Wednesday, June 20, 2012

5 Entrepreneur Blogs You Should Follow

Becoming an entrepreneur means you are entering into a new club of like-minded business professionals all with a common goal in mind - success. Although competition might be fierce in some circles, overall the majority of working entrepreneurs are happy to share their knowledge. Here are the top five entrepreneur blogs based on survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal.

Get Elastic: This is a blog dedicated to all things e-commerce. Started by Elastic Path Software, a technology company that provides online brands with ecommerce software solutions, the blog was created to showcase their expertise. However, you won’t see Elastic Path pushing their products in the blog. Any start up business can benefit from the vast amount of content detailing aspects of digital commerce, social media, web design and conversion optimization. If you’re unfamiliar with any of those categories, you’ll quickly become educated on Get Elastic.  Most interesting article : 9 freemium mistakes to avoid.

Seth Godin’s Blog:  Don’t be dismayed by the simple title - this blog is all substance. Seth was the founder of Yoyodyne which was an interactive direct-marketing company that Yahoo scooped up back in 1998. Seth has been in the entrepreneurial business ever since as a bestselling author and insightful speaker. With 183,000 Twitter followers who read his daily tweets, he is considered one of the most innovative minds in marketing. Although his blog posts aren’t long, they are poignant and have great insights into the world of consumer marketing. One of our favorite blog post is Understanding Stuck. Among some of this book titles are “Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync,” “Small is the New Big,” and “Purple Cow”. In the dynamic world of online business, it’s hard for a startup business to stay ahead of the curve. Thankfully, is standing by to provide readers with all the valuable tools any entrepreneur will need to help make their business a success. The title of this blog says it all - Killer resources for entrepreneurs. The founder, Carson McComas, has been involved in the online marketing world since 1998, having started and marketed various websites and he shares his expertise of how you can make an online business successful.  Most interesting article that we like: Bootstrappers, this is the golden age of the internet frankenstartup.  Clearly, there is a lot to learn from blog writer Carson McComas.

Drew’s Marketing Minute: If the success of a business is built on a strong marketing campaign then you could greatly benefit from following Drew’s Marketing Minute. Drew McLellan has 25 plus years as marketing veteran and as his bio states, “…he lives for creating aha moments for his clients, clients’ customers, peers and audiences across the land.” It’s worth checking in with a blog like this at least once a day to catch up on the latest marketing trends and to become inspired. A blog post that we like: What you can learn from a small town.

Blog Maverick: It’s rare to get access to a successful entrepreneur because they are so busy with their next venture. However, it’s not the case with Mark Cuban – one of the most outspoken entrepreneurs in the US. Mark started from extremely humble beginnings and has grown an empire that includes a NBA basketball team, entertainment companies and business investments through the popular TV series Shark Tank.  With every post on Mark’s blog, readers are encouraged to join in on the conversation.  Most interesting post: Facebook IPO , post mortem killer but not for the reasons you think