The Ultimate First-Time Founder Success Kit

Dear Entrepreneur,

Whether you want to build the next Google or Facebook or finally pursue your true passion after escaping the cubicle, you want to leave a legacy through meaningful work that truly helps people.

To build something lasting and meaningful, hard work and the hunger to succeed are important, but never enough. You need to find the grit to persevere through challenges big and small, to adopt a “value first” mindset, build a brand that people love, and build a team of All-Star players!

All of those skills take time and experience to learn, and it’s what I’ve taught as an advisor and investor to startup guys and gals like yourself, which is all about how to get past the stress, hiccups and uncertainty of building your own business from scratch.

However, I’m constantly asked what my top resources are for taking my business and brand to the next level. So, I finally put them together for you.

Whether you are just starting out or taking your business to the next level, in this e-book are my top recommendations for the resources I use in each category.

 Here is the End of Overwhelm!

 Sincerely,

 Yuri Kruman


FTC DISCLOSURE: Any income claims shared by my students, friends, or clients are understood to be true and accurate, but are not verified in any way. 

Any products, programs, or personal recommendations made in this or any email communication from Master The Talk Consulting for 3rd parties will likely result in some form of compensation from said 3rd party. 

Always do your own due diligence and use your own judgment when making buying decisions and Investments in your business. 

DISCLAIMER: 

Concepts and strategies shared in this and any email communication from Master The Talk Consulting are ideas that have worked for members of our team, students, clients, and friends. 

They are not specific advice for your business. Always use your own judgment and/or get the advice of
professionals to find the right strategies for your business and your particular situation.



Business Planning / Financial Modeling

                                                        

                                                        Bizplan


Website + Hosting

Squarespace 

WP Engine (Wordpress + Bluehost) 

Bluehost


Productivity/Scheduling

                                                       Calendly


Building an app (without coding)

                                                      Bubble.is 

                                                      Other tools discussed on Quora


Creating a Top-Notch Slide Deck

                                                      Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Slides You Need in Your Slide Deck


 

LEGAL/FORMATION/INSURANCE/FUNDING/BUILDING A TEAM

Legal

                                                    VCorp/EntityCompli 

                                                    RocketLawyer 

                                                    Gust Launch

                                                    LegalZoom 

                                                    LawTrades.com

                                                    LawTrades Micro (any quick legal question answered for only $25)


Insurance

                                                    FounderShield


Legal/Financial/Accounting Knowledge Base

                                                   Gust Launch


Document Signing

                                                   HelloSign 

                                                   DocuSign


Mentorship/Tactical and Strategic Help

                                                  Venwise 

                                                  Everwise 

                                                  Clarity.fm 

                                                  Angel.co


How to Find Angel investors

                                                1000 Angels 

                                                Angel List


Crowdfunded Investment

                                               Angel List 

                                               MicroVentures 

                                               Wefunder

                                               StartupCrowdfunding

                                               Crowdfunder 

                                               StartupValley 

                                               EquityNet

                                               Fundable


Finding Co-Founders

                                            Angel List  

                                            FounderDating 

                                            CoFounders Lab

                                            LinkedIN


DESIGN/MARKETING/PR

Visual Storytelling

                                          Adobe Spark

                                          Powtoon

                                          Animatron


Marketing Automation

                                         ClickFunnels 

                                         Leadpages 

                                         Digital Accelerator (done for you + management) 

                                         Free Comprehensive Facebook Marketing Guide

                                         Texting app

                                         ConvertKit 

                                         Google Analytics



SEO / Adwords

                                       Adwords ($75 credit when you sign up)     


PR

                                       JustReachOut.io 

                                     Help a Reporter Out (HARO) 

                                     Press Farm

                                     Publicize.co


Design (Branding, Logos, Social Media Posts)

                                     DesignBold 

                                     TailorBrands


Content Automation

                                      Edgar 

                                      Buffer

                                      HootSuite


Truly Free Stock Images 

                                     Death to the Stock Photo

                                     Snappa 

                                     Snapwire 

                                     Unsplash


FINANCE/OPERATIONS


Benefits/Payroll/Compliance Platforms: JustWorks, TriNet, Maxwell Health

Sample Financial Model:

Cap Tables, Share Structures, Valuations, Oh My! A Case Study of Early-Stage Funding: READ THIS CASE STUDY ON CRUNCHBASE