The internet is a deep ocean of information. When you are an aspiring entrepreneur you will spend lots of hours here – swimming for invaluable wisdom. However, most of the time you will find that the places you click on are filled with loud noise and repetitiveness. And that’s why today, I want to share with you three sites with approachable, relatable and real-world knowledge of what it means to be a modern-day entrepreneur.
Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer and everything you probably are already striving for. Have you ever felt like you are missing the right elements to start out your business? Are you afraid that you may not be good enough? Is there a lot of negativity muting out your creativity? This website is the key to fixing all that and more. From life and career advice to a super successful business school, this website has resources for days. I am still trying to catch up on all the MarieTv episodes but I especially like this one.
I know some of you have probably already heard of Coursera. Investing in yourself is one of the first and most important investments you will ever make. Technology, industries, and markets are constantly changing and adaptability is a skill imperative to success. SEO Optimization, Social Media Marketing, are two very good courses to check out. Financing is available for students.
One of the most interesting concepts online right now is 1 million cups. This program was created by the Kauffman Foundation. It brings entrepreneurs together to tackle challenges and learn from one another. On Wednesdays, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. And they get 6 minutes to present and are followed up by 20 minutes of Q/A. This is a great way to develop relationships in the area, learn from entrepreneurs or like minded individuals, and expose your business to brand new opportunities.
One thing resonates throughout these websites: Your Dream Is Possible. These great resources will provide you with food for the soul, inspire you to continue your hustle. They present great ways to maximize your productivity and learn from other entrepreneurs in the same path as you.