startup mixologyThese resources are a companion to Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. Startup Mixology explains the ingredients of winning entrepreneurship through the stories of companies like MakerBot, WordPress, Zappos, and Basecamp. You’ll also discover the harsh reality of starting up and how to stay sane and happy with moments of celebration. If you haven’t already, get the book here!

 

 

tools

The Co-Founder Equity Calculator: An online tool that takes into account a laundry list of factors: who is CEO, who does the coding, who had the idea, who would manage developers, who is working part-time, who is essential for raising funding, who is essential for development, who is essential for launch and traction, who is essential for revenue, who does the marketing and blog, who comes up with features, who does the budget, who pays for business expenses, who pitches investors, and who has industry connections.

Online legal services like LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, CorpNet, MyCorporation, and USLegal: They’re best used under a lawyer’s supervision or just for initial research.

Accounting: Excel or Google spreadsheets, QuickBooks, WorkingPointXeroGoDaddy online bookkeeping, and Wave.