As an entrepreneur, not only is it important for you to stay on top of your business, but it’s important to keep up with news as well. Whether it’s with the latest updates from Entrepreneur.com or a blog from a well-known venture capitalist, it’s important to be well read in the world of business. Below are four entrepreneurship blogs you should be reading.
Although it’s more of a social media site, Quora is like the professional version of Yahoo! Answers. Users can ask questions about a variety of topics in entrepreneurship and business, then get answers from real professionals — and some are kind enough to provide such extensive and thoughtful answers long enough to be a blog post in itself! Other users in the Quora community can vote on responses to validate helpfulness, so the most “upvoted” responses are usually the most trusted ones.
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As the former chief evangelist of Apple, brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Guy Kawasaki knows the ins and outs of business. Kawasaki speaks to his audience from a venture capitalist point of view, which provides entrepreneurs advice from his own experience in the technology industry. Not to mention, he’s an author of several business and marketing books and he is a well-sought out speaker for dozens of conferences.
Fred Wilson is the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm with investments in well-known companies like Twitter, Tumblr, and Kickstarter. As a very dedicated blogger, Wilson writes every day without fail, and he has done so since September 2003. The blog is simple in format, with nothing but text and simple images. Not only does WIlson write about all things business, but he has musings about sports, religion, and music as well.
According to his short biography, Wilson says “this is my diary, my sandbox, my therapist… AVC is a place where everyone is welcome and the conversation is civil and lively.”
Everyone is certainly welcome with Wilson’s blog, since he thinks about his readers like a community, and actively responds to their comments. AVC was ranked #1 on TechCrunch’s Top Ten VC Blogs of 2010.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, blogs about business on his appropriately named “Blog Maverick” website. As a strong voice in the tech and business realms, with a signature, no-nonsense tone, Cuban’s extensive blog gives his readers an entertaining view about how to conduct business in today’s world.
The popular businessman, investor, author, “Shark Tank” television personality, and philanthropist also has an e-book, “How to Win at the Sport of Business,” where he writes about his experiences in business and sports.