Striving to become a successful entrepreneur can be very tough. Obviously nothing comes easy, however becoming an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as just updating your Instagram bio. Becoming an entrepreneur requires a lot of mental thinking. Most of us, are currently stuck with our 9-5 job or are stuck working a job we hate. This is very common and is tough to break that trend and start your new journey.
Even though most people have their schedules packed with their daily routines, you will need to start forming some new habits. The smallest changes in routine can leave a big impact in the long run. This could include swapping our your daily ‘Netflix and Chill’ routine to listening to podcasts (Appropriate ones of course). Aside from just daily routines, you must also keep in mind that now that we’re in the technology era, you can pretty much find everything on the internet. I mean EVERYTHING. Literally. The answers are right in front of you, but it isn’t just handed to you on a golden platter. You must put in the work and EXECUTE.
To help those beginners out there get started with their first business ventures, take a look at the resources below.
1. Inc. Start-up — Advice for founders of start-ups and start-up entrepreneurs on writing a business plan, running a home-based business, naming a start-up business, how to incorporate, financing a start-up, buying a small business, and starting a franchise.
2. OnStartups — Run by HubSpot cofounder Dharmesh Shah, On Startups offers advice and insights for entrepreneurs.
3. For Entrepreneurs — A blog for startups and entrepreneurs, written by David Skok, a five time serial entrepreneur turned VC (now at Matrix. Partners)
4. Startup Lawyer — Ryan Roberts’Startup Lawyer breaks down the legal issues of startups.
5. Mashable on Small Business — Essential business advice for starting and growing small businesses.
6. About.com for Entrepreneurs — Help and advice for going from the idea stage to business plan to the marketplace and beyond.
7. Mixergy — Successful CEOs share their experiences with the masses.
8. Small Business Administration. Find information, links and resources to help you start and grow your business, including SBA-guaranteed loans.
9. AllTopStartups—Everything you wanted to know about starting a successful business.(disclaimer: I am the founder of Alltopstartups)
10. NYT Small Business — Find breaking news & money news on mortgage rates, mutual funds, the stock market, bonds & notes, company research, earnings reports and market insight.
1. Ooomf — Create a beautiful landing page for your iPhone app in minutes.
2. Appcelerator — Mobile app platform for building on Android, iOS and mobile web.
3. GameSalad Creator — Create, test and publish your own game. Drag and drop.
4. Parse — Add a powerful and scalable backend to your app in minutes.
5. Mobile Roadie — Full CMS, no coding app builder for iOS and Android.
6. Proto.io — Silly-fast mobile prototyping.
7. StackOverflow — Question and answer site for programmers.
8. Kendo UI Mobile — Build HTML5 apps that look native on any device.
9. Tiggzi — Cloud-based mobile app builder.
10. Verious — A mobile app component marketplace.
1. Seedrs — Equity-based crowdfunding platform.
2. Crowdfunder — Equity crowdfunding for your business.
3. CircleUp — Like AngelList with a crowdfunding twist.
4. Grow VC — Get visibility with the right investing audience.
5. appbackr — Crowdfunding for mobile apps.
As I mentioned earlier, these resources are there for you to use and are total gems if you know how to use them. They’re completely useless if you just click on it once and it sits in your search history for years. Life can be very fair is you work for it.
Just remember, you can either work for someone else 9-5 or hustle for yourself 24/7.