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Resources for Entrepreneurs


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My presentation for an eduFire class on April 14th, 2009 entitled "Resources for Entrepreneurs".

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Resources for Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. Resources for Entrepreneurs April 14th, 2009
  2. 2. Resources Blogs Books Podcasts Twitter People So much more...
  3. 3. Blogs 37Signals Marc Andreessen Seth Godin Venture Hacks Fred Wilson TheFunded
  4. 4. Books Biographies Start-up “Templates” Mind-Expanding Stuff...
  5. 5. Podcasts Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Venture Voice Mixergy From Scratch Great list on!!!
  6. 6. Twitter @KathySierra @andrew_chen @jasonfried @venturehacks @fredwilson @TheGrok @bryce @stevenbjohnson @joshk @davemcclure @kissmetrics @briannorgard @vctips @jhagel @timoreilly @zappos @ericries @cshirky
  7. 7. Info Mgmt Strategies Multi-tasking Filters Q & A sites Speedreading
  8. 8. Multi-tasking Always have something to read with you Tools: Instapaper, Mobile RSS Readers, etc. Supplement with audio learning Tools: iPod/iPhone, Noise- cancelling headphones
  9. 9. Filters Generic Filters: Digg,, Hacker News Custom Filters: Facebook and Twitter feeds
  10. 10. Q & A Sites One of the most under- utilized resources for entrepreneurs General Q & A Sites: Yahoo Answers, Mahalo Answers, uClue Specific Q & A Sites: Sitepoint, DigitalPoint
  11. 11. Speedreading Every entrepreneur should be striving to read faster Software: EyeQ, Spreeder, Rapid Reader Strategies: PhotoReading
  12. 12. Your Network Your most important resource = Your network Capital, talent, ideas, acquistions, etc. What did your network look like 2 years ago? What will it look like 2 year from now?
  13. 13. Network Mgmt Address Book/CRM (e.g., Highrise) Social Networking Tools (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn) + Apps (Birthday Reminder!) Google/Twitter Alerts
  14. 14. Wrap-up There are more resources than ever for entrepreneurs However, there’s more noise out then ever before too!!! It’s vitally important that you get good at locating and managing your “inputs”
  15. 15. Resources for Entrepreneurs April 14th, 2009