Open Source Funding Documents

Cooley, one of the top startup law firms, has open sourced the legal documents required to do a Series Seed or Convertible Note financing.


The ActionMBA is a self-guided learning program to master all the essential skills, best practices and ideas to achieve maximum impact with our businesses and careers. Whether you are a non-profit, artist, author or entrepreneur, there are common skills and knowledge we all must master to get our ideas to the largest possible audience.

The ActionMBA is about systematically identifying and mastering all of those skills … [ Read more ]

MBA Excel Story Tracker

The key to preparing for behavioral interview questions is to ensure that you have proper coverage for all of the core behavioral question types. To put it another way, you want to make sure that you have a story that applies to every question your interviewer might ask. What you really want to avoid is being prompted with a question you didn’t prepare … [ Read more ]

Professor Aswath Damodaran’s Data Page

For the last two decades, Aswath Damodaran has dedicated the first two weeks of each new year to a ritual. He obtains/collects/downloads data on all publicly traded companies listed globally, using a variety of data sources, and then analyzes and presents the data, aggregated at a number of different levels: by country, by region (US, Europe, Emerging Markets, Japan, Australia & Canada) and by industry. … [ Read more ]


Docracy is an open collection of legal contracts. It also offers a comprehensive solution for having the documents verified and signed online.

Organization Effectiveness Simulator

To translate insight into action, Booz & Company have developed an online simulation tool that enables individuals to audition various five-step organizational change programs. After assessing the current state of your organization and diagnosing it as one of seven common types, you can select from among 28 specific actions that map to one or more of the organizational DNA building blocks—decision rights, information, motivators, or … [ Read more ]

The S&P 500 at Your Fingertips

Countless hours have been spent by stock market investors researching the historic performance of the S&P 500 stock market index but until now, they’ve had to slog through spreadsheets or go datamine other reams of data to be able to extract the data they’re after, and that’s before doing any number crunching! Now however, everything has changed because we here at Political Calculations are putting … [ Read more ]

University of the People (UoPeople)

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, … [ Read more ]


Need a template for your business plan, a tutorial on Python programming, or a copy of the Gettysburg address? Document sharing web site DocStoc has more than 12,000 files posted for free browsing and downloads. Registered members can keep personal “folders” on the site with links to useful docs and get notified by email when another user uploads a file type they request. Those looking … [ Read more ]

Introduction to Economic Analysis

R. Preston McAfee offers his economics textbook online in MS Word and PDF formats for free.

This book presents introductory economics (“principles”) material using standard mathematical tools, including calculus. It is designed for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. It also contains the standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that ought to be standard but … [ Read more ]

Squeezed Books

The idea behind Squeezed Books is to provide open access to business book summaries, and a collaborative environment where everyone can read summaries, write new ones, and talk about the books in question.

Business Structure Selector

This excel template helps prospective business owners determine the best legal structure for their new business. Identifying the appropriate business structure can help owners gain tax and legal protection benefits for their business.

Glenn Kelman’s Financial Model

After posting “Financial Models for Underachievers: Two Years of the Real Numbers of a Startup” about the two years of actual costs of Redfin, many people asked for a generic version of the financial model that Redfin used to project costs. Here it is.


FormNet® is designed to save you the time and expense of creating business documents from scratch. You can download and customize various business forms according to your needs, and immediately put them to work in your business–all for free.

BNET’s 50 Best Excel Tips

Whether you spent all day in Excel spreadsheets or you only launch the program once a month, there’s always more to know about the software. These 50 tips cover these five topics:
* Customizing your workspace
* Editing, layout, and printing
* Entering and working with data
* Working with formulas, functions and code
* Mastering Web tricks

Learn how to do everything from changing default … [ Read more ]

Free Excel Spreadsheets

Matt Evans has gathered a nice collection of free excel files to download from various sources across the web.

Editor’s Note: thanks to (via MoneyScience) for pointing out this site…

Want to improve your management skills? Tap into the mother lode of coaching checklists and assessment tools at this site, where you will find more than 500 ways to organize and improve in the areas of goal planning, strategy, life focus, action plans, time management, business organization and more. You must become a member of sister site in order to access the forms, but … [ Read more ]

XML Sitemap Generator

You can speed up the process of having Google index your site – and help Google uncover your hidden, database-generated pages – by submitting a sitemap of your site to Google directly in the “appropriate file format”. You can figure this all out yourself, or you can take advantage of complimentary online tools that will generate the file for you in a Google-approved format. We … [ Read more ]

Sample Business Plans

This library of business plans includes entries in the Moot Corp® Competition at the University of Texas. Each business plan was a winner or finalist in the competition. The judges (venture capitalists) selected these plans as representing the best in business strategy and presentation.


By incorporating several of the best no-cost keyword suggestion tools into one interface, NicheBOT makes it very easy to explore and discover new, untapped keywords and topics that you can use to drive more traffic to your website. Simply enter a keyword or phrase, such as “internet marketing”, and choose your weapon.

First, get the top 15 related, active keywords from Wordtracker. Then explore the thesaurus … [ Read more ]