February 6, 2019 Last updated April 2nd, 2019 589 Reads share

7 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once you start a business of your own, you are probably going to go through an even greater number of them, looking for useful techniques, learning the experience of others in your industry, establishing contacts.

But how is one supposed to separate the wheat from the chaff? How to select sites that would really be useful? Today we will attempt to help you out. Here are 8 websites that as an entrepreneur or not you are certain to find useful, no matter what your line of business.

 

#1. Entrepreneur

What can be a better place for an entrepreneur than a magazine bearing such a name? Jokes aside, the Entrepreneur Magazine companion site is really a to-go location for anybody willing to improve their business acumen. Here you can find everything: the latest news from the world of business, tips, strategies and tactics shared by businessmen with years of experience, articles aimed at particular categories of entrepreneurs, advice on how to plan, organize, build and grow your business and much, much more. In other words, if you have to choose one site to get information about current trends in business and learn entrepreneurship, choose Entrepreneur.

#2. Inc. Magazine Guides

Inc. magazine offers you a list of short, down-to-earth and practical articles on, virtually, any and all aspects of business, from growing and financing to building up a client base and introducing new products. If you want to start learning the business from scratch, it is probably the place for you to go – you will find any number of outstanding tips and strategies presented in an easy-to-understand, clear form.

#3. Business Owner’s Toolkit

If you know absolutely nothing about business and want all the information you may need to be collected in one place in an orderly, step-by-step fashion, this is the place for you. Here you will find everything you need to start out and make sure you do everything right – not just in the sense of utilizing correct strategies, but also to make sure you are not going to have any problems with the law at any stage of your career. Guides on marketing, finances, taxation, instructions how to start, organize and run a business, what documents to prepare, what to take care of in advance – here you will find all this and much more.

#4. Paul Graham

Paul Graham, the founder of Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator, is one of the best-known venture capitalists in the world. This website holds a collection of articles and essays in which he shares his experience and wisdom touching upon tech, IT, startup communities and the business world in general. It makes for surprisingly easy reading, readily understandable by anybody willing to understand, not just the grizzled veterans of a hundred startups. If you want advice and insight into the world entrepreneurship and leadership, it is an absolute must.

#5. Fizzle.co

In its own words, Fizzle.co offers honest online business training and the community of entrepreneurs who won’t let you quit. The main idea behind this website is that new businesses all too often fizzle out due to the inexperience of their founders, lack of support and adverse conditions. Fizzle.co offers a great range of high-quality online courses created by experienced entrepreneurs, covering multiple areas of running and improving online business.

All of them are characterized by practicability, easily defined individual steps and a supportive community that will explain you the details and supports you in all endeavors – which can easily mean all the difference between success and failure.

#6. Social Media Examiner

The idea that a modern business cannot survive without strong social media presence has long ago turned into a weather-beaten platitude. There are thousands of websites offering almost identical tips they steal from each other with minimal alterations. Amidst this orgy of rewriting, Social Media Examiner stands apart as one of a few sources of genuine, fresh and fact-based information. Studies, research, tips, strategies, in other words – everything dealing with social media and their use in business – that is what it deals in. It is suitable both for absolute newbies who look for a source of basic information on social media and professionals who want to stay in the know of current trends.

#7. Seth Godin

Seth Godin is one of the most prominent marketers of our times. The author of more than 20 books on marketing, including such bestsellers as Purple Cow, All Marketers Are Liars and The Dip, he is kind enough to share his knowledge and experience through a blog, and he certainly has a lot to teach anybody who wants to know more about business and marketing. His tips and strategies are ingenious, innovative and just downright witty. He writes in an easy-to-understand manner without trying to hide his meaning behind big words – but what he has to say is priceless.

An entrepreneur cannot exist in isolation from the outside world, and without learning something new every day you are at risk of lagging behind your competition. Bookmark these websites and you will gain a set of useful tools that will help you out more than once or twice!

 

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Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

I graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University in 2008. Nowadays I am an entrepreneur and independent journalist. My sphere of interests includes startups, information technologies and how these ones may be implemented in the sphere of education. I have written approximately 2000 articles covering mentioned subjects. Two years ago, I founded a startup dedicated to e-education that aggregates and presents in convenient way information concerning possibilities to study all over the web. Furthermore, it offers several exclusive free courses. Before, I used to work as a Marketing Manager for 4 years in big US IT company. Last two years I was working in Google as a Business Associate.

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