Entrepreneurs need all the resources and vital information they can get in order to make informed and correct decisions when running their businesses. Every wrong decision made can cause business owners a lot of money which might eventually lead to bankruptcy.
If you are an entrepreneur or planning to be one in the nearest future, it is very essential you have access to a lot of resources that can help you with every aspect of your business.
There are millions of online resources for entrepreneurs. Some however are more detailed and more beneficial than the others.
Here are our own choices (in no particular order) of the most useful websites for business owners.
For a huge collection of information on starting and running your own business, it is advisable to visit Entrepreneur website. It includes resources like Articles on Entrepreneur Coaching, Business Forms, Training Videos etc. The company behind the site also runs Women Entrepreneur which is a great resource for female Entrepreneurs.
Inc. Magazine was founded in 1979 and has tons of advices, tools, and services that help your small business grow. The section of the website that is most useful to new entrepreneurs is “Start-Up”. It’s loaded with super helpful articles on the dos and don’ts of business.
Forbes website contains useful publication for business-owners. Forbes’ “Entrepreneur” section is a nice way for entrepreneurs to stay updated. The section is less advice-driven and more centered around news that is relevant and interesting to business owners.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a lot of vital information for entrepreneurs. Generally, the SBA’s focus is assisting entrepreneurs create long-lived small businesses, but there are also other great resources for owners of established businesses. If your business is not located in the U.S., there’s still some great information on the site that will be beneficial to your business irrespective of your location.
This website’s approach to startup techniques and financial modeling is user friendly, though strongly technical, rich in charts and equations. It is a great resource for entrepreneurs who need relevant information and tips about their businesses.
SME Toolkit is an online platform that helps entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) all over the world to learn and implement sustainable business management practices and increase their productivity, efficiency, and capacity, as well as improve their access to finance and new markets.
SME Toolkit provides SMEs with free online key business management information, interactive tools, and training resources. This includes over 5,000 free business forms, tools, and how-to-articles, as well as a global business directory, multilingual community forums, and a host of other interactive features.
This is a great website if you are in need of mentoring from an experienced entrepreneur who’s already been through it all. SCORE can help you find a mentor in the same industry as yours. The website is an amazing source of free business advice.
Linkedin is a free professional community for connecting with other business owners and customers. It provides ample opportunity to expand your social connections and publish content to another segment of the population that is not accessible through Facebook. It also has an up and coming business portal that allows you to post jobs and access sales and other business solutions. You have to sign up for an account with them to be able to enjoy these features.
CNN African Start-Up
CNN is one of the most popular international TV stations in Africa. CNN has used its powerful platform to expose the positive achievements of African entrepreneurs to the world. CNN African Start-Up shares amazing business startup stories from all corners of the continent to motivate upcoming and prospective entrepreneurs.
Copyblogger is a nice website with strategies for sky-rocketing your copywriting skills in your business and life. This simple website is filled with amazing tools to build your business and will capture your attention for a few hours, but their ebooks, marketing training e-courses and copywriting articles are what will keep you coming back to this site for more.
This collection of websites will surely help you with the running of your businesses and we hope the information from these websites inspires you to succeed in your business venture.
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