Sunday, August 31, 2008

Web Resources: DocStoc

A while back, I was referred to a website called 'DocStock.' Here are the main benefits:

(1) Find Documents

- Download legal, business, tech & educational documents

- Store your documents online for free

- Get your documents indexed by search enginesdocstoc: find and share professional documents

(2) Share Documents

- Upload and share your documents with the world

- Get business leads by sharing your documents

- Embed documents on your blogs and websites

I was a little skeptical at first, but then I gave it a chance and browsed around. I personally have always thought that it is easier to start with an existing template instead of starting from scratch. The types of documents available under the business category include biz planning, contracts, employment, financing, job descriptions, operations, project management, sales and marketing, and Spanish press releases. Hmmmm....ALL the kind of stuff an entrepreneur needs to do to actually get the business up and running.

If you are looking for some help with putting together a business plan, for instance, they have over 3000 documents on this topic alone - and that are further segmented by due diligence, executive summary, Internet start-ups, Market research and sample business plans! I also appreciate the fact that you can also choose to view the most viewed, downloaded, reviewed, recent and/or highest rated.

Now, keep in mind that some of this is more or less junk and useless. You also have to beware that their is nothing backing the actual quality of the documents, But, that said, there is a lot here that as an entrepreneur I believe you will find of use. Don't reinvent the wheel (or shell out a lot of big bucks) unless you have to.

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