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Just Starting Up: 15 Bloggers You Should Read

Posted by Early Growth

September 23, 2014    |     5-minute read (1021 words)

This guest post by David Cheng was originally published on Zenpayroll .

If you’re looking to start a business, there’s no better time. But being an entrepreneur can be daunting. Where do you even begin? Fortunately, there are lots of great online resources for first time (or serial) entrepreneurs. Here are our 15 favorite bloggers to consult when starting up your small business.

Small Business

1. Gene Marks

Gene is the leading expert on small businesses, with an active readership across multiple syndication platforms. Gene's blog on the New York Times is a great digest of the most significant political, economic, financial, and technological trends that affect business management.

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2. Martin Zwilling

Martin has 30 years of executive experience in all aspects of building a company: including product management, marketing, and software development. He blogs on some of the most interesting trends in startup land.

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3. James Altucher

James is an entrepreneur, podcaster, best-selling author, and hedge fund manager. He covers all topics associated with being an entrepreneur, from unorthodox and sometimes very personal angles. He’s perhaps best known for his blunt and honest writing style.

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4. Anita Campbell

Anita is Founder, CEO, and publisher of Small Business Trends, a popular blog on (you guessed it) small business trends. Covering all aspects of the small business community from financing, technology, and best practices, Small Business Trends is a great place to get all your SMB content.

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5. Joel Libava Joel's Franchise King blog provides detailed best practices on how to run your franchise, particularly if you’re thinking of starting a franchise.

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6. Noah Kagan

Perhaps best known for being an early employee at and Facebook, Noah is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of marketing to initial customers. He puts out some of the most thoughtful, detailed guides on how to grow your customer base.

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7. Amy Porterfield

Amy managed marketing for Harley Davidson and handled content for motivational speaker Tony Robbins before striking out on her own. She specializes in Facebook marketing and published the definitive book on Facebook marketing, Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies.

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8. Brian Clark

Brian started CopyBlogger in 2006 as a one-man blog with $1,000 in cash. Now, Brian’s CopyBlogger is one of the leading thought leaders on content marketing, publishing 5-6 articles per week.

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9. Seth Godin

Seth’s blog is one of the most widely followed and retweeted blogs, for small business owners and marketers. It covers all aspects of marketing, with special focus on how technology is impacting our professional lives.

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10. John Jantsch

John is the founder of Duct Tape Marketing, one of the leading resources for SMB marketers and marketing consultants. John is also the best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine.

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11. Neil Patel

Neil is the Co-founder of two SaaS companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics (with Hiten Shah). He writes about online customer acquisition on his blog and consulting service, Quick Sprout.

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12. Paul Graham

Paul is the founder of famous startup accelerator, YCombinator. Paul (or “PG”) can be found on YC’s forum, HackerNews, or on his blog. He writes on startups and his thoughts on scaling a business quickly.

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13. Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh is the CTO and Co-founder of marketing software company, HubSpot. In addition to managing his personal blog, OnStartups, Dharmesh is also active on, a forum for inbound marketers.

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14.Steve Blank

Steve is a professor, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur, having founded three companies including E.piphany. Perhaps he’s best known now for being the father of the Lean Startup movement through his Customer Development model.

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15. Mark Cuban

Mark is a real maverick. After making his fortune selling to Yahoo in 1999, he went on to acquire the Dallas Mavericks. Mark is now an active angel investor, perhaps best demonstrated by his role on the television show, Shark Tank.

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David Cheng leads inbound marketing at ZenPayroll. Prior to this role, David spent more than seven years in finance helping companies raise capital. He is a two-time entrepreneur who is passionate about helping small businesses. Follow him on Twitter @DavidPCheng.

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