Guides

Practical experience in an easy-to-use form

Our Tools library contains presentations, How-to guides, checklists and other resources to help you roll up your sleeves and get it done.

The Essentials:

First Steps for Entrepreneurs and Innovator (Presentation)  – Got an idea for a new product or service, but don’t know what to do about it?  Start here.

Business Plan Basics (Presentation) – Every new venture needs a business plan to get off the ground.  Here’s how to get started.

Financing Your New Venture (Presentation) – Does your new business needs money to grow?  Learn how to find the funding you need.

Validating the Market for Your New Venture (Presentation) – Objective market research is critical to understanding your customers and your competitors.  Learn how to get cost-effective access to the information you need.

Managing Innovation (Presentation) -  an introduction to the process of generating, evaluating and implementing innovations in an organization

Additional Available Guides (more are added on a regular basis):

Pitcher’s Guide:  Why Dragons don’t Invest (document)

Pitcher’s Guide:   What should I include in my pitch? (document)

Pitcher’s Guide:  How much money should I ask for and what should I give up? (document)