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Access to Information

Access to Information
Catherine Young

Six pieces of information any startup should have readily available.

Having run my own businesses for the last ten years as well as work with literally hundreds of startups, across all life stages, over the last decade, these are the top six pieces of information I always want at my fingertips, and it provides me with a sense of what is really going on in my business at an immediate glance.

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