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Entrepreneurial Blogs & Sites to Inspire You in the New Year

New Year 2013A while back, we wrote a post on our favorite marketing bloggers. In honor of a brand new year (We bet one of your resolutions was to read more, right?), we’re sharing a few sites and blogs we think other entrepreneurs will find inspiring.

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Fast Company is a business media site with a progressive focus.  It strives to “…think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.”

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99U is the research and education arm of Behance.  They offer a daily web magazine focused on moving from idea generation into idea execution.   Here’s a recent article highlighting some of their best posts from 2012.

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Inc. is a resource focused on business owners and entrepreneurs.   In addition to articles, the site offers How-To Guides, Inc. TV (live Q&A sessions with leading entrepreneurs), and Small Business Tools (an online library of forms, templates, and other helpful resources).

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Silicon Prairie News  is a digital media company reporting on the entrepreneurial communities in the Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City regions.  SPN focuses primarily on software startups.

5.) Marco Santana/Des Moines Register
  Marco's technology blog in the Des Moines Register helps us stay on top of the entrepreneurial and technology scene throughout Iowa.

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Seth’s Blog  We gave Seth’s blog a shout-out in our post on marketing blogs, but we’re doing it here again.  He’s that good.  Seth focuses primarily on marketing-related issues, but his posts touch on creativity, entrepreneurship, and sometimes on just being a better person.

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How to Change the World  Guy Kawasaki is the founder of online magazine rack Alltop.com and former chief evangelist for Apple.  He describes his blog as “a practical blog for impractical people.”

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Escape from Cubicle Nation offers Pamela Slim’s expert advice for new entrepreneurs on how to “escape your job and pursue your passion.”

And, because we have some holiday generosity left over, here’s a little bonus—a few books we love that will motivate just about anyone, but especially entrepreneurs:

We hope you find a new favorite of your own on this list.  Let us know the blogs and books that inspire you in the comments below.

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