At every stage of the creative entrepreneurial journey, learning and research is key to inviting inspiration and keeping motivated and confident.

To help out, we've collated a great set of informative and idea-generating resources worth checking out!

IMDB

IMDB

The award for best movie and celebrity online resource goes to…IMDb! Sure, you have your Google, Twitter, Tumblr and a plethora of other news sites to get your entertainment fix but the Internet Movie Database has been kicking goals since its launch in 1990 (in our opinion anyway). It is a rich encyclopedia of historical facts, useful information and amusing trivia about films, TV shows, video games, directors, actors - pretty much all things on-screen that we are lucky enough to indulge in!
KICKSTARTER

KICKSTARTER

Just as our mission here at The Mentorship is to empower creative people, Kickstarter's mission is to bring creative projects to life! Founded in 2009 by the pretty awesome Perry Chen, the crowdfunding site truly has artists at the heart of its focus, cultivating a community who support each other's creative ventures, socially and financially. If you're looking to contribute to someone else's dream or perhaps rally some help for your own, browsing Kickstarter is a great way to get those creative juices flowing!
PINTEREST

PINTEREST

It is often regarded as just another social media platform, but we can tell you right now - Pinterest is much more than that. It positions itself as "the world's catalogue of ideas" and it certainly lives up to it. Whether you're looking for inspiration to re-decorate your home, what to cook for dinner or meaningful quotes to put on your blog, Pinterest offers a wealth of resources to inspire your creativity. It is also a pretty powerful marketing tool if you learn to harness its features - being an active Pinterest user will teach you how you can create and 'pin' content to draw more people to your own website.
PIXABAY

PIXABAY

Content creators and entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes but let's face it, visual imagery is a high-value currency for us all. Whether you're a blogger, musician or graphic designer, photos play an important part in your creative practice. Thankfully there is a world full of wonderful and generous photographers who are happy to share their work - no strings attached - and Pixabay is one of those places you can find royalty free images to use without the need for attribution. Though we encourage you to give credit where it's due; we're all in this together after all!
POCKET

POCKET

"You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets" - Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thanks Mr Terminator, we agree so we'll fill our pockets with knowledge instead! Pocket is an awesome save-for-later service that helps you keep links to articles, websites or videos so that you can view them when you have more time up your sleeve. The app easily integrates with any browser platform and device, so rather than finding yourself in a fluster searching through your site history or bookmarks, you can re-visit your saves direct from your Pocket.
TWITTER

TWITTER

Great, just another social media channel to waste valuable hours of time perusing. Wrong! Twitter is in fact a very powerful tool - not just for creative types who can offer witty commentary within the 140-character limit, but for all of us to access information from all over the world efficiently and instantly. Twitter has been a key disruptor of traditional journalism over the last decade, keeping us informed and connecting us with local and global events, trends, causes, companies and people. If you're a creator without a Twitter account, this is us spurring you on to start one!
WIKIPEDIA

WIKIPEDIA

Most of you might be a touch too young to remember the days of physical encyclopedias - those heavy hard-cover sets that your Dad's best friend would convince him to buy by paying in instalments, only to end up collecting dust at the bottom of your bookshelf. These days you can access a significant amount more of A-Z information whilst saving some real estate in your living room, for free! Wikipedia is one of the largest online reference websites that people all around the world can contribute to, making it rich with knowledge, experience and active content.