Believe it or not, I started this GSM Startup Guide back in April 2015. It has grown to 11 pages and fear it will never really be done, but I think it does a good job of representing a bunch of things Travis Wittwer and I simply did not know when we founded the 55th Cascadia... until then Chief Commissioner David Atchley flew out for our first BTC back in fall 2013. It also contains other topics/challenges that have come up for us and other GSMs since then. Cross posting it here so those w/o Facebook can access it.
Work in progress, comments always welcome.