No matter how driven or business-savvy you may be, no entrepreneur should ever feel the need embark on their journey all alone.
There’s simply too much to know and do all by your lonesome. In fact, the vast majority of successful businessmen acknowledge that they could have never accomplished the things they have, had they not had access to the knowledge and wisdom of those who came before them.
With this notion in mind, we’ve put together a list of the 24 top blogs focused on helping fledgling entrepreneurs attain their dream of building a successful startup from scratch.
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The 24 Best Blogs For Startups
Without further ado, here are our picks (in no particular order) for the 24 best blogs for startups to check out on a weekly – sometimes daily – basis.
Solo-E provides a variety of resources for solopreneurs, from webinars and ebooks to self-study products and courses.
The blog itself focuses on a number of topics to help solopreneurs get their business up and running. Not only does Solo-E contain expert insights regarding marketing, sales, and PR-related topics, but it also discusses the personal side of owning a business, as well.
She Owns It
She Owns It is tailored toward female entrepreneurs, providing inspirational, motivational, and insightful stories and interviews of successful businesswomen from around the world.
In addition to focusing on personal and professional growth, She Owns It dives into trending topics in the world of marketing, such as blogging, social media, and more.
PreneurDigest provides actionable advice and a variety of resources to help the budding entrepreneur build and grow their business from the ground up.
PreneurDigest takes a no-holds-barred approach to entrepreneurship, presenting to its readers the idea that they must be absolutely relentless in their pursuit of success in the world of business.
StartUp Mindset defines “startups” not just as newly-formed businesses, but newly-formed businesses that are designed to grow fast.
With that in mind, StartUp Mindset provides educational resources to help entrepreneurs quickly attain success and begin scaling as soon as possible. Topics include marketing, technology, and team leadership, as well as personal development within the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Serial entrepreneur Adrian Tan’s blog focuses heavily on the human resources-related aspects of entrepreneurship. Some of his recent posts focus on utilizing social media to network effectively, and state-of-the-art technology to find and vet highly-skilled employee candidates. Additionally, Tan also dives into the more personal side of entrepreneurship, providing advice regarding failure, stagnation, and perseverance.
Another serial entrepreneur who also teaches Digital Media and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, CJ Cornell offers a more philosophical perspective to the world of entrepreneurship.
Whether via longform explication or more punctual prose, Cornell talks about the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship as he has learned from both his own experiences as well as his students’ and peers’.
OnEntrepreneur contains articles spanning a variety of business-related topics, from how to gain and maintain visibility for your startup to how to manage your company’s finances as it begins to grow.
OnEntrepreneur also digs deep into the more personal shifts individuals must make as they adapt to the entrepreneurial lifestyle, such as forming better habits and gaining confidence as they navigate uncharted territories.
Of the entries on this list, Elastic Mind is the most personal and “human” startup-related blog around. Elastic Mind focuses on the motivational and inspirational aspects of not just entrepreneurship, but of life in general.
Through Elastic Mind, Tara Joyce explores how the events of our lives – both the milestones and the mundane – can teach us a lot about entrepreneurship and forging our own path. Essentially, Joyce believes that personal growth, when harnessed correctly, can lead to massive professional growth, as well.
Gold Fusion’s blog is made up of a curated collection of videos from around the web, focusing on a wide variety of topics.
While not every curated video has to do with entrepreneurship and business, Gold Fusion features over 2,500 videos relating to marketing, advertising, and other hands-on aspects of running a business.
The Penny Matters
The Penny Matters explores the numerous ways in which it’s possible to make money online, such as freelancing (in various forms), blogging, or starting an online business in a specific niche.
No matter what your chosen path, The Penny Matters will help you maximize your productivity, gain confidence, and market your abilities so you can focus making a living by doing what you love.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Octane Blog
Entrepreneurs’ Organization presents its Octane Blog, which features articles discussing the latest news, trends, and hot topics from the world of small and big business alike.
Octane Blog features actionable advice and other insights from some of the most successful entrepreneurs around. With thousands of articles already published, and more coming through on an almost daily basis, newcomers will likely never run out of material to check out here.
The Law Entrepreneur
Though The Law Entrepreneur’s (Neil Tyra) experience lies in managing his own law firm, he’s managed to extrapolate the lessons he’s learned in a way that allows entrepreneurs from all industries to get value out of his material.
While The Law Entrepreneur’s blog has a rather small amount of written articles, the site offers nearly 100 podcast episodes to choose from. Some of the most recent episodes deal with how to expand and scale your business, and how to maintain a manageable work-life balance while living the life of a busy entrepreneur.
While CoSpot’s service focuses mainly on content marketing, its blog is broken into three main sections: content marketing, affiliate marketing, and WordPress tips and strategies.
The content marketing section deals mainly with how to gain visibility for your blog via SEO tactics and more, while the affiliate marketing section focuses on how to make money from your blog once you gain this visibility. Lastly, the WordPress section deals with how to get the most out of the blogging platform, both in terms of creating an aesthetically pleasing site, as well as gaining insight into your visitors’ experience with your blog.
Similar to the previously-mentioned Gold Fusion, Podknife curates a wide variety of podcasts from around the web on a daily basis.
Again, not every podcast is related to entrepreneurship, but with hundreds podcasts to choose from in categories such as Business and Careers, small business owners are bound to discover a ton of valuable information and insight via Podknife.