Interested in joining the millions of entrepreneurs across the US but wary of leaving your 9-5 income behind?
Well, if you’re like us, you probably need to spend days googling, making lists, and conducting research before you take that leap. Don't worry, we get it.
That's why we've done some of the hard part for you! We know you'll probably still spend a few hours creating spreadsheets and filling up your planner with pros and cons lists, but we hope this list of our favorite entrepreneur blogs helps a little!
Quora is a Q&A site where you get to ask your most burning questions to some of the world’s top entrepreneurs like Fred Wilson and Marc Cuban. This site allows the commenters to up-vote other’s questions ensuring that the best questions get answered.
Started by Sarah Lacy, PandoDaily houses a band of bloggers who came from the TechCrunch, with well sourced posts, and exclusive interviews with some of the tech industries top entrepreneurs.
Penelope Trunk is a three-time entrepreneur with loads of experience to share. She shares this small business advice through the telling of personal stories and anecdotes, ensuring you are getting the nitty gritty advice you crave.
4. Steve Blank
Author of Four Steps to the Epiphany and Entrepreneurship Professor, Blank walks his readers in a step-by-step fashion through his all of his points. He covers topics from big business and innovation, to the role of a founding CEO. Many of his posts include graphs and useful “Lessons Learned” summing up the most important points.
5. Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends, founded by Anita Campbell, is a comprehensive blog and resource for the news, research, and how-to’s of small business. Each post packs useful and current information for anyone dreaming of their own small business.
Jeff Cornwall, Chair of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University offers the advice that he teaches for a living. He focuses many of his articles on entrepreneurial finance and ethics, while consulting businesses on growth and the struggles of the start-up process.
7. The Scott Adams Blog
If you’re looking for advice with a bit of humor behind it, Scott Adams’ (creator of the Dilbert comic strip) personal blog is the blog for you! His posts, focused on human behavior in business, are thought-provoking, funny, and often surprising.
8. Small Business Brief
Small Business Brief, founded by Robert Clough and Jennifer Laycock, was listed as a Forbes Favorite for 2010 Small Business Blogs. Its posts focus on finding the important information for small business owners and compiling it into one place.
9. Church of the Customer
Looking for real life documentation of small business success and failure? Church of the Customer is for you! Authors and management consultants Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba use their blog, named a 2010 Favorite for Best of the Web Small Business Blogs by Forbes, documents these stories so you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Last but not least is Wise Bread. Wise Bread is written by a collection of entrepreneurs who specialize in budgets. Each post offers tips on how to manage your finances, cutting costs, and how to do big things on a small budget.
Well, there you have it! While you probably still have that urge to google, we hope we cut down on some of that research time for you!
Now get out there and #getworkdone
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