Who is one tech blogger (individual person, not publication like Mashable) that you read in order to keep up with small business tech trends? Why are they so great?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC leads #FixYoungAmerica, a solutions-based movement that aims to end youth unemployment and put young Americans back to work.
1. Louis Gray All The Way
Louis Gray has been a friend to the startup community for years. Things that the bigger tech outlets often overlook, Louis uncovers and shares with his loyal following. Plus, he’s as friendly and down to earth as they come in the tech community.
2. Robert Scoble of Rackspace
Robert Scoble is definitely one of the brightest and most influential technologists out there. Between following his blog, Facebook, Twitter and, of course, Google+, you’ll get an inside scoop of everything going on in the tech world.
3. Seth Godin for Beyond Tech
While he’s not necessarily a “tech-blogger”, Seth Godin continues to stay top-of-mind due to his ability to provide practical advice and wisdom that applies not only to my position as an entrepreneur and business-owner, but my overall lifestyle and the lifestyle of my target clients and customers. Relatability goes a long, long way.
4. The Extremely Opinionated Joshua Topolsky
Joshua Topolsky, co-founder of the new hot tech site, The Verge, is a tech expert whose work has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Engadget, The New York Times and more. He’s opinionated and passionate about technology, and has his finger on the pulse of trends and up-and-coming innovations.
5. Amber Mac, Online and In-Person
A fantastic resource for all things tech is Amber Mac (and she’s Canadian to boot!). I usually watch her Twitter feed and her various web video series to keep up-to-date with what is happening in the tech world. I also love that she shows up at tech conferences to give a ‘ground floor’ perspective and really brings technology conversation down to a level that is comfortable for everyone.
6. Sarah Lacy Says It All
Sarah Lacy, formerly of TechCrunch and now the founder of PandoDaily.com, is my daily go-to tech blogger to follow. Her in-depth reporting and analysis, plus original stories and content, are fantastic.
7. David Freedman at the New York Times
David Freedman is an amazing journalist and tech blogger, featured in Inc. and elsewhere. He writes a small business blog for the New York Times called “You’re the Boss.” His articles discuss how startups can use technology to enhance their business. One great recent article discusses the merits of Google+ for a small business.
8. Mark Suster Shares Both Sides
Mark Suster’s blog “Both Sides of the Table” gives a unique perspective from what it’s like to be both an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. In 2007, Mark sold his company to SalesForce.com and joined GRP Partners. He also runs a web show called “This Week in Venture Capital” that covers lots of early stage tech startups.
9. Christopher Penn for Marketing
Christopher Penn’s blog is an incredible resource for marketing information. If you go a step further and follow Penn on social media, he sends out #the5 every morning — five pieces of news that have the potential to really impact your business. He’s a great source of information.
10. Gary Vaynerchuck Learned from Liquor?
Gary emigrated from Belarus to the US, where he worked in his families’ liquor store. Naturally a serial entrepreneur, Gary grew the business 20x realizing that wine for adults was like baseball cards for kids. His blog GaryVaynerchuck.com is all about how to leverage social media today to make yourself more successful. He is one of the most insightful content sources out there.
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