The following are resources for start ups and entrepreneurs

Business Plan Template

Start up budget – excel spreadsheet

Costing and Pricing Your Work

Register a domain name at GoDaddy

WordPress – free blogging and web building software

USEFUL WEBSITES

Small Business Plan Templates

Small Business.co.uk

Startups

PODCASTS AND VIDEO

Startups that fail

Topics Covered:
Top 10 Must Have For a Start-up, Invest in Great People and Great Equipment – Not Furniture, Naming Your Company: Put Up a Sign,You Need Little Capital, Businesses Must Have Customers.

Inside the mind of a reluctant entrepreneur – the 20 year plan

Topics Covered:
Numenta’s Jeff Hawkins, a frequent company founder, inventor, and product designer for Palm and Handspring, highlights lessons learned during his tenure in technology. He also confesses that these accomplishments were mere way stations in his 30-year passionate pursuit of neuroscience.

The art of teaching entrepreneurship and innovation

Topics Covered:
Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.









BOOKS

The Beermat Entrepreneur: Turn Your Good Idea Into A Great Business (Mike Southon and Chris West, Prentice Hall, 2005)

Entrepreneurship (Bruce Barringer, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006)

The Entrepreneur’s Book of Checklists (Robert Ashton, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004)

The Financial Times Guide to Business Start up (Financial Times, Prentice Hall, 2006)

The Kitchen Table Entrepreneur (Paul Power, Oxford How to Books, 2006)

Lessons From the Edge: Survival Skills for Starting and Growing a Company (Jana Matthews, Jeff

Dennis, with Peter Economy, Oxford University Press, 2003)

New Business Road Test (John W. Mullins, Financial Times, 2006)

Small Business Start-up Workbook (Cheryl Rickman, Oxford How to Books, 2005)

Starting a Business in Britain (Brian O’Kane, Virgin, 2006)

Starting a Business from Home (Colin Barrow, Kogan Page, 2008)

Surviving a Downturn (Jeremy Kourdi, A & C Black)

Working for Yourself: an entrepreneur’s guide to the basics (Jonathan Reuvid, Kogan Page, 2007)

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