Many people think of entrepreneurship as a happy accident—an “ah-ha” moment that just happens. In reality, finding that big idea takes the right mindset and the proper educational foundation with an entrepreneurship specialization through a business degree. Arrive at your epiphany sooner with some research, support, and inspiration from this list.
Top Entrepreneur Blogs
1. Under 30 CEO
Born from two recent college grads’ struggle to find the next business idea, Under 30 CEO became just that. Today, the blog provides young entrepreneurs with a community/support system of other enterprising twenty-something’s.
The perfect read for the entrepreneur that wants to start a business with little start up, Blogtrepreneur focuses gives you the tactics and tools for using blogging and online communities to boost your business.
Think Groupon for businesses. Startups.com offers small business owners discounts on online tools to run their businesses. All you have to do is sign up for their daily deal email.
4. Income Diary
Blogging business prodigy and founder of Income Diary, Michael Dunlop, is only 20-years-old, but he's already making "full-time wages working less than half time on the internet". Follow his blog to learn what it takes to make money online.
Every entrepreneur needs a hero, someone who helps them get a glimpse at the success they may be able to attain. One of the world's most famous businessmen and entrepreneurs, Seth Godin has turned the world of marketing and entrepreneurship upside down with his fresh take on what it takes. Follow his blog, and you just might have found your entrepreneurial idol.
Cody McKibben started Thrilling Heroics in 2006 to “encourage young professionals to take risks… strive for excellence in a career that their passionate about and make a positive difference in the world!” Follow his blog, and you just might become the next Seth Godin.
Achieve your professional dreams without being “strapped” into conventional employment. Designed for the Generation Y audience, Un'Strapped gives tips on productivity, time management, college business, internet marketing, social media, and branding.
Focused on young and aspiring entrepreneurs, Young Entrepreneur gives its audience tools for entrepreneurship, marketing and online business. The website regularly interviews entrepreneurs, and provides tips for starting, managing and growing successful businesses and a forum for the entrepreneurial population to have conversations with like-minded individuals.
9. Quick Sprout
Follow entrepreneur, Neil Patel, as he shares his secrets to starting and sustaining a successful business. Neil’s pay-it-forward philosophy on entrepreneurship makes him a uniquely refreshing voice in the every man/women for him/herself business world.
Recently chosen as a Forbes favorite for marketing and small business, Duct Tape Marketing is a practical take on small business from guru, John Jantsch. John’s podcast, a top ten marketing show on iTunes, has been called a “must listen” by Fast Company magazine.
Remember: Every entrepreneur starts somewhere. Check out the top 10 blogs for entrepreneurs mentioned in this article. Pick one or two of your favorites, and make a point to follow those sites regularly. If you do your homework and learn from the best, you may find your big idea sooner than you think.