Lean Startup Stack
A list of free and cheap resources for bootstrapping startup founders.
After starting multiple startups, I learned that I can almost always accomplish what I want for free or dirt cheap. Following the lean startup methodology and bootstrapping are crucial while my projects are in the pre-Seed stage when expenses are coming directly out of my pocket. Trimming unnecessary expenses is especially important for many early-stage startups as they are proving their concept and getting their first customers.
The Lean Startup Stack came together throughout early 2020, as my clients at siliconCFO responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by cutting as many costs as they could. The resources in the Stack are able to directly replace many expensive software options and have freed-up thousands of dollars in my clients’ budgets.
Although I originally published the Stack when the pandemic hit, it was unknowingly in the works for years as I have strived to run my and my clients’ startups in the leanest ways possible. I’ve now migrated it from Medium and my blog to this little website, and I’ve greatly expanded upon it along the way. Enjoy!