This article by Palo Alto Software Email Marketer/Copywriter, Tyree Harris, originally ran on the Up and Running blog.
Whether you’re a budding business owner or an experienced hotshot, taking some time to read what’s going on in the industry is essential. The internet is filled with resources and publications dedicated to assisting you in your ventures, but you have to be able to track down the good stuff.
By accessing BPlans, you’re already reading some of the good stuff and we thank you. But if you’re looking for a few more entrepreneurship websites with great content, we’ve got some recommendations for you.
Founded in 1979, Inc. Magazine focuses on growing companies in the U.S.. Businesses should make it a goal to land in the Inc. 5000, an annual list of the fastest growing companies in America.
The part of the site most useful to new entrepreneurs is “Start-Up.” It’s loaded with super helpful reads on the dos and don’ts of business. Giving Inc. a quick glance a day wouldn’t be a waste of time.
Feeling a little down in the dumps? Need a little motivation? Entrepreneur.com‘s “Inspiration Station” is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs insights to the industry leaders and pioneers of our time. Whether things are rough or you’re just looking to kill some time in the office, make sure you have this bookmarked.
The Economist offers a wonderful, global perspective of the economy at-large. Highlighting socioeconomic factors and political effects in the world market, The Economist might not directly relate to your daily operations, but they can put your work in perspective and remind you that you’re part of a bigger economy. Check out the business and finances section.
Bloomberg is a no-brainer for business owners. But a pretty sweet little nook on their website is the “Leaders” section. Great insights and pertinent stories for leaders at all levels are filtered into this section. The leadership section is especially geared toward helping you make the right choices
Another no-brainer publication for business-owners, Forbes’ “Entrepreneur” section is a great way to stay updated. The section is less advice-driven and more centered around news that is relevant and interesting to business owners.
6. A Smart Bear
Jason Cohen is an experienced entrepreneur who’s had some serious success in the tech industry. He’s started four companies, each of them being profitable. His blog is great not only for techies and geeks, but entrepreneurs of all sorts.
7. Under 30 CEO
More advice for entrepreneurs, but this site is especially geared toward a younger audience. If you’re fresh out of (or still in) college, this is the perfect place for you to check out as you explore your entrepreneurial spirit.
This section of Design Sponge offers lots of really great profiles of female entrepreneurs, and great advice geared toward some of the unique experiences and challenges businesswomen face.
Problogger is a great blog to show you the ins and outs of effectively running a blog. Monetizing a blog is incredibly difficult, but this website could help you establish a blog that is successful enough to attract some ad money and subscriptions.
For those of you who are still seeking investment funding, this site will help you connect with investors around the world.
Of course, there are way more than 10 good websites for entrepreneurs, so if you feel like we missed a gem, leave us a comment with your recommendation.
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