Getting timely and relevant advice is very necessary for a start-up team. It could either lead you to success or break the business on the ground level. Not every advice that comes your way is helpful either. Filtering the information is very crucial as well.
I follow some really valuable resources online to learn and improve my entrepreneurial knowledge and apply the learning to my business. I also curate the advice from various channels in Flipboard magazine – “Entrepreneurs’ Corner”. This is my way of keeping a log of what I read and share with others who might want to benefit from it. You can follow this magazine on Flipboard:
7 Great Sources for Entrepreneurial advice
These are some of the great sites I follow on a regular basis and I would recommend that you follow them as well.
1. Entrepreneur : Start, run and grow your business
A site dedicated to entrepreneur advice. Starting a business, writing business plan, getting funding, sales, marketing, management and everything else you would need advice on as an entrepreneur, this is the site you must follow on a regular basis. Entrepreneur Magazine is something that may be a good idea to subscribe.
2. Inc : Small business ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs
Inc is another one of my favorite that is a great source of entrepreneurial information and advice. There is just so much valuable advice from industry experts and serial entrepreneurs that the knowledge you gather is mind-blowing. Don’t forget to follow Inc. 5000, Startup and Technology sections. You can also subscribe to Inc. Magazine.
3. Startup Collective
StartupCollective is a virtual mentorship program developed by YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) that connects the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and provides thousands of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. I have subscribed them using RSS in Feedly – one of my go to place for entrepreneurship advice.
4. Steve Blank
Steve Blank is famous for “Get out of the door” quote from Udacity course on “Starting a Business”. He provides entrepreneurship advice on his blog and many other places including Udacity. He is known to be the father of “Business Model Canvas”.
5. Small Business Trends
The site offers advice on current business trends and the use of social media for small businesses.
6. Startup Nation
Startup Nation offers great advice for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs regarding various do’s and don’ts of starting a business.
7. LinkedIn Pulse
LinkedIn pulse has slowly grown into a hub where various experts and entrepreneurs share their own experience and detailed articles on many business aspects. Start by following some great visionaries like Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates and others.
Besides these seven there are a dozen more great blogs and magazines that offer great advice for startups. Site like TED, Forbes and business section of any news channel also offer discussions, thought-provoking ideas regularly.
What other blogs and site do you read to keep yourself updated on Entrepreneurial advice and industry coverage. Drop a note in the comment section to let us know. If you like this article, please share with your friends on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks.