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eBook: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup

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Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup is a step-by-step guide to launching a self-funded startup, written by successful entrepreneur, Rob Walling. If you're a desktop, mobile or web developer, this book is your blueprint to getting your startup off the ground with no outside investment.

With 17 five-star Amazon reviews and over 3500 copies sold (self-published), Start Small intentionally avoids topics restricted to venture-backed startups such as: honing your investment pitch, securing funding, and figuring out how to use the piles of cash investors keep placing in your lap. The eBook assumes that:

  • You don't have $6M of investor funds sitting in your bank account
  • You're not going to relocate to the handful of startup hubs in the world
  • You're not going to work 70 hour weeks for low pay with the hope of someday making millions from stock options

While there's nothing wrong with pursuing venture funding and attempting to grow fast like Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Facebook, it just so happens that most people are not in a position to do this.

Start Small is written in a hands-on fashion, with 20% theory and 80% practical, applicable steps to keep you moving forward on your startup. There's a reason Randall Degges, Amazon reviewer, called this book "Possibly the Best Book on Developer Startups Ever Written."

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From the author:
I'm a serial entrepreneur with more than a dozen products under my belt. A few of my successful applications include a popular SEO keyword tool, the leading ASP.NET invoicing software on the market and an application for building wedding websites. I've been fortunate to be mentioned in Investor's Business Daily, the D.C. Examiner and, and many others. I blog to 16,000 web entrepreneurs each month and co-host a highly rated podcast called Startups for the Rest of Us.

See what people are saying:
"Great how-to guide about being a micropreneur: an entrepreneur running many small but profitable websites. An 8 out of 10." - Derek Sivers

"Every software entrepreneur can pull an idea out of here -- implementing any one of them is worth the price of the book. I wish I'd had this when I started my business." - Patrick McKenzie,

"A great read, and I think you nailed exactly the right balance between big picture strategy and very specific and actionable tasks or resources." - Mark Roseman

" awesome combination of big-picture ideas with tools and tactics to make it happen." - Harry Hollander, Moraware Software

"I've read every book you can find about launching a startup, and this is by far the most valuable." - Ruben Gamez,

This deal includes all three versions of this 200-page eBook: PDF, ePub AND MP3 audiobook (read by the author). Get it today as an instant download for just $14 (regular $29)

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  • After purchase you will have 4 weeks to download the files.
  • This book is sold on a per user basis and may not be redistributed.
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