Resources for the First Time Entrepreneur

Resources for First time entrepreneur

Are you starting your own business? The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you’re ready to handle the demands. A successful startup requires passion and a refined skill-set. But what else will you need? Check out the following resources that will help you take your first steps as an entrepreneur.


Today, you’ll find thousands of articles written specifically for entrepreneurs. Check out the following sites that consistently publish helpful articles.

Alternatively, if paperback is more your style, these books will guide and influence your decisions as you begin the exciting work.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose


Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh has built a highly successful company that prioritizes employee happiness and well-being. What are his secrets?

The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs


A must read for all new start-ups. This guide provides helpful tips, strategies, and warnings from companies who found success along the way.

One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work


A great read for true innovators, this book illustrates how you can turn your ideas into a marketable product.


Need a few inspiring podcasts to motivate your goals? Check out the following TedTalks.

Have you heard of ‘frugal innovation’? Check out Navi Radjou’s inspiring talk and learn how to make the most out of your skill set, time, and passion.

Are you interested in learning how to inspire others to become great leaders? This is a must watch by Simon Sinek.

Looking for hard data to see if your startup is destined for success? Bill Gross discusses the single reason why certain startups succeed.



One of the best things a new company can do is market themselves effectively. Today, there dozens of social media platforms and websites that you can use to promote and advertise your product or service. Need only the essentials? These should be your startup’s go-to tools for engagement.

A Good Website

A simple landing page will do wonders for your business. Customers want to read about your product or service. A good website will gain you customer trust and loyalty. The easiest way to do this is to open a website. Try: WordPress. Free for a basic domain.  

Social Media


This popular social media profile is great to connecting with local businesses and communities. For best results, you can promote your product utilizing Twitter advertisements.


Open a business page. Facebook continues to a popular and highly visited platform. Facebook will let you list your hours and company information. If opening a website is not a possibility, Facebook might be a good route to go.


The mecca for professionals looking to connect with the larger world. This site is a great way to announce and promote your startup. Take advantage of the connections you’ve already made on your personal site. When posting online, tapping into communities can be a rewarding and successful approach to generate interest and engagement.