I have been a business owner and business management coach for a long time—since the times when there was no Internet. I have to say that being a business owner today is much easier than during the pre-Internet days.
The Internet has made entrepreneurship attainable for anyone by providing strategic planning tools and business information that previously could only be obtained from decades of mentorship and experience.
I’m always on the lookout for great business leader resources, so be sure to send me your favorites to add to my list. Here’s my list of favorites right now:
Entrepreneur.com: The magazine’s site is jam-packed with blogs, articles, videos and infographics that teach and inform on just about any business topic you can think of.
Harvard Business Review Online: I religiously read the research-driven articles on this site because they cover high-level topics and discussions that are revolutionary, thought-provoking topics you cannot find anywhere else.
StartUp Nation: This site is really geared toward the new business owner and has fantastic strategic tools, informative videos and a huge community of new entrepreneurs.
LinkedIn: This is the best social media platform for anyone looking to expand their professional network, but it is also a giant treasure trove of knowledge. Joining targeted groups and checking in on the group discussions as little as once a week might be the equivalent to sitting through hundreds of webinars.
American Express OPEN Forum: This is one of the biggest online libraries for business knowledge and advice out there. This site is always putting out great articles on how to handle the latest and greatest business trends and technology.
Dave Kurlan’s Blog: Being a business owner or business leader means having an expert-level of understanding of sales, and at bigger companies, sales development. There’s no one better than Dave Kurlan at tackling the issues of sales force development…I’m a little biased though; I’ve worked with him for years.
What are your favorite business-related sites and resources? Add them below!
Howard Shore is a business management coach who works with companies that need strategic planning and leadership development. Based in Miami, Florida, Howard’s firm, Activate Group, Inc. provides strategic planning tools and coaching to businesses across the country. To learn more about business development through AGI, please visit www.activategroupinc.com, contact Howard at (305) 722-7216 or email him.