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Startup learning here

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Read on to learn about our:

Step-by-step process

Essential guides and resources

Collaborative community 

Launch your startup

Chat with friends and mentors

Accelerate your business

We will help you succeed

Startup Toolshed guides you every step of the way when you:

  • are starting a business

  • have professional skills, but you need help with business basics

  • want to get your new business humming

You'll also be welcomed by members of our community forum where you can share, learn and network with fellow founders and skilled mentors.

About Us

Guidance and experience you can trust

Our mission Is simple

We will increase the chances of your startup succeeding,


Currently, only 10% of startups succeed. We believe we can help fix that.

Inspiration is at our core

We want to share advice grounded in expertise gained through years of experience mentoring startups.

And with a helping hand from a supportive community forum, the journey will be a little easier. 

Our vision is clear

If we provide a clear structure, basic business tools and a supportive community, you will gain the skills and confidence to build your business more effectively.

Our founder

Learning from his own startups and mistakes, Derek went on to specialize in mentoring startup owners. He is sharing what he learned to help a wider community of founders succeed.

Derek Williams

Inspired by my own startup experiences and informed by years of startup mentoring, I am on a mission to provide practical help and facilitate peer support for startup owners. I want to help you to succeed where others may have failed before.

Derek Williams


Our Values

Interactions you will love

People Friendly Design

We want every community member to make the most of what we offer. We will make our resources intuitive and easy to use.


Getting a startup off the ground and operating smoothly is not easy, but that doesn't mean that we can't explain things simply. We will use simple language and clear graphics whereever we can.


Our members deserve the highest level of integrity, and we will be professional in all that we do. Member success is our core value.


We empathize with startup owners and will make engagement with us an enjoyable experience. This applies to all aspects of our website and our community forum.

Business Startup Process

Our Process

Distilled from first-hand experience and a strongly influenced by Lean Startup principles, our structured process will guide you from idea to launch and beyond.


Our resources link to this process to provide a comprehensive approach that will improve your chances of beating the odds.

Join Us

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Sneak a peek at our member's area.

Launch and grow your startup with full access to our structured process, guides and premium resources.
Become a member of our supportive community.
All for as little as $25

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