Resources, Tool, Tips and Articles For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Find great info and get inspired
Helpful Articles and How-To Reports
The jury still seems to be out
Patch.com seems intent on becoming the local “newspaper” for lots of communities. But, is it the best solution? Read not only the article but the comments to see get a take on whether it’s right for you or not.
Patch Is A Huge Waste Of Money, And It Has Us Worried About Tim Armstrong’s Ability To Run AOL (AOL)
Twitter: An Ongoing Debate
Twitter is an emerging social media with millions of users and hundreds of millions of postings. It’s a little elusive to figure out if anyone is making money using it when such a small percentage of users contribute to the dialogue.
Websites and Publications For Ideas and Inspiration
Excellent resource for starting your own business
Loads and loads of inspiration and how-to articles on small business, from finance to hiring employees to marketing
It’s like the People Magazine of business. Loads of great entrepreneurs and excellent small business strategy is featured.
Social media and technology trends to watch and live by.
Loaded with reports and articles loaded with great research in a wide range of marketing.
Ali Brown, Entrepreneurial Coaching and Secret Millionaire
Ali is a true entrepreneurial success who inspires others and is featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire
The Direct Marketing Association
For the latest on direct marketing techniques, tools and laws.
Selling Power Magazine
Get motivated to sell. It’s an important core competency in your business.
mThink Performance Revenue
Keep your finger on the pulse on the trends of online marketing and online revenue.
The Small Business Administration
One of the best resources for small business are the Small Business Development Centers nationwide which offer you resources and classes to set up and grow your business.
Good research spot for targeting your market. Excellent resource for understanding a wide variety of industries and their trends.
Great for spotting trends and newsmakers in this magazine far earlier than many other publications. Buy the print edition. The stories are in greater depth.
When you are looking to start your social media journey by commenting on blogs, go here. Among their many list is the Top 100 Blogs and blogging trends.
Networking Event Listings
- Business Journals
Excellent localized business coverage for loads of American cities and regions
Want to find a networking group? Want to start a networking group? Meetup has millions of business, social and interest groups for you to explore.
Networking and Professional Organizations
- Find Your Local Chamber of Commerce
- US Chamber of Commerce
- National Black Chamber of Commerce
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Networking and Referral Organizations
- Business Networking International (BNI)
- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
- LeTip Networking and Referral Groups
San Francisco Bay Area Networking, Professional Organizations and Event Listings
B2B Power Exchange
Powerful networking meetings and great referral exchange
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce Business Referral Network (BRN)
Similar networking and referral group to BNI
SDForum reaches 12,000 technology professionals annually through more than 15 extremely well-done events each month run by an enormously impressive Board of Directors and an impressive leadership.
Derinda Garamond runs this terrific listing of all kinds of business events throughout the Bay Area. If you need any type of networking, entrepreneurial education or support for your small business, this is a can’t-be-beat resource.
Full Calendar Event Listings
Not only is this full of business events but if you have ANY event to list, use this terrific service. Inexpensive and very effective.