If you are a business student at William Woods and you are passionate about entrepreneurship, then you may have already chosen entrepreneurial management as your degree concentration or you might even be pursuing an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
However, beyond academics, entrepreneurs are known for being self-motivated to learn on their own whether it be through reading, mentorship or simply hands-on experience. In the spirit of learning outside of the classroom, we are sharing our top picks for blogs young entrepreneurs can follow.
Wife Quit Her Job (E-commerce Blog)
If you are interested in starting your own e-commerce side gig, look no further than mywifequitherjob.com. Run by a husband-and-wife-duo, this blog will teach you everything you need to know about starting your online store, from sourcing your products to getting your website up and running. Most of their advice and insight is based on running a successful online store, Bumblebee Linens.
Coffee Shop Startups (Coffee Business Blog)
If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own coffee shop or a similar service establishment, then coffeeshopstartups.com is the blog to read. The blog covers all aspects of lifting your shop off the ground from choosing the best POS (point of sale) system to deciding on location or even the menu. The site also offers a Complete Coffee Shop Startup Kit for purchase, which includes interviews with successful coffee shop owners, a coffee business guide, various financial templates and much more.
Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com) isn’t necessary geared towards a specific type of small business. Rather, it offers small business news, advice and tips on managing a small business in general. Readers can find helpful resources like a guide to buying a franchise or information on the latest tax credits small businesses can benefit from.
Startupnation.com is a website dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build their business. They are a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and journalists who write informed content that answers questions or challenges most entrepreneurs face throughout their journey of business ownership including starting, growing or managing their business. In addition to practical information, the site also offers inspiration and motivational content that helps prospective entrepreneurs take the first leap into pursuing their dream.
The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast
If you feel like you are at a point in your life where you just need to read more and open your mind to new entrepreneurial ideas, then a good place to start is the Entrepreneurs Library. This website, including its blog, offers book recommendations by hundreds of successful entrepreneurs. The blog offers tips and advice from leading entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics from launching a startup to raising money for your new business idea.