You’d like to start a company or join a tech startup? Sweet. You didn’t go to business school? That’s okay, neither did I. Frankly, most MBA programs won’t teach you much about what goes in to actually making a startup. Most of what you need to know you learn “on the job” as you’re founding your first business, which can be downright scary when you’re in an environment with people who have seen a thousand people just like you and understand all the subtleties and lingo and incentives and laws. So this is the guide I wish my future self had handed me when, at the bright and shiny anything-is-possible age of 25, I decided to start my first Internet business.