Access to great mentors is one of the secrets of successful entrepreneurs. In old times (read: before the Internet) mentorship was something that happened on a one-to-one basis. People would meet over coffee to discuss ideas, and come up with solutions. Today Twitter makes it possible for a single great mentor to share his or her wisdom with thousands of people at once.
Over on Business News Daily writer David Mileach has composed a list of the Top 10 Twitter accounts for entrepreneurs. For your convenience I’ve selected three of my favorites:
Dharmesh Shah is currently CTO of marketing automation software company Hubspot, and founder of OnStartups, so it’s no wonder he has more than 180,000 subscribers. Follow him on Twitter @Dharmesh
Gene Marks is hard to miss, writing for the You’re The Boss blog on The New York Times, Huffington Post, and occasionally sticking his foot in his mouth over at Forbes. Somehow Marks finds ways to dispense even more small business wisdom on his Twitter feed. Follow him on Twitter @GeneMarks
American Express Open Forum is the small business content arm of one of the world’s largest credit card companies. American Express is an early adopter among financial institutions, as well as a leader in social media. OpenForum produces a prodigious amount of startup and small business-focused original content, and practical advice for entrepreneurs. Follow them on Twitter @OpenForum
Unfortunately this list gets negative marks for failing to include any female entrepreneurs, but it’s great overall.
After you’ve had a chance to check out the top 10 Twitter feeds for small startups please let us know who are your favorites, and why.