In a world where advice is plentiful, it’s becoming more and more challenging to filter out the quality advice from the bad. It feels like every day there’s a new blog post published or report released that every entrepreneur needs to read if they want to be successful.
As two entrepreneurs who are obsessed with personal growth and learning, we’ve faced the same problem that many entrepreneurs have. We’ve wasted time reading blog posts that have armed us with no insight and we’ve wasted time sifting through click bait in the hope of finding an answer to a problem. As Entrepreneurs, we need to optimize our schedules and spend time reading ONLY what will help us and our businesses grow.
These resources are a mix of content that is relatively new and a few resources that are from 5-6 years ago. Regardless of the timestamp on these insights, the value they deliver cannot be questioned. Bookmark this today. Share it with your friends. And take your business to the next level…
Legal & Accounting
Legal and accounting issues may not seem important when you are starting your company, but they are. Legal and accounting mistakes that you make early on can haunt you for years and can be expensive to fix. So if you are going to start a company you should do things right from the get go.
Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Incorporation: Which one is right for you?
What Start-ups Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer
Legal Tips: What every startup entrepreneur needs to know
Free legal docs for startup founders and investor from 500 Startups
Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points
What the Craft Beer Industry Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Trademarks
Hire interested and available lawyers at a price that works for you. LawTrades.com
Experienced attorneys for your business at clear, upfront prices. Legalhero.com
Clerky helps startups get legal stuff done right (and fast). www.clerky.com
Get your legal documents analyzed in a few minutes. www.lawgeex.com
What is Monthly Recurring Revenue & how is it used in SaaS and Subscription Businesses?
The Simple Math Behind Every Profitable Business – Customer Lifetime Value
The Most Common Mistake When Forecasting Growth for New Products (and How to Fix It)
In SaaS, Your Burn Rate is Muchly a Function of Your Chosen Competition
What’s Your Finance & Operations Stack?
Product & Services
Building a product is hard. Building a service business is hard. Entrepreneurship as a whole is hard. These articles and resources will help you in the development of your business and arm you with the insights you need to grow and constantly move forward.
The Secret to Innovation at Warby Parker: Think Like a Beginner
Here’s the Roadmap You Need to Create for Your Startup – and Why It’s Important
The E-Myth Principle is Still Alive and Flourishing
How Two Friends Turned Up The Heat and Sold $170k Worth of Spicy Honey in 10 Months
How to Apply ‘Diagram Thinking’ to User Feedback at Your Startup
The Ultimate Guide To Price Strategy
What Designers Can Learn from Product Managers
Choose Boring Technology
Fascinating Early Posts from Tech Founders Who Changed the World
The Principles of UX Choreography
The On-Demand Economy: Opportunities and Challenges
Give Your Product a Beard
You can have a great product or service, but if no one sees it you will never make any money. Now this doesn’t mean you have to hire a marketing firm to help you out, but you could learn some basic things about Internet marketing.
Four Deadly Mistakes That Most Startups Make When They Launch
Why Startups Fail and How to Build Up Interest Before the Launch
Capturing Repeat Customers Is the Magic of Growth Hacking
The Three Dimensions of Content Marketing Strategy for Startups
557 Email Subject Line Hacks to Get You Noticed in the Inbox
10 Email Marketing Campaigns Analyzed to Increase Email Conversions
8 New and Underappreciated Marketing Resources from Google
How to establish your business blog as an authority in your industry
How Persuasion Really Works: The Big Secret Behind Two Remarkable Ads
10 Stats on Why Blog Content Can Be as Valuable (or More) Than Ads
How To Build A Self-Perpetuating Marketing Machine That Reaches Millions By Itself
6 Scientific Principles of Persuasion All Smart Ecommerce Founders Know
Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It
10 Things Nobody Tells You About Google AdWords
7 Ways That SEO Is Uniquely Important For Entrepreneurs
6 Foundational Ecommerce Marketing Tactics to Stop Your Bucket from Leakin
The Beginners Guide to SEO from Moz
The Beginners Guide to Online Marketing from Neil Patel
The Ultimate Guide to Landing Page Optimization from Unbounce
Startup Marketing is About Priorities (aka Doing Things That Drive ROI)
10 Best Practices for Better B2B Website Experience
8 Lies About Content Marketing You Probably Believe
5 Must-Read Articles to Ramp Up Your Startup Marketing Campaigns
Hiring Staff & Contractors
When you don’t have much cash in the bank, you can’t afford to make hiring mistakes. Sooner or later you are going to have to hire a few employees, so you better know what to look for.
7 Crucial Tips to Remember Before You Hire on oDesk or Elance
The 3 Things Startup Founders Need To Know About HR
Dramatically simple trick to improve hiring at your startup
Onboarding at Percolate – Great example of hiring & onboarding.
Dramatically simple trick to improve hiring at your startup
Hiring Friends: Disastrous, or Smartest Decision You’ll Ever Make?
Don’t Hire Entrepreneurs; Hire Entrepreneurial Spirit
Best Practices For Managing Your Independent Contractors
How to Ensure Your First 2 Sales Reps Actually Work Out
Through the Looking Glass: Hiring Sales People
A Technical Founder’s Notes on Sales Team Management
5 Essential Hiring Tips for Growing Startups
How to Find and Recruit the Team You Need to Build a Successful Business
Better business planning.- Gofullsteam
Trello for hiring – www.breezy.hr
Streamline hiring for on-demand workforces – www.onboardiq.com
Free Online HR Software (Amazing) – Zenefits
General Business Advice & Resources
Other entrepreneurs have already solved many of the problems you are going to face. So when you run to into these generic problems, here are some websites you can turn to.
Peter Thiels Classnotes – Must Read.
Startup = Growth – Must Read.
The First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in Is You – Must Read.
Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule
Something New Is F-ed Up In My World Every Day
Lies that Losers Tell
Why Investor Updates Are Really, Really Important
Bad Actors, A-Holes, and Being Awesome with People
How to Run Your First Board of Directors Meeting
Imposter Syndrome Is Not Just a Confidence Problem
Do You Feel Pressure or Do You Apply Pressure?
Selling to large organizations? Build an army of internal champions!
22 Awesome Websites with Stunning Free Stock Images
Don’t Worry About Losing All Your Investors’ Money
5 Tips To Make The SaaS Journey More Fun (and Less Stressful)
How to ask powerful sales questions
The Death of Business Casual
What Frank Underwood Can Teach You About Negotiation
Work and Family Shouldn’t Be Either/Or Choice for Tech Employees
Entrepreneurship is filled with highs and lows. But it’s not a journey anyone has to take alone. With the hundreds of resources available online and with various services like Quora at your fingertips, everything you need to know is available to you.
If there’s a resource that you think needs to be included in our list – Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear them!