The Startup Checklist

  • by David S. Rose
  • Narrated by David S. Rose
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Claire McTaggart

Checked all the boxes

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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- Derrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2016
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC