Startup Resource Portal

Critical Resources for Startup Entrepreneurs

Starting a business can be a daunting task, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. There are many aspects to consider, from creating a business plan to securing funding to building a brand and marketing strategy. Whether you are selling a physical product, a service, or an app, you’ve got to develop that idea so you can share it with the world. That means prototyping, testing, and refining until you establish market fit. To tackle all of this with the best chance of success, you need a plan.

At BOLTGROUP, we understand the challenges that startups face and we’re here to help. Our goal is to empower entrepreneurs of all levels by providing them with the best resources to help them develop their idea into a thriving business. Below you will find a collection of whitepapers, blogs, and case studies curated for startups and entrepreneurs looking to develop their brand + product. We’re excited to help entrepreneurs who are dedicated to bringing their vision to life.

White Paper
illustration of people caring for apple trees
By Kurt Rampton

The Startup Process: How to Grow an Idea Into a Business

Launching a successful startup can be an exciting and rewarding experience. BOLTGROUP looks at ways to maximize your startup’s potential.
illustrations showing the three types of startup persona
By Kurt Rampton

3 Personality Types Your Startup Needs to Succeed

Entrepreneurs tend to fall into one of three types of personas. Learn about some common traits that describe the most successful entrepreneurs.
prototype of product
By Dillan Shaffer

3 Types of Prototypes That Are Crucial To Your Design Process

A fully functional prototype model is a major milestone in any new product design; we discuss how various types of prototypes can inform your process.
White Paper
road ahead
By Monty Montague

Indispensable Ingredients for Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Success

Big dreams. Big ideas. Big plans. Here's how the winners take that formula from blue-sky to real world. Successfully.

Case Studies

Our case studies offer real-world examples of how our team has helped startups overcome obstacles and achieve success. From helping an entrepreneur develop a new product that disrupted an entire industry to creating a brand that resonated with a previously untapped market, these case studies showcase the power of good planning and execution of our design thinking process. We hope that these inspire and motivate you to take your ideas to the next level.

Little Burros on Wheelbarrow

All Work. No Hay.

BOLTGROUP’s integrated services not only engineered & developed the physical product for Little Burros, but also created the brand strategy.

Game Changer

Through Design Innovation BOLTGROUP helped blinktbi design, engineer, brand, and launch an innovative technology that measures the blink reflex.
Wrap Buddies Logo

Gift Wrapped and Ready to Go

BOLTGROUP developed a full identity system including custom trade show booth, video loop, and a reskinned website for Wrap Buddies, a product designed to help you wrap gifts.
Lightwedge Packaging

Bringing a Brilliant Idea to Light

BOLTGROUP completed an industrial design and brand strategy that included the LightWedge® name, its visual identity, and retail packaging.
Comfort Revolution Logo

A Revolution in Cool

BOLTGROUP created the brand foundation, brand positioning & value propositions for Comfort Revolution, then brought the brand to life visually & verbally.
Gigs2Go Product Example

Entrepreneurial Incubator

The Gigs 2 Go brand, created by BOLTGROUP, represents a new way to look at the humble USB drive—as something to be shared, given away & passed around.
Matchwell Mobile App

You Say You Want a Revolution

BOLTGROUP created a visual + verbal identity, brand strategy, and website for Matchwell, a revolutionary flex staffing platform.

Let's Connect

We welcome questions, comments, stories and (good) jokes.