July 2, 2013
Below is a list of online resources for new entrepreneurs to get their new business off the ground. These blogs cover the basics from Internet marketing, sales strategies and ideas, channel and distribution, financing and funding, public relations, and outsourcing.
Start-Ups and Small Businesses Blogs
Carol Roth’s Tough Love for Business covers a variety of topics related to new businesses, start-ups, and small businesses.
Chris Ducker’s blog is about doing business in the “new economy”. Times are changing. If you don’t learn how to do business ‘the new way’, then you’re going to be left behind. This blog is a melting pot of information, tools, tips and tactics needed to start, run and grow a business in the 21st century.
Young Entrepreneur focuses on a wide range of business topics with an emphasis on the younger crowd. This is a community and includes a forum.
The Open Forum is exactly what it says. It’s a place where small business owners and entrepreneurs can have a conversation, ask questions, and exchange advice.
Entrepreneurship is provided by the Kaufman Foundation. It offers lots of information on a variety of business topics.
Small Biz Trends is a collection of small business news and tips.
Profit Guide has a general range of knowledge from start-ups to managing and growing a business.
Epic Launch is a blog about kicking off your business.
Entrepreneurship in a Box offers readers valuable tips for your business, entrepreneurship and improvement.
Internet Marketing and Social Media Blogs
Drew’s Marketing Minute where you can learn how to create a love affair with your customer.
Top Rank is an online marketing blog that covers SEO, social media, content marketing, and marketing news and tips.
Marketing Profs is an online community for marketing folks. It includes the know-how exchange forum, free online webinars, video tutorials, and more. This is the largest marketing community with over 500,000 members.
Marketing Pilgrim’s coverage brings the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to internet marketing, online advertising, and search marketing. With the Internet always changing, this blog keeps you up to date on what the big players such as Google and Facebook are doing that affects your business.
Sensei Marketing is a blog covering the customer experience, influence marketing, customer development, and customer acquisition.
Duct Tape Marketing offers marketing tips, advice and news that you can use every day.
Convince and Convert is all about social media and content marketing.
Social Media Examiner provides a wealth of know-how, tips, and advice related to social media
Pat Flynn’s blog may seem a bit out of place on this list, but it’s about creating niche websites and let’s face it, this is what many new businesses and start-ups are doing.
Niche Pursuits is another great website to help entrepreneur learn how to make niche websites and drive traffic to them in an effective manner.
LKR Social Media blog is by social media expert Laura Roeder. It includes tips and advice for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and blogging.
Jill Konarth’s provides fresh sales strategies for today’s business world.
The Revenue Journal contains revenue increasing insights for entrepreneurs.
Insight Demand blog is all about insight selling.
The Sales Bog insights into a new age of sales.
The No More Cold Selling blog shows readers how to build a business through referrals.
Pragmatic Outsourcing offers tips and tricks for offshoring and outsourcing.
The oDesk blog is provided by one of the biggest outsourcing and freelancers websites.
Public Relations and Small Business Promotion
Spin Sucks is about public relations and marketing.
Rembrandt Writes is about how to promote your small business or start-up using both traditional and new public relation techniques.
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