Ah, the humble blog – before podcasts and videos took over, there was a time when the blog reigned above all else. Fast forward a few years and an over-saturated blogosphere meant that a good quality blog became harder to find. So we did the hard work for you and found the best startup blogs to read in 2019.
Here to inspire you, teach you and make you feel like you’re not on this tumultuous journey alone, check out the best blogs to follow for your startup this year.
Founded by entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid, Future Girl Corp started as a London-based events programme for future female CEO’s in 2017. The programme kicked off with an intense 12-hour workshop that went through all the business essentials, before continuing regular meetups and monthly events that covered all the bases for launching a business. The website features event roundups, a business book club and business information for women in the early stages of their startup, as well as interviews with other successful female founders. Keep your eye on this one to see what they have in store for 2019.
The Startup Blog is a worldwide platform for startup founders and employees. It’s part of a group that provides funding, mentors, customers and advice for registered companies, and the blog is a round-up of the best articles and commentary from industry leaders. The best thing about this blog is that it has content suited to founders of all different stages, and it covers a diverse range of topics. From team management, to reflections on gratitude or funding advice for immigrants, you’ll be sure to find something on here that’s relevant to you.
If you work within the tech industry, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of TechCrunch, the online publisher that shares industry news, reports and analysis. As well as sharing the latest news on existing startups, the website also reviews new products and companies and profiles emerging businesses who are making an impact in the tech industry. You won’t find advice or inspiration here but it’s a must-read if you want to stay in the know.
Author and marketing mastermind Seth Godin is well known within the startup world. His Ted Talk on how to get ideas to spread has gathered over 6 million views and we’re sure that at least one of his 19 bestselling books have somehow worked their way onto your desk. The world can’t get enough of his genius insight, and his blog provides a daily dose of what’s currently on his mind (spoiler alert, it’s a lot more perceptive that what we’re probably thinking about). The posts are super short but will have you thinking for a long time after.
Tailored specifically for young entrepreneurs, AllTopStartups is a great resource site for those who are starting and growing their business. The website features content across several specific areas – Start, Market, Grow, Lead, Money, Insight and Founder Lessons – making it easy to navigate and find exactly what you’re after. The website also has a ‘submit your startup’ feature, so your startups can get in front of a targeted audience and be shared across it’s social pages.
Internet sensation and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has been described as ‘half man, half brand, half digital experiment.’ The businessman, author and investor is probably best known for motivating his millions of followers across Youtube, Twitter, Instagram with his frank and direct way of talking. His blog mainly covers growth and marketing strategies as well as the occasional mindset post, and all come in at under 5 minutes to read, making them the perfect #mondaymotivator on your morning commute.
Startup Professionals isn’t the most attractive blog on the list, but what it lacks in visuals it makes up for with its consistent quality content. New blog posts are shared daily, covering business ideas, funding, networking, mentoring and general insights into the world of startups. The blog founder, Martin Zwilling, sits on the advisory board of several startups and has been recognised as one the top business bloggers by multiple websites, as well as being published by Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur.
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