The Entrepreneurs Toolbox gives you all the resources you need to stay on top of what’s working now.
Carve out 30 minutes a day for news you can use.
Short on time and want to know the latest? Check out Dan Asaorian’s 10 Most Popular Stories of The Week
The Accelerators Blog: While The Wall Street Journal may be more known for their in-depth international news and financial information, this blog features a community of startup gurus who write about the issues they face every day in business. It’s a great way to learn from vetted experts who’ve been through an issue you might be struggling with.
The Washington Posts “On Small Business” section is where entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn how the headlines coming out of the nation’s capital will affect their bottom lines.
They say the road to success begins with turning off the tv, but we’ve found that it can contribute to our already isolated life. For the latest news on all topics in bite-sized pieces, check out Mashable.
The Small Business section of The Huffington Post is where entrepreneurs should focus their attention. With contributing writers from national think tanks, tech startups, and consulting firms, the section provides a small business owner with personal stories, debates on government policy, and marketing knowledge.
“Entrepreneurs are extremely curious and bright, and they are always hungry for new ideas and approaches,” said Tom Post, editor of Forbes Entrepreneurs channel. “They also love to take new ideas and turn around and teach them to their business.” Post focuses on finding contributors with varying perspectives so readers will always find content that is interesting or challenges their current business practices.
Podcasts we love!
Entrepreneurs On Fire — John interviews today’s most successful and inspiring Entrepreneurs. They share the journey highlighting a failure and lessons learned, an AH-HA moment and the steps taken to turn that moment into success. Why I love it: John publishes daily, so this has become my morning caffeine to remind me that I’m not alone.
Smart Passive Income — Pat Flynn is the crash test dummy of online marketing. If you’re not doing business online but are thinking about it, you can see what it’s like, see what’s involved and make decisions on your own without having to pay someone and be subjected to the possibility of false claims and wasted money. Why I love it: I like that he’s charging the hill and once he takes it, I can follow behind him and set up the camp. Saves me time and money.
The Unmistakable Creative — Candid conversations with creative entrepreneurs and insanely creative people. Why I love it: Bold, fresh, gets the creative juices flowing.
On Being — The big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. Why I love it: I like exploring the outer reaches of what makes us tick.
How to evaluate your business idea
My good friends at Moo created this fantastic flow chart to help you evaluate what you’ll need to carefully consider about your business idea. Is it a great idea that could turn into a major brand or will it fall flat at the start line?