How can I learn entrepreneur business skills?
March 12, 2012 10:22 AM Subscribe
I've got the technical skills and the product idea, but I know nothing about the business side of doing a startup. How can I learn and do?
posted by LastOfHisKind to work & money (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I've got the itch to do a startup business. I have the product idea and most of the technical skills, and I know some really smart people able to fill in the blanks technically. What I lack is the associated business and legal knowledge required of a founder, such as how and where to incorporate, how to do taxes and bookkeeping, trademarks, and stuff like that. I see this business starting out as a single-person (me) effort, and if I can get a toe-hold in my market, eventually getting some outside investment and hiring staff. So I guess I need to start with "Here's what a corporation is" and then, hopefully, eventually moving on to "Here's how to do VC funding so that you don't get screwed."
Can you recommend any books, classes, or similar?