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Forms/Reports Templates

HR Guidelines and Templates: A collection of how-to information regarding human resources, combined with templates for useful forms and letters. How-to covers job interviews, and notices that federal and state laws require to be displayed in the workplace. Templates include a job description form, a job offer letter, and more.  This material was provided by HR Answers.

Developing a Business Plan

Misc. Forms and Templates

Sample Investment Documents

At the National Venture Capital Association ( you’ll find model documents for:

  • Stock Purchase Agreement Example
  • Investor Rights Agreement Example
  • Voting Agreement Example
  • Management Rights Letter Example
  • Convertible Note
  • Term sheet

More reading

You’ll find lots of good reference material on just about any entrepreneurial topic in our curated tag-cloud of blog posts from entrepreneurs and investors.