If you follow Innovative Nurse regularly, or any other platform that I “hang out” on, then you’ll know that it’s difficult for me to contain my enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. Please enjoy this guest post about a few blogs that I personally follow.
Entrepreneurs are individuals that are passionate about innovation and want to achieve success in their business ventures. They are constantly on the lookout for new business opportunities, fresh inspiration to get their creative juices flowing, and information on the hottest trends. There are an exceptional number of online communities devoted to cultivating the interests of entrepreneurs and providing them with the tools and knowledge to nurture and grow their companies. Blogs, in particular, are major sources of expert knowledge in all aspects of entrepreneurship. However, there are so many blogs out there that it can be difficult to decipher which ones are worth looking at. Here are three “must-read” blogs for entrepreneurs in 2013.
Youngentrepreneur.com was launched in 1999. The blog is committed to creating an online forum for young entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs that want to motivate themselves and others. Their home page is literally filled to the brim with articles. There is a tab called “On Campus” which provides links to articles specifically geared toward undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship. The blog is a one stop shop for anyone who wants to start a small business and get the most up-to-date trends in the marketplace. The blog will continue to experience growth into 2013 and beyond because of their track record of excellence, and their desire to educate the future leaders of small businesses.
Young Entrepreneur is passionate about social networking. They believe in the importance of like-minded individuals getting as many opportunities as possible to talk with other like-minded entrepreneurs as well as seasoned experts. Youngentrepreneur.com has a number of active online forums devoted to topics such as business ideas to online marketing.
Duct Tape Marketing is a marketing system and consulting network created by speaker, consultant, and best-selling author John Jantsch. The Duct Tape Small Business Marketing blog is a central platform of the Duct Tape Marketing website and is written primarily by Jantsch and also includes guest posters. It is consistently updated with posts that are relevant to entrepreneurs and prepares and trains them to market their businesses. It was chosen by Forbes as a favorite blog on small business and marketing. The Duct Tape Marketing blog is a place for entrepreneurs to get tips from someone with experience who knows what they are talking about.
Jantsch has spent his career offering his advice to entrepreneurs everywhere. His blog utilizes this expertise and tackles important topics such as social media marketing, word-of-mouth marketing, and technology for entrepreneurs. Recently, he wrote a blog featuring the forthcoming trends that will shape small businesses in 2013.
Small Business Trends was founded in 2003 and is a blog devoted to entrepreneurs and small business owners. With over four million readers a year, Small Business Trends is an important small business resource and will continue to be into 2013 and beyond. The website connects to newsletters and feeds that focus on news updates, trend reports, and other informational resources pertaining to various aspects of entrepreneurship. These sister sites include Small Biz Experts, BizSugar, Small Business CEO, and Tweak Your Biz. The site also has a podcasted radio show called Small Business Trends Radio Show where experts in various industries discuss their stories of success and give advice to others. Subscribers are getting the most current information possible about how to be the best entrepreneur and small business owner possible.
Small Business Trends is run by CEO, author, and entrepreneur, Anita Campbell. She and her team of business experts are responsible for the fresh content published on the blog several times a day. Blog topics focus on management, marketing and sales, finance, technology, stats and facts, and resources.
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Gary Davis is a business manager and guest author at Business MBA, where he contributed to the guide to the Top 25 Best Value Online MBA Programs.