There isn’t one single person who truly knows all there is to know about the small business world. That’s a fair statement right? At Direct Capital, we think that’s a good thing.
It means there is a lot of room for you, and other small business owners out there, to continue learning and growing every day. It even leaves room for us – those who write about small businesses – to constantly bring you fresh new tips and advice each week.
But where can you find all this useful information? There are dozens upon dozens of small business websites out there that we suggest you read, follow, and learn from every day. Here are just a few:
- Small Business Administration: From rules and regulations to learning materials, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is the one-stop shop for business information. The website can be a bit overwhelming at first, but if you know what you’re looking for (What your state license and permit requirements are, for example) you’ll find it here.
- Killer Startups: New to the small business world? Here’s a good website to provide you with some positive insight and tips to keep you going. They also have a service where you can “introduce your startup to the world.”
- SCORE: A site proclaimed to be “For the life of your business” helps in more ways than one. Running a business can be tough. SCORE offers a mentor program that can assist you in taking your business to the next level or in overcoming a business challenge. Their goal is to make sure every business owner who seeks it will have access to the support they need to grow and succeed.
- New York Times/Wall Street Journal Business: Pick your favorite national newspaper/website to read and head to the business section. Sometimes what you need isn’t advice about running a successful business, but insight into the business world as a whole. These websites are great for keeping you up to date.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Their tag line says it all: Informing and inspiring leads of social change. In addition to their informative news pieces, they also provide lists of webinars, podcasts, newsletters, and more to help business owners get a better grasp on social innovation.
- Global Giving: For us here at Direct Capital, we make giving back a huge part of our mission. If you want to make it part of your culture too, a good place to start is by checking out this website. Global Giving is a crowdfunding community that connects companies with nonprofits and donors around the world. It helps businesses find projects that are important to them and that they would want to support.
- It Starts With: Author, writer and designer Sarah Peck offers classes and courses to help business owners with a content strategy. It caught our eye because she markets it as a “Content Strategy for Thought Leaders.” We know that as a business owner that is your goal – to innovate; to think worlds beyond everyone else. Visit her website to discover different ways you can do that.
- Kevin Green, Wealth Coach: Kevin has many special skills, but the one that really stands out is his love for helping others on their journey to becoming a millionaire. Though he’s based out of the UK, he does offer tips straight from his website and the ability to download his “Rich Rules” book. If you are interested in learning more about how to better invest your money, then take a quick peek at Kevin’s site.
Like we said – there are dozens more out there just like these. To see a more complete list, visit Small Business Trends (another great site!) and continue on your journey to small business education.
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