When you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur it’s like learning whole new language. You want to understand the ropes, get networking mastered, get a handle on the ins and outs of managing your own business, wrap your mind around how to grow your business and get down to business with making money. I’ve found that looking to the expertise of other entrepreneurs is one of the best ways to get that done.
Reading, watching, interacting – looking to the entrepreneurs who have come before us can be one of the best ways to get insight for what lies ahead with your business. Finding those resources can be a challenge – and knowing the best ones to help you along the way is tough too. Not sure where to look? Here are my eight essential daily sites for entrepreneurs, especially if you’re just starting out.
8 Essential Daily Sites for Entrepreneurs
The BOSS Network. BOSS™ stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking. (via BOSS)
Forbes.com, home page for the world’s business leaders and the No. 1 business news source in the world, is among the most trusted resources for senior business executives, providing them the real-time reporting, uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and community they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning. (via Forbes Facebook)
Medium.com is home to unique ideas from the world’s smart minds. Hear directly from the people who know it best. From tech to politics to creativity and more — whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered. (via Medium)
Inc.com Everything you need to know to start and grow your business now. (via Facebook)
Chic CEO is focused on female entrepreneurs. Our website gives you the ground level information needed to get your business started. (via Facebook)
Reddit Startups is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Reddit’s registered community members can submit content such as text posts or direct links. … Content entries are organized by areas of interest called “subreddits”. (via Wiki)
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. (via TED.com)
Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. Its publisher, Quora, Inc., is based in Mountain View, California. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users’ answers. (via Wiki)
How about you? Do you have any favorite daily sites that have helped you steer the course of being an entrepreneur?