Starting a new business and going it alone can be an exciting, yet daunting prospect. Following are some useful articles and talks on everything from overcoming your fears, increasing your resilience, building useful habits and a little bit of inspiration thrown in for good measure.

  • Habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

    There is something that sets the successful entrepreneur apart — x-factors that put them in a different class. Here is 18 of these habits that are marks of the greats. Check them out, and see if you need to start changing the way you go about your day.
  • Are other people's fears holding you back?

    Are the fears of other people dampening the enthusiasm you have for your new business venture?Here are some great tips for maintaining the excitement and focus.
  • Richard Branson; Life at 30,000 feet

    Inspiration for all entrepreneurs. Richard Branson talks to TED's Chris Anderson about the ups and the downs of his career, from his multibillionaire success to his multiple near-death experiences — and reveals some of his (very surprising) motivations.
  • How resilience works

    When going it alone in business, the one trait that could mean the difference between success and failure is resilience. In this article learn what resilience is, how it works and how you can bring more of it into your life.
  • The single biggest reason why startups succeed

    Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.
  • Five business podcasts you should be listening to

    Listen to these free podcasts to access the thoughts of some of the most successful business leaders and entreprenuers in the World.