The following list of resources was shared by the panelists and speaker with the audience last week at our Innovation and Growth discussion on taking your business to the next level discussion at Indiegrove.
Feel free to share and return regularly as we will be adding more resources to this list periodically!
- Slideshare: online, platform-agnostic slide deck sharing – www.Slideshare.net
- Buffer/Hootsuite/VBout: social media content managers – www.buffer.com – www.hootsuite.com – www.vbout.com
- Bit.ly: link shortener for tracking clicks and shares – www.bitly.com
- Optimizely/Monetate/Visual Web Optimizer: A/B testing platforms – www.optimizely.com – www.monetate.com – www.vmo.com
- SumAll: metric tracking for digital content – www.sumall.com
- Alexa: website traffic and ranking statistics – www.Alexa.com
- Google Analytics: track who comes to your site – www.google.com/analytics
- Slack: essential team communication platform – www.slack.com
- YouCanBookMe: online booking tool that syncs with calendar – www.YouCanBookMe.com
- Join Me: free web screen sharing – www.join.me
- Instapaper: save online content to read offline later – www.instapaper.com
- Evernote/Notability: note tracking and sharing across devices – www.evernote.com – www.gingerlabs.com
- Odesk (now Upwork)/Elance: outsourced services – www.upwork.com – www.elance.com
- Storage and Security…
- Grovo: 1-minute training videos on various digital skills – www.Grovo.com
- General Assembly: online classes and skills training – www.generalassemb.ly
- OneMonthCode: platform and methodology for learning to code, among other skills – https://onemonth.com
- Skillscrush: digital skills training – www.Skillscrush.com
- Hacker Rank: coding classes, competitions, and jobs – www.HackerRank.com
- Talent Hackers: more effective hiring and company building – www.talenthackers.org
- Power to Fly: where women work – www.Powertofly.com
- Google X-Ray: finding technical talent – blog.hackerrank.com/technical-talent-google-x-ray-boolean-strings
Earl’s P&B Brief: Josh is Stuck in Self Employment
There is a huge difference between being self-employed and being a business owner. A self-employed person, for the most part, does every task (all the responsibilities) in his/her business endeavor; while a small business owner/entrepreneur hires others to perform task and manages them and the business. Josh is making the transition from functioning as a self-employed person to business owner/entrepreneur. In this Brief we will see the steps he is taking to make the transition.
Read the entire article here: http://earlboyd.com/earls-pb-briefs/stuck-in-self-employment
Earl Boyd is the Director of Entrepreneur Services at Entrepreneur Works as well as the facilitator of GNEC’s Urban Entrepreneur Development Institute. In his roles he equips entrepreneurs with the skills to start a business, operate an existing business better or develop growth strategies for an existing business.