The Top 50 Blogs for Startups In 2009


The Top 50 Blogs for Startups in 2009
The Top 50 Blogs for Startups In 2009

With people losing their faith in large corporations we're seeing a big jump in the number of new entrepreneurs who are getting into the business world. Who better to control your destiny than... you? We've put together our 2009 list of the top blogs for startups. Stay on top of these blogs for the twelve months and you'll have a greater chance at success with your company this year! Thanks to Happy Worker for the blogger illustrations. Happy Worker is a creative products agency that invents and manufactures original corporate merchandise


Know Your News

TechCrunch - Michael Arrington1) TechCrunch
URL: http://www.techcrunch.com

TechCrunch covers startups in general and other technology news and has become famous for its spicy and crunch reviews.


2) VentureBeat
URL: http://venturebeat.com

VentureBeat’s mission is to provide news and information about private companies and the venture capital that fuels them.


3) Xconomy
URL: http://www.xconomy.com

Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy.


4) Hacker News
URL: http://news.ycombinator.com

This blog offers recent articles and blog posts read by the Y Combinator crew, including the best news from around the web on startups and entrepreneurship.


5) Independent Street
URL: http://blogs.wsj.com/independentstreet

From the Wall Street Journal, this blog offers news, trends, tidbits and tools for and about entrepreneurs.


Make Your Marketing Work

Seth Godin


6) Seth Godin
URL: http://sethgodin.typepad.com

Bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change, Seth Godin riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.


7) How to Change the World
URL: http://blog.guykawasaki.com

World renowned blogger Guy Kawasaki focuses on entrepreneurship, marketing, venture capital, & evangelism.


8) Duct Tape Marketing
URL: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com

John Jantsch offers some of the simplest and most effective and affordable small business marketing on the Internet today.


9) Jim Kukral
URL: http://www.jimkukral.com

Jim Kukral offers free online marketing advice and discussion on his personal blog.


10) Srini Saripalli's Success Strategies
URL: http://www.srinisaripalli.com

Srini Saripalli's offers his success strategies & tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners and marketers.


11) This is going to be BIG
URL: http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com

Charlie O'Donnell is a connector - introducing like minded friends, helping entrepreneurs find supporters, or just trying to make sense of disruptive ideas and the appropriate opportunities to create change. His blog is about technologies that improve connection and empower individuals.


Using The Web

Dosh Dosh12) Dosh Dosh
URL: http://www.doshdosh.com

Dosh Dosh is a blog about making money online, about what works and what doesn't. Exposing fraudulent scams, Dosh Dosh aims to be the largest online repository of legitimate profit initiatives.


13) Entrepreneurs Journey
URL: http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com is a blog aimed at those interested in Internet business and blogging, featured a repository of useful articles for web entrepreneurs that will help you with all aspects of starting and running your own Internet business and making money online.


14) Men With Pens
URL: http://menwithpens.ca

Get great advice and web business tips and hints for better writing, better blogging, and better business online from the pros who know web content writing inside and out. Men with Pens is taking the writing blogosphere to a new level! Are you ready?


15) On Startups
URL: http://onstartups.com

Dharmesh Shah created this blog when he realized there were others like him that were also fascinated with startups and what it takes to make them succeed.  This site is for and about software startups.


16) Startup Meme
URL: http://startupmeme.com

Startup Meme is a startup focused technology blog that profiles 10-12 Internet Startups every day.


17) Click to Client
URL: http://clicktoclient.com/blog

Click to Client is a full-service online marketing firm dedicated to helping businesses understand and fully leverage the internet in order to increase profits. This is its blog.


18) Niall Kennedy's Weblog
URL: http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog

Insights on the emerging web for business leaders and developers, blogger Niall Kennedy tracks how new data, partnerships, and syndication are changing how we build websites and product.


19) Blogtrepreneur
URL: http://www.blogtrepreneur.com

Blogtrepreneur is a business and entrepreneurial blog focusing on how to make money on the Internet and start your own e-business.


Spot The Trends

20) Trendhunter
URL: http://www.trendhunter.com

Trend Hunter is all about cool spotting - it's a multi channel explosion of cool that caters to social leaders, industry professionals, and relentlessly creative individuals.


21) PSFK
URL: http://www.psfk.com

PSFK dishes out the latest ideas and trends in everything from advertising and branding to finance and retail.


22) The Next Web
URL: http://thenextweb.com

The Next Web Blog is a weblog that reports on everything that influences the future of the Web, in any way. They profile interesting products, start-ups and existing companies that are building The Next Web, or the future of the internet as we know it.


23) Small Business Trends
URL: http://smallbiztrends.com

Small Business Trends is an award-winning comprehensive online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.


24) WorkHappy
URL: http://www.workhappy.net

Carson McComas reviews"killer" applications for entrepreneurs. The commentary on this site will help you work smarter, not harder.


Live The Dream

25) The Blog of Tim Ferriss
URL: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog

Princeton guest lecturer and troublemaker Tim Ferriss blogs about his cutting-edge experiments in lifestyle design: outsourcing life, global travel and mobile lifestyles, and doubling income while halving hours.


26) I Will Teach You To Be Rich
URL: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog

In his quest to teach you how to be rich, blogger Ramit Sethi offers a variety of features to help you stay informed about the small business market.


27) Escape from Cubicle Nation
URL: http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com/

Are you a corporate prisoner that longs to break out and start your own business? Escape from Cubicle Nation will give you advice, encouragement and recommend resources to help you finally start the business of your dreams.


28) Caroline Middlebrook
URL: http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog

Caroline Middlebrook quit her day job to start her own business in software development and internet marketing. This is her story.


29) An Entrepreneur's Journey
URL: http://www.tylercruz.com

Tyler Cruz chronicles his day-to-day operations as a web entrepreneur and someone who makes their living entirely from the Internet. Post topics range from blogging tips, affiliate marketing, inspirational and motivational posts, contests and competitions, guest posts, in-depth articles, reviews, and the occasional personal post.


Find That Big Idea

30) Inventor Spot
URL: http://inventorspot.com

The #1 invention website in the world, Investor Spot focuses on ingenious inventions, innovations and ideas. What is new, cool, clever, wacky, weird and fun? This blog offers serious fun for the inventor in all of us.


31) Springwise
URL: http://springwise.com

Springwise and its network of 8,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. Time to start the next big thing!


32) Idea Lab
URL: http://pbs.org/idealab

Idea Lab is a group blog by people who are reinventing community news. The blog includes grantees from the Knight Foundation's 21st Century News Challenge, people who are doing innovative startups or blogging about the shift online from print.


33) Leveraging Ideas
URL: http://www.leveragingideas.com

Leveraging Ideas is about just that - leveraging raw ideas into sexy, profitable companies and opportunities. Enjoy!


34) Idea Sandbox
URL: http://www.idea-sandbox.com

Idea Sandbox helps you creatively solve branding, customer service and sales growth problems.


35) Seek No More
URL: http://seeknomore.blogspot.com/

Seek No More is an online community whose main purpose is to provide a place where both experts and newbies can learn, interact and discuss business, career and entrepreneurial opportunities.


36) Instigator Blog
URL: http://www.instigatorblog.com

All about instigating discussion, ideas and better business, the Instigator Blog focuses on entrepreneurship, small business, marketing and technology, with a heavy dose of humor.


37) Startup Spark
URL: http://www.startupspark.com/

Startup Spark is just here to do just that - spark startups with advice, inspiration and a bit of craziness.


Startups 101

38) Business Pundit
URL: http://www.businesspundit.com

One of the first business blogs in the blogosphere, the Business Pundit is an entrepreneur, manager, and small business owners who offers thoughts on business.


39) Noobpreneur
URL: http://www.noobpreneur.com

A Noobpreneur is a Newbie Entrepreneur, whose motto is learning by doing. This blog is a business plan for all the noobpreneur's out there.


40) Venture Hacks
URL: http://venturehacks.com/

Venture Hacks like helping entrepreneurs succeed. They provide advice and introductions. They're hamburger helper for entrepreneurs and answer common questions from entrepreneurs.


41) Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
URL: http://www.toiletpaperentrepreneur.com/blog

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur is the tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up your business, even if your at the end of your roll.


42) Texas Startup Blog
URL: http://www.texasstartupblog.com

The Texas Startup blog is Alexander Muse's site. It focuses on entrepreneurship, venture capital, open source and Web 2.0 technology.


43) Startup Blog
URL: http://startup.partnerup.com

This blog is dedicated entirely to entrepreneurial, startup, and small business topics and features a variety of content ranging from Q & As with successful entrepreneurs, startup news, tips and advice on building a business, and more!


Find Your Niche

 

44) Small Biz Survival
URL: http://www.smallbizsurvival.com

By and for small business people in rural areas and small towns, Becky McCray offers her tips for small business survival.


45) Diary of a Food Whore
URL: http://www.thefoodwhore.com

The daily musings of a catering business/restaurant owner, this blog is written by a self-described person who makes food for the cash - The Food Whore.


46) Photopreneur
URL: http://blogs.photopreneur.com

Photopreneur is a photography marketplace blog site. It exists to identify the new opportunities that these changes are churning up for professionals, hobbyists and for camera-owners who want to earn from their photography.


47) BizzBangBuzz
URL: http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com

BizzBangBuzz is a law blog focused on small business, technology startups, entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies.


Work @ Home

48) IttyBiz
URL: http://ittybiz.com

Do you work from home? Are you thinking about it? IttyBiz is the place to go for advice, encouragement, and a good laugh, with work from home tips to help you stay sane.


49) Sparkplugging
URL: http://www.sparkplugging.com/sparkplug-ceo

Sparkplugging is a blog for starting, running and succeeding in your home based business. Topics include business tips, motivation & productivity, success thinking & personal development, work life balance, and technology & blogging.


50) Work at Home Mom Revolution
URL: http://workathomemomrevolution.blogspot.com

Work at Home Mom Revolution includes informative articles for moms wanting to work from home and daily job updates. They also specialize in articles on personal finance and money saving tips.


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