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Are you going to launch your startup? Here is some bad news.
There is only a 10 per cent chance that your startup will not succeed. No, I’m not kidding.
In fact, I’m telling you the truth. 90 per cent of startups fail, only 10 per cent of them are able to make it.
However, the picture is not completely gloomy. You can ensure success if you keep yourself up-to-date with the latest business practices and marketing tactics.
But how will you do that?
Reading, my friend, reading is the best way to get a winning edge.
But the question is:
As a startup owner, what will you read to gain competitive intelligence?
In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the top five startup blogs.
After reading this post, you will know where to go look for when you need sound advice or you want to learn a new marketing hack.
Without further ado, let’s explore the top five blogs for startups:
As the name suggests, Entrepreneur.com is meant to be read by startup owners and entrepreneurs. Whether you want practical advice on leadership or you want to know proven growth strategies or you want to learn social media management, Entrepreneur has step-by-step advice.
And the best part is:
Most of the articles on Entrepreneur are written by entrepreneurs themselves. So you can rest assured that you will learn proven strategies.
‘Starting a Business’ section is very helpful for budding entrepreneurs as they can read articles on Business Ideas, Business Planning, Business Structures, Startup Basics, Startup Financing, and more here.
Want to grow your business? You can’t ignore Inc.com. This website is an ultimate resource for small business ideas and entrepreneurs. Inc.com offers articles on the various aspects of running a successful business. It has many useful sections, such as Startup, Grow, Lead, Innovate, Technology, Money, etc. Like Entrepreneur, Inc.com has most of its articles written by entrepreneurs or startup heads. So you will get the very information that has already been proved to be effective.
Forbes offers you original articles on various marketing topics, finance, industry, and investing. Also, it publishes on related topics, such as science, technology, communications, politics, and law.
Forbes has a dedicated section for Small Business and Entrepreneurs. In these sections, you can read articles about Best Cities to Launch Business, Best and Worst Franchises, Exit Strategies, Management, Sales & Marketing, Startups, and more.
By reading Forbes, you can develop business acumen to outgrow your competitors.
Renowned for its list of the Fortune 500, Fortune is a multinational business magazine. The beauty of Fortune is its long, in-depth feature articles on various topics, such as leadership, finance, luxury, markets, technology, ventures, and more.
Reading Fortune will help you understand the market and you will be able to make informed decisions.
Needless to say, you will have to do marketing for your business, and the days of traditional marketing are over. These days, most businesses are adopting inbound marketing for their businesses. Hubspot is the best place to learn about inbound marketing.
What’s more, Hubspot will also help you excel at content marketing and email marketing.
These are must-visit websites for all startup owners. And of course, e27 is an ultimate resource when it comes to connecting to Asia’s startup ecosystem.
By reading these top startup blogs, you will be able to gain competitive intelligence to hack growth for your startup.
In today’s cutthroat competition, it is not easy to stand out from the crowd, even if you have a unique idea. You must gain competitive intelligence so that you can execute the most aggressive marketing strategies for your business. Make a habit of visiting Entrepreneur, Inc.com, Fortune, Forbes, Hubspot, and e27 on a regular basis. This will enable you to know the best business practices, and you will have the knowledge of the latest marketing strategies.
What about you?
Which blog do you want to add to the list? Do share your thought in the comment section. I’d love to hear about it.
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