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7 Must-Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs

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7 Must-Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs

There are many, many helpful blogs out there for the budding or established entrepreneur. However, there are only so many hours in the day, and no businessperson can read them all. When it comes down to it, you have to choose a few that you simply don’t want to miss. We’ve made this job easier by compiling a list of 7 must-read blogs for entrepreneurs:

 

Andrew Chen is often called a super-smart Silicon Valley geek. He’s a voice you want to hear when it comes to all things mobile and web consumer. Read his blog for the following:

  • Many, many tech topics
  • Internet and viral marketing advice
  • Internet advertising insight
  • Social media guidance
  • Web analytics tips

 

ProBlogger is owned by Darren Rowse, who makes his living from his blogs (not just this one). A respected source of information and resources for entrepreneurs and career bloggers alike, this must-read blog covers everything from startup entrepreneurship to blogging for profit. Some recent topics have included:

  • Tips for bloggers
  • Email marketing
  • Community growth advice
  • Digital tools
  • Images and privacy

 

TechCrunch is the blog to follow if you want to know what’s happening in the tech world. This blog offers breaking news and exclusives you won’t want to miss. Topics include news and insights about:

  • Technology
  • Startups
  • Business investments
  • Social media networking

 

Pando Daily, founded by Sarah Lacy, has been called the Silicon Valley insiders’ blog. Think interviews with big names, hot start-ups, top talent, news, and technology. Some even describe it as a cozier version of Tech Crunch. Recent topics have included:

  • Inspiring true start-up stories
  • New apps
  • Social media news
  • The mobile web versus innovation
  • Tech platforms

 

Social Media Examiner keeps you abreast of all the changes in social media. With social media constantly change and new tools replacing those we’ve finally grown comfortable with, it can be hard to keep up. And if you’re running a business, you probably don’t have time to research everything you really want to know. Social Media Examiner provides tips and insights you might miss otherwise. Recent topics include:

  • ROI tips
  • Content marketing
  • Helpful tools and apps
  • Choosing a social network
  • Improving social media pages

 

HappyB2C | BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY provides a mix of topics important to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business endeavors. This blog is handy for staying abreast of news and trends as well as technology and social media coverage. Need tips and advice for running your business well? You’ll find that here too. Past topics have included:

  • Mobile marketing
  • Leadership
  • Content marketing
  • Digital tools
  • Trends in social media

KISSMetrics covers a wide range of topics related to marketing and analytics. You’ll find posts, infographics, links to webinars, and guides to everything from getting more followers to influencer marketing. Recent topics have included:

  • Landing pages
  • Social media advertising
  • Internet traffic
  • A/B testing
  • Analytics

Take some time out to visit each of the blogs on this list, and then come back to share which blogs you found most helpful.

Have another blog you consider a definite must-read? Share it with us, below!

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2015-08-22T06:19:08+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Business Inspiration, Marketing Insights|0 Comments

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