Last week, we published 10 Great Articles About Becoming an Entrepreneur. This week, we bring more!
1- “Good Advice: Tips From Successful Small Business Owners.”
The Hartford article highlights what CEOs wish they had known back when they were first starting. That includes the importance of a good support system and mental health and trusting their employees enough to delegate. It’s a roundup of advice from other business owners, “Good Advice: Tips From Successful Small Business Owners” could help you avoid a common pitfall before it happens.
2-“Being a Successful Entrepreneur Isn’t Only About Having the Best Ideas.”
This recommendation comes from Dawna Boone, owner of Valet Maids. The article, published in the Harvard Business Review by Andy Molinsky, explains how entrepreneurship is more about execution than ideas. “Frequently, having a great idea or concept is praised,” Boone says. “However, the execution is what matters in business and entrepreneurship. Ideas are the easy part; execution is the hard part.”
3-“3 of the Worst Ways Small Businesses Waste Money on Marketing.”
The article, written by Donald Miller for the website BuildingAStoryBrand.com, recounts Miller’s mistakes when investing in marketing for his business and how other entrepreneurs can avoid making the same mistakes.
4-“How to Brainstorm Like a Googler.”
Next up is a Fast Company article by Veronique Lafargue called “How to Brainstorm Like a Googler.”
“Our brains hold amazing power to push through any problems, create the next off-the-chart ideas, and make business better. We have to know HOW to access all that power,” says Grossman. “This article was eye-opening and gave me an insider’s look into what Google’s brainstorming process looks like. Specifically, pay attention to the 10X idea, as well as building a prototype. We can do all of these things in our businesses, even if it’s just one person doing the brainstorming.”
5-“1,000 True Fans.”
In the article “1000 True Fans,” Kevin Kelly explains that to be a success, you don’t need millions of customers, just 1,000 true fans. The article breaks down the math on the importance of building an audience and how that effect snowballs.
6- “500+ Free Tools to Help You Bootstrap Your Startup.”
“500+ Free Tools to Help You Bootstrap Your Startup” is an article published in Neatly.io. There are 500 tools in that article, and they are divided into categories. If you need help figuring something out and know a tool that could help, you can check this article.
7-“The Brand Called You.”
This Fast Company article was published in 1997 by Tom Peters. It was the first time anyone talked about personal branding, which was a unique concept back then. He thought it was as much about how you do it as what you do that impacts your success. It revolutionized the way people thought about jobs and their careers. Peters might have had no idea when he wrote it, but digital media and social networks were going to create a platform where everyone truly can be a brand—giving way to a whole new way people do business.”
I hope you enjoy these articles.
If you find another article that can be a lifesaver for a small business owner and entrepreneur, let us know, and we will add it to the list.
We do rise by lifting others.