MERLIST: The Mega Resources List

A Continuously Evolving Project

Formation & Starting Your Company

Starting an LLC or C-Corp

Payroll + HR Management

Prospecting Tool

Email Automation

Startup Banking

Checking Account

No fees or minimum balance requirements.

Credit Cards

Credit limit based on business financial health so there’s no personal guarentee.

Startup Bookkeeping + Taxes

Fundraising, Grants, and Other Startup Money

Investor Fundraising


$50,000 grant for businesses based in Arlington, VA. Must have raised a minimum of $25,000 but no more than $500,000. 

$50,000 grant for businesses based in Fairfax County, VA. Have raised no more than $1,000,000 of startup funding. Have received no more than $250,000 gross revenue in the 12 months preceding the date of application.

$2,500 to put towards education expenses. Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student. Must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have an interest in starting a business

$2,500 to put toward business startup costs. Must be 21 years or older. Must be a U.S. resident. Must be planning to start a new business or grow an existing business in a significant way.


Provide Investment for Equity

Free or Provide Grants (Equity Free)