Resource Library

In this Resource Library, you will find a list of “how-to” guides that we have developed to help you as you explore your idea and embark on your entrepreneurship journey.

Topic Description Stage Function
Understand your personal mission Understand your personal missions and long term goals and how they fit in your entrepreneurial journey 0 – Discovery Self Discovery
Understand your personal capabilities Understand your capabilities and personal missions and if they align with your business ideas 0 – Discovery Self Discovery
5-step idea validation process A 5-steps process to help you validate your early-stage business idea 0 – Discovery Idea Validation
Checklist: Ideation Stage A checklist to guide you as you identify and test your early stage ideas 1 – Ideation Checklist
Evaluate your business idea A guide to help you evaluate if your idea is feasible/viable 1 – Ideation Idea Validation
Market research A guide on market research methods and steps to get started 1 – Ideation Market Research
Market research survey An example to help you develop a relevant survey for your market research 1 – Ideation Market Research
Market research questions A guide to help you with creating relevant market research questions 1 – Ideation Market Research
Market research audience How to reach out to the right audience for your market research 1 – Ideation Market Research
Competitor analysis A guide to help you identify and better understand your competitors in the market place 1 – Ideation Market Research
Value proposition How to identify your value proposition and competitive advantages of your business 1 – Ideation Value Proposition
Business concept framing (worksheet) A guide and worksheet to help you identify your business idea and how they are different from your competitors 1 – Ideation Value Proposition
Checklist: Build Stage A checklist to guide you as you start to develop your business model 2 – Build Checklist
Organizational structure A guide on various organizational structures and which one is right for you 2 – Build Corporate Governance
Target markets and customer segements A guide on market segmentation and how to create an effective marketing strategy 2 – Build Marketing
B2B vs. B2C markets A guide on B2B vs. B2C market 2 – Build Marketing
Market entry strategy A guide on creating a “Big Picture” market entry strategy 2 – Build Marketing
Brand strategy A guide to create a successful brand strategy 2 – Build Marketing
Minimum viable product Step-by-step guide to create an MVP for early validation 2 – Build MVP
Proof of concept A guide on understanding the feasibility of your business and product through proof of concept 2 – Build MVP
Checklist: Launch Stage A checklist to help you get ready to launch your business 3 – Launch Checklist
Basics of business development A short video on the basics of business development and how to create your own business development strategy 3 – Launch Business development
Organizational structure A short video on business structures, organizational structure and building your company culture 3 – Launch Corporate Governance
Cash flow basics Understanding your business cash flow 3 – Launch Finance
Basics of business finance A short video on the basics of business finance including financial statements, budgeting and financing options 3 – Launch Finance
Measure your business profitability A simple overview on tracking your business finances to determine if your business is profitable 3 – Launch Finance
Tax ramifications for sole proprietorships An overview on tax ramifications for sole proprietorships 3 – Launch Legal
Tax ramifications for general partnerships An overview on tax ramifications for general partnerships 3 – Launch Legal
Tax ramifications for limited partnerships An overview on tax ramifications for limited partnerships 3 – Launch Legal
Tax ramifications for corporations An overview on tax ramifications for corporations 3 – Launch Legal
Tax ramifications for not-for-profit corporations An overview on tax ramifications for not-for-profit corporations 3 – Launch Legal

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