With the start of a new year, many are set to embark on new journeys. Journeys that may include finally taking that leap of faith and starting your own business.
It doesn’t matter if you are going all in or just starting to plan to take the big leap. You will need some insights and knowledge to guide you on the path to success. A key way to get that is to be in touch with the community of entrepreneurs. This gives you access to a wealth of information directly from successful entrepreneurs to help you get started. The best way to access such information is from the following blogs:
Both Sides of the Table
A former entrepreneur and current venture capitalist, Mark Suster has worked with numerous businesses. He knows how to get startups going and also help failing businesses get back on track. He breaks down just what entrepreneurs need to do to be successful without all the business lingo. This way anyone can understand and learn from his posts.
Post to read: “Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success”
This post discusses the importance of failure for startups and how when dealt with properly it can propel them to success.
Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and author that can help start your entrepreneur quest on the right foot. He is very active and posts often and even gives followers daily motivational posts. He believes in not just giving advice but making them actionable so you know exactly what to do with his advice.
Post to read: “The Four Elements of Entrepreneurship”
This post talks about whether entrepreneurs are born or created and highlights the four elements that they need to possess.
This blog as the name suggests is all about business. Whether you need tips regarding marketing, sales, or finance, you can find them all here. It is useful for startups and established businesses alike, which is why every entrepreneur needs to start reading from “All Business.”
Post to read: “Are You Ready to Start a Business This Year?”
This post highlights sectors that are currently hot for entrepreneurs to take a dive into.
Sidd Pagidipati is a serial entrepreneur who was ranked 7 on Inc 500 list. He has helped numerous startups become successful businesses including Freedom Health, which is a part of one of the biggest Medicare HMOs. Along with entrepreneurship, Sidd has also made a name as an investor having invested in ikaSystems which was acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He doesn’t hold back and enjoys sharing his knowledge with other entrepreneurs who want to be successful like him.
Post to read: “Building All-Star Teams”
This post highlights the importance of an “All-Star” team and how you can create one.
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Co-founded by Dr. Jeff Cornwall, a serial entrepreneur, this blog is packed with advice and useful insights for entrepreneurs. It teaches them valuable things like when you need to pivot your business model and why along with industry trends.
Post to read: “When it is Time to Fire a Customer”
This post talks about how new startups bend over backward to get sales. But they also need to know when the customer asks for too much and when you should just let them go.
Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn, the founder, has had his fair share of success and failures. He likes to share what he has learned from both with other entrepreneurs. This is to help guide them on their quest and to learn from his mistakes.
This post helps you start your career as a podcaster, after all, it is a business now.
Entrepreneur on Fire
John Lee Dumas has a blog and podcast in which he posts about successful entrepreneurs and also interviews them. This gives listeners and reader’s insights on how they have become successful and features entrepreneurs such as Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and so on.
Post to read/listen: “Set and Accomplish Your Biggest Goals”
This post highlights how to set and accomplish SMART goals for your business.
Whether you are starting a blog or a business online, Entrepreneurs Journey gives you all the secrets in establishing yourself and reaching your target market. It teaches you how to market your business in order to make it a success.
This post helps you determine how you can make your life more meaningful and do what you truly want.
The Entrepreneur Library
If you love to read books and are wondering of what books you should read to help you polish your entrepreneurial skills or learn from others, then this is where you can get the scoop. This blog and podcast discuss books that entrepreneurs should read and how they can help them in their quest to success.
Post to read: “3 Solid Ways to Create New Business Ideas”
This post highlights what steps you can take in order to develop new ideas for your business.
Women on Business
As women are more actively taking part in the business world, they need a blog catered to them. This blog is just that as it focuses on female entrepreneurs and guides them to success.
Post to read: “3 Tips for Long-Term Business Success”
This post highlights how women can achieve long-term success in business by giving them tips.
When it comes to establishing a business online, online marketing through copywriting, blogs, and content are important. This particular blog teaches you tips and writing skills that can help you achieve more from your online business.
Post to read: “Introducing the Copyblogger Guide to the Best Social Media Tools”
This post highlights how you can use social media to gain more business and exactly how to do it.
Natalie Sisson, the founder of Suitcase Entrepreneur shares her insights as an entrepreneur. She does this by incorporating traveling, discussing how she made her own business and how she made it grow to earn in six figures. This is an ideal blog for traveling entrepreneurs.
Post to read: “10 Lessons Learned From My First Year As A Suitcase Entrepreneur”
A guest post by another traveling entrepreneur this discusses lessons that are learned while pursuing your dreams and also highlights how you can be better prepared so you don’t make similar mistakes on your journey.