Online Resources for Startups and Entrepreneurs

If you’re a blog reader (and the fact that you’re reading this tells me you are), you probably have a handful of websites that you read religiously for all things startup, entrepreneur, small business, marketing, and social media. Am I right? Of course I am. Well, here is my list of fantastic sites and blogs that can always give you more great knowledge on these topics.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

This site’s got great articles on starting a business, news on small businesses, and company profiles.

Why I like it: The site design is clean and easy to navigate (you’d be surprised how many aren’t), and I always find great fodder for my posts.



Long a favorite for their magazine, Entrepreneur’s website is also a great resource. In addition to op-eds and how-tos, the site offers resources for small businesses, including its Tax Center, Resource Center, and Coaches Corner

Why I like it: Entrepreneur gets bonus points for its downloadable forms and other tools every entrepreneur needs. I’m all about the DIY.

Small Business Trends

This was probably the first blog I started reading five years ago. The site offers a wide variety of tips, from how to save water at your office to getting international business. They’ve got a stable full of talented small business experts (ahem, including yours truly). You can also submit your press releases on this site.

Why I like it: Didn’t I just say I write there? I would never write on a site I didn’t like. Plus founder Anita Campbell is truly a small business guru.


American Express Open Forum

I actually am not too familiar with this site, but like it for its variety from others. It offers forums, articles and member spotlights. I know some really Grade A experts in marketing, social media and small business contribute here.

Why I like it: It’s different from any other business site. I like it for its interactive components.

Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot writes this blog about, you guessed it, startups. He also wrote the book Inbound Marketing, which I thought was fantastic. The blog has a section where you can submit your questions about startups.

Why I like it: Shah’s not pushing his company’s agenda. He’s just writing about what he knows and loves.


What sites would you add to this list?

About Susan Payton

Susan Payton is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, an Internet marketing firm specializing in marketing copy, blog and article writing. She is the blogger behind The Marketing Eggspert Blog, and also writes on Small Business Trends, Growth University and BizLaunch. Follow her on Twitter @eggmarketing. Susan Payton on Google+!