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The Startup Checklist Audiobook

The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business

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Publisher's Summary

25 Steps to Found and Scale a High-Growth Business

The Startup Checklist is the entrepreneur's essential companion. While most entrepreneurship books focus on strategy, this invaluable guide provides the concrete steps that will get your new business off to a strong start. You'll learn the ins and outs of startup execution, management, legal issues, and practical processes throughout the launch and growth phases and how to avoid the critical missteps that threaten the foundation of your business. Instead of simply referring you to experts, this discussion shows you exactly which experts you need, what exactly you need them to do, and which tools you will use to support them - and you'll gain enough insight to ask smart questions that help you get your money's worth. If you're ready to do big things, this book has you covered from the first business card to the eventual exit.

Over two-thirds of startups are built on creaky foundations, and over two-thirds of startup costs go directly toward cleaning up legal and practical problems caused by an incomplete or improper start. This book helps you sidestep the messy and expensive cleanup process by giving you the specific actions you need to take right from the very beginning.

  • Understand the critical intricacies of legally incorporating and running a startup
  • Learn which experts you need and what exactly you need from them
  • Make more intelligent decisions independent of your advisors
  • Avoid the challenges that threaten to derail great young companies

The typical American startup costs over $30,000 and requires working with over two dozen professionals and service providers before it even opens for business - and the process is so complex that few founders do it correctly. Their startups' errors often go unnoticed until the founder tries to seek outside capital, at which point they can cost thousands of dollars to fix...or even completely derail an investment. The Startup Checklist helps you avoid these problems and lay a strong foundation, so you can focus on building your business.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 David S. Rose (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Finally! The indispensable instruction book that takes you from your Big Idea to a Big Exit. In his inimitable wise and witty style, David takes founders through the nuts and bolts of how to start a company that can successfully make it all the way to the finish line. I'm giving copies to all of my entrepreneurs!" (Barbara Corcoran, business expert and star of ABC's Shark Tank)

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    "must read for first time entrepreneurs "

    This book has the most practical actionable useful advice of any startup book I've read.

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    As a former executive now turned startup CEO I found this audio highly informative. So much so that I listened to the entire audio twice in two weeks.

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    Carlos E. 02-20-17
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    "Not good as an Audiobook"

    I don't think that this book is good as an Audiobook. It would be better off just being the traditional textbook - either hard or soft copy.

    The narration was done by the author and I must say it's not really pleasing to listen to. The voice is somewhat unclear and the reading was too fast.

    If I were the author of the book, I wouldn't have agreed to have this book served as an audiobook because I know that the text version is a must for this book that relies heavily on diagrams and such.

    Lesson learned? Always listen to the sample and make use of the take a look inside whenever possible before buying the audiobook.

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    "Many tips and good advice"

    Much information about how to transform your idea in a businessplan and different methods how to get funding.

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    "waste of money"

    I didn't learn anything useful. I struggle to finish the book. save your money, or buy something else.

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    John Baafi 05-10-17
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    "Wildly Superb"

    David Rose performs marvellously at navigating the treacherous terrain and waters of a tech startup.

    This is an imperative audio for all of today's tech starters.

    JKB

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    Ed Shepherdson 03-06-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Getting kick-started in the right direction!"

    Valuable book to give you a detailed holistic view of what it takes to create a company from scratch. The book was very well organized and the right amount of time was spent on each topic within the chapter.

    This book will make a good reference to go back to as you progress along the start-up journey.

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    Very practical and helpful information, thank you! a must read if you are looking to start a business, especially in tech

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