Resources

Resources

Entrepreneur books, gadgets, apps and more

Every successful entrepreneur has resources to help them achieve their goals. I thought it would be helpful to include media such as books, movies, podcasts and educational courses. Creation gadgets such as electronics ranging from 3D printers to cameras to even the simple wrench help entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Digital entrepreneurs will need powerful tools for analytics, automation, organization and communication. In today’s age where the Internet has a massive capability for creation and sharing, it is important to weed out the good from the bad.

Here is a concise compilation of resources any entrepreneur may find useful:

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Books

Books are the classic, yet still quintessential resource for gaining knowledge. The Reader-Writer relationship stresses the importance onto the reader to comprehend “between the lines” of what the author is trying to say which makes it very effective as a learning method.

The introduction of tablets and mobile devices makes electronic reading a viable option in the 21st century. The Kindle Voyage is an awesome e-reader if you enjoy the idea of being able to carry around a library of millions of books in your hands.

The Kindle App is available on just about every device, but we highly recommend that you download it for your mobile device. You would not believe how much you can accomplish reading instead of going on social media.

Audible is a phenomenal tool for consuming books on the go, in the gym or even in the shower. I will oftentimes play an audiobook during longer car rides. Not to mention the app has a beautiful user interface. Recommended for books of authors who are also great speakers i.e Tony Robbins.

Web Hosting

Bluehost LogoBluehost

If you want to master how to become a successful entrepreneur having a website is one of the easiest and effective ways to hone your marketing, design and entrepreneurial skills. Bluehost is easy to use with 1-click automatic WordPress installation. They also have excellent customer service and is my one stop for domains and websites. Entrepreneur Finesse highly recommends using Bluehost for your first website.

Entrepreneur Gadgets

Gadgets for entrepreneurs can be defined simply as anything that can be used to create value, no matter whether it is digital or physical. The gadget could be advanced technology or simply just a learning tool.

Visual Edge Slant Board

Visual Edge Slant Board

An ergonomic working environment is a pivotal component to achieving productivity. The Visual Edge Slant Board offers a combination of reading, writing, drawing and learning tasks at an optimum 22 degree angle known as the Harmon distance. It is a large rectangular magnetic dry erase white board with clipboard. Perfect for children, whiteboard presentations and to supplement flat desks. If you are looking for a fun and ergonomic slant board for writing the Visual Edge Slant Board is one of the best on the market.

 

Video Production:

GoPro HERO 4 Black

Video production is becoming even more of a common occurrence today than it has been ever before. If you are considering producing videos of any kind for any reason whether it’s Live Video, Social Media, Virtual Reality or full-fledged Film Production, definitely take a look at the versatility of the GoPro Hero 4 Black. If you need a backup plan an iPhone or Galaxy should be able to tackle most tasks.

 

Yuneec Typhoon 4K Quadcopter Drone

Breathtaking aerial video footage doesn’t get any easier than with a quadcopter drone made for high-definition filming with the most precise controls around. The Typhoon 4k has a personal ground station with a built-in touchscreen, an integrated 3-axis precision gimbal camera that’s capable of capturing 12-megapixel still photos. Use the drone’s Watch Me mode to seamlessly capture video of you biking, running or participating in other fast-moving activities. Yuneec’s roots are in the hobby RC world, so precision and safety are cornerstone to the usability and capability of their products.

3D Printing:

AIO Robotics All In One 3D PrinterAIO Robotics Zeus All-In-One 3D Printer 

The Zeus is not only of the easiest to use 3D printers on the market, but also it is one of the few with multi-functionality of 3D scanning and 3D printing in one machine.

 

 

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

The Ultimaker 2+ is easy and reliable, updated for the best experience in 3D printing. Featuring a swappable nozzle extruder capable of an amazing 20 micron layer resolution, 12.5 micron XY precision, and 5 micron Z precision, the Ultimaker 2+ is one of the best consumer 3D printers available today.

 

 

 

Communication Tools:

Apple Products iWatch iPhone iPad Macbook Air

Apple iWatch, iPhone, iPad, iMac & Macbook Air

Computers are not only at the root of information and communication, but also they are loaded with potential digital tools in the form of software, websites and apps. I trust Apple products because I know they are incredibly user friendly which means tasks, especially creative tasks, are seamless and fun.

 

Amazon Echo

Speech recognition is a growing trend that will be found in many forms in the future, especially in our vehicles. With Amazon Echo play music, ask questions, listen to audiobooks, hear the news and check the weather. The Amazon Echo is a unique smart home device in that it operates under the largest e-commerce marketplace in the world and is growing in functionality with new applications such as Domino’s Pizza delivery and Uber.

 

Online Tools & Resources

Bluehost

SumoMe

GetResponse

Leadpages

Google Analytics

Dropbox

Gleam.io

Canva

Crowdsourcing

Tongal – Video Production

Topcoder – Software Development

Kaggle – Data Science

Reverb Nation – Music Discovery

Quirky – Invention Community

Funding

Angel.co

Kickstarter

Kabbage

Automation

Hootsuite

Buffer

CoSchedule

Edgar

Outsourcing & Graphic Design

Upwork

Virtual Staff Finder

99Designs

Fiverr

Apps

Square – Enjoy the simplicity of turning your mobile device into a Point-Of-Sale machine with an app and a white Square block card reader which you can get for free here.

Drive – Access and edit your office files on the go and share them easily with others. Great for getting stuff done. If you use Docs, Sheets, Slides, then go ahead and download the associated app as well.

Dropbox – Access your files anywhere in the cloud with a beautiful user interface, accessibility and the ultimate shareability of files.

Evernote – If you are looking for a new way to organize your personal information then consider Evernote’s simplistic multimedia approach to note taking.

Audible – A perfect complement to Apple Car Play and is amazing for getting through books during long travel period.

LinkedIn – Networking, connecting and locating experts has never been easier and the LinkedIn app is a perfect companion.

Snapchat – The fastest growing mobile social networking app in existence. Live media marketing won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

Slack – Possibly the easiest and simplest communication platform for teamwork and productivity.

Robinhood – Makes stock market investing sleek, cool, affordable and fun for the mobile age. Free stock trading.

SmartUp – A gamified way to keep up with the latest and greatest in start-up trends and entrepreneurship.

Starbucks – The rewards + in-store payment system alone is enough reason to download this app. Free apps and music galore.

Duolingo – One of the smartest, efficient and effective ways to learn a new language today.

Waze – Normally apps use the Google API but Waze decided to create their own algorithm that would save drivers even more time.

Headspace – Entrepreneurs with a desire to achieve clarity and focus may enjoy the fun guided meditation series Headspace offers.

Sleep Cycle – Optimize your sleep schedule with this genius app that follows the rhythm of your breathing.

*Notable mentions* Other Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon related apps

Media

TED Talks Ideas Worth SpreadingTEDxTalks

Explore TED’s library of talks, filmed at independently organized TEDx events. With 30,000+ videos from organizers in more than 130 countries, speakers cover topics from sanitation to technological wizardry to deep policy issues to designing boots for beetles.

 

 

Podcasts:

  1. The Tim Ferriss Show with Tim Ferriss
  2. The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn
  3. The #AskGaryVee Show with Gary Vaynerchuk

  4. The School Of Greatness with Lewis Howes

  5. Mixergy Startup Stories with Andrew Warner

  6. Entrepreneur On Fire with John Lee Dumas

Courses

Clickbank University

Leadpages Free Marketing Courses

Tai Lopez – The 67 Steps

Jason Capital – The Millionaire Switch

Eric Taller – Thought Elevators

Tai Lopez – Social Media Marketing Agency Program

Stefan Pylarinos – Kindle Money Mastery