In the world of business, development and continual growth are required in order to stay successful and overcome hurdles. One way of keep your thinking fresh is to digest a range of information across different sources that will aid creativity and problem solving, improve motivation and foster entrepreneurial spirit.
In this post, we explore the best business blogs and publications to provide inspiration, insight and motivation, no matter the stage or size of your current business.
Best blogs for start-ups
All entrepreneurs need to start somewhere. Some of these targeted blogs for start-ups may help jump-start ideas, as well providing great advice on the do’s and don’ts of starting a business.
Gary Vaynerchuck’s Blog: A popular entrepreneur with a ‘straight to the point’ approach, this blog covers a wide range of topics and is available across most social media platforms and therefore is easily accessible. Gary’s website contains videos and podcasts for ‘on the go’ content, as well as a blog.
Both Sides of the Table: This website is run by a duo of entrepreneurs that have also set up a fund for start-ups in California. The blog offers insight into aspects that investors look for in start-ups and advice for start-ups plus discussing trends and market conditions.
OnStartups Blog: A blog primarily related to software start-ups. However, the content published also covers entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, topics useful for all business owners.
Best blogs for Marketing
Every business needs to consider how it markets itself, the methods used and the overall tone set. For marketing inspiration, trends analysis, SEO advice and training, check out these blogs:
The Moz: A great blog covering marketing and website branding, including lots of practical tips and tricks.
Seth’s Blog: Seth Godin’s business and marketing blog covers a range of topics, often focusing on the theory behind trends and differing approaches to business, ideal for students or new business owners.
HubSpot Marketing: A great blog covering inbound marketing including strategies, growth and development.
Other Entrepreneurial Platforms
Beyond blogs, there is a wide variety of content available for entrepreneurs, including publication, courses and interviews. Here are a few of the top rated sites to explore:
Mixergy: A top site that includes a variety of content, including interviews with top business owners and courses to inspire and motivate. There are also podcasts available in Apple Podcasts by the founder of Mixergy, Andrew Warner.
Forbes: An American business magazine that has a great website containing lots of business related content including news, articles on innovation, leadership, trend analysis and how to guides. The website also provides video content and access to regular newsletters.
MasterClass Business: An online course subscription platform that covers some fantastic business tutorials by top entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. There is a 30-day trial offered by MasterClass to explore some of the video lessons available before committing for a year.
As with most things in life, variety is the spice of life. Finding topics that resonate with your business, sector, product or a current issue will probably change over time. That’s why exploring a range of platforms with ever-updating content will provide plenty of browsing opportunities.