The 5 Best Blogs on Starting a Business

Most people have dreamed of starting a business, whether it’s a doggie day care facility or a marketing consulting firm. But, faced with the challenges of financing, marketing, and actually getting your idea off the ground, they rarely follow through on their entrepreneurial dreams.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of starting a business, there’s no need to put your plans on the back burner. Take a look at these great blogs for advice and insight on launching your own independent business.

Springwise – Want to start a business, but not sure what that business is? Springwise is your source for inspiration, featuring crowdspotted tips on innovative new business concepts popping up all over the world: everything from custom mail-order pizzas to a daily deals site for sports fans. Browse through the archives, segmented by industry, date, and country, to see if there’s a trend you can capitalize on.

Toilet Paper Entrepreneur - This blog for would-be and existing entrepreneurs offers a wealth of advice on topics including hiring and firing, getting clients, and “the kick in the ass,” as well as a series of video interviews with successful entrepreneurs. The site also includes a series of free resources for entrepreneurs including 54 PR Tips for Entrepreneurs and an Entrepreneur Check List.

Start-Up Nation - A site for part- and full-time entrepreneurs in the early stages of business growth, this site offers a wealth of articles on topics such as registering a trademark and essential apps for business owners. The site also features a “Braintrust” video series, in which small business expert bloggers discuss and debate business strategy and entrepreneurship-related news.

Business Opportunities Blog - Online for more than a decade, this blog reports on new trends in small business and opportunities for entrepreneurs, with listings on franchise offerings and profiles of unique small businesses — including a dairy farm that powers its machinery with cattle manure. With nearly 20,000 posts in the archives, you’re sure to find something to inspire you here.

PowerHomeBiz – This site caters primarily to business owners working out of their homes, and to individuals interested in starting a home-based business. There’s a wealth of advice on home-based business concepts (10 pet-related small businesses, for instance), and tips on financing, marketing, and the other practical matters of launching and growing a successful home-based business.

Did we miss your favorite blog on starting a business? Share your suggestions in the comments.

About Kathryn Hawkins

Kathryn Hawkins is a principal at the content marketing agency Eucalypt Media. She's written about business, marketing, and entrepreneurship for publications including BNET, TheAtlantic.com, Inc.com, and owns and operates the positive news site Gimundo. Follow her on Twitter at @kathrynhawkins.
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6 comments
LLC
LLC

This is a very helpful post for potential business starters who are unsure on

How To Start a Business. This post gives you the top 5 blogs that could help.

John Philips
John Philips

Hi, Kathryn Hawkins

 

I was really looking for a way through which i can start my own business, I really find it very usfule nice pot bloke !! Thanks for sych good info. Here is another site you can check it out as well http://homebusinesssolutions.com.au/  For start home business.

jasonknighte
jasonknighte

My Dad has been trying to <a href="http://www.startuphomecare.com">start a home business</a>, but all his attempts have failed. do you have any thoughts on the matter? thanks everyone for any input!

KevinohlinYPR
KevinohlinYPR

If anybody is interested in starting their own business, creating their own worth instead of being told what they are worth, as well as becoming their own boss I have an opportunity that is already in place and working for the people that work for it. If you are interested in making as much money as you work for give me (Kevin Ohlin) a call at 406-697-2865. I'd love to help you become successful and accomplish your goals in life!!

BarbaraMcKinney
BarbaraMcKinney

Thanks for list  Kathryn. Visit all of them and I can say that they have great contents where you can gain lots of business ideas. 

J'Austin Flippin
J'Austin Flippin

im wanting to start a small business bt dont know where to even thought!!!! Can someone help me please???

Shari
Shari

I already own one! LMAO

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