8 Excellent Web Resources for Startups
April 23, 2009
Good information and knowledge is vital to improving the success of any endeavor. Here are eight websites that will inform and educate you on the subject of startup companies:
1. The Netsetter
The Netsetter is a fairly new, but very interesting and informative blog aimed at a particular subset of startups -- web-based businesses.
VentureBeat is a blog for those who are interested in private business and venture capital. It doesn’t so much teach you how to run a business as it provides information that might inform your decisions.
3. How to Change the World
How to Change the World is the blog of Guy Kawasaki, a well-known figure in the online community of entrepreneurs. The blog covers everything from generating buzz for your business and products to what you should and shouldn’t include in your resume.
4. Men with Pens
Men with Pens is actually the website of a U.S. & Canadian copy and design business, but their blog is incredibly informative and covers everything from business to marketing and the kind of copy you should be using.
5. Venture Hacks
Venture Hacks, unlike most business blogs, is characterized by a certain amount of brevity and morselization that is still intellectual and useful. It provokes thought rather than filling in all the blanks for you, and draws your attention to good information and interesting news.
6. The Startup Lawyer
If there’s one type of advice to prize above all others, it may be legal advice. The Startup Lawyer is a blog that combines that most important type of advice with the topic of startups.
7. Independent Street
Independent Street is a Wall Street Journal blog aimed at entrepreneurial types and start-ups. Half of everyone on the web has written off traditional media sources, but there’s still a lot they have to offer; reading blogs like this you can be sure not everyone you take advice from thinks Twitter is the key to your marketing plan.
Inc. is an interesting website aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs. Inc. provides a business oriented perspective. It’s not step-by-step practical but it’s useful to get you thinking about where to go next.