resources

Start-up Business Resources

Starting is difficult. Here's a list of business resources you may find helpful.  

Invoicing: freshbooks, excel

 

Payment: Paypal, Square

 

Accounting: quickbooks, xero, inDinero

 

Payroll: paychex, adp, intuit, workday

 

Expenses: expensify

 

Group collaboration: google docs

 

UX/design testing: usertesting

 

Web analytics: google analytics, crazy egg, kissmetrics

 

Mobile storage: box.net, dropbox

 

What else should I add to the list?

Writing Resources

"Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you -- as if you haven't been told a million times already -- that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching." --Harlan Ellison

So you want to be a writer, huh? Well, as the old saying goes, a writer writes.

1. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

2. Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale

3. Writeordie.com - it uses the stick (as opposed to the carrot) to get you to write regularly

If you've got that down and are looking for more help, the following resources might be of interest:

1. The American Society of Journalists and Authors - a trade association for freelance writers

2. Mediabistro

3. The Writer's Market

4. Portable MFA in Creative Writing (New York Writers Workshop)

5. The Guide to Literary Agents put out by Writer's Digest Books

6. Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--and Get It Published

7. The Association of Author's Representatives