A good friend of mine recently left his job to start his own business with another friend. They’ve been working on their idea “on-the-side” for a while and recently made the jump. My guess is that not many readers of AlacraBlog are planning to start their own business anytime soon. But, if there are any fledgling entrepreneurs in the audience, there are some excellent blogs being written by some very successful VCs. Fred Wilson is on Alacra’s Board of Directors and his blog was one of the first I started reading. Although Fred covers music, politics and general business issues in addition to the VC world, http://avc.blogs.com/ is both valuable and fun to read. Fred’s former partner Jerry Colonna http://madeleines.typepad.com/madelines/ is also somewhat eclectic in his coverage, but he recently starting writing a column for Inc. magazine which I’m certain will be a big help for entrepreneurs. Other favorites include Ed Sim’s Beyond VC http://www.beyondvc.com/ and Brad Feld’s Feld Thoughts http://www.feld.com/blog/.
Blogs for Entrepreneurs
About the Author: Steve Goldstein
Steven Goldstein is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. In that role he was responsible for Knight-Ridder's acquisition of Technimetrics and its pre-IPO investment in Netscape Communications. Mr. Goldstein previously held a range of sales and marketing positions at Knight-Ridder's Business Information properties. Mr. Goldstein recently completed a three year term on the New York Federal Reserve President's Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture. Mr. Goldstein has a BS in English from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He resides in New York City.