Starting from scratch involves a lot of unstructured work and just 'figuring things out.' For me, that meant a lot of googling and badgering people who I knew had been here before me (sorry friends). I would always wish there was a single, consolidated database of everything I needed to know to get going. Y Combinator's startup library comes close, but here are some other resources I've found really helpful during my own research and building process:
1. Market research, competitive research: Idea maze by Balaji S
2. Customer research, problem discovery: "Jobs to Be Done" framework by Clayton Christensen
3. Customer acquisition strategy: Traction by Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo
4. Evaluating your ideas: Amazing video by Y-Combinator partner Kevin Hale on 'How to Evaluate Startup Ideas'
5. Clarity of thought on your business: Using this simple business plan template from Sequoia
Still a WIP, but thinking of putting together all the best resources I come across into a database so anyone else building doesn't have to trudge through google/bank on the random recommendation.
The respective links are -
Y Combinator : https://bit.ly/3FYAVyA
Idea maze : https://bit.ly/3jdLd49
Jobs to be done : https://bit.ly/3FW76yN
Traction : https://amzn.to/3DKYNUu
How to evaluate startup ideas : https://bit.ly/3DOlbwi
Writing a business plan : https://bit.ly/3DMU7xx
Hope you found this helpful. All the best for building your startup!
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