The startup checklist : 25 steps to a scalable, high-growth business / by David S. Rose
By: Rose, David S.Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2016Description: xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781119163794.Subject(s): Business start up | Entrepreneurs | Investors | Business planning | Strategy | Information technologyOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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PREPARE TO LAUNCH: Translate your idea into a compelling business model -- Craft a lean business plan to serve as your venture's road map -- Find and know your competitors -- Build your dream team -- Allocate the equity in your startup -- Build a minimum viable product and validate your plans with customers -- Establish your brand with online public profiles -- Network effectively within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. LAUNCH AND BUILD YOUR COMPANY: Incorporate your company for protection and investment -- "Lawyer up" the right way -- Recruit your boards of directors and advisors -- Select an accountant and an accounting system -- Establish and manage your credit profile -- Open bank, credit card, and merchant accounts -- Choosing your key technologies, platforms, and vendors -- Measure your business with data analytics -- Round out your your team with employees and freelancers -- Establish a stock option plan to incentivize your team. RAISE FUNDS; COLLABORATE WITH INVESTORS; PLAN FOR YOUR EXIT: Understand the funding process and what investors want to see -- Nurture your investor pipeline -- Crowdfunding and online platforms -- Survive the term sheet negotiation and investor due diligence -- Get the most from your investors, now and in the future -- Understand your company's valuation -- Keep your eye on the exit and reap the benefits of success. APPENDICES: The startup reading list -- Sample due diligence request -- Starting a U.S. corporation from a foreign country -- Sample convertible preferred stock term sheet -- Sample convertible note term sheet -- Sample founder accord.
Offers a comprehensive checklist to the entrepreneur setting out to create a scalable, high-growth business. Presents a process to start a high-growth venture, which includes practical tasks, the latest online tools and how to attract investors.