For more information on topics that may help you get started and/or develop, please see below. Please also check back – this toolbox is in the process of being developed and will be expanded frequently.
An Entrepreneur’s Startup Guide – TIA’s guide to launching a new company with UC technology.
“The Pre-Startup Checklist” by Lex Sisney
Lean LaunchPad Online Course (free) – “How to Build a Startup”
“Pitch Perfect: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint” by Guy Kawasaki
“Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail” by Tim Draper (of Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
“The most unlikely place to find startup funding” – Advice on taking funding from corporate/strategic partners
Elements of a Business Plan – There is no one format or way to write a business plan, however, all business plans must address the same elements to one degree or another. The degree to which you will address each topic is a function of your company’s stage of development, market, overall strategy, etc. An alternate outline can be found HERE.
“How to Write a Business Plan” – A comprehensive guide, created in consultation with industry experts, on writing a business plan by Open Colleges – an Australian company.
The Funded – An online community of entrepreneurs discussing fundraising, rating/reviewing investors, and discussing startup strategies
“Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice” by Mark Suster
Stanford e-Corner – A free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning
“Standard” Startup Legal Documents from Ask the VC – NOTE : these are specific to early stage investments in software/internet startups and should be used for information purposes only. Please consult an attorney about the appropriate documents for your company.