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About this project

Starting a company requires a great idea and follow-through. To help you find your idea, we have written a Startup Notebook complete with 20 idea creation exercises, goal-setting guide, and to-do lists to make it happen. Along with the Startup Notebook, we also designed a folio to help keep your ideas available when you need to write one down and create sketches.

Everyone has the ability to start their own company and we want to provide you with the tools to do this. Having a good folio to hold your ideas, and an idea creation notebook to help you realize your potential, are just the start. We want to create a company that is dedicated to the startup revolution. We want everyone to see that they are capable of starting an amazing company or career with the skills they already have.  

The Startup Notebook is written to help you find and create your new startup company.
The Startup Notebook is written to help you find and create your new startup company.

Having worked in the international accounting industry for a decade, we understand that most companies succeed by doing only what they do best. We believe this is true for all startup companies and so we designed a notebook to help you find what you do best. To accomplish this, the Startup Notebook will help you create amazing business ideas:

- 20 Exercises to inventory your skills, identify opportunities, and apply them in new ways so you can find a great startup business idea.

- Goal Setting Guide - Three-step action plan to get your idea moving

- To-Do List - Twenty perforated to-do list pages to add to the front cover of the folio to keep you on track

- Builder Size 8 x 10in  (Merchant size available with stretch goal 6.25 x 8.25)

- 150 pages that are uncoated 100gsm, cream colored, and wood free, that work well with fountain pens 

- Lay-flat sewn binding provides an easy writing surface and durable binding 

- 30 extra lined pages for brainstorming 

- 50 grid and blank alternating pages for sketching 

- Custom table of contents so you can easily find good ideas 

- Numbered pages to keep things organized 

- Page holder ribbon to see where you left off 

Page holder ribbon close-up
Page holder ribbon close-up
The Design Folio shown in matte black, also comes in soft white
The Design Folio shown in matte black, also comes in soft white

The Design Folio is a universal case used to hold the Startup Notebook on the right side, as well as a tablet, or sketchpad on the left. We incorporated a front pocket to hold a to-do list so things don’t get forgotten just because your case is closed. The tablet clips are designed to hold a wide range of tablets or sketchpads, and the notebook pocket on the right side of the case can also hold most notebooks. The outside elastic band is high quality woven nylon to avoid common wear issues in lower grade folio cases. Finally, we wrapped the case in high quality animal-free faux leather that looks and feels great available in matte black or soft white.

BUILDER SIZE - 8.5 x 10.5 x 1.1in

MERCHANT SIZE - 6.75 by 8.75 x 1in [available after 1st stretch goal met $25,000]

Tablet and sketchpad clip (5/16in tall)
Tablet and sketchpad clip (5/16in tall)
Left side of Design Folio holds a range of tablet and sketchpads.
Left side of Design Folio holds a range of tablet and sketchpads.
The Design Folio protects your creative work when going places.
The Design Folio protects your creative work when going places.
Stretch Goals Announced!
Stretch Goals Announced!

Please share our project!  If you do, we'll send you a copy of the Startup Notebook for free. Just email Mike@OriginalContentBooks.com and us know you helped us out.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OriginalContentBooks

Twitter: @OriginalMaker

We set out to build a company to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses. There is no better time to begin a startup company, but this landscape will not be around forever. Our company is dedicated to creative people that need help finding a business idea. Original Content Books can help you accomplish this. 

The name Original Content comes from the online term that references a user's post as being unique and new. We hold this term true to our work in that we are not just another company.  We truly want to help shape the future of companies to come. Startup companies are the future of business and are building a new world of innovation. It is this theory that we will help everyone we possibly can move from casually thinking about starting a company, to building their first prototype. Please visit our website for more details www.OriginalContentBooks.com

Mike Linn thought of the Startup Notebook after working alongside hundreds of business owners and seeing how each founder created their company. Having always been excited to start his own company, Mike used his tax accounting position to learn from owners, and saw that each company focuses first on doing one thing well. That one thing was almost always what the founder knew best. By taking inventory of your own skills, the Startup Notebook can help you become the founder of your own amazing company. 

Even if you don’t choose to back our campaign, we hope you will still work at moving toward starting your own company. It is time for everyone to get out from underneath their jobs, and build a better life for themselves.

Risks and challenges

Our largest obstacle if we are successfully funded, will be the production timeline. We have built in extra time to deliver the rewards, but with all startup companies there are unforeseen delays. We will keep everyone up to date on progress so there will be no surprises if something unexpected does come up.

Another potential problem that can arise is quality of the cases and books, but we have partnered with companies that have a reputation for doing a final check of every item and have received good feedback from their customers. Further, the samples are of the highest quality so we are pleased with the products. We have also lined up backup companies to assist in case of any major problems.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our founder directly at Mike@OriginalContentBooks.com.

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    PDF Copy of the Startup Notebook!

    We want everyone to have the ability to start their own company so we will send you a pdf edition of our book, the Startup Notebook, after the campaign ends. We will also keep you in the loop with updates on our progress. Thanks for your help!

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    Startup Kit - Builder Size – Early Bird

    As a thanks for helping start this campaign, you will be the first to receive a black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Case, one Startup Notebook, one Sketchbook, a PDF ebook edition, and will be listed on our website as an Original Founder.

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    Find your Startup company idea and begin building it. You'll receive a black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Case, one Startup Notebook, one Sketchbook, and a PDF ebook edition.

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    2 Startup Kits – Builder Size

    Give one to a friend and save $5. You’ll receive two black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Cases, two Startup Notebooks, two Sketchbooks, and PDF Ebook editions.

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    Give two as gifts and save $15. You’ll receive three black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Cases, three Startup Notebooks, three Sketchbooks, and PDF Ebook editions.

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    5 Startup Kits – Builder Size

    Start creating with a whole team! You’ll receive five black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Cases, five Startup Notebooks, five Sketchbooks, and PDF Ebook editions.

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    10 Startup Kits – Builder Size

    Huge savings! $95 off! You’ll receive ten black or white 8.5 x10.5in Design Folio Cases, ten Startup Notebooks, ten Sketchbooks, and PDF Ebook editions. You'll also receive a handwritten note of thanks from the founder, Mike Linn.

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