Curated resources to start your own business

Are you thinking about starting your own business?

That is exciting! And although it may also seem daunting, you are not alone. Roughly half a million businesses get started in the US each year of which a majority of owners consider it a success after 4 years (source).

However, when you start out there are many unknowns and choice points on your path forward... This uncertainty may feel paralyzing, and may inhibit your progress to building your idea into something real.

That is why I put together a curated list of resources.

When I started my first business I realized that a resource with a clear overview of steps to take and in what order would be a huge help. So I decided to combine everything I learned through experience, books, podcasts, workshops and many other resources into one big flowchart. This flowchart covers developing a business plan, legal aspects, financial aspects, creating website and other forms of contact, marketing & sales, operations and human resources. With the goal of providing the most economical option for each of those aspects.

And we built more tools to help.

We also built an iOS application where these curated resources are combined into an app that lets you save and share your progress each step of the way, as well as offer many additional tools and resources. Available on iOS now!

About the founder

Do Tromp has a PhD in neuroscience and started her first business in 2019, a coworking space in California. She loves to learn, optimize processes, and share those resources with others. She is concerned about the rise of unemployment and the decline in people starting new businesses. She hopes that this resource will help anyone take the dive and start building their own business.

Do started Davis Coworking after searching for a suitable coworking space to do work away from home. She realized that she wanted to start one herself and make it a space that she had imagined. Two months later Davis Coworking opened its doors, and it has been a great source of experience and joy. She wrote a Medium post about why and how she build Davis Coworking, and why she made it a green business.

About the app developer

Krithika Govind is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis, pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Design. Her area of focus includes Digital Design and Interactive Media, and she is exploring the field of UI/UX. Always in awe of content creation, her passion grew from middle school video and audio editing to building full designs for the mobile and web. Krithika has been in charge of building and designing the front end and back end of the new Start a Business app. Available on iOS now!