This is a list of resources for people in the preliminary planning stages of a startup. The number one on the list, Startup School, is by far the most useful.
- Startup School Library: Probably the greatest resource for startups, it can get you in the mindset of thinking big, thinking about the right things, and keeping yourself on track. You can also join Startup School for free, which is highly recommended, even if you just follow along.
- Also from YC, the Startup Playbook. A list of talks and texts covering the most important aspects of a startup.
- Product Hunt: a place where startups launch, it’s a good idea to start contributing to the community and seeing how other startups do it, even if you’re not ready to launch yet. Also a great place to find competitors, see what they are doing and how they are launching.
- The Clerky Handbook. Clerky is a service that helps you incorporate your startup in Delaware. Their handbook covers most of what you need to know to get an understanding of the incorporation process.
- Advice for first time founders – from people who founded startups.
- Startup on a Shoestring (a shameless plug for our own blog): a list of major vendors offering free tiers to startups and entrepreneurs. You can’t afford every piece of software, see which ones you can get by on for free.
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