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Epic Launch

    Though aimed at youngsters, Epic Launch has useful resources for entrepreneurs of all ages. Standout post: Launching A Startup? Choose Where First

    A VC

    Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson's daily blog posts personal and business

    insights. Standout post: Sales Leads on a Small Budget

    Business Owner's Toolkit

    A veritable how-to guide for entrepreneurs, thissite serves up no-nonsense advice for

    running a business. Standout post: Selling Your Business & Tax Implications

    Ex Post Facto

    Tomasz Tunguz, a principal at Redpoint Ventures,offers short, punchy posts which make for

    easily digestible resources. Standout Post: The Compounding Returns of Content Marketing

    Chic Ceo

    A slick site for women with the entrepreneur bug, but its downloadable tools (think business plan outlines and contracts) makes this a must-visit for all.

    This is Going to be Big

    With an archive stretching back to 2004, the Brooklyn Bridge Ventures founder Charlie O'Donnell writes about sales, hiring, the venture business, startup communities and New York. Standout Post: The Hook: The Most Important Part of the Pitch

    All Business

    Chock full of small business advice, this site offers tips on topics ranging from SEO to office etiquette. Standout post: 5 SEO Bare Minimums For The Busy Business Owner

    Above the Crowd

    Bill Gurley, a partner at Benchmark Capital, offers VC insight into a wide range of startup topics. Standout post: What Is Really Happening To The Venture Capital Industry?


    Paul Graham’s aptly named "Essays" features highly-polished treatises on the idiosyncrasies of seed-stage companies, cultural trends or personal habits. The Y Combinator founder has a knack for making counterintuitive arguments that quickly become accepted wisdom in Silicon Valley and beyond. Standout Post: Do Things That Don’t Scale


    The new brainchild of Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, Medium is a stylish blogging platforms

    filled with timed reads on life and careers, with first-person insights from entrepreneurs. Standout post: The Risk Not Taken

    Ben's Blog

    Investor Ben Horowitz starts each of his blog postswith a rap lyric, often explicit but somehow relevant to the topic at hand. Horowitz is most comfortableand helpfulwhen opining on

    career development, hiring and culture. Standout Post: Making Yourself a CEO (For more

    entrepreneurial rap tips from FORBES, read 10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics.)

The Boss Network

    A community of entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.

    The Entrepreneurial Mind

    This blog by Dr. Jeff Cornwall offers video interviews with entrepreneurs and a range of downloadable resources.

    A Smart Bear

    Jason Cohen's dispenses marketing and startup advice to over 40,000 subscribers a month. Standout post: The Unprofitable SaaS Business Model Trap.

    America's SBDC blog

    America's Small Business Development Center blogpresents friendly lessons from founders who have been there and done that.

    Startup Company Lawyer

    Necessary legal advice for startups presented through posts that answer common questions. Both Sides Of The Table

    Upfront Ventures partner Mark Suster's blog runs the gamut from sales strategies

    to fundraising, industry analysis and startup culture. Standout Post: 8 Tips to Get the Most

    Out of Your Investors

    Escape From Cubicle Nation

    An inspirational blog from a founder who left an office job for entrepreneurship. Brazen Life

    Aimed at young professionals, Brazen Life'sEntrepreneurship section offers easily-digestible tips for founders.

    Small Business Labs

    This site tracks trends to predict the future for SMEs, offering several reports and studies for


    All Things D

    This tech news site also reports on media goings-on - essential information for coders. Smarta

    This British site offers tips relevant to entrepreneurs worldwide.


    August Capital's Dave Hornik dispenses insights as a seasoned VC. Standout post: Want To

    Get Funded? Get An Introduction

    Practise Trumps Theory

    Ash Maurya's blog on entrepreneurship covers a range of topics, with particularly useful information on business plans.


    Reddit's community offer substantitive advice on startup life. Business Opportunitiies Weblog

    Filled wtih bizarre businesses and new ideas, thissite is bound to provide inspiration for entrepreneurs starting out or seeking to pivot.


    This marketing blog is full of general pearls of wisdom readily applicable to startups.

Andrew Chen

    Entrepreneur Andrew Chen offers a newsletter and blog filled with essays on founding. Crunchbase

    This go-to site for funding information is something of a history book for startups, cataloguing rounds raised and leadership changes, amonth other moves. Duct Tape Marketing

    This blog hopes to help you stitch together a successful marketing strategy.

    Offering a mix of busienss news and strategy, is a useful tab for founders. offers a bunch of resources on accounting, marketing and business operations.

    Founder of accelerator 500 Startups, Dave McClure's blog covers entrepreneurship in a

    personable way.


    This site covers seed/angel funding, venture capital and private equity rounds - necessary industry information for those keeping tabs.

    Federal Trade Commission - Franchise and Business Opportunities Rule

    All the legalities involved with buying a franchise.

    Freelancers Union

    Founding your own company can be difficult.Freelancers Union is a non-profit that provides health insurance and service information for people who are their own boss. Harvard Business Review Blogs

    A wonderful resource from the MBA mecca with regular posts on a range of entrepreneurial topics.

    Josh Kaufman

    Kaufman's esoteric musings offer a wealth of take-aways for entrepreneurs. Hacker News

    This reddit for techies posts news related to coding and entrepreneurship. Run by incubator Y Combinator, it's a great insiders' source.

    Jonathan Fields

    Author and entrepreneur Jonathan Fields blogsfirst-person insights with inspirational take-aways.


    If you're operating a website, knowing your userbase is critical. KISSmetric goes beyond

    Google Analytics to show you, and with a 14-day free trial, it's worth a go. Blog Maverick

    Billionaire Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban writes blog posts in his distinct, no-nonsense tone.

    Microsoft Small Business Hub

Stocked with learning resources, videos and newsletters, Microsoft's Small Business

    Hub offers useful support for entrepreneurs.

    Instigator Blog

    Ben Yoskovitz takes a straight-talking, oft-humorous approach to entrepreneurial life. Noobpreneur

    Despite its amusing portmanteau name,Noobpreneur has some valuable small business tips for readers.

    National Association for the Self-Employed With news and benefits for the self-employed,NASE could be a useful resource for founderst starting out.


    By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, Mixergyoffers insightful interviews with established founders.

    The New York State Society of CPAs

    This site's accounting terminology guide is a useful reference tool for anyone setting up their

    own business.

    Marie Forleo

    If sunshine and cupcakes decided to write a business blog, it'd be Marie Forleo's. Expect

    easily-digestible tips for a better entrepreneurial life. ReadWrite

    Full of blog posts addressing cultural aspects of starting up. Standout post: How To Deal With

    The Psychological Toll Of Starting Up

    The U.S. Small Business Administration's site offers news and advices for SME owners. RocketWatcher

    This startup marketing blog offers a step-by-step guide to getting your startup out there. QuickSprout

    SEO advice for startups from entrepreneurial traffic king Neil Patel. Seth Godin

    Entrepreneur-turned-author Seth Godin is well-known for public speaking on marketing, ideas and inspiration.


    With both virtual and off-line workshops, Scoreoffers a mentoring service for entrepreneurs. Stack Overflow

    A Quora for coders, this question and answer siteis ideal for programmers attempting to solve bugs.


    SaaStr touts itself as "a curiously famous blog on products people pay for," and offers plenty

    of insight for web entrepreneurs looking to monetize. Startup Lessons Learned

    Originator of the Lean Startup movement, Eric Ries'blog approaches the entrepreneurship with his ideology.

    The Startup Donut

This British site offers a range of tools and articles applicable to founders on both sides of the



    This tech news site focuses on Silicon Valley and startups.

    Startup Meme

    Begun as "the unofficial web guide to Facebook" in 2007, the Startup Meme now covers the

    websites, apps, and startup news.

    Startup Nation

    Offers advice on scaling businesses with helpful posts on a range of topics. TED

    Though not directly related to entrepreneurship,TED talks can be fruitful inspiration for entrepreneurs.

    Global Small Business Blog

    It's never too early to start thinking about scale: this site calls itself "the definitive blog for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in going global." The Funded

    Over 18,000 CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs use The Funded to discuss fundraising, rate investors and discuss startup strategies.

    Tech Cocktail

    Regular postings of tech startups, news and resources.

    The Art Of Running A Small Business

    This New York Times' small business blog is a great source for founders.


    Following the right people can make your Twitteraccount a veritable treasure trove of tips. Read 25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter for more.

    How To Change The World

    Guy Kawasaki's blog covers a range of topics. His posts on management, pitching and human capital will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs. Young Upstarts

    Young Upstarts hosts plenty of information on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, ideas, innovation, and small business for all ages.

    Your Success Now

    The posts on this business blog hope to supercharge the careers of entrepreneurs in every industry.

    Women 2.0

    With daily content on women in technology, Women 2.0 has made its mission to increase the number of female founders of tech startups with inspiration, information and education.

    Danny Brown

    Danny Brown's marketing blog offers insight on social media and influencers. Under 30 CEO

    Invaluable advice for the young CEO.


    Noah Kagan's OkDork takes a personal look at the decisions entrepreneurs face.

Chris Brogan

    Brogan's Human Business Works newsletter hopes to herald a "personal business revolution."

    Instapaper founder Marco Arment offers industry insight through his blog.


    Stanford University's Entreprenurship Corner offers 2,000 free videos and podcasts -- fantastic free resources for any founder.

    Startup Digest

    This startup newsletter claims to provide localized information for entrepreneurs. One Million By One Million

    Sramana Metra covers entrepreneurship from all angles, tackling big data, founder journeys and tech news through posts and videos.


    This blog hopes to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship within by focusing on one's own personal growth - something time-starved founders might benefit from. Bloomberg Businessweek: Small Business News Bloomberg's Small Business News keeps founders up to date on goings on.

    The Economist

    While not directly related to startup life, The Economist's authoritative commentary makes it a must-read for any business person.


    Though TechCrunch occasionally verges on startup cheerleader, it posts much of SIlicon Valley's tech news.


    Inc. magazine's startup section is a useful resource for news and entrepreneurial tips. Fast Company

    The blog of the forward-thinking business magazine covers topics from design to leadership tips, some of which will be of interest to entrepreneurs.

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