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Seven Compelling Web Sites for Entrepreneurs

If you’re thinking of taking the entrepreneurial plunge, you’ll no doubt be spending a lot of time gathering information from articles, videos, news sources, blogs and so forth. We’ve compiled a list of seven web sites (in no particular order) that might make your job much easier.

This site combines breaking news with stories with an entrepreneurial slant. You’ll also find special reports like “Secrets of Serial Entrepreneurship.” A neat feature is called “Self Assessment: Measure Your Entrepreneurial Instinct,” which is a 31-question questionnaire.

The Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs site contains a video archive that captures insights from leading members of the school’s entrepreneurial community. The members speak on a common set of themes including their development as entrepreneurs, strategies for identifying opportunity, and leadership.

This is the web site of the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a group that was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Aol Small Business boasts a board of directors who comment on questions of the day. You’ll also find news and articles that tell you “5 Things You Need to Know.” The site also includes a tip of the day, videos and forums.

This site is the home of the Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship. The site contains news, blogs, and other interesting reading plus a small selection of videos from CEO and president Carl Schramm and several of his VPs.

This is a web site for entrepreneurs from all walks of life. You’ll get lots of advice like the best way to do this or that, three or four reasons to do something else, what to look fors, and tips and tricks. You’ll also find a link to the current issue of the popular Entrepreneur magazine.

More a page than an entire web site, this section of LinkedIn helps entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

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