Entrepreneurship Hub | Resourceful Business

"I'm always tweaking, always trying to make it better, constantly moving the levers and dials."

-Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle

 


The Entrepreneurship Hub has resources for entrepreneurs or anyone who aspires to become one. We hope the hub will help you move the levers and dials as you grow your business.

Books and Learning Resources

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne

"Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating "blue oceans"--untapped new market spaces ripe for growth."

Company of One by Paul Jarvis

"Suppose the better—and smarter—solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that."

The Creator's Code by Amy Wilkinson

Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into real-world successes.

Good to Great by Jim Collins

"How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?"

High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove

"In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company."

Zero to One by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

"Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there."

YC Startup Library

Videos, podcasts and essays for startup founders put together by Y Combinator.

Data Analytics

Google Analytics Academy

Analytics Academy helps you learn about Google's measurement tools so that you can grow your business through intelligent data collection and analysis.

Google Trends

Google Trends analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages using keyword-specific data.

Policy Map

PolicyMap is a data and mapping tool used by government agencies, universities, healthcare institutions and nonprofits to solve place-based problems.

Graphic Design

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. There is a plan for students and teachers.

Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform with versatile, drag-and-drop functionality.

Color Combinations

This blog gives 100 color combinations inspired by nature, food and drink, travel, and everyday items.

Generate a Color Palette Tool by Brandfolder

This simple color palette generator extracts colors from any photo or file on upload.

Logo Creation Tools

This blog lists different resources that help create a free logo for your business.

Outsourcing

Clerky

How the best startups get legal paperwork done.

inDinero

Outsourced accounting for every sized business.

Pitch Competitions and Investment Readiness

NPR: "How I Built This With Guy Raz" Fellowship Application

NPR's How I Built This Fellowship is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs with great business ideas to take their idea to the next level and to build connections, exchange ideas and draw inspiration from a growing network of professionals.

Peter Thiel Pitch Deck Example

Peter Thiel shares the pitch deck for Scale-o-Mata (SOMA), a synergetic device created to help improve human health.

Project Entrepreneur

UBS supports the growth of female founded companies through Project Entrepreneur, an initiative to increase investment readiness, and access to capital and building ecosystems that advance women Entrepreneurs.

The Startup Tapes

Candid, immersive chats about the highs & lows of startup life.

Strategyzer's Value Proposition Canvas Explained

The Value Proposition Canvas allows you to design products and services that customers actually want.

TiE University Global Pitch Competition

This pitch competition is for campus-based startups. It is open to both idea stage entrepreneurs as well as operational startups based out of colleges and universities.

UPitchNJ

UPitchNJ is a pitch competition created by the New Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneurship Consortium, which represents the entrepreneurship education programs at New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities.

Podcasts and Apps

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies.

The Marketing Companion

Mark Schaefer and Brooke Sellas deliver insightful, creative commentary on the world of digital business.

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders.

The Masters of Scale Courses App

Cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset through 10-minute daily practices.

Social Media Examiner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a weekly 45-minute show hosted by our Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner.

That Will Never Work

Marc Randolph sits down (virtually) with budding entrepreneurs to talk through their challenges and identify their blind spots.

Social Media

Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate on Coursera

Free online course to build job-ready skills and credentials to go from beginner to job ready in about 5 months. No degree or prior experience required.

Hootsuite Image Size Cheat Guide

The Hootsuite cheat sheet has the most recent image size specifications for different social media networks, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more.

Sprout Social Social Media Demographics

The Sprout Social "Social media demographics to inform your brand’s strategy in 2021" is a list of must-know social media demographics for 2021 (and beyond).

Video Creation

Life Lapse Stop Motion Maker

Life Lapse simplifies the creation of stop motion videos.

Wave.video

Easily create and edit videos for your social media, emails, website, and blog with just one awesome tool.

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