Resources and Tools to get your startup launched
One of the things you learn when you are launching a startup (and I have done a few) you learn how to make a $ stretch and how to get things done.
Here are a few of the resources I am using to get this new baby launched.
Amazon EC2 and AWS services are one of the most significant innovations in getting startups to market quickly and cheaply. I remember trying to launch a web service some 7 years ago, it took me two weeks to get a server provisioned in the US and then another week to get it configured and if anything went wrong some guy had to go reboot it.
Now with AWS simply log into console and startup an instance, 2 minutes later and you have a fully functioning server and with all the 3rd party providers you can get just about any application packaged and launched in minutes
Amazon AWS allows you to launch pre-configured applications (in this case WordPress) provided by 3rd party companies who have built all of the services you need into an image that you can launch as a Server (or instance in AWS terms). Bitnami is my preferred provider for WordPress instances
So easy to get a site running with WordPress, it is in my opinion the best thing that has happened to publishing and websites.
Want to know a little secret? The logo was developed on Google Draw, I love the Spreadsheets for keeping track of tasks and docs is amazing for group editing.
http://piktochart.com/ Great for creating Infographics, reasonable free tier and not that expensive for the subscription options