So earlier this week I share my list of resources for those of you starting up a blog to go along with your business or maybe for some of you, your blog is your business. Today I wanted to share some of the resources I have found the most helpful for business owners in general. Many times when you are running a small business you don’t have the money to hire someone to handle little departments within your business such as the tech side, social media, human resources, accounting, etc. Sometimes if you are a solopreneur, you are all those people wrapped up in to one. This is when wonderful business resources online are a great resource. You can learn from people who have been where you are and done what you are doing. You can learn from experts in different fields who offer their advice for free right here on this great big wonderful thing we call the internet. There are so many great resources out there, these are just a few to get you started.
- Obviously the U.S. Small Business Administration is a great place to start for many reasons but their online training is invaluable.
- The National Association for Women Business Owners is a great learning center. Check out their new accelerated growth series.
- The International Association of Women in Business Online has some great articles and has a radio show starting this month.
- Ladies who Launch offers expert advice and local networking opportunities.
- SCORE offers a load of business expertise along with free business advice and counseling.
- The Young Entrepreneur site offers some great articles on their blog but if you want a forum to ask questions and advice from other entrepreneurs, this is the place to be.
- Find some business gurus to follow and learn from. Get their newsletters, follow them on Twitter, etc. Watch them and learn. My short list of women entrepreneurs that I enjoy reading include Ali Brown, Anita Campbell, Alice Seba, Kelly McCausey, Erica Douglass and Melinda Emerson. If you can find some specific to the type of business you are starting then chances are the advice will be more relevant and helpful.