The Google Information Initiative Startups Playbook, printed final 12 months in shut partnership with LION Publishers, was designed to assist early-stage information entrepreneurs reply these questions and start constructing their editorial, distribution, and monetary operations.
“The Playbook helped us step again and actually assess our market, our viewers wants and our income plan,” McKisson advised us. “Once you’re constructing one thing from scratch, it’s so useful to have a spot to start out or inspiration from different organizations you admire.”
Right now, GNI and LION are introducing the second version of the Startups Playbook, which has been constructed on suggestions from lots of its 17,000 readers to this point. The primary version completely outlined how to construct and launch a digital information enterprise, but it surely largely skipped the why. Why go unbiased? Why tackle the danger of being an entrepreneur? To assist would-be founders with these essential choices, we’ve added six founder profiles together with the shared motivations that pulled them into information entrepreneurship.
We constructed the Startups Playbook primarily for aspiring information founders engaged on an thought, however we additionally heard from established publishers who stated the Assets part was notably helpful. This part has been expanded to incorporate an array of essential paperwork, from enterprise plans to media kits to founder agreements. Recognizing that the trade is in a continuing state of change, we’ve additionally added greatest practices and case research centered across the greatest challenges and alternatives dealing with unbiased publishers right now.
With these updates in place, we hope that the Startups Playbook can proceed to be helpful to founders like Alicia Benjamin from North Carolina, who used it in founding The Charlotte Voice.