The Top 50 Blogs For Startups To Watch In 2008

Top 50 Blogs For Startups To Watch in 2008
The Top 50 Blogs For Startups To Watch In 2008

Thinking of starting a new business this year? Struggling to get your startup company off the ground? Check out our list of the Top 50 Blogs for Startups to Watch in 2008. Whether you are an online entrepreneur, trying to open a restaurant, want to create a pet care company, are looking for expert advice or need new business opportunities we picked the top blogs that you should know about this year to help your startup take off. Enjoy!


Top Blogs For Internet Startups

1) Valleywag
URL: http://valleywag.com/

Valleywag is a tech gossip rag. You people in Silicon Valley are far too busy changing the world to care about sex, greed and hypocrisy. But if you ever need a break, come visit us at Valleywag.


2) Dosh Dosh
URL: http://doshdosh.com/

Dosh Dosh is a blog offering internet marketing and blogging tips, alongside social media strategies. Best consumed by bloggers, entrepreneurs, web publishers, marketers, freelancers and small business owners.


3) Online Marketing Blog
URL: http://toprankblog.com/

All about the intersection of search engine & social media marketing, optimization and online public relations.


4) Search Engine Guide Blog
URL: http://searchengineguide.com/

The small business guide to search engine marketing. Articles from the top names in the industry cover topics including SEO, PPC, SEM, blogging, social media, adsense, adwords, Google, Yahoo, MSN and Internet marketing.


5) Rough Type
URL: http://roughtype.com/

Nicholas Carr's blog on technology, business and culture.


Top Blogs For Home-Based Startups

6) eMoms at Home
URL: http://emomsathome.com/blog

eMoms at Home 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.

Wendy Piersall In 2006, Wendy Piersall left her job to follow her heart and start an internet based business. She started as a side project, to document the process of building an internet startup from home as a parent of 3 children. As this site rapidly grew in popularity, she quickly realized that her mission was to help people succeed in business and eMoms at Home was born.

7) NetBusinessBlog
URL: http://www.netbusinessblog.com/

A blog focused on helping users increase their online income through domaining, SEM, affiliate marketing, web design, blogging, forums, and more.


8) Manila Mom
URL: http://www.manilamom.com/

A blog on family, pets (3 dogs, 3 guinea pigs and a fighting fish), freelance work, romance writing, working from home, food and life in the Philippines.


9) Home Office Women
URL: http://homeofficewomen.com/

Resources, information and inspiring stories related to work at home, work from home, home office, business, entrepreneurism, internet, blogging, technology, online and affiliate marketing


10) Thinking Home Business
URL: http://www.thinkinghomebusiness.com/

Business coach Des Walsh on blogging and social networking for business, and on professionals working from home.


Top Blogs For Restaurant Startups

11) Diary of The Food Whore
URL: http://www.thefoodwhore.com/

The daily musings of a catering business/restaurant owner. Self described as a person who makes food for the cash - The Food Whore.


12) Restaurant Revolution
URL: http://www.restaurantrevolution.com/category/blog

Restaurant Business And Marketing Strategy


13) Restaurant Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.restaurantmarketingblog.com/

Restaurant Marketing Blog: Restaurant Marketing: Conversations about restaurant marketing advise, adventures and dining experiences.


14) Grub Street
URL: http://nymag.com/daily/food

Grub Street will be updated hourly, covering everything from the cult street vendor, nameless yet venerated, to the latest temple of gastronomy, awash in renown.


15) Building Better Restaurants
URL: http://buildingbetterrestaurants.com/

Information for independent restaurant owners, operators, managers, as well as, would be owners, that can help them build better restaurants.


Top Blogs For Pet Care Startups

16) Working with Pets
URL: http://workingwithpets.com/

Working with pets gives pet business owners tips to grown and strengthen their business. Articles about unusual pet jobs, pet health, and interview with pet business owners.


17) Pawsible Marketing
URL: http://www.marketingmypetbusiness.com/

Pawsible Marketing helps all types of pet businesses with a wide variety of marketing needs from strategy and planning to brand development, online and offline marketing, blogging, advertising, lead generation, events, public relations and more.


Top Blogs For Construction Startups

18) Jetson Green
URL: http://www.jetsongreen.com/

Blogging the green building revolution


19) ALicenseToBuild
URL: http://www.alicensetobuild.com/

A discussion of the types of equipment, their uses, construction companies, employment opportunities, financing, licensing, safety, liability, recent deals, training, and software.


20) Construction Contractor's Digest
URL: http://www.contractorsblog.com/

Concerns the business of construction. Written by practicing Management Consultant Matt Stevens. He is the author of McGraw Hill's new book, Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day.


21) MCF Contracting Services
URL: http://mcfcontracting.blogspot.com/

A site that tells a little bit about my business and the things that help me run it.


Top Blogs For Real Estate Startups

22) Transparent Real Estate
URL: http://transparentre.com/

Providing a bird's eye view on how the new transparency will change the real estate game for the benefit of society. We focus on business strategy, new business models, technology and innovative real estate marketing for the real estate community.


23) The Trump Blog
URL: http://www.trumpuniversity.com/blog/index.cfm

Ideas and Opinions from Donald Trump and Trump University Faculty.

Donald Trump Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story. He has continually set new standards of excellence while expanding his interests in luxury residential real estate, world-class hotels, office buildings, championship golf clubs, gaming, merchandising and entertainment

24) Real Estate Business Guide
URL: http://realestate.about.com/

The real estate business explained and analyzed for those wishing to be real estate agents or brokers, new agents and the experienced old-timers. Real estate investing, brokeage, technology, management and more.


25) Live Learn Invest
URL: http://www.livelearninvest.com/

A blog about living life to the fullest by generating passive income through real estate, business and online investments.


26) Real Estate Blog Marketing
URL: http://blog.realestateblogmarketing.com/

Real Estate Blog Marketing Information for Real Estate Agents that want to generate more leads, sales and referrals online. Real Estate Blog marketing has helped many realtors increase business generate online.


Top Blogs For Retail Startups

27) About Retailing
URL: http://retail.about.com/

Retailing articles for starting a retail business, store operations, marketing and financing a successful retail store. We'll help you write a winning retail business plan and determine an effective location for your brick and mortar retail shop.


28) Retail Design Diva
URL: http://retaildesigndiva.blogs.com/

The first blog devoted to Retail Design.


29) Rick Segal's Blog
URL: http://www.ricksegel.com/blog/

Rick Segel shares his experience, insights and ideas about new approachs to retail marketing & the state of customer service in today’s global retail community.


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

Global Trends : Advertising, Branding, Architecture, Art, Auto, Design, Electronics, Gadgets, Entertainment, Environmentalism, Fashion, Finance, Food, Drink, Health & Beauty, Home, Lifestyle, Luxury, Media, Publishing, Music, Retail, TV, Film


31) The Power of Retail

URL: http://powerofretail.com/

Enhancing Business Intelligence and understanding the power of retail on a global scale.


Top Blogs For Salon Startups

32) Hairdressers Journal Interactive
URL: http://www.hji.co.uk/blogs/business

Advice and information for people running hair salons.


33) Spa Clientéle Marketing Tips
URL: http://blog.spaclientele.com/

Practical tips for marketing your salon, day spa or medical spa.


Top Blogs For Concession Startups

34) ConcessionCentral.com
URL: http://www.concessioncentral.com/

Your road to big bucks in the concession industry!


Top Blogs For Dance School Startups

35) Toronto Dance Salsa Blog
URL: http://www.torontodancesalsa.ca/blog/

Toronto Dance Salsa, Canada's largest salsa dance school with over 800 students every semester! We specialize in turning absolute “Two-left feet” beginners into seasoned Salseros/Salseras so get ready to get fit, meet new friends and have a blast learning Salsa with our fun salsa lessons!

Sharon Galor Sharon Galor began her salsa journey in 2000 when she stumbled upon a salsa club in Toronto. By the end of the night she was hooked and the decision was made to develop her dance skills. 8 years later, Sharon has now taught thousands of students and is one of the most experienced and popular salsa instructors for beginner to intermediate students in Canada.

Top Blogs For Franchise Startups

36) Franchise Pick
URL: http://www.franchisepick.com/

No-nonsense, hype-free info and advice on finding, evaluating and investing in a franchise opportunity. Features new, exciting, undiscovered franchises, as well as established franchise opportunities by one of the leading franchise authorities.


37) Franchise Blog
URL: http://www.franchisebrief.com/blog/

FranchiseBrief.com Blog offers news and articles about the franchising industry. This site also features franchise business opportunities for sale.


38) brandEXPANSION Hot Press
URL: http://hotpress.brandexpansion.com/

brandEXPANSION Hot Press offers the latest news on the franchise business with individual franchise industry review sites, articles, studies, franchise resources and business opportunity information.


39) Franchise and Business Opportunities Articles
URL: http://www.franchisegator.com/blog/

Find franchises for sale, business opportunities and information for entrepreneurs at Franchise Gator.


40) The Franchise King Blog

URL: http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com/the_franchise_king/

Myths,facts and yes...even opinions on everything related to franchising as a business model.


Top Blogs For Business Opportunities

41) Business Opportunities Blog
URL: http://www.businessopportunities.com/

Business opportunity inspiration needed to get into business and be a success. Learn how to buy a business, start a business, grow a business and more


42) Small Business Trends
URL: http://www.smallbiztrends.com/

Small Business Trends - Exploring the trends driving the small business market


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

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


44) Seeds of Growth
URL: http://seedsofgrowth.com/

Ideas to help small business grow.


45) Breaking Free
URL: http://www.startbreakingfree.com/

A blog on how to start your own business


Top Blogs For Startup Expert Advice

46) The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
URL: http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog

Princeton guest lecturer and troublemaker Tim Ferriss' cutting-edge experiments in lifestyle design: outsourcing life, global travel and mobile lifestyles, doubling income while halving hours, etc.. Featured in NY Times, Wired, NBC and more.

Tim Ferriss Serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond Timothy Ferriss has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, NBC, CNN, and MAXIM. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003,.

47) Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger
URL: http://scobleizer.com/

Robert Scoble's personal blog. He's a geek that writes about the technology industry and especially Silicon Valley's Web, consumer electronics, computer, and other high tech companies.


48) Internet Business Blog
URL: http://entrepreneurs-journey.com/

Entrepreneur-Journey.com is a blog (weblog) website aimed at those interested in Internet business and Blogging.


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

Sparking startups with advice, inspiration and a bit of craziness...


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

Practical advice for entrepreneurs by Dharmesh Shah.

 

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