Starting and building a profitable business today is no easy task. Fortunately, new entrepreneurs can benefit from the advice of experienced founders who’ve successfully made the journey before them. Ever since the inception of Startup Studio Insider, we had a very clear goal: to provide a lens on how startup studios can deliver that much-needed thought-leadership, how to identify the right opportunity, build the right product, find the right investors, and build exceptional teams to execute on ground-breaking ideas.
We started this platform with the goal of spreading the word about the potential of startup studios and how this business model has catalyzed an innovative evolution of how bold ideas are turned into scalable businesses today. By sharing our thoughts, insights, and learnings of the startup studio model, we’ve been able to connect with many founders and startup studio experts from all around the globe. In addition, our team has been able to learn from others' experiences and share them in a way that has helped our network of startup studio founders grow and connect.
That being said, we’ve also learned just as much from reading about other entrepreneurs' stories who are out there looking to grow a business, whether it is from entrepreneurship blog sites, books, recorded talks, interviews, or podcasts. According to a report, entrepreneurs spend over 80 hours per week building their startups. They are always busy and rarely have time to read about the latest happenings, tech trends, and advice from startup trainers that can reduce their workload. Fortunately, there’s an incredible amount of information and insights out there that make great online content. As a source of content ourselves, consuming blog content is one of the best ways to grow a business.
There are endless blogs that cover different topics in every industry. Whether looking for the latest industry trends or advice on scaling your business, you’ll find what you need in one of these fantastic blogs.
Here’s our list of what we consider some of the best entrepreneur blogs and startup founders, in no particular order:
TechCrunch was founded on June 11, 2005, by Archimedes Ventures, led by partners Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. The blog currently serves as a news website dedicated to the tech scene. They provide breaking technology news, opinions, and analysis on tech companies from around the world in addition to insightful blog content pertinent to international tech news.
OnStartups was started by Dharmesh Shah, a software entrepreneur and co-founder of HubSpot, a software company that offers a full CRM platform with marketing, sales, and service software. The blog focuses specifically on software startups and currently has over 6,000 members in its online community. Shah shares a consistent cadence of blogs from his point of view as someone who has actually created and sold successful software startups.
As part of Forbes’ “100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs” list, this blog provides entrepreneurs with content on how to help them start their companies. Its author, David Skok is a serial entrepreneur, and his blog is not only a good go-to resource for startups, but also rife with insights on entrepreneurship, SaaS, and sales & marketing. In addition, their Zero to 100 Matrix Growth Academy shares a collection of short videos and associated slide decks covering the most important startup lessons that Skok has learned over the years.
StartupNation’s community forums encourage active group discussions with like-minded entrepreneurs sharing tips and valuable advice. Their community is made up of entrepreneurs who interact with users on topics relating to entrepreneurship, startups, small business and more. Their experts are carefully curated to bring the best entrepreneurs and thought leaders in business today and offer a variety of content in different formats such as podcasts, blogs, webinars, and more.
Established in 2007, Women on Business is an award-winning online destination for the news and information women need to be successful in the business world from an international team of contributors. Owned by author, speaker, and President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., Susan Gunelius, Women on Business delivers valuable information as well as career and educational resources to an audience of businesswomen working in all areas of business, from solopreneurs to corporate executives, across the globe.
Whether you have a growing business or have just launched a startup, you need to know the best way to run your startup in a competitive environment and how to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. If you’ve been following us for a while, you will find how eager we are by sharing the work of both new and seasoned entrepreneurs who are intrigued by the potential of the evolving studio model to meet the needs of modern businesses growing out of bold ideas today.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our top entrepreneurship blogs aimed at business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Here are our recommendations:
We hope the blogs listed in this article will help you expand your business and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Remember to implement what you’ve learned in your operations.