The Entrepreneur

10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading

See the latest edition: 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition)


#1.  The Toilet Paper Entrepreneurtpentrepreneur

 

Site:http://www.toiletpaperentrepreneur.com/blog

What it is:

Mike Michalowicz provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with tips on everything from starting a business to networking to marketing and health care.

Why you should read it:

Mike not only provides great tips but he provides great tips from REAL people.  All of the blogs on the Toilet  Paper Entrepreneur are essentially written by peers and those who have been there.  It is a great blog and certainly provides unique perspectives all on things entrepreneur.


#2.  Small Business Trendssmallbiztrends

 

Site:  http://smallbiztrends.com

What it is:

Written by a panel of small business owners, the site offers tips and advice on everything business related.  Need a recommendation on finance software?  They probably have it.  Want to know how small businesses can use social media and search?  They have that too.

Why you should read it:

Small business trends really covers EVERYTHING!  Aside from the main blog, they do radio interviews, have Webinar Wednesdays and write genuinely interesting articles.  They may have also featured Grasshopper a few times so we may be partial.

 

 


#3.  Young Entrepreneuryoung entrepreneur

 

Site:  http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog

What it is:

Run by two brothers, Matthew and Adam Toren, Young Entrepreneur is exactly what it sounds like; a site dedicated to young entrepreneurs.

Why you should read it:

Between blog posts, forums, polls and interviews with other small business owners, the site offers fantastic content.  Find blog posts on starting a business, marketing a business, sales, creating a website, search and much more.  These guys are also responsible for Blogtrenepreur, another teriffic entrepreneurial blog.


#4.  Web Worker Dailyweb worker daily

 

Site:  http://webworkerdaily.com

What it is:

Web Worker Daily is dedicated to providing tips and advice for those using the web for work…well, obviously.  This site offers advice for small businesses and anyone on the web really.  Interested in the latest app developed forbookkeeping?  They have it.  Want to be more efficient in your daily routine?  They certainly can help you there!

Why you should read it:

Web Worker Daily is definitely one of my favorite blogs when it comes to business and the web.  They speak to everyone, offer interesting and succinct posts and do a great job of keeping up with and informing others of the latest technologies.


#5.  Women Entrepreneurwomen entrepreneur

 

Site:  http://www.womenentrepreneur.com

What it is:

Run by the same company that developed Entrepreneur Magazine and Entrepreneur.com, Women Entrepreneur is dedicated to helping women in business.  From articles outlining sales strategies to blogs dedicated to women over 55, the site has something for everyone.

Why you should read it:

Written for women by women, the site offers advice you can relate to and be confident in. Plus, I have to say my favorite part is the success stories section.


#6.  Peter Shankmanpeter shankman

 

Site:  http://shankman.com

What it is:

Best known for HARO, Peter Shankman is a successful entrepreneur who provides great and often hilarious tips to other entrepreneurs, particularly in the area of social media and marketing.

Why you should read it:

While the blog is most often personal, including photos and stories, he knows what he’s talking about and will provide you with quality advice.


#7.  Startup Nationstartup nation

 

Site:  http://www.startupnation.com/blogs

What it is:

One of the top resources for entrepreneurs, Startup Nation offers everything you could need: tips and advice, forums, networking, podcasts, contests and more.  The great part is, the blog is written by entrepreneurs, so they certainly know what they are talking about when it comes to do’s and don’ts.

Why you should read it:

With over 5 years worth of content the site easily has over 2000 articles covering a wide range of topics useful to small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Running a business, marketing, business planning…they even have a category called ‘Life Planning‘!


#8.  Small Biz Technologysmall biz technology

 

Site:  http://smallbiztechnology.com

What it is:

Small Biz Technology is exactly that; a site dedicated to providing small businesses with news, tips and analysis on the latest technology.  They cover software, the web, phone apps and a whole lot in between.

Why you should read it:

Not only is it interesting to see how companyies are using the latest technologies but SBT offers unbiased reviews of products and lets you know if/how they can benefit your company.


#9.  Duct Tape Marketingduct tape marketing

 

Site:  http://www.ducttapemarketing.com

What it is:

Duct Tape Marketing is one of the best small business marketing blogs out there.  Written by John Jantsch, the blog provides tips on email marketing, blogging, social media, branding, search and so much more.  There is also anarticle section with some truly great articles from various authors.

Why you should read it:

Along with the blog, Duct Tape Marketing has articles, resources, podcasts, various products and workshops to help small businesses improve marketing. The posts are easy to read, right to the point and provide readers with some great insight into online marketing that they may not be aware of.


#10.  Entrepreneur.comentrepreneur com

 

Site:  http://www.entrepreneur.com

What it is:

Entrepreneur.com is probably the premiere site when it comes to entrepreneur articles and advice.  Covering everything from starting a business to finance to sales and management, you will definitely find anything you need on this site.

Why you should read it:

The site can be overwhelming since there is so much info but the great thing is you can subscribe to a specific topic or blog through your RSS reader.  They also have a community section where you can connect and talk with other entrepreneurs.

 

While I didn’t add them to my top ten, I would also be sure to check out Zapposand Seth Godin’s Blog.  What other entrepreneur blogs are on the must read list?

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