We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to seek out advice from experienced professionals. Now, all those boring books and classes will teach you the step-by-step approach to building a business – and you should take the time to learn the process – but the advice you get from seasoned entrepreneurs is different. It’s rooted in experience, taking both success and failure into account to give you a realistic understanding of their unique approach to entrepreneurship.
Let’s face it though, not everyone has a mentor they can look to for advice. It’s even harder to find someone who has found success and is willing to offer you their insight. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best entrepreneurs from which you can gain startup insight, even if you don’t know them personally. Here are five Twitter accounts entrepreneurs should follow. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn in 140 characters.
Investor at Lowercase Capital
One of the most active experts on Twitter with over 37,000 tweets, Chris Sacca loves to share what he’s up to. He’s also an incredibly successful venture investor who has worked hard, made intelligent choices, and is willing to share his experiences.
Startup Advisor, Author and CPA
Giving advice to prospective entrepreneurs and startups is Ebong Eka’s primary concern. He’s a best-selling author, a CPA, and a startup advisor who wants nothing more than to provide guidance to hungry, motivated people like you. We think you should follow Eka on Twitter because his advice is grounded in smart approaches to business, he has plenty of experience, and you’ll always find new advice that applies to you.
Co-founder of Twitter
Obviously one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time, Jack Dorsey has plenty of experience to impart. His Twitter feed isn’t all business, though. You’ll find interesting advice to help you with your professional goals, but you’ll also learn about the exciting new ventures Dorsey is exploring.
Businessman, Investor on “Shark Tank”
Another startup-focused member of the Twitterverse, Mark Cuban is a hugely successful entrepreneur who’s almost always active on his Twitter feed. As one of the investors on Shark Tank, Cuban has seen it all. His advice is based on his own entrepreneurial experiences and he’s passionate about helping innovative startups reach their potential.
Twitter Account by Entrepreneur Magazine
We’re all about helping young professionals and college students find success in their business ideas and startups, so we’ve included Young Entrepreneur in our list. This helpful resource is a spinoff of Entrepreneur Magazine and focuses primarily on guiding young entrepreneurs and offering them helpful articles and advice.
We’ve only scratched the surface, but there are some of our favorite Twitter accounts entrepreneurs should follow. Of course, we can’t vouch for everything these guys are sharing. I mean, there’s always potential for one of them to go all Charlie Sheen on us. I guess all we can do is hope they keep sharing helpful articles, insightful advice, and perspectives on their personal experiences.
What Twitter accounts do you follow for startup and entrepreneurial advice? Send your favorites to @Starternoise so we can share the wealth.