TL;DR: The Operator’s Handbook is a collection of resources for operators and business builders.
Over the past few months I’ve been learning more about operations management and various associated aspects of running companies. Instead of taking one course or program I’ve been ingesting content and ideas from a bunch of different sources and set up a simple Google Sheet to store the various nuggets I found.
This got unwieldy pretty quickly, especially when trying to places different pieces of content into themes. I could build a pivot table or similar to handle it but it didn’t feel quite right and rapidly became more hassle than it was worth.
I could also sense there was some value in sharing these resources will fellow venture builders. There are plenty of resources for digital marketing, coding and other aspects of building a startup or small business but not much around broader operations. But the Google Sheet didn’t seem to cut it,
Enter Airtable, something I’ve been playing around with quite a while but just couldn’t find the right use for. Half an hour later and the sheet was imported, open-sourced and categorised for use by all and sundry.
Hopefully you’ll find this a handy resource – at the time of writing I’ve added 40 or so resources, with more to come. And if you’ve got something to add, please feel free to submit it to the directory.