because I’ve been busy writing code, working on the design, and doing some hardcore data entry. It will be interesting to see the new website grow and tweak our business strategy as we go. Of course, I will be detailing our progress on this site especially the business side of the experiment.
A Quick Intro To YourBelly.com
The site was the answer to a simple and common problem. Simply put, it’s tough for individuals with dietary needs like celiac disease (gluten free) to find restaurants to eat at in their area. Don’t the big restaurant sites such as UrbanSpoon have gluten free recommendations? Well, yes they do. The difference is that the big restaurant sites rarely have menu data. In order to read menu data you have to sift through the actual restaurant’s web site that you may be considering visiting. Our site allows users to browse restaurants and actual menu items fast and easy.
Go ahead and visit the site especially if you might be looking for gluten free restaurants or gluten free menu items nearby! I will keep you updated on our progress with data, traffic and monetizing the site.