By: Bridget Jones

Methodologies, frameworks, processes, models! Information overload. How does a founder know where to start? And if we’re being real, for those who are still a part of the rat race (you know, corporate America) how does one find the time to learn it all? We hear you! It’s challenging for solopreneurs and startup teams alike.

So I put together an ever-growing library of user guides, templates and step-by-step tutorials on how to start a business from scratch. Before dropping out of law school, I learned the art of feverish note-taking. (You know, some typed, some written down, a ton of flash cards, abbreviations, bullets, highlighted texts; methodical and iterative.) From the moment I walked out of those law school halls, I documented and iterated through my journey into entrepreneurship. Thanks Apple Notes. I discovered that in the method I was using for note-taking, I was actually a practicing something called Scrum. Scrum is a set of meetings (or study groups), tools (briefs, books and notes), and roles that work in concert to help teams structure and manage their work. It’s a mindset and a way of doing things.

I was smitten. Scrum and I have been living happily ever since. Through my journey, I placed the most useful tips and guides into FinRoth’s library. The team at Chisel and our community are constantly adding more.