Background Note | HBS Case Collection | December 1983 (Revised August 1988)

The Start-Up Process

by Howard H. Stevenson and Michael J. Roberts


Describes the various stages in the start-up process and describes in detail the questions that can be asked and the analysis that can be performed to help deal with the issues that arise at each stage.

Keywords: Business Startups;


Stevenson, Howard H., and Michael J. Roberts. "The Start-Up Process." Harvard Business School Background Note 384-179, December 1983. (Revised August 1988.)