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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
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Critic Reviews

"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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3 out of 5 stars
By Carlos E. on 02-20-17

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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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Claire McTaggart on 07-01-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-07-17


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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