Startup and Entrepreneur Resources
From Best Practices
Purpose: This list is for startups and entrepreneurs to locate resources focused on the challenges and issues specific to startups and entrepreneurs.
- About.com's Starting a Business Hub: This Entrepreneurs' Hub has curated some of their best content for starting a business, including checklists, a small business startup kit, and detailed articles on naming and calculating the cost of your startup.
- eHow's Introduction to Entrepreneurship has many great articles, including resources for how to open a business, write a business plan, how to incorporate, raising capital, and accounting.
- Entrepreneurship.org website is maintained by the Kauffman Foundation with resources for entrepreneurs. The FastTrac Entrepreneur Education program provides entrepreneurial education programs.
- Entrepreneur Magazine's The Entrepreneur.com Startup Kits has startup kits for everything from starting a restaurant to a consulting firm, complete with articles, guides, marketing tips, and more.
- Impact Hub centers are located in 54+ locations globally with 7,000+ members. An Impact Hub consists of three distinct elements. First, it is a vibrant community of passionate and entrepreneurial people who share an underlying intention to bring about positive change and act as peers to cross-fertilize and develop their ventures. Second, It is a source of inspiration that provides meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, learning spaces, incubation, programs and facilitated conversations that support positive impact. Third, an Impact Hub is a physical space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect. The magic happens where these three elements connect and are brought to life through the art of hosting.
- GeekWire, a technology news site and online community based in Seattle, Washington, provides a startup resources directory; from accounting to venture capital to web services
- PartnerUp is an online community focused on the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs. It focuses 0n helping you find business partners.
- The Principles of Entrepreneurship published by the US government is a series of 21 one-page primers that discusses the essentials for building and running a business from the planning stages to marketing a product.
- Startup Nation is a company that provides free and fee based information and resources for small business owners looking to start or grow their business.
- Startup Weekends are weekend-long (54 hours), hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Events occur globally in many cities. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
- TIE-The Indus Entrepreneurs, an international organization with 61 chapters in 18 countries, promotes entrepreneurship with education programs, mentor services and startup competitions.
- Wicked Start is a company that provides both free and fee based services for startup businesses.
- Young Entrepreneuris focused around discussion forums. You can post startup questions and read the thousands of other posts, answers and discussions.
 Other Resources
- Library of Congress's Entrepreneur's Reference Guide , 4th Edition, 2010. The book is an entrepreneur's reference guide; it includes a lists lot of great books that are updated yearly. It covers practically every topic related to starting a small business.