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.
StartUp Beat dives head-first into all-things entrepreneurship, from news and trends from around the globe to in-depth discussions and lessons for the fledgling business owner to check out.
StartUp Beat’s content sometimes takes an outside-the-box approach, looking to seemingly-unrelated topics through an entrepreneurial lens in order to squeeze valuable insight from rather unlikely sources.
StartUp Buzz provides guides, tips, and insight to the budding entrepreneur via stories of success (and failure) from those who have walked the walk, so to speak.
As StartUp Beat does, StartUp Buzz looks for the entrepreneurial lessons to be learned from various sources, such as books, movies, and other pop culture mediums.
Aaron Vick is an advisor and mentor for entrepreneurs and startup owners who operates with a heavy focus on technology.
While he sprinkles technology throughout his blog posts, the main focus of his articles is on helping startups build and retain a customer base by optimizing their strategic approach to aspects such as content marketing, referral marketing, and brand development.
Based in Africa, ADMP Awards’ blog touches on a number of worldwide business trends.
While finance is a major focus of ADMP Awards’ blog, the team also provides innovative and progressive advice for entrepreneurs within the ecommerce realm, and also dives into best practices for marketing via blogging and social media.
CoFounder’s online magazine features longform content focused on the European startup economy and community.
In addition to providing news reports and editorials on trending topics, CoFounder also features articles aimed to help new entrepreneurs gain traction with their business and get over the major and minor roadblocks they’ll likely encounter along their path to success.
Successful Startup 101
Successful Startup 101 is not just an introduction to entrepreneurship; it’s essentially a crash course on all things small business-related.
Within each topic (as shown in the screenshot above), there exists a number of subtopics – each of which features a number of blog posts. Many of these blog posts include not just advice from the Successful Startup 101 team, but from other experts the team has interviewed, as well. Additionally, the blog provides suggestions for further reading and other outside sources to supplement the information provided on-site.
Low Cost Letterbox
Low Cost Letterbox’s main focus is on providing fledgling entrepreneurs with advice revolving around the world of online business.
In addition to articles focusing on founding a company and the more general aspects of running a business, Low Cost Letterbox also digs into the nuances of self-employment, working with freelance virtual assistants, and hiring remote employees.
In contrast to most of the other blogs on this list, Shoobx focuses mainly on the behind-the-scenes, logistical aspects of running a business.
On Shoobx’s blog, you’ll find dozens of articles and resources regarding employee relations, accounting and investing, and the legal side of entrepreneurship. Because the topics discussed are mostly based on concrete fact (rather than more abstract theory and philosophy), Shoobx’s blog can be a great resource for entrepreneurs looking for quick answers to their burning questions.
StartupTipsDaily’s blog features over 350 articles focused on helping new entrepreneurs start and grow their business, and also help those who have yet to dive in find the inspiration and creativity to make their initial foray into the world of entrepreneurship.
Within the Business Ideas section of the blog, StartupTipsDaily provides a ton of advice and suggestions for people from various walks of life with a wide spectrum of passions and skills. For those who have always wanted to own their own business, but aren’t exactly sure how to get moving, this is the blog for them.
As you can likely tell from the above screenshot, AlloverIndia is a bilingual website that features business-related news, topics, trends, and advice from around the globe.
Within the business section of the blog, you’ll find subsections focused on women in business, home-based business, the financial aspects of running a business, and more.
While there’s certainly a ton of information and advice out there for the budding entrepreneur, it can sometimes be difficult to wade through the minutiae to find the cream of the crop, so to speak. We hope you were able to find a ton of new resources to check out as you forge your entrepreneurial path to success.
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