I saw The Social Network recently and really enjoyed it. It’s a good story, well told (and well-acted). Unfortunately, there aren’t that many Facebook-type success stories out there, so I wouldn’t use it as a model for your typical business start-up. No business plan, no shareholder agreement and no IP protection, or at least nothing that was visible in the movie.
So you and your buddy have decided you’re going to finally take the big leap, quit your day jobs and start up that new venture you’ve been talking about for a while. That’s good. You’ve got your business plan, you’ve put together some start-up cash and you’ve got a line on some space. It seems like you are ready, but how do you know what comes first?
Getting launched is the culmination of a number of small steps. This publication contains 10 things you should think about.
This publication was written by Jan Lederman, former Partner of TDS.
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