Learning about the business of startups

I’ve been busy over the past year or so learning more about how to do business and take action on ideas that I have.  This has mostly been through The Software Testing Club, but hopefully, overtime it will be for other things too.

Following are some tools and books I’ve looked into and use to help my thought processes and development ideas.  It’s not meant to be a comprehensive list, merely a good place to start.

Business Model Generation, the book and related tools.

 

  • The Business Model Canvas Blueprint is at the heart of creating a business outline/plan.  A few tools have cropped up in the past year.  Though my favourite one is the Business Model ToolBox for the iPad – ideal for sitting on the train and trying to plan and think ideas through, though I found it very difficult to convince myself to pay for this app 😐
  • LeanLaunchLab
  • Lean Canvas

Related books to read: