What are the best resources to build a successful business?

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    #1Starting a Business - My Own Business Institute Course

    Starting a Business - My Own Business Institute Course
    The popular original course is designed for the entrepreneur who wants to start a business. Compromised of 15 sessions, cover the coursework at your own pace and learn the essentials. The content is clearly explained and has an emphasis on learning how to write a business plan.
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    Free

    Teresa Parker
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Great resource for those who are truly starting out on their own. This is geared towards those who enjoy working independently but aren't quite sure how to get started. This course will keep you steered in the right directions and in keeping on track without getting to complicated. For beginners!"
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    #2Idea to Execution

    Idea to Execution
    Idea to Execution: How to Optimize, Automate, and Outsource Everything in Your Business by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg reveals how a scalable startup is done to perfection. An essential read for any budding entrepreneur, it follows the creative commercial process from inspiration to inception to success, detailing a bold new approach to 21st-century business.
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    Pamela Lee
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "It is missing in some sections, but at least a good start. More information can be obtained online."
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    #3Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins that elaborates how a company can start from good to great. There are studies that includes the methods that a company should do in order to succeed. 

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    Craig Burns
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Good to Great doesn't offer any thoughts or explanations as to how to create a business. What it does offer is a lot of insight into what turns a good business into a great success."
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    #4All in

    All in
    All in: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs by Bill Green gives you 101 key insights and lessons that allowed the author to leverage his flea market business table into one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country and how he subsequently successfully invested in or founded numerous companies across multiple end markets.
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    #565 free web resources for starting your own business

    65 free web resources for starting your own business
    Want to start a business? Need to improve an existing business? Here is a step by step guide with free web resources that will help you on your way to suceess.
    Websites

    Free

    Jaime Ávalos
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is a great compiled list of sites where you can get good tips for starting a business. Just be carefulk about what you choose, they're not all great. "
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    #65 Tiny Business Habits That Will Make Your Small Business More Money

    5 Tiny Business Habits That Will Make Your Small Business More Money
    5 Tiny Business Habits That Will Make Your Small Business More Money give you five great habits to develop that can help you and your business make and keep more money.
    Websites

    Free

    Lawrence Newman
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a nice informative site. I learned something new today, as well as affirmed some of the things that experienced has shown me. I love finding sites such as these, it lets me knowthat at least I am on the correct path."
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    #7Business Planning Guide

    Business Planning Guide
    A curated list of articles that will help you write a business plan for the first time. It includes a free business plan template and over 500 sample business plans from your industry.
    Websites

    Free

    Sean Robertson
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I'm starting my own business finally and I came here looking for some resources to build a successful business. I was told to try the Business Planning Guide. I must say that this has everything I need in order to be a success!"
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    #8Starting a Business - The U.S. Small Business Administration Guide

    Starting a Business - The U.S. Small Business Administration Guide
    The SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) has created a free guide for those who want to learn how to start a business and find information to succeed.
    Websites

    Free

    Devansh Gupta
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This guide is definitely useful, but not as comprehensive as I might have liked. It's definitely a good place to start your research, though."
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    #950 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

    50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

    Here are 50 tips by Entrepreneur Magazine on how to make your business come to life.

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    Free

    Cheryl Meyer
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "These 50 tips are great! I didn't use all of them, but there are great suggestions like making a business plan ON PAPER, finding investors AND listening to them, but the best one is a patent can wait. That is not something I would have thought could! Great 50 tips, I highly suggest taking a peek when starting your own business."
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    #10Dundas BI

    Dundas BI
    Dundas BI is a dashboard, reporting, and data analytics software all on a single business intelligence platform.
    Websites

    Free- Price upon request. Free Trial Available

    Howard Green
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "As a recent startup, we needed the technology to help run our company. Dundas BI provided exactly the resources we needed to analyze and properly organize our data. I would highly recommend Dundas BI to any aspiring entrepreneur."
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    #11[TUTORIAL] How to create a business plan - SBA Course

    [TUTORIAL] How to create a business plan - SBA Course
    In this webinar of the U.S. Small Business Administration, business planning expert Tim Berry helps entrepreneurs and small businesses better understand how to create a business plan.
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    Free

    Louis Fields
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Useful information on creating a successful business plan. I think in this scenario I'm looking for more than just a business plan. "
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    #12The Art of Startup Fundraising

    The Art of Startup Fundraising
    The Art of Startup Fundraising is a book by Alejandro Cremades that teaches readers how to start raising money from your salary and how to make it grow. This book will help people who wants to save their money in the wisest way.
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    Ryan Gutierrez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The Art of Startup Fundraising is a book by Alejandro Cremades about raising money and making it grow. It is available from Amazon for $17.00. It has very positive reviews on Amazon. I'm rarely impressed by this type of book, but this one seems to be a legitimate help to a lot of people. Give it a read and hopefully it will help put you on the right path."
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    #13The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA is a book by Josh Kaufman that introduced ways on how to know the core principles of business just by reading his book. He believes that getting an MBA is so exppensive thats why he came up wit the book.

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    Arnav Rathore
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Not really a direct answer but more of a general one but the book linked is highly reviewed and would help with starting a business."
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    #14The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan is a guide written by Allan Dib for easier and faster business strategy. It is divided into nine squares and shows how to be a marketing hero from zero.

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    Ben Cheng
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This book is great for any marketer, from beginners to people who have been doing it for years. So many tips and strategies that I have learned to use all the time. I took a lot away from this book and feel that marketing majors in college could get a ton of use out of this book. There is so much to learn and the strategies in this book have really helped me out with my job."
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    #15Soasta ClodTest

    Soasta ClodTest
    The SOASTA platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and Web devices – in real time, and at scale. 

    Websites

    Free- (Lite). Varies by plan.

    David Dunn
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is a great app that test and scale your mobile experience, I strongly recommend it."
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    #16Business Networking Training

    Business Networking Training
    Training courses for grows and manage your offline and online business relationships.
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    varies by plan

    Tang Guo
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Business Networking Training helped me to build a successful business from the ground up. Everything I needed to know starting out was contained within this one course. I highly recommend it."
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    #17Splunk

    Splunk
    Splunk offers tools and solutions for business analysis, application delivery, cloud solutions and more.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Matthew Beck
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "a good plan is to generate practical solutions, and generate subscriptions for example, there is a market that is increasing a lot and it is the subscriptions of healthy food, maybe this business would not be very profitable in principle because all people can easily access food, But when you deliver a solution to a given problem and you generate comfort by delivering food at the door of their homes, people prefer this type of service. The same applies to solutions in the cloud, companies have many problems that apparently are not so important but when you gather all those problems and give them a solution, practice and comfortable to those companies will surely hire your services."
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    #1815 Tactics For Successful Business Negotiations

    15 Tactics For Successful Business Negotiations
    This post shows you 15 tactics that can work for you during a business negotiation.
    Websites

    Free

    Divya Rangarajan
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a really great article for negation tactics in business, but not how to build a successful business. I would go more for a book written on the topic. "
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    #19Successful Networking - the ultimate guide | Christopher Barrat | TEDxAmRingSalon

    Successful Networking - the ultimate guide | Christopher Barrat | TEDxAmRingSalon
    Christopher is sharing some useful insight about open threes and closed twos and how you can instantly identify connection points in networking events. Understand the universal path to selling in an entertaining and insightful talk.
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    Free

    Michelle Parker
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Successful Networking - the ultimate guide | Christopher Barrat | TEDxAmRingSalon is a great TED resource to build a successful business. He goes through a number of things that can help you indentify areas to focus on and gives great insight on what steps to take to assure success. It's tough opening your own business, I love that I can access great insight like this."
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    #20How to Trade In Stocks

    How to Trade In Stocks

    How to Trade In Stocks is a Business, Economics, Finance, Reference Book written by Jesse Livermore. It was published March 10, 2006 by McGraw-Hill Education.

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    Austin Reid
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I am creating a small business and I needed some guidance. I found How to Trade In Stocks through a google search and it gave me some wonderful advice that gave me good results."
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    #21Way of the Turtle

    Way of the Turtle

    Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legendary Traders is a Business, Economics, Finance, Reference Book written by Curtis Faith.

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    Samantha Oliver
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "As a budding entrepreneur, I found the Way of the Turtle to be one of the best resources in regards to building a successful business as a trader. Although my skill level is very basic, it showed me how to make enormous profits. I learned how to trade based on trend following. This book is a great guide for novice traders like me who are just learning how to build and test trading systems."
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    #22Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win

    Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win

    Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win is a Business, Economics, Finance, Reference Book written by Jack D. Schwager. It was published May 29, 2012 by John Wiley & Sons.

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    Marilyn Rice
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Don't be fooled by a cheesy title or cover. This book ranks highly with its partner, Market Wizards, with realistic, updated, and helpful financial information. It's only downfall may be its lack of cultural awareness in other countries besides the US and UK."
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    #23Technical Analysis

    Technical Analysis

    Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians (2nd Edition) is a Business, Economics, Finance, Reference Book written by Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie A. Dahlquist.

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    Bobby Andrews
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Not much here in terms of meaningful data or info, unfortunately. i think this is more like a quick cash grab type of book. I would be very wary of it and anything from this author. It is very bare bones and basic for something that is supposed to teach."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to build a successful business
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Starting a Business - My Own Business Institute CourseCourse 24 Free
2Idea to ExecutionBooks 22 Paid
3Good to GreatBooks 21 Paid
4All inBooks 19 Paid
565 free web resources for starting your own businessWebsites 18 Free
65 Tiny Business Habits That Will Make Your Small Business More MoneyWebsites 18 Free
7Business Planning GuideWebsites 16 Free
8Starting a Business - The U.S. Small Business Administration GuideWebsites 14 Free
950 Tips for Starting Your Own CompanyArticles 14 Free
10Dundas BIWebsites 13 Free
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