Monday, September 29, 2014

We are done with chicken nuggets!



My daughter has decided that the chicken nuggets she ate today would be her very last.  And I'm all for it!

The family and I decided to pay a trip to Wendy's today for lunch.  I love their chive potatoes and chili.  My daughter got the spicy chicken nuggets and fries and my hubby got his usual burger and fries.

As we were eating our meals my daughter was telling me about the chicken nuggets she had been given last year when she was in public school.  Which she hated by the way, she begged me to homeschool her this year like she has been since Kindergarden and I agreed.  As most of you already know.  :)

She said that when when she bit into the nuggets at school the meat was pink.  She said it was so gross that she wouldn't eat it.  She would eat everything else on the plate except the chicken nuggets and tell the teachers that she was finished.

She asked me what that pink stuff was.  And immediately I thought about the picture below that has been circulating on the internet for a long while now....



I'm sure most of you have seen it.  I was grossed out by it when I saw it.  It's the mechanically separated meat that has been chemically treated with chlorine and is supposed to be safe for human consumption.

I told her that I really didn't want to talk about it while we were eating, but we could research it together once we were done eating.

Before I could even get to my laptop after we were done my daughter had already googled "what is the pink stuff in the chicken nuggets at school" and had the pictures and videos pulled up on her desktop.

We started watching all kinds of videos about the chemicals in our food and needless to say, we were both grossed out and very concerned about our health.

Below are the videos we watch in order.  Brace yourself people.  Pretty gross....






Welp.  I'm sure you're pretty concerned yourself after watching these videos.  There are many more videos like this all over youtube if you want to do some more research yourself.

I have decided to make it my mission to make wise decisions when it comes to food for me and my family.  I will be going to Trader Joe's this week to do some shopping and will be making lot's of changes to our diets.  I'll be sure to share the journey with you all.

As always... Wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings!

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur  
xoxo

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What does the bible have to say about OVEREATING - Plus a prayer to overcome!



I am a woman who likes food.  I've been known you say (many times), "I love food."  I like to cook, but one of the reasons I believe I like to cook is because I like to eat!

I had to share todays devotional from bibleresources.org because it is all about food and it sheds some light on what God has to say about overindulging in all of the wonderful food he had blessed us with to eat.

If you are like me and are struggling with overeating this will speak to you as it did me.

Enjoy~

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings...

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur




God's Wisdom for Daily Living

Devotional Scripture

Proverbs 25:16 (KJV):
16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:16 (AMP):
16 Have you found (pleasure sweet like) honey? Eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest being filled with it, you vomit it.

Thought for the Day

God desires that we enjoy the good things that He created for us to eat (Psalm 103:5), but we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's guidance in all our ways, including eating. Honey and sweet things ought to be taken in moderation, lest overindulgence make us ill. The Bible teaches moderation and temperance in all things (Galatians 5:22-23). Overindulgence opens the door to gluttony, which has become one of the most widespread sins in Western culture and America. Food is the god of millions. Obesity is now a common problem. To maintain God's blessings, we must obey His Word regarding both spiritual and physical matters. "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand" (Philippians 4:5).
The world has set the standard when it comes to eating, rather than the Word of God. Here is another area where we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's guidance. First, we need to make sure that we are receiving proper spiritual food; however, the Lord is also emphasizing to His people that they need to make changes in their physical diets and receive the proper natural foods. Most of God's people have experienced His healing in their bodies, but one problem that seems to be prevalent is that after receiving healing, the devil comes back to rob them of God's gift of healing. However, if we exercise our faith and rebuke the enemy in the name of Jesus, he will flee. If you have done this and are still experiencing illness, perhaps the problem is one of maintaining the gift God has given you. By this I mean we must not only obey and keep spiritual laws, but also we must keep physical laws if we expect to walk in God's blessings.
Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We are each a caretaker of our body, but many of us do not honor the God of glory who lives within us. Rather than keep His temple in good shape, we neglect it and fill it with garbage foods. We ought to assess our eating habits to bring them in line with Biblical guidelines. Many are tired and sick because a large part of their diet consists of highly-refined, nutritionally-dead foods. A good rule is to eat the "living foods" God created: fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, legumes and dairy. God's guidelines for meats are given inLeviticus 11. In ourselves, we may not be able to overcome old eating habits, but through prayer and with His help, we can (Philippians 4:13). If we seek God on this important subject, He will direct us to a solution. Ultimately, it is faith and obedience to God that gives us victory.
While it is good to emphasize proper eating and physical exercise, we must beware of extremes. Our spiritual health should always be given top priority, since it determines the quality of our lives on earth and in eternity (1 Timothy 4:8). Many people have become unbalanced by putting too much emphasis on the physical man, while neglecting the spiritual man. We must not neglect our physical health, but we should avoid becoming overly concerned about it and allowing it to absorb too much of our time. God desires that we learn self-discipline and temperance in all things. I appreciate a book that I read years ago on dieting: More of Jesus, Less of Me. Submitting to Christ's Lordship is the key to a proper balance between the care of our spiritual man and physical bodies. We should make Jesus "Lord of the Fork."

Prayer Devotional for the Day

Dear heavenly Father, I am thankful for all of the good foods that You created for our pleasure. They have been a blessing and I have enjoyed them. Lord, help me not to over-indulge and put too much emphasis on food. Give me a desire to eat things that are good for me and deliver me from those things that are not healthy for me. Since You created our bodies, I trust Your wisdom to know what things are best for me to eat. Forgive me for any lust for food, and may I eat those things that will cause me to have a healthy body so that I can serve You without illness and lack of energy. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
source: http://www.bibleresources.org/devotional

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Later Beautiful~~  :)

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur

Lyrical and her new friend~


My little Lyrical has a new friend.  And her name is Lyric!  lol

They met at church a week ago and they are two peas in a pod.  They are so adorable together!  

And they say home-schooled children don't socialize!?  Humph...  :)


 Aren't they cute?  LOL

THAT'S "SWAG"

Just wanted to give you all a sneak peak into our Sunday...  :)

More sneak peaks to come soon... Stay tuned...  :)

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings~

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur
xoxo





Pictures: Inspiration and humor for the Homeschooling WAHM (Work At Home Mom)



I was trolling the internet for some inspiration for the homeschooling WAHM (Work At Home Mom) and I came across some pretty cool pictures I thought would be nice to share.

Enjoy!  :)





















Saturday, September 27, 2014

Never again will I confess anything against the Word of God~

 As Christians, we should never again confess any of the things that are against God’s Word. Let me share with you “My Never Again List” taken from Don Gossett’s book, What You Say Is What You Get.

 “My Never Again List”

  • Never again will I confess “I can’t” for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
  • Never again will I confess lack, for “My God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
  • Never again will I confess fear, for “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith, for “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3)
  • Never again will I confess weakness, for “The Lord is the strength of my life.” (Psalm 27:1) “The people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
  • Never again will I confess supremacy of Satan over my life, for “Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
  • Never again will I confess defeat, for “God always causeth me to triumph in Christ Jesus.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)
  • Never again will I confess lack of wisdom, for “Christ Jesus is made unto me wisdom from God.” (1 Corinthians 1:30)
  • Never again will I confess sickness, for “With His stripes I am healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus “Himself took my infirmities and bare my sickness.” (Matthew 8:17)
  • Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for I am “Casting all my cares upon Him, who careth for me.” (1 Peter 5:7) In Christ I am “care-free.”
  • Never again will I confess bondage, for “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
  • Never again will I confess condemnation, for “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1) I am in Christ; therefore, I am free from condemnation.
  • Never again will I confess loneliness, Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20) “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)
  • Never again will I confess curses or bad luck, for “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:13-14)
  • Never again will I confess discontent because “I have learned, in whatsoever state (circumstances) I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)
  • Never again will I confess unworthiness because “He hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
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source:  http://bibleresources.org/positive-affirmations-confessions/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Avon Scholarship Program: Another Awesome Thing About Avon!

The Avon Scholarship Program

AVON Foundation for Women
Each year the Avon Foundation for Women provides financial support to Avon Representatives through two Scholarship Programs. The Representative Scholarship Program is open to Representatives who wish to continue their education. The President's Recognition Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren is open to the children and grandchildren of Avon Representatives who have attained President's Club level. Next year, we want to see your name (or your children's and grandchildren's names) on this list. Don't miss this unbelievable opportunity!

Congratulations to Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

Winners of the 2014 Avon Representatives Scholarship Program

Olivia Albanese
Angelae Alexander
Joanne Almsteadt
Hayle Blair
Holly Boaz
Shante Capel
Norene Chambers
Sheila Champagne
Susan Cookus
Amanda Ewing
Amy Gibson
Olivia Griggs
Connie Haynes
Cathryn Hughes
Minda Iannelli
Kayla Malmfeldt
Darlene Martin
Megan McCormick
Gloria McDonald
Paulette McTaggart
Jennifer Mielke
Renee Parker
Karen Prince
Mary Quast
Jessica Reeder
Sonia Rivera
Ann Robins
Asor Rodriguez
Wendy Root
Jennifer Shannon
Alexandria Simpson
Penny Stephan
Alisha Stephenson
Samantha Vicchiarelli
Vi Waln
LaTasha Wilson
Gregory Young
Jamie Zaine


Winners of the 2014 President's Recognition Program, Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren


Kevin Adkins
Matthew Barna
John Bates
Wyatt Beethe
Emily Betterly
Alexa Griffith
Derek Bolin
Megan McLeod
Luke Callahan
Samantha Carneiro

Madalyn Chilcutt
Jevon Benson
Nathan Rothermel
Rachael Jones
Rachel DePriest
Brittany DeValk
Amy DeVries
Dalton Dryburgh
Mikayla Eden
Caitlin Ehlert

Alison Vecellio
Patrick Tuzzo
Samantha Frear
Philip Ganion
Katelyn Gingrich
Jacqueline Gleason
Kimberly Goins
Grant Henning
Austin Nawotka
Jordan Hutensky

Shelby Mueller
Rachel Harper
Gabrielle Hart
Brandon Heide
Rachel Sasser
Julianne Hodges
Shelby Cariaga
Jaleigh Jensen
Alexander Irish
Collin Konetzke

Austin Jarrett
Melanie Jones
Alexa Kapuscinski
William Keith
Lili Kelley
Sukhmani Kocher
Alexander Krukauskas
Laura Lahay
Lu Adams
Garrett Morris

Victoria Rodriguez
Allison Magon
Aubrey Gahagan
Gilbert Seck
Lindsey Spruiell
Brooke Noah
Bridgette Nobbe
Brianna Okorley
Mitchell McConkie
Carrie Olsen

Shawnee Olsen
Ryan Olson
Jacob O'Malley
Joshua O'Malley
Meredith Shepherd
Melissa Palmen
Marisa Peebles
Hannah Hand
James Pittenger
Karli Boniello

Natalie Porpora
Tanner Porter
Lauren Posch
Tamia Randolph
Emily Reardon
Jessica Reeder
Demiana Remick
Anthony Alverez
Philip Paluszak
Jenna McDonough

Ashley Roberts
Sarena Robertson
Paden Rogers
Margaret Kates
Brett Settles
Katherine Lebow
Sterling Campbell
Caleb Jessup
Michael Smith, Jr.
Leana Jannetty

Kelsey Tatro
Caleb Johnson
Joshua Goebel
Christian Guenthner
Gloribel Vanegas
Hayden Lawrence
Mallory Wilhite
Kira Girard
Samantha Hyde
Stephen Zorn

Friday, September 19, 2014

Full Friday and Still Going~~~



After being up until after 4:00am this morning (on Twitter!) and waking up early to take calls from clients from 8:30am to 10:00am I was in great need of a cup of coffee!

As I was drinking my coffee, my daughter came to me while I was at my desk and gave me the most wonderful present!  She made me a necklace and a cute little jewelry box to put it in.  That really perked me up.  Her sweetness was better than the strongest cup of coffee!


Right after I was off of the phones it was on to getting Lyrical started on her social studies lesson while I started working on lunch, that will also serve as dinner!  :)

     (CHICKEN AND CABBAGE GREENS OVER RICE)
It was yummy, yummy in our tummy!


I went out last night to one of my favorite places as you all know, the 99cent Only Store! I had to pick up some new notebooks for Lyrical's lessons.  


She was very happy with the selection. 



I'm writing this blog post as we take a break from Lyrical's lesson.  Then it's back to Mrs. Mom!  :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and until next time...

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings~

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur
xoxo


Thursday, September 18, 2014

How To Make Your Avon Business A Success: 21 Tips


Are you interested in growing your Avon business? Becoming an Avon representative is super-easy and there are many resources to help you grow your business and meet your personal goals.

1. Use Avon products yourself.
One of the best ways to sell a product is to know everything about it. Your regular discount and demos allow you to save money and try the products yourself first.

2. Ask your customers for product reviews. When you pass out orders, ask your customer to let you know how the products perform. This is a great way for you to learn about products so that you can offer more information to other customers.

3. Share your products. If you work in an office, make sure you have hand lotion to share with your co-workers. I have gotten several orders just by letting others try the lotion sitting on my desk. Another Avon rep keeps extra tubes of hand cream for on-the-spot sales.

4. Educate yourself with training. Make the most of your business by taking Avon's online training courses. Every new representative should start here first as courses include everything from money management, to launching your business, to entering orders. Most of the classes are 30 minutes and have down loadable text sheets. You get a certificate after completion of each and special recognition for completing certain courses.

5. Become an erepresentative. Curious about becoming an erep? Customers can order online and have product shipped direct to their home. There is usually a free or discounted shipping code on the website. I tell my customers that if they don't see one, to let me know and I will get them one! Once you become an erep, you also have access to other customer management tools. You can set up an email marketing campaign to let customers know about new products or campaigns. My customers love the "little reminder" because they often include free or discount codes.

6. Use your network. Share your excitement about your new business and people will be excited with you. Most of your friends already are familiar with Avon products and so they will be your easiest customers. Everyone
is a member of some organization or workplace. You have an extended network of soccer moms, hairdressers, delivery people, doctor's office workers, etc.

7. Wear Avon jewelry. I get so many compliments when I wear a new Avon necklace. Most jewelry comes in sets, like a necklace and bracelet. They are designed to compliment fashion or seasonal colors. I have had a few tell me they were not sure if a necklace would match their outfit, but with the no-hassle return guarantee they were not afraid to return it if it did not. Oh, and I haven't had any jewelry returns, yet!

8. Invest in great-looking business cards. Make sure your business cards look professional, even if you buy from a discount supplier. Include a customer reward program on the reverse side. I have mine printed with a "buy in five campaigns, get 20% off your sixth campaign order" coupon on the back.

9. Share your business cards. Leave one with the tip for your waiter, hang them in the community bulletin board area at the grocery store, give to the checkout clerk at the mall, etc.

10. Personalize your business cards. When I hand out my business cards, I write a free shipping code offer that is good on my website. I also mention the Avon Opportunity: do you want to earn extra money by becoming an Avon Representative?

11. Order plenty of brochures. Brochures are really your "store." They are designed well, colorful, and cheap. The photos are very clear and often show how the makeup looks on a real person. In every campaign brochure, Avon includes their famous scratch-and-sniff perfume circles.

12. Keep brochures handy. I keep the latest campaign brochure in my purse, as well as an outlet sale flier. I always preview the campaign brochure so I can target market: for example, I may say, have you seen the new Avon line of mineral makeup? There is a buy 1, get 1 half-price deal on page 32 for Smooth Mineral Makeup. Wow!

13. Buy stickers for the backs of brochures. My stickers match my business cards and large print makes them easy to read. Stickers include my name, phone number, email address, and website address. Brochures, stickers and business cards are powerful sales tools!

14. Don't forget special offers. Everyone loves a bargain! Use your imagination to come up with catchy ideas. How about free wrapping for Mother's Day? Birthday and anniversary reminders? BOGO - buy one get one?
Recommend a friend and get 10% off your next order? Print out Avon Bucks and include in their bag when you hand out orders.

15. Always upsell. This is a key sales tip that really works. Say your customer buys a certain fragrance; draw her attention to the lotion. Got an order for a necklace? Point out the ring on the same page. Did your customer choose a skincare product for aging skin? Make sure she knows about the eyelift cream.

16. Attend sales meetings. Your district manager or DM will hold sales meetings every few months where you will get an opportunity to meet other representatives, see and try new products, share your successes, and discuss sales techniques. These meetings are encouraging and fun make sure you attend.

17. Make samples and demos work for you. Attach a sample on the page of the newest brochure where the item is listed with a paper clip. Encourage your customers to try the product. Buy a demo and either use it yourself or give to a faithful customer to try.

18. Holiday and special days. Remind your customer that holidays and special occasions tend to sneak up on us, and you have great gifts for just about anyone.

19. Don't forget the male customer. We tend to forget about the guys - but they have daughters home from college, wives who love to great makeup, and mothers who love to be treated to a thinking-of-you-mom gift. Avon has some great products especially for men. Check out the after-shave conditioners and the foot care line. Don't forget about Bug Guard for camping, hunting, and working in the yard.

20. Use the no-hassle Return Policy to close the deal. Avon promises, "If you're not happy with any purchase, just return it for an exchange or your money back. No questions. No fuss. No problems." Even if the makeup is opened, if the customer is unhappy Avon will give a no-stress return. You will take back the item and use e-Z Returns for a credit. No-hassle for reps, too!

21. Grow your team. Be ready to share your success when someone asks about the Avon Opportunity. Some of your customers may tell you they are interested in earning extra money. Avon is so successful because of people like you and me who love the products and work on growing their business.

Focus on what attracted you to Avon and build strategies to communicate that to your customers. Were you already a customer who loved the skincare products? Your testimony can be a great asset to your business. Are you
excited about the earning potential? Share how you met a financial target. Avon offers training, great products, customer service, and a support network to help you meet your goals. Becoming an Avon representative is a personal growth opportunity that is also lots of fun!

source: http://faceofavon.blogspot.com/p/grow-your-avon-business-21-tips-for.html

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Top 50 Websites for All Things Entrepreneur!



This list was provided by Drew Hendricks.  He is a contributing writer at Inc., Forbes and Entrepreneur.  Follow him on twitter @DrewAHendricks 

He is a rockstar and he definitely rocks for putting this list together!!

As entrepreneurs we are in constant need of information and support.  You are sure to find what you need from one of these websites.

These are the top 50 so often trolled by entrepreneurs on a daily basis!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur



There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.

Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:

The name says it all: This website is the result of David Skok's years of experience at Matrix Partners. With an MBA to complement his background, Skok's approach to startup techniques and financial modeling is user friendly, though strongly technical, rich in charts and equations.

One of the most reputable of crowdfunding sites, this is where you can raise a maximum of $5 million from investors with a proven background. If crowd funding is part of your startup strategy, head to the site with a reputation in the field for making it easy.

You're an entrepreneur, not an SEO guru, so leave the technical aspects of your online presence to the pros. Plus, check out the blog to get the latest updates in laymen's terms on internet marketing, SEO, mobile readiness, and the like.

The go-to site for social entrepreneurs, you can glean information on how to succeed as a nonprofit and ways to incorporate social into any type of business. There's an emphasis on ethically made goods, too.

This one's a no-brainer for many. Some of the most reputable entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech industry come here to dole out information, making it among the best websites to get your questions answered.

Do you dream of finding an angel investor? A product of Venture Hacks, this is the platform for new companies to get equity from reliable investors; it also features templates to minimize attorney fees.

Even though this site is aimed at younger entrepreneurs, it's brimming with resources no matter what your age. It's a great tool for anyone new to the world of startups and has proved itself as a catalyst for building strong foundations.

This simple guide is straightforward with no fluff. There's zero risk of wasting time here, and it reveres versatility, so it appeals to all kinds of entrepreneurs. If you want to get straight ito the heart of things, this is where you start.

Designed for female entrepreneurs, you'll find plenty of downloadable resources here from a plethora of contracts to business plans. Even though it's meant for women, there are plenty of resources for both genders.

This site is rich with advice and tips for just about everything an entrepreneur may need to know. From office etiquette to internet marketing, it's a favorite daily stop for many small business owners-to-be.

The product of premier business schools and mega corporations, this site is meant to encourage women to pursue business leadership roles. It combines the best advice from the best resources around the country.

Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter, created Medium as a chic platform for blogging. However, there are also fitting reads focused on careers from successful entrepreneurs providing first-person perspectives.


Join an online community of female entrepreneurs who encourage and support each other virtually. There's zero tolerance for flaming and trolling here, so you get just full support from peers and mentors.

This is the platform for Jason Cohen, who doles out marketing and entrepreneurial advice. More than 40,000 people subscribe and depend on Cohen's lessons learned to help them shape their business.

Don't have the budget to hire a full-time attorney? This is where you can get the requisite legal advice necessary via posts that tackle the most asked questions.

Read the inspiring blog of someone who ditched the office life to become an entrepreneur. It's easy to relate and always a better option to learn from the mistakes of others than to make them all yourself.

The startup site for younger professionals, it's worth taking a look at the entrepreneurial section. The advice is straightforward, easy to digest, and designed for those ready to branch out on their own.

Technically, this is a news site for technical professionals but it's a must for anyone who needs to keep up with the industry. Especially fruitful for coders, this is where you stay up to date on tech news that impacts entrepreneurs.

Find out what Dave Hornik or August Capital has to say about venture capital. Whether you're looking for investors or want to become one, this is where the inside scoop is found.

You might go to Reddit to distract yourself, but it's actually an incredibly useful website if you can avoid the time-suck spots. Head over to the startup section to find truly helpful advice from those who have been there.

You don't need to be a marketer to benefit from one of the best marketing blogs around. Get tidbits of advice that apply to entrepreneurs and startups (and not just in the marketing realm).

Everything you need to know about funding your startup can be found here. Plus, learn about the early days of startups, get notified of changes to your industry, and find out how cataloging rounds work.

Another obvious one, right? However, signing up for Entrepreneur's notifications or getting the app can help you stay up to date on the latest strategies and news affecting entrepreneurs. It's a must for founders.

Dave McClure started this blog to share his pearls of wisdom on being an entrepreneur. It's enjoyable to read, and learning from the founder of 500 Startups is a great way to get wisdom.

25. FTC.gov
The Federal Trade Commission has a section on the Franchise Rule that you need to get comfortable with. Find out all of the legal issues involved with franchise purchasing before you get in too deep.

26. HBR.org
The Harvard Business Review blogs are a fantastic place to learn from the best. It's the hub of MBAs from the Ivy League and features regular updates focused on entrepreneurs.

Dubbed the techie Reddit site, Hacker News is where you'll find all things entrepreneurial with a coding edge. It's the product of Incubator Y Combinator and provides and insider's view on the industry.

More and more entrepreneurs are managing their own websites, which means they need to stay on top of metrics. This site helps you go above and beyond Google Analytics, complete with a two-week free trial.

Head on over to the Small Business Hub at Microsoft.com and find phenomenal videos, newsletters, and other resources for small business owners. The information is useful, relevant, and designed to be easy to digest.

Don't let the kitschy name veer you away from this reputable source for small business tips and tricks. It takes a user-friendly approach to dishing out advice, and it's easy to soak up the truly good information.

The site that was built by entrepreneurs just for entrepreneurs showcases a series of interviews from startup founders who were once in your shoes. Learn from the best, and know you're in great company.

Forleo is an entrepreneur who's enjoyed immense success, but it's her personality and character that make this blog a must-see. She's optimistic, light, and bubbly, and she knows what she's talking about. Many readers consider her a huge inspiration.

33. SBA.gov
The Small Business Administration has been an invaluable resource for small business owners for years. There's a chapter in every major city, but the site itself is chock full of the latest news and information for entrepreneurs, too.

Need to learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) in a jiffy? The leader in entrepreneurial traffic, Neil Patel, is at your service. Whether you're an SEO newbie or a pro, there's something Patel can teach you.

35. Score.org
Whether you prefer your workshops in the real world or virtual, Score is the nation's leading mentorship platform for entrepreneurs. Find out how to grow your business smart by depending on the best.

Web startups interested in monetizing can get started at this platform. It calls itself "curiously famous" and is renowned for helping entrepreneurs make passive income online. It sounds easy, but it's an art and skill that you need to learn.

Even though this is a U.K. site, it's applicable to startups on either side of the pond. Find the tools you need and the articles necessary to get your startup off the ground. It's especially useful if you have dreams of going multinational.

Back in 2007, this site was the "unofficial" how-to guide for Facebook, but today it runs the gamut when it comes to covering websites. Want to stay up to date on the latest entrepreneurial news and website? This is your secret weapon.

39. TED.com
The talks TED features are inspiring and revealing, and though the site isn't "just" for entrepreneurs, there's a strong community of founders there for a reason. Many of the featured talks are compliments of successful entrepreneurs.

With more than 18,000 entrepreneurs and CEOs on this site, this is the place to talk about investing and fundraising. Whether you're a startup or your established business could just use a boost, don't overlook this resource.

Better known as "The Art of Running a Small Business," this Times blog is the ultimate tool for entrepreneurs and founders. The advice is current and easy to consume, and if you download the app, you have the latest information right at your fingertips.

Kawasaki's "How to Change the World" blog is a comprehensive platform from one of the best. Some of the most common themes include human capital, management, and advice just for entrepreneurs.

A business blog designed to suit every industry, this is where you can get the support and encouragement necessary to keep moving forward. Enjoy the latest entrepreneurial news as well as features that highlight how some of the most successful of founders made it to the next level.

Are you a young entrepreneur with dreams of making it big before the big 3-0? If so, then this blog is for you, but you don't necessarily still need to be a twentysomething to benefit from it. Advice for younger founders can be just as relevant no matter what your age.

45. Marco.org
The founder of Instapaper, Marco Arment, blogs regularly to help other entrepreneurs avoid the mistakes he made early in his career. Personable and realistic, Arment is your insider source.

A newsletter worth subscribing to? It's true when it's StartupDigest, which focuses on information for entrepreneurs without ever getting off course. If distraction is an issue for you, it won't be with this offering.

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well at this blog, where it's all about encouraging personal growth. It's something founders can put on the back burner, but it's crucial to be a well-rounded CEO.

This is not specifically for entrepreneurs, but the commentary makes it a requisite for any business professional. You need to stay up to date on all news, not just entrepreneurial news, to cultivate partnerships.

49. Inc.com
The famous magazine has an excellent section for startups. Find out the latest in tips, news, and resources for entrepreneurs from one of the most reputable magazines in the industry.



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