30 Must-Read Blogs For The Growing Entrepreneur

Posted on September 1, 2015

Starting a business can be tough and may not get easier once you are up and running. Advice from other entrepreneurs who showcase their successes and failures is a great way to get a heads up on what to look out for. Luckily, there are numerous entrepreneurs and bloggers that have this business thing figured out and are more than willing to share how they did it and what you should be doing. Here is a list of 30 must-read blogs for the growing entrepreneur. They range in style, but all are well-worth reading.

1. Small Business Trends

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Small Business Trends is a major source of information, news and advice that discuss issues entrepreneurs care the most about. Topics include from marketing, technology, finance, and more. The site also has over 400 experts who volunteer to write about their own successes and failures, making it a premiere blog written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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2. Young Entrepreneur

Why entrepreneurs love it:

A branch of the well-known Entrepreneur Magazine, Young Entrepreneur is dedicated to the issues of the young entrepreneurs (I think the title gave it away). Themed, “Where Young Entrepreneurs Meet and Start Up,” they do a very good job at providing information that will help a starting entrepreneurs make the best decisions coming out the gate and improve as they grow.

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3. Wise Bread

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Wise Bread is well-known for being a blog for entrepreneurs looking to save money and be budget conscious. Typical posts are related to finances and frugal living. Wise Bread is also run by a team of writers and entrepreneurs, which gives an expert perspective on business and living large on a small budget.

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4. Think Entrepreneurship

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Think Entrepreneurship is a blog started in 2008 by Pete Sveen. Content includes an inside look into the failures and successes of each of his businesses. Pete also adds podcasts into the mix and regularly blogs about basics of business that most might miss.

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5. OkDork

Why entrepreneurs love it:

OkDork is a blog by the CEO of App Sumo and the 30th employee at Facebook, Noah Kagan. What makes his blog awesome is the in-depth and personal approach that Noah takes. Be prepared for tips on marketing, social media, leadership, and starting your business, written by the man himself.

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6. Bothsides Of The Table

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Bothsides Of The Table is an honest take on starting a business, marketing, investing sales, and everything else business, by the guy behind Salesforce and Koral, Mark Suster. This is a real gold mine for entrepreneurs looking to get practical advice and perspective from someone who has built big businesses from the ground up.

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7. Quick Sprout

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Neil Patel is the cofounder of KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Hello Bar (big names in the marketing world), and Quick Sprout is where he shares his genius with the world. Marketing is the main topic of this blog. If you are looking to learn about email marketing, content marketing SEO, social media, and more this is the blog to pay attention to.

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8. Field Thoughts

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Want to build the next big internet company? Field Thoughts is the blog for you and Brad Feld, a managing director of the Foundry Group, is the person behind the keyboard. Topics on Field Thoughts range from entrepreneurship to personal trials and tribulations to technology to investments.

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9. Under30CEO

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Under30CEO aims to help young entrepreneurs find success in lifestyle and in business. Written by Matt Wilson and Jared O’Toole, Under30CEO gives a open and honest approach to business and making the most out of living. Topics include entrepreneur interviews, startup advice and finance.

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10. Blogtrepreneur

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Matthew & Adam Toren are the brains behind Blogtrepreneur. Articles relating to business development, start-up advice, entrepreneurial tips, are plenty. Blogtrepreneur also offers a ton of free resources and eBooks to keep entrepreneurs informed and growing their businesses.

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11. LYFE Marketing

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Social media marketing is important for success in business. LYFE Marketing is a social media marketing agency that gives expert insight on how to find your target audience and grow on social media. Topics include social media, website design, and small business tips.

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12. Smart Passive Income

Why entrepreneurs love it:

“I’m the crash test dummy of online business, sharing what works (and what doesn’t) so you know exactly how to build your business better.” Those are the words of the site’s owner, Pat Flynn. Smart Passive Income is a transparent guide to making money online by a person who has had huge success and is more than willing to share the wins and the failures.

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13. The Art of Ass-Kicking

The Art of Ass-Kicking is a product of Jason Shen, the founder of Ridejoy, a Y-Combinator backed startup. He shares practical and honest advice for those looking to start a business and get over fear.

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14. WorkHappy.net

Why entrepreneurs love it:

WorkHappy is filled with the advice and insight of entrepreneur, Carson McComas. Most of the content includes ways to make entrepreneurship a tad simpler. Great for any entrepreneur looking for uncommon hacks to be more efficient in less time. Topics include, email marketing, SEO, and productivity.

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15. 4-Hour Workweek

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Work-life balance and productivity is the heart of 4-Hour Workweek. Included in the “Names You Need To Know” by Forbes, Time Ferris gives a real take on how to be an entrepreneur and still have a life. Interviews with other successful entrepreneurs can often be found, giving multiple perspectives on how to be successful at business.

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16. Numerate Choir

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Mike Greenfield is big on data and tech startups; expect the same from Numerate Choir. He takes a thorough look into the tech scene and ways to help entrepreneurs navigate through growing a business and surviving in Silicon Valley. Though not updated as often as most blogs, a quick scroll will uncover gems from the mind of someone who has been in your shoes.

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17. Groove HQ

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Groove HQ is a company that provides help desk software for clients all around the world. More importantly, on their blog they are sharing their journey to make to $500,000 on a monthly basis. This blog is for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to grow. Groove HQ is great at disclosing their wins and their failures and the strategies they are using to scale.

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18. AllBusiness.com

Why entrepreneurs love it:

AllBusiness is a place to find all things related to starting a business. The content comes from actual business owners who give frank advice on the do’s and don’ts of business. Subject matter include advice on how to get started, how to better your marketing and sales efforts, finance, and HR. They also provide free resources that any business owner would find useful.

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19. Small Biz Survival

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Geared toward small business, Becky McCray give big advice for entrepreneurs at any stage of their business. Most content is centered on starting a business, growing a business, and scaling a business, with Becky sharing her personal experiences and wisdom along the way.

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20. BizSugar

Why entrepreneurs love it:

BizSugar is a community dedicated to highlighting only the best and most relevant content concerning owning a business. Comprised of business owners, marketers and entrepreneurs, BizSugar’s members actually vote on Member-submitted content, to advance articles. Topics include marketing, finance, management, technology, and startups.

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21. Noobpreneur

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Want a heads up on small business trends and industry insights? Noobpreneur takes entrepreneurship and breaks it down with practical and insightful advice on starting a business and staying in business. All content is shared from the thoughts of small business owners, experts and professionals.

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22. Women On Business

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Women on Business helps woman navigate through entrepreneurship with news, tips, ideas, advice, and resources woman need to be successful. Marketing, sales, productivity and personal development make up the content mix written by the owner, Susan Gunelius, and other A-list contributors.

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23. Small Business Brief

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Fouded by Robert Clough and Jennifer Laycock, Business Brief aggregates the most popular resources and advice for entrepreneurs on the web and puts them into one place. Helpful if you want the full array of what is needed to start and maintain a business.

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24. Business Pundit

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Business Pundit helps you to stay up-to-date with the happenings in business around the world. Want to see what some of the biggest companies now are winning and losing at, this blog is for you. Expect success stories, the latest technology, recent scandals, and business philosophies to catch your eyes.

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25. Steve Blank

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Steve Blank is the Professor of Entrepreneurship at multiple universities and he shares his expertise on his blog. Steve’s teaching background shines as he walks through 30+ categories with the guidance and attention to understanding like any renowned educated would. Steve even includes his video, slides, and lectures on the blog.

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26. IttyBiz

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Proper business knowledge is helpful to any entrepreneur and writers Naomi Dunford and Dave Navarro are on a mission to provide actionable advice and tips. Motivation, tips, and playful jokes make up the content.

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27. Entrepreneur-Journey

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Yaro Starak is the guy behind Entrepreneur-Journey. Geared toward entrepreneurs looking to make money online, Yaro details his experience and outlines how other entrepreneurs can follow and surpass his money-making endeavors. How to live the “laptop lifestyle,” internet marketing and social media are a few topics covered.

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28. On Startups

Why entrepreneurs love it:

On Startups is the work of Dharmesh Shah. The blog centers on how to start a business and make them succeed. Dharmesh is heavily focused on software startups, so if your entrepreneurial venture incudes software, this blog is for you. The blog also, includes an open forum for discussion among the On Startup community.

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29. Tweak Your Biz

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Tweak Your Biz is a subset of Small Business Trends, where business professionals and entrepreneurs share business advice, lessons, success, and failures. Content matter includes sales, finance, marketing, management, growth and technology – all the thing needed to build a business that makes money.

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30. Seth Godin

Why entrepreneurs love it:

Seth Godin is a 12 time best selling author, a highly successful entrepreneur, and a public speaker. He uses his blog to provide the world a glimpse into his thoughts on business and life. Nothing but wisdom and expertise can be found on this blog.

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You can’t forget about Epic Launch

Why entrepreneurs love it:

EpicLaunch gets props for being a blog for any entrepreneur looking to gain valuable knowledge on starting a business and taking it to the next level once it is up and running. Typical posts are related to entrepreneurship, online business and social media, helping you to be successful online and offline. Epic Launch is also run by a team of young and experienced entrepreneurs, which gives off a refreshing perspective on business.

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Thanks to the internet and few awesome entrepreneurs who blog, first-hand accounts of how to become a successful entrepreneur are available. Are you a frequent visitor of any blogs mentioned above? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.

Keran Smith is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a social media marketing agency, LYFE Marketing.


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