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10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012)

10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012)
Almost three years ago we posted “10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading” and to this day it has remained the most popular post on the Grasshopper blog. While it’s an excellent list, we feel it’s time for an update. We bring you the 2012 version, 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs. 1. For Entrepreneurs Link: About: Run by serial entrepreneur turned VC David Skok, For Entrepreneurs is exactly what the name implies; a place where entrepreneurs can get solid advice from someone who knows what they are talking about. Awesome Factor: Looking for an in-depth post that will make you really think? 2. Link: About: Just about everyone is familiar with Forbes Magazine. While the blog is not quite as old as the mag (by about 80 years), it’s done a great job of staying relevant, up to date and staying true to it’s audience. Awesome Factor: The entrepreneur section of Forbes covers everything from hiring best practices to tax reform to PR and everything in between. 3. Link: 4. Link: 5. Link: 6. Link: 7.

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