The World Wide Web is a wonderful place to learn new things, cultivate innovation and share ideas. One of the best mediums available for this is blogging. It’s something I’m sure we’ve all heard of. Some of us, perhaps, even run our own blog.
However, due to the open source nature of the Internet, there's a lot of ‘clutter’ out there. There are blogs about almost anything. From Angry People in Local Newspapers to hilariously folded pictures of Ross Kemp’s face, (two of my all-time favourites). But this leads to an inherent problem with blogging – it can, quite often, be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for.
In an attempt to cut through the online hubbub, here’s a list of our 10 favourite blogs relating to all things startup and business.
6 years ago, Sean Ogle quit his job, moved to Thailand and set up a business, fulfilling dreams and ambitions along the way. This blog is his story; how he built his business and lessons he’s learnt along the way.
Serial trader, investor, writer, entrepreneur, and seemingly reluctant blogger, James Altucher, shares his advice, expertise and opinion on everything to do with finance, business, and in general, becoming successful.
Marketing guru Guy Kawasaki was part of the team responsible for marketing Apple’s original line of Macintosh computers way back in 1984. Since leaving the Cupertino-based company, he’s gone on to become the ‘Chief Evangelist’ at Canva, advisor to Evernote, Paper.li and uStream, as well as a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz.
With over 12 years of Internet marketing experience, Sujan Patel has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Mint, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Intuit and many other Fortune 500-calibre companies.
As a kid, Gary Vaynerchuk used his natural entrepreneurial talent making thousands of dollars in a single weekend selling baseball cards and running lemonade stands. As a young man, Gary Vaynerchuk turned his family wine business from a $3 million venture into a $60 million industry power-player. As an adult, Gary Vaynerchuk used his millions to invest in Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber and Birchbox.
Must-read: How to win in business? Be open to change.
Marketing and sales expert, Derek Halpern, believes in a simple mantra: all smart entrepreneurs must become “master marketers, persuaders and salesmen”. With this philosophy, he created Social Triggers – a leading blog for all things marketing and sales-related.
Must-read: Why entrepreneurs go broke
In his biography, Chris explains that even if you’ve been successful in business for years, if you don’t learn how to do business "the new wayW, then you’re going to be left behind. It’s an opinion that has seen him featured in Forbes, Inc.com, Business Insider and The Huffington Post. His blog is a seemingly endless resource for entrepreneurs to tap into.
Podcasting sensations, John Lee Dumas and his partner Kate Erickson, are committed to helping entrepreneurs on their journey. They do this through inspirational content, interviews with successful entrepreneurs and useful resources. It’s definitely worth bookmarking.
Must-read: How to set and accomplish your biggest goals
Run by Richard Lazazzera, A Better Lemonade Stand is an online ecommerce incubator. It’s mission is to inspire new entrepreneurs and provide the tools and resources to build, launch and grow online businesses better, faster and cheaper.
Must-read: How to cheat at e-commerce
A master of writing about things that we all think about and worry about, but don’t admit it. Penelope set up the blog having been featured in over 200 newspapers and magazines and founding 4 startups. Covering everything from productivity and management to getting a new job, this blog is a great sounding board for all those concerns you have as an entrepreneur.