So you're looking to create a business, but you're struggling to find the right resources to get the job done? Look no further, we've got you covered.

Introduction

This list is created by myself to help entrepreneurs just like you find the right tools to get the job done.

I have personally used many of these resources successfully and they have saved me an extreme amount of time.

The following resources are primarily focussed on online businesses, but can also be used as add-ons to any business

Business Idea Development Resources

How to think of a business idea?

When it comes to creating a business, it's vital that you think long-term. So it's pretty important that your idea has a high chance of being relevant & in-demand in at least 3 years time. Although, this doesn't mean to say that there aren't some entrepreneurs who look for short-term opportunities, but these businesses usually struggle to keep money coming in and therefore fail in creating a sustainable model.

This is a good point to add one of my favourite quotes from a entrepreneurial philosopher: "You will get rich by giving society what it wants but does not yet know how to get. At scale." - Naval

Here's some tools for developing an idea to start your business around.

Google Trends

This completely free resource is brilliant for finding niches & trending ideas. You can use it to find particular trends within industries, popular industries and other useful information.

KWFinder

KWFinder is very useful when it comes to developing an idea for your new business. It is a keyword tool for google which provides valuable insights on what people are searching all over the globe. You can use this tool to find popular searches which are easy to rank for and then develop a niche affiliate site around that topic for example.

News

That's right, many overlook this powerful resource, but it can be great for finding new ideas. This one is slightly more passive though, just keep your eyes/ears open for potential new trends/business ideas - they're consistently on the news.

Once you've chosen on an idea/industry/topic, you need to decide how you will monetise it. Here are a few examples of methods in which you can monetise your idea:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Advertisements
  • Providing a paid service, tool or similar

Website & Brand Creation Resources

Now that you've got a solid idea & plan for your business, it's time to get started on creating your online & offline presence. We'll break this category up into a few different sections.

Domain Registration Resources

Choosing the right domain is one of the most important things you'll do when creating your online business, so it's vital that you get it right. You can my personal favourite tools below to find  & register the perfect domain name. Unsure what a domain name is? Check out this page.

GoDaddy