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A Smart Bear

Startups + Marketing + Geekery from someone who's been there. Excellent articles for entrepreneurs.

A VC

A blog by Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist at Union Square Ventures. Updated almost every day. There's a great running feature called MBA Mondays, and the comments section is usually filled with a lot of intelligent discussion.

Above the Crowd

Some thoughtful but infrequently updated insights by Bill Gurley, VC at Benchmark Capital.

Ben's Blog

A blog by Ben Horowitz, a venture capitalist. "My blogging agenda for this year is to reflect on the many experiences I've had in my career - as computer science student, software engineer, co-founder, CEO, fund raiser, company acquirer and seller - and distill the lessons I've learned in each of those roles. I'll use this blog to share what I've learned, provide a sharp opinion or two, and generally contribute to the lively dialog around entrepreneurship, building and leading organizations, and venture capital."

BlogTrepreneur

"Blogtrepreneur is written by Matthew Toren & Adam Toren, they truly epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. They have many teaching and research interests including Marketing, Business development, Entrepreneurial emergence, Entrepreneurial strategy management, Business growth techniques, Innovation and new venture creation."

Both Sides of the Table

Blog by a successful entrepreneur who now works as a VC. Topics include angel capital, entrepreneurship, sales & marketing, venture capital, and general startup issues.

cdixon blog

A blog by venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chris Dixon. Note that Dixon stopped adding new content in October 2015, but the archives are a terrific and timeless resource.

Duct Tape Marketing

"John Jantsch has been called the World's Most Practical Small Business Expert for consistently delivering real-world, proven small business marketing ideas and strategies."

Entrepreneurs Journey

"Entrepreneurs-Journey.com is a blog/website aimed at those interested in Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Selling Information Online, Blogging and Personal Development."

Escape From Cubicle Nation

"Pamela Slim is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business."

FeldThoughts

Brad Feld is a VC in Boulder, CO. Lots of good commentary on current events.

For Entrepreneurs From David Skok

A phenomenal blog by entrepreneur-turned-VC David Skok covering all aspects of startups and entrepreneurship, with extra emphasis on sales & marketing and business models. Some posts are specific to SaaS businesses.

Hot Sauce! Secret Sauce for Entrepreneurs

Cayenne Consulting's own blog, usually updated every weekday. Subscribe via RSS feed or on Facebook's NetworkedBlogs to receive updates directly to your inbox.

How To Change The World

"How to Change the World is written by Guy Kawasaki, who is a former Apple evangelist and venture capitalist. Having launched multiple online ventures personally, and funded even more than that through his VC firm, he's definitely worth listening to."

Itty Biz

"IttyBiz is a place to get tips, advice, motivation, and support for your very small business. If you're working from home or just thinking about it, come and hang out here for some great ideas and bad jokes."

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Corporate blog by VC Jeremy Liew with in-depth writings on a variety of tech and entrepreneurship topics.

Master of 500 Hats

An (ahem) irreverent blog by Silicon Valley VC Dave McClure, covering technology, entrepreneurship, VC, and Silicon Valley. Dave is rarely boring.

On Startups

"On Startups is written by Dharmesh Shah, a professional geek I used to work in a reasonably fun job doing what I liked to do (write code). Eventually, I got a little frustrated with it all so at the ripe old age of 24, I started my first software company."

On Startups by Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh is a wise entrepreneur and talented writer. Definitely worth adding his blog to your RSS reader.

Paul Graham - Y Combinator - Essays

A collection of essential essays on startups, fund raising, software development, entrepreneurship, and related topics.

Seth Godin's blog

Short, thought-provoking tidbits about marketing, entrepreneurship, customers, products, and more.

Signal vs. Noise by 37signals

This blog covers design, business, experience, simplicity, the web, culture, and more.

Small Biz Trends

"Small Business Trends is written by Anita Campbell, she has been an entrepreneur at heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing and eCommerce."

Smart Passive Income

"Smart Passive Income is written by Pat Flynn, his blog is a transparent look at everything he does online. My businesses, my strategies and my income - it's all out there for you to see. I'm not trying to show off my success. In fact, that's exactly the opposite of my purpose here."

Startup Muse

Writings about startup and other interesting business topics for entrepreneurs.

Startup Nation

StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We created this site to be your one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, and we're thrilled that StartupNation has grown to be the leading online content and community resource for entrepreneurs. It's our belief that everyone can - and should - own a business, whether full-time or part-time. Our mission is to help you do just that!

Steve Blank

Great insights from retired entrepreneur and current teacher of entrepreneurship, Steve Blank. Heavy emphasis on business models and the lean startup methodology.

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind is written by Dr. Jeff Cornwall, his interest in entrepreneurship came early in life. I grew-up with entrepreneurship and small business as topics around the dinner table at night. My family was involved in many ventures. I was fortunate to be able to be involved in many of my father's entrepreneurial endeavors from an early age. That is where I caught the entrepreneurial bug.

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

"The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur is written by Michael Michalowicz, he started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford - a retirement village. With limited resources and no experience, he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar technology business, sleeping in conference rooms to avoid hotel costs."

Thinking About Thinking

Blog by Larry Cheng, managing partner at Volition Capital in Boston. Larry mostly covers tech trends from a VC's perspective.

This is going to be BIG...

Blog by Charlie O'Donnell, a New York based VC at First Round Capital. Thought provoking stream of consciousness material covering various aspects of entrepreneurship, NYC life, and other topics on Charlie's mind.

Thrilling Heroics

"Thrilling Heroics is written by Cody McKibben, he started Thrilling Heroics in 2006 to encourage other young professionals to take risks, to accept the challenge that life puts in front of you - not to settle and work in a cubicle and vegetate in front of the TV and be mediocre, but to pursue an unorthodox, exciting lifestyle, to strive for excellence in a career that you're passionate about."

Under 30 CEO

Under30CEO is written by Matt Wilson and Jared O'Toole, their blog is great for "Leading Gen Y to stop doing sh*t they hate." Read start-up advice, start-up profiles, interviews with entrepreneurs and more.

Venture Hacks

Lots of practical advice for entrepreneurs striving to build a VC-grade company.

Work Happy

WorkHappy.net is written by Carson McComas and has great resources for entrepreneurs. Carson provides information about using technology to improve your business, but he also covers info about marketing, SEO, and productivity.



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