300+ Tools and Resources for Startup Founders and New Entrepreneurs

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The ultimate tools and resources list available for startups and first time entrepreneurs.

One of the most important questions I love to ask founders is: Please share the top 3 tools and resources you’re currently using to grow your business? In some cases, it’s usually something that I already knew or heard about in the past. But every so often I’ll discover something new, something that can make life as an entrepreneur much easier.

It is with that mindset that I bring you this compilation of the top tools and resources entrepreneurs use to grow their business. I must admit that some of them you’ll easily recognize, but I guarantee that most will be new.

So here you go! The startup resource list: 300 + tools and resources for startup founders and new entrepreneurs.

STARTUP ACCELERATOR & INCUBATORS

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  1. Ycombinator: Funding for early stage startups
  2. TechStars: Seed funding, intensive mentorship (Founder story here)
  3. 500 Startups: Invested in over 500 companies world wide
  4. Boom Startup: Mentorship driven investments (Sandy, Utah)
  5. Beta Springs: Accelerator for technology and design entrepreneurs (Providence, RI)
  6. Launchpad LA: Los Angeles startup accelerator
  7. Jumpstart Foundry: Tech product accelerator in the Southeast (Nashville, TN)
  8. Capital Innovators: Accelerator Program, based in (St. Louis MO)
  9. AlphaLab: Accelerator for startups (Pittsburgh, PA)
  10. FounderFuel: Accelerator program in (Montreal)
  11. AngelPad: Global accelerator in SF and NYC
  12. Brandery: Seed-stage startup accelerator
  13. Capital Factory: Incubator and co-working for entrepreneurs. (Austin, TX)
  14. Fortify Ventures: Early stage technology investment fund (Washington, DC)
  15. Colodesk: Ecosystem for lean startups (Stamford, CT)
  16. Social Enterprise Trust: Focus on developing the social entrepreneurship sector in (Hartford, CT)
  17. Tech Wildcaters: Turning people into entrepreneurs and startups into companies (Dallas,TX)
  18. Mucker Capital: Los Angeles seed and pre-seed stage venture fund
  19. Karlin Ventures:  An early-stage venture capital fund (Los Angeles, CA)
  20. Bizdom: Startup accelerator in Detroit and Cleveland
  21. Society 3: Startup Accelerator with focus on traction
  22. ER Accelerator: Entrepreneur round table accelerator (NYC)
  23. Dream it Ventures: Helping people build great companies (Austin, TX)
  24. Launch Box: Seed-stage investment firm
  25. Surge Ventures: They invests in entrepreneurs solving energy problems using technology (Houston, TX)
  26. Micro Ventures: They raise capital for tech related businesses (CA, TX)
  27. Be Great Partners: Seed funds, co-working and events. (Los Angeles, CA)
  28. Ecommerce Accelerator: Hybris multi-channel commerce integrators for technology startups
  29. Lemnos Labs: Hardware incubator in San Francisco, CA
  30. Catapult Chicago: A peer-selected environment designed startups and talented people

CROWD FUNDING

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” Life is not scripted. Conversations with our donors should not be either” – Unknown

  1. Kick Starter: Bring your creative projects to life
  2. Indiegogo: Raise money for yourself or someone you love
  3. Gofundme: Personal fund raising platform
  4. Crowdfunder: Investment & equity crowd funding platform
  5. SeedUps: Equity crowd funding for accredited investors
  6. Crowdrise: Raise money for your cause
  7. RocketHub: Crowd funding machine. Raise money around the world
  8. Sponsume: Online multi-currency crowd funding platform
  9. Tilt: Collect money, make amazing things happen
  10. Invested.In: Create your own crowd funding platform
  11. Quirky: Share your idea, prototype. Start selling quickly.
  12. Grow VC: Securities crowd funding
  13. Appbackr: Crowd funding for mobile apps
  14. Seedrs: Equity Crowd funding (Find people to invest in your company)
  15. CircleUp: Investing in private consumer companies (equity crowd funding)

STARTUP EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

“The new source of power is not money in the hands of the few but information in the hands of many.” ― John Naisbitt

  1. Startup Weekend: Launch a startup in 54 hours no talk, just action (How it Works)
  2. Tech808: A conference focused on entrepreneurs who love Hip Hop (Founders Interview)
  3. Startup Grind: Global startup community designed to educate, and connect entrepreneurs
  4. (YEC) Youn Entrepreneurship Council: Invite only entrepreneurship organization
  5. Startup Riot: 1 Day. 2 keynotes. 30 startups
  6. SXSW V2V: A Boutique Event for Startups to Learn, Connect and Grow
  7. Launch Festival: Launch startup, learn, starup pitches and hackathon
  8. SXSW – South by Southwest: Annual startup accelerator pitch event for companies
  9. Future Stack: Changing the world with software and data
  10. Velocity: Conference to building a faster stronger business
  11. Structure: Startup events by GIGA OM
  12. Infusion Con: Small business conference and events
  13. Apps World/ North America: Developer conference & exhibition
  14. ITAC: Improve the performance of mid-size firms that create technical and manufactured products
  15. DEMO: New Tech Solving Big Problems
  16. Startup Connection: Venture showcase entrepreneur resource fair
  17. Technori pitch: Monthly event where new startups showcase what they have just launched
  18. TechWeek: A startup launch competition by Techweek
  19. Founder Showcase: See tomorrow’s companies, today
  20. Finovate: Conference showcase the future financial & banking and technology
  21. Startup Pitch Night: a place where founders can practice and improve their startup pitch
  22. The Startup Conference: Startup meet and select promising entrepreneurs between February and May
  23. Social Media Strategies Summit: Social media marketing summit
  24. Pitch Force: A monthly fundraising event for startups
  25. Social Media Marketing World: A large social media marketing conference.

DOMAIN GENERATOR & SOCIAL PROFILE NAME CHECK

 SOCIAL PROFILE NAME AVAILABILITY

  1. NameCheck: Check username availability for multiple social sites
  2. NameVine: Instantly find domain name and social media account
  3. Name Checkr: Check domain & social username availability across multiple networks

DOMAIN GENERATORS

  1. Panabee: Business name generator and domain search
  2. Domainr: Domain name search, short url international domain registration
  3. Name Mesh: Domain name generator for perfection
  4. Domain Bot: Turning ideas into names
  5. Lean Domain Search: Find a domain name quickly
  6. Impossibility: Combine your keywords selected list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives to create names
  7. Domain Typer: Domain name search

PRESENTATIONS & VIDEO EXPLAINERS

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“I think people don’t like when you’re not confident about what you’re pitching, and they don’t want to invest in you or get behind you”- Lori Greiner

  1. Slide Share:  Upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint
  2. Prezi: Cloud base. present using tablets or mobile
  3. Emaze: Create amazing online presentation
  4. Slide Rocket: Clear slide online presentation
  5. Oomfo: If you need a good looking charts and presentations
  6. Haiku Deck: We make telling your story simple
  7. PowToon: DIY presentations and video explainers
  8. RawShorts: Drag and drop video builder
  9. Animoto: Creates music videos for selected images and pictures on the web
  10. Demo Duck: Handcrafted video explainers

BETA TESTERS & STARTUP PITCHES

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” – Bill Gates

  1. Erli bird: Early adapter feedback and beta testing
  2. Startupli.st: Find, follow recommend startups
  3. Betabound: Beta testing opportunities
  4. Test Flight: A free mobile platform for developers, managers and testers
  5. Betalize: They help test your product
  6. Pitch Envy: A gallery of startup pitch decks. Pitch your startup.
  7. YouNoodle:  A virtual pitch-off event
  8. Test My Pitch: Choose a template, create your pitch, ask for feedback
  9. The Startup Pitch: Come pitch your startup to the world
  10. Video Pitch App: Video Pitch app will help to create your perfect pitch

LEARN TO CODE – THE LANGUAGE OF TECH STARTUPS

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“Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo da Vinci

  1. Code.org: Anyone can learn how to code, and they should
  2. Codecademy: Learn code interactively, for free.
  3. Udemy: Online course anytime anywhere
  4. Khan Academy: Organization providing free world class education
  5. Code Avengers: Learn to code games, apps and websites
  6. Code School: Learn by doing
  7. Udacity: Advance your career through project base online classes
  8. Girl Develop it: What is there to say? the name says it all
  9. Coursera: Free online course from top Universities
  10. Codehs: Learn codes at school or at home
  11. Code Dojo: Open source, volunteer led, global movement of free coding clubs for young people
  12. Treehouse: Learn web design, HTML, CSS mobile apps
  13. Learn to Code with me: Resource for self taught coders
  14. Thinkful: Learn code with mentors and become web developer
  15. Code Combat: Learn code by playing games

HR FINANCE, ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL

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“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant” – Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Expensify: Expense report that don’t suck (Founder Interview)
  2. Freshbooks: Cloud accounting and invoicing
  3. ZenPayroll: The easiest way to pay your employees
  4. BanbooHR: Human resource software for small businesses
  5. Harvest: Online time tracking software
  6. KashFlow: Accounting software for business with payroll
  7. LessAccounting: For Business Owners Who Dislike Bookkeeping
  8. Kashoo: Cloud based system for invoicing, expense tracking & bookkeeping
  9. Wave: Small business accounting software
  10. Cheqbook: Accounting small business bookkeeping

CREDIT CARD READERS FOR MOBILE

  1. Square: Credit card processing
  2. Quickbook GoPayments: Merchant service card processing
  3. PayPal Here: Accept any form of payment
  4. EMS: Credit card processing

OUTSOURCE AND FREELANCERS

“If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you’re putting yourself out of business” – Lee Kuan Yew

  1. Fiverr: The $5 market place for creative and professional services
  2. Elance: Access to freelance professionals
  3. Odesk: Hire freelancers and get freelance jobs online
  4. Staff: Hire skill staff around the world (Founder Interview)
  5. Guru: Find and hire talented freelancers
  6. Freelancer: Hire freelancers for you online job
  7. Outsource: Hire freelancers or find freelancing job
  8. Rent a Coder: Exactly what the name said “Rent a Coder”
  9. Tomigo:  Employee referral program –  social recruiting
  10. Accelerance: The process of finding outsourced software developers

MUST HAVE APPS & CLOUDS

CLOUD STORAGE

  1. Google Drive: Free space (15 GB)
  2. Amazon Cloud Drive: Free space (5 GB)
  3. Dropbox: Free space (2 GB) can earn up to (16 GB)
  4. Wuala: Free space (5 GB)
  5. Box: Free space (10 GB)
  6. OneDrive: Free space (15 GB)
  7. Cloudme: Free space (19 GB)
  8. Copy.com: Free space (15 GB)
  9. SugarSync: Free space (5 GB)
  10. TeamDrive: Free space (10 GB)

NOTE TAKING & TASK APPS

  1. Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work
  2. Google Keep: Quickly create, access and organize notes
  3. OneNote: All your notes on all your devices
  4. SimpleNote: Keep note, list and idea close
  5. Quip: Work with people, not files.

EVENTS & COMMUNITY TOOLS

  1. Eventbrite: Discover events that match your passions, or create your own with online ticketing tools.
  2. Meetup: Neighbors getting together. Local meetup community
  3. Ticket Tailor: Sell tickets online. No booking fees.
  4. PickEvent: Event management and community solution
  5. BigTent: Group forum, calendar and file shares
  6. GroupSpaces: Group website membership database tool

FOLLOW  THE BEST STORIES, NEWS & RSS READERS

  1. Feedly: Organize, read and share what matters to you
  2. Digg Reader: RSS and feed reader for web, Android, and iPhone.
  3. Pocket: Save your stories to read later. Put it in a pocket.
  4. Flipboard: Follow stories, create your own personal magazine
  5. LinkedIn Pulse: The news and insights you need to know. Your News

A/B SPLIT TESTING & LANDING PAGES

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding” – Burt Rutan

  1. Optimizely: A/B testing for your website.
  2. Unbounce: Landing pages, easy A/B testing
  3. Kickofflabs: Lead generating pages and opt-in forms
  4. LaunchRock: A platform for launching new products.
  5. Virtual Website Optimizer: A/B testing software for marketers
  6. Instapage: Build A/B testing landing pages
  7. Leadpages: Mobile responsive lead pages
  8. Lander: Create publish, free optimize landing pages
  9. A/B Tasty: A B testing solution
  10. Lead Squared: The complete marketing and sales automation software.

CUSTOMER SERVICE, FEEDBACK & TICKET SYSTEMS

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“You’ll never have a product or price advantage again. They can be easily duplicated, but a strong customer service culture can’t be copied” – Jerry Fritz 

  1. UserVoice: Feedback and online help desk software
  2. Zendesk: Customer service software, ticket system
  3. Oclark: Live chat with customers and support sales
  4. Use Response: Feedback software, live chat
  5. UserEcho: Software for customer service
  6. Gagglers: Live chat software with unlimited agents
  7. Web Engage: On site customer engagement

SURVEY BUILDERS AND FORMS 

  1. Google Drive Form: Create online forms
  2. Survey Monkey: Free survey software
  3. Formstack: Online form builder
  4. Survey Moz: Online surveys
  5. Survey Anyplace: Mobile surveys
  6. Survey Gizmo: Online survey software tool
  7. Poll Daddy: Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes
  8. Typeform: Online forms & survey builder

EMAIL NEWSLETTER & SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

  1. MailChimp: starts at $10 a month 500 contacts
  2. Aweber: start at $19/mo for up to 500 contacts
  3. InfusionSoft: starts at $199/month
  4. Get Response: start at $15 a month for 1000 emails
  5. Emma: starts at $30/month for 1000 emails
  6. Mad Mmi: start at $10/month for 500 contacts
  7. Constant Contact: starts at $15/month for up to 500
  8. Icontact: start at $14/mo for 500 contacts

ANALYTICS &  HEAT MAPS

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“Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway ” – Geoffrey Moore

  1. Google Analytics: Free web analytics
  2. KISSmetrics: Customer intelligence & web analytics
  3. SeeEvolution: Website’s heat maps in real time
  4. Mixpanel: Analytics platform for mobile and the web (Founder Interview)
  5. Inspectlet: Record videos of your web visitor as they use your site
  6. Clicky: Analyse web traffic in real time
  7. Crazy Egg: Visualize where your visitors click
  8. Quintly: Professional Social Media Analytics
  9. Itrend: Insight from social data analytic
  10. SocialBro: Analyze, engage and monetize your Twitter audience
  11. Follower Wonk: Twitter analytics, follower segmentation, social graph tracking
  12. ClickTale: Improve digital customer experience heatmaps
  13. User Report: Survey, click tracking and feedback for websites
  14. Ghost Rec: Record real visitors surfing your website
  15. Mouse Flow: Mouseflow lets you record website visitors and see website heatmaps

TASK & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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“Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ― Pandora Poikilos

  1. Podio: Manage task, create custom app to your needs (Founder Interview)
  2. Trello: Keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute detail
  3. Asana: Team work without dealing with emails
  4. Do.com: Run productive meetings
  5. ProofHub: Online collaboration software
  6. Hall: Bring your team together

SCHEDULE & MEETING APPOINTMENT

  1. Schedule Once: pricing starts at $5/month
  2. Acuity Scheduling: pricing starts at $10/month
  3. Set More: pricing starts at $25/month
  4. Square Appointments: pricing starts at $30/month

TIME TRACKING

  1. Everyhour: For time tracking & reporting
  2. Rescue Time: Time management software to stay productive
  3. Timely: Scheduling and time tracking, simultaneously
  4. Click Time: Online time and expense management software
  5. Time Doctor : Accurate Time Tracking Software

EMAIL MANAGEMENT

  1. SaneBox: Email management for any inbox
  2. Unroll.Me: Clean up your inbox
  3. Mailstrom: Clean Up Your Inbox Now
  4. Mailbox: Fly through your email
  5. Taper: Focus on what’s important

COMMUNICATING

  1. HipChat: Private group chat, video chat
  2. Slack: Brings communication together
  3. Sqwiggle: free server-less peer to peer LAN messenger

VIDEO CONFERENCE CALLS & ONLINE MEETINGS

  1. Google Hangout: Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.
  2. Skype: Free calls to friends and family
  3. GO2meeting: Easy online meeting with HD video conferencing
  4. WebEx: Conferencing, online meeting and desktop sharing
  5. Join.me: Simple online meetings
  6. Click Meeting: Web conferencing online meeting
  7. On Stream Webinars: Custom branded webinar solution

PHONE SERVICES & PROFESSIONAL PHONE NUMBER

  1. Grasshopper: lets you run your business using your cell phone
  2. Google Voice: Gives you one number for all your phones
  3. SendHub: Business phone, texting and conference
  4. Phone.com: VoIP phone service system
  5. Drumbi: allows teams to answer phone calls with more customer information
  6. Phone Booth: Business VoIP provider
  7. Burner: Create unlimited numbers at the touch of a button, and keep your personal number private.
  8. Kall8: Instant activation of toll free numbers
  9. Ribbit: Phone company voice and web services for individuals and businesses
  10. Mighty Call: Virtual Phone System for Your Business

STARTUP NEWS, BLOGS, AND MAGAZINES

“Keeping a ‘CEO blog’ or ‘founder’s blog’ can be a great platform for engaging your users in a nontraditional way, reaching people outside of your product pitch and building rapport without selling them anything except a belief in your ideas” – Kathryn Minshew

  1. TechCrunch: Technology news and information on startups.
  2. Inc. Magazine: Small business ideas and resource for entrepreneurs
  3. Mashable: Social media marketing and tech news
  4. Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurial tips for business owners
  5. VentureBeat: Tech news, money and startups
  6. OnStartups: Advice and insight for entrepreneurs
  7. Beta Kit: Canadian startup news & tech innovation
  8. Springwise: Entrepreneurial and innovation ideas
  9. Tech Cocktail: Tech startup events, news and resources
  10. Startup Collective: by YEC organization. Sharing advice for founders
  11. YFS Magazine: Young, fabulous and self employed magazine

REPORTERS. JOURNALIST. PRESS & MEDIA RESOURCES

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“Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.” – Benjamin Disraeli

  1. (HARO) Help a Report Out: Free publicity – Connecting reporters and news sources
  2. Source Bottle: Connecting expert sources with journalists and bloggers
  3. ProNet:  Connects journalists to  expert sources by PR Newswire
  4. Muck Rack: Find and contact journalist using social media
  5. PitchRate:  Connects journalists looking for sources with experts looking for interviews.
  6. Media Kitty: Uniting journalist with sources
  7. Pitch Engine: Package and share your news with the people who matter most.
  8. My Local Reporter: Pitch. Publish. Prosper
  9. Cision: PR software, marketing and media relations
  10. Reporter Connection: Connects busy journalist with experts for media interviews
  11. News Certified Exchange: Searchable database of credible, interview-ready experts
  12. Market Wired: Share your content with media, investors, social networks and consumers
  13. Journalisted: Find journalists and see what they’re writing about
  14. The Media Bag: Get your product, services reviewed influential journalist and bloggers
  15. Business Wired: Reach your press release and disclosure targets.

STARTUP REVIEW & INTERVIEW SITES

This week in startups

LISTEN & WATCH INTERVIEWS

  1. TWIS: This week in startup with @Jason Calacanis
  2. Mixergy: Learn from proven entrepreneurs @AndrewWarner
  3. Growth Hacker TV: Bronson Taylor interviews successful entrepreneurs and marketers
  4. Valley Girl: The valley girl show with Jesse Draper
  5. Eventual Millionaire: Jaime Tardy interviews self made millionaire entrepreneurs
  6. Ted: Ideas worth spreading
  7. FounderLY:  Sharing startup founder stories
  8. Startup Talk TV: A curated collection of startup interviews
  9. Entrepreneur on Fire: Daily interview show with successful entrepreneurs (host John Lee Dumas)
  10. Rocketship.fm: Listen to interviews with startup founders about growth, funding, sales and startup life.

STARTUP REVIEW SITES

  1. IdeaMensch: Interview & ideas with entrepreneurs
  2. Killer Startups: Put the spotlight on entrepreneurs and founders
  3. Under30CEO: Young entrepreneur and professional advice
  4. Startup List: Submit your startup for review or get interviewed.
  5. Business Interviews: They share interviews of business owners
  6. Does what: Business stories shared by entrepreneurs
  7. The Startup Magazine: Founder discusses their startup
  8. StartupBeat: Because every startup has a story
  9. Nibletz: The voice of startups everywhere else
  10. HDF Magazine: Hustle Deal & Flow Magazine

STARTUP COMMUNITIES & DIRECTORIES

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“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” ― Orson Scott Card

ENTREPRENEURS

  1. Angel List: Trending startups, investments and news
  2. F6S: Where startups gets deals accelerators and funding
  3. CrunchBase: Watch startup activities
  4. Clarity.fm: On demand business advice for entrepreneurs
  5. Quora: Get the best answer to any question
  6. VBprofiles: Discover business information
  7. INC5000: Fastest growing private U.S. company list

PROGRAMMERS, CODERS  COMMUNITY

  1. GitHub: Collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects
  2. StackOverflow: Question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers
  3. Google Code: Project Hosting on Google Code easy open source hosting service
  4. Bit Bucket: Unlimited private code repositories
  5. Redmine: Flexible project management web application

CRM SOFTWARE & EMAIL TRACKING

“I’d rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place”– Todd Barry

  1. Nimble: Powerful CRM system combine with social media (Founder Interview)
  2. Zoho: Web-based online office suite
  3. Close.io: Close more deals, make more sales
  4. Pipedrive: Sale CRM for small teams
  5. Salesforce: CRM and cloud computing for businesses
  6. SugarCRM: Online customer relationship management
  7. Pipeliner: Sales management software for apps (Founder Interview)
  8. Yesware: Email tracking. Learn what happens after you hit send (Founder Interview)
  9. Boomrang: Schedule sending email (Gmail)
  10. Rapportive: Shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox

VIDEOS, GRAPHICS & ICONS

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“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – Steve Jobs

GRAPHICS

  1. Canva: Graphic designs tool for blogs
  2. Ipiccy: Online photo editing
  3. Bounce App: Grab screen shot. Share ideas on a website.
  4. Pic Monkey: Online photo editing
  5. Placeit: Product mock-ups & videos

PREPARING MOCK UP

  1. Balsamiq – Preparing mock-ups

STOCK PHOTOS

  1. Fotolia: Royalty free images, photos, vectors and videos
  2. ShutterStock: Stock photo royalty free images
  3. Istock Photos: Stock photos royalty free
  4. 500px: Find the perfect royalty-free photos
  5. BigStock Photos: Affordable high-resstock photography. (7 day trial Free photos)
  6. Unsplash: Free Hi -Resolution photos (All Free)

ICONS 

  1. Iconfinder: Free and premium icons
  2. Glyphicons: Prepared monochromatic icons and symbols
  3. Dry Icons: Icons and vector graphics
  4. IconMinds: Vector icons for iOS8,iOS7 & Android
  5. The full list here: 15 Best Websites To Download Free Icons

WEBSITE BUILDERS & CMS TOOL

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  1. Shopify: Build your online store
  2. WordPress: Website, blog CMS tools
  3. Squarespace: Build a website/blog
  4. Pikock: Website builder
  5. Weebly: Website, blog creation tool
  6. Joomla: Open source CMS
  7. Drupal: Open source CMS

CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS & DESIGN COMMUNITIES

  1. Behance: Online portfolio for creative work
  2. Dribble: Show and tell for designers
  3. Deviant Art: Online art gallery
  4. Format: Online portfolio website
  5. Flavors.me: Create share digital work

INFOGRAPHICS CREATORS AND SCREEN CATCHERS

INFOGRAPHICS

  1. Piktochart: Create easy infographic, charts and reports
  2. Infogr.am: Create infographic and online charts
  3. Easel.ly: Create and share powerful visuals
  4. Venngage: Evething to publish infographics
  5. Info Active: Data meet design

SCREEN CAPTURE & RECORDER

  1. Jing: Capture anything on your computer screen by Techsmith (free)
  2. Snag it: Image and Video Screen Capture by Techsmith
  3. Duck Capture: Simple and ease-to-use screen capture tool (free)
  4. Camtasia: Screen video recorder by Techsmith

ENTERTAINMENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS

I know HT M L (how to meet ladies) – Erlich of Silicon Valley

BUSINESS TV SHOWS

  1. Silicon Valley: Watch a computer programmer and his friends as they attempt to launch a new startup in a high-tech gold rush.
  2. Shark Tank: A show where aspiring entrepreneur pitches their business to a panel of “shark” investors.
  3. The Profit: Successful entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis helps struggling small businesses by investing his money in exchange for an ownership stake in the company.
  4. Undercover Boss: Executive leaving their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their corporation.
  5. Restaurant Startup: A quest to discover, develop, and invest in America’s next generation of culinary superstars

BUSINESS MOVIES

  1. The Wolf of Wall Street: (2013) Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.(via IMBD)
  2. Pursuit of Happyness: (2006) A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (via IMBD)
  3. Wall Street: Money never Sleeps: (2010) Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire. (via IMBD)
  4. The Social Network: (2010) Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business. (via IMBD)
  5. Office Space: (1999) Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.(via IMBD)
  6. Flash of Genius: (2008) Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper. (via IMBD)
  7. Tommy Boy: (1995) An incompetent, immature, and dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory must save the business to keep it out of the hands of his new, con-artist relatives and big business. (via IMBD)
  8. Glengarry Glen Ross: (1992) An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (via IMBD)
  9. The Aviator: (2004) A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (via IMBD)
  10. Tucker: The Man and His Dream: (1988) The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.  (via IMBD)

STARTUP DOCUMENTARIES

  1. Startup.com: (2001)
  2. Something Ventured: (2011)
  3. Steve Jobs:
  4. Pirates of silicon valley: (1999)
  5. Ctrl-alt-compete: (2011)
  6. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: (2005)
  7. The Call of the Entrepreneur (2007)
  8. The Corporation (2003)

OTHER COOL THINGS

“Keep calm and stay cool. you’re an entrepreneur” – Herby Fabius  (made this one up) 🙂

  1. Startup Digest: Personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in your area
  2. Triberr: An Influencer Marketing Platform
  3. Campaign Monitor: Send beautiful emails and monitor for better results
  4. Dashlane: Password manager
  5. Rite Tag: Better hashtags get your social media posts found and shared
  6. Gumroad: Sell digital products directly to your audience
  7. TrepTalks: Online courses for digital entrepreneurs
  8. Brand24 : Social media monitoring and listening tool
  9. Team Story: A social network for startup entrepreneurs
  10. Visme: Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners.
  11. Upcounsel: Business legal service on demand for startups
  12. Invision: Web and mobile prototyping platform
  13. SnapTerms: Term of Service as a service
  14. CrozDesk: Web app finder

NEED MORE!  – These guys can help.

  1. Steve Blank.com: Startup tools and blogs for entrepreneur
  2. DailyTekk.com: 150 Resources for Tech Startups
  3. VC Cafe: Startup Resources
  4. Launch Rock: The Entrepreneur’s Mega Resource | 9 great startup resource lists

  • John Stephen

    Herby, we would like to include SutiHR and SutiExpense under HR FINANCE, ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL category. Thanks.

  • Sanjay Sawant

    Hello Herby,

    Can you Please Add Firecart (http://www.firecart.io) in Marketing Automation Software category.

  • No problem. Keep up the great work. Thanks.

  • Thanks for the tip Anton. We ll be sure to include Shakr on there.

  • PowToon you guys are great. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Most definitely, we’ll add Shakr to the list. Thanks Anton.

  • Anton Eliasson

    Great list of resources, the only thing I’d add is Shakr, a DIY video creation tool.

  • Thanks for mentioning us in your article!