Entrepreneurial Resources on the WebPosted: January 20, 2011
While many young entrepreneurs may be limited to the amount of resources they have due to financial restrictions, there is always the saving grace of the Internet to help them pursue their dreams. The Internet is home to infinite amounts of websites devoted to the success of entrepreneurs, including websites that share business strategies and marketing tips as well as websites detailing what other entrepreneurs are doing with their independent businesses.
Some sites even allow the entrepreneurs themselves to divvy out and take in each other’s advice by establishing forums where people can log in and interact, creating a network or community of aspiring entrepreneurs that want to help each other succeed. By clicking through several websites I have listed below, I hope to provide readers with up-to-date news about people who are creating their own careers, and the strategies, applications and Internet capabilities that allow them to do so.
Want entrepreneurial tips and news surrounding new techniques and strategies that can make your comp any flourish? Visit Entrepreneur Daily Dose, an informative website that features successful entrepreneurs and persuades them to share some of their business strategies and ideas. The writers also spotlight up-and-coming techniques and applications available to entrepreneurs through the Internet, such as “using QR code to promote your business” — if you know what that means.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation‘s website profiles the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and shares their success stories with the world. Hey, if it worked for them, it could work for you too, right? It also shares some “scary” stories from entrepreneurs, aiming to help readers avoid certain new-business mishaps.
Under30CEO is another website that encompasses both insight from entrepreneurs themselves and “how-to” tips from experts that aid others throughout the entire process of starting and maintaining their business. The website incorporates information about new inexpensive applications and tools that can be useful for companies, and their article titled “Permission to Make Mistakes Usually Leads to Fewer of Them” makes us want to browse it right away.
If you’re interested in how “Gen-Y” does business, check out Unstrapp’d. The website is a breeding ground for new insight into social media, and shares with readers the “brutal facts and real life stories from experts and peers right there with them in the trenches”. Unstrapp’d reveals facts, opinions and figures about productivity, time management, college business, internet marketing, social media, branding, and bootstrapping. Unsure of what “bootstrapping” is? Check out the website.
The last website I chose to feature embraces both blogging and entrepreneurship, cleverly titled Blogtrepeneur. Founded by three men in their early 20s, the site recognizes the relationship between online businesses and blogging and features interviews from those who have had success with the two. Featuring an article about Scott Gerber’s book, “Never Get a Real Job” the site help explains the surge of young entrepreneurs hoping to make it big in their new business.