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The Rise To The Top: Entertaining, Energizing and Empowering Entrepreneurs

Your time is valuable. I get it! Now here are some sites, people, destinations that are WELL WORTH spending a few minutes getting to know. I visit these sites every day and I would highly recommend checking them out!
In no order whatsoever:

1. Geek Brief: Cali Lewis with a 3-minute-or-so myriad of tech tips each day.
2. CommandN: A little longer than Geek Brief (around 10 minutes per episode) but fantastic tech information to keep up with the trends hosted by Will Pate and Amber Macarthur
3. Stardust Global Ventures:  The first couple of technology and new media Sheryl Breuker and Ken Camp. Great ideas and great people.

4. Gary Vaynerchuk: A hero and a mentor to me personally and a fantastic model on how to dominate the new business world. His content is fantastic.
5. MyWifeQuitHerJob: Steve Chou’s Blog with tips, motivational stories, big mistakes and more.

6. Hello, My Name Is Blog by Scott Ginsberg.  Marketing tips and killer questions from “The Nametag Guy”.
7. Four Hour Work Week Blog: Grab a cup of coffee, open your mind and check out Tim Ferriss’ blog posts on saving time, energizing your life and more.

Social Media:
8. Chris Brogan: A humble, social media rock star. He really gets “it” and understands the value of spending time on social media.
9. Linked Working: Thoughts from Lewis Howes, the self-taught LinkedIn expert with a great book. Fun fact: Lewis is really tall. End fun fact.
10. A Twenty-Somethings Digital Strategy : Susan Iskiwitch has great thoughts and ideas coming from a twenty-something who knows what she is talking about.

11. How To Change The World:  The famous Guy Kawasaki with stories, tips and chronicles of entrepreneurship.
12. Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: Mike Michalowicz is awesome and he has tons of resources for entrepreneurs. Funny thing is one day I ran out of toilet paper and I thought it would be a funny name for a book. So I googled it and boom up pops Mike (this is before I learned we had TONS of people in common)!
13. StartUp Nation: Rich and Jeff Sloan. All kinds of How-To tips for start-ups by Jeff and Rich Sloan.
14. Club E: No, not that kind of “E”.  A great entrepreneurial destination created by Lyn Graft and Ingrid Vanderveldt.

15. Seth Godin: The man that really doesn’t need an introduction and you don’t have to make a huge time investment to read his short bursts of marketing glory.
16. Do It Marketing: Thoughts you can use today with a great marketing expert David Newman who is also my guest on next week’s episode of The Rise To The Top.
17. Strategy Stew with Ivana Taylor. Great ideas and observations from someone who has seen it all from big corporate marketing to entrepreneurial all stars.
18. Small Biz Trends : By Anita Campbell. A big dog with small business news.
19. Business Pundit:  Looking for opinions? You will get them with Drea Knufken…awesome insight.

Saving You Time Online:
20. Ping FM: Update all your social networks with one click of the button. Like magic or something.
21. Tube Mogul: Upload videos to tons of sites with just one measly click.
22. Help A Reporter: Peter Shankman’s genius coming to play on this one. Sign up and receive three emails a day of reporters looking for stories. See one that fits you? You can instantly reply and possibly be interviewed!

Get Involved:
23. Go! Network St. Louis: A great organization helping professionals get back on their feet after a tough layoff.
24. Yellow Tie International:  A non-profit trade organization which helps get you referrals and make connections with a give-first attitude.
25. Lift For Life Gym/Academy: Revolutionary way of improving lives for the underprivileged.

In the next list: 25 People Worth Paying Attention To

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