There are many websites that offer advice for starting and growing a business, but if you’re a busy entrepreneur you might not necessarily have the time to trawl the internet for blogs and resources that might come in useful. That’s why we’ve put in the hard work for you, and come up with a list of 22 of the very best (and most useful) sites for startups.
BizBritain was established back in 2012 by Matt Gubba for supporting young entrepreneurs. Here, you can find inspirational stories, tips and much more. In the blog section visitors can read useful posts about taxing, budgeting and startups, among other things.
A great source of information for entrepreneurs and startups, visitors can find lots of information and tips related to different topics. Their startup blog is full of helpful posts on effective business plans, press releases, promotions and more. There are also useful videos, slide presentations and infographics.
3. Angel List
This is a great platform for new companies to search for and find equity from reliable investors. The site also includes various templates and other useful information.
This is a simple and straightforward website for all kinds of entrepreneur. A great place to get straight to the heart of what you need to know.
5. A Smart Bear
This is the platform for Jason Cohen, an industry expert who doles out marketing and entrepreneurial advice. More than 40,000 people subscribe and depend on Cohen’s lessons learned to help them shape their business.
If (like many new companies), you don’t have the money to hire a lawyer just yet, sites such as this one by QM University of London can offer you the requisite legal advice necessary via posts that tackle the most asked questions.
Reddit might be a byword for wasting time in online circles, but it’s also an incredibly useful place for businesses. Have a look at the startup section to find truly helpful advice from those who know.
The Small Business Hub at Microsoft.com has phenomenal videos, newsletters, and other resources for small business owners. The information is useful, relevant, and designed to be easy to digest.
The site showcases a series of interviews from startup founders who were once in your shoes. A great opportunity to learn from the best, first hand.
10. Quick Sprout
Need to learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) in the shortest amount of time? The leader in startup marketing, Neil Patel, can help. Whether you’re an SEO newbie or a pro, there’s something Patel can teach you.
The Start Up Donut is a good source of information for the business owner who wants to save money and time. This blog has been regularly providing advice to small businesses for more than 20 years, and all information is checked by leading business professionals and independent experts.
The talks TED features are inspiring and revealing, and though the site isn’t just for entrepreneurs, there’s a strong community of founders there for a reason. Many of the featured talks come from successful entrepreneurs. (link to our article)
13. Startup Digest
Startup Digest is a newsletter which focuses on the information you most need for setting up your business, featuring insights and tips from industry experts.
14. The Economist
This is not specifically for entrepreneurs, but the commentary makes it a requisite for any business professional.
This now famous magazine has an excellent section for startups. Find out the latest in tips, news, and resources for entrepreneurs from one of the most reputable magazines in the industry.
Forbes keeps you up to speed on the latest industry topics. With excellent resources for start ups and small businesses, this site is a must for entrepreneurs at any stage in their journey.
This site is an especially valuable resource if you’re looking to start an online business, with tonnes of really useful marketing information.
This is a blog from a successful London business owner, who gives almost daily information on emerging business models and new business opportunities. He knows how to help entrepreneurs to quickly build a startup, but the blog is mainly about new technologies, the digital world and future business models.
Another great blog that will give you tools, directions and advice to get your business up and running. The author also gives information about business, entrepreneurship and Tech.
If you are starting or running a small business, Smarta will guide you to the right information and good advice. The topics are wide, from management to the IT sector. This blog also works as a networking resource that provides entrepreneurs with information and support from some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs.
London Small Business Centre “is for the person who wants to start its own small business and be their own boss”. On their blog, readers will find advice to translate an idea into a brand with longevity. Further than giving advice on their blog, they also organise free workshops to allow small business owners to fully be prepared and confident to start and grow their business.
22. Small Business
SmallBusiness.co.uk provides useful resources, products and services for small business owners and start-ups. There are free news articles, guides, tips and features that can point you in the right direction to start and run your own small business.