The Very Best Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely choice. You leave your work friends behind, you might borrow start up cash from friends and family, which can lead to some tension (One of Legalzoom‘s founders later mentioned that he was asked not to come to family functions until he payed back the money he borrowed.
But there are tens of thousands of us out there. And there are actually tons of resources out there (in addition this website) that can help you learn about your business, mistakes to avoid, and people to connect with. A simple one is to have a few good sites on hand that will get you discounts on stuff you need to purchase, for example use a flight promo code when you need to travel to a conference or to meet with clients.
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Legal Resources for Startups:
Most entrepreneurs are averse to legalese, and would rather focus on growing the business. But if you don’t set yourself … Read the rest
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The Best Books for Entrepreneurship:
This is a continually updated recommended reading list for entrepreneurs. These are not the ‘best books’ available, but are simply books that members of our Mastermind group have found useful in their separate journeys. Also not a book, but a great tip for entrepreneurs is to use some promo codes when booking any business travel. Yes, it’s a business expense and therefore a write-off, but it’s still a good idea to save some dollars wherever you can.
Each of these books will have a little blurb by the Entrepreneur who endorsed it, as well as a quick explanation of why they found it useful.
The Four-Hour Workweek: Tim Ferriss
It’s a classic for a reason. If you’re looking to start a new business, no matter what type of business it is, you can learn something from Tim Ferriss’ lessons. Even if you aren’t trying to make a business that lets you work from a laptop on a beach somewhere (although that sounds nice!), Ferriss’ philosophies about doing the 20% of work that makes 80% of the difference can help anyone make their work more efficient.
Valuing your time as an entrepreneur is one of the … Read the rest
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