If you’re running a small business, sometimes it can be a pretty lonely endeavor. It’s easy to forget how many other people are facing the same challenges you are. But with the below blogs you can get near-daily reminders that you’re one of many people out there chasing their dreams. Better still, you can get help doing it.
Small Business Trends - http://smallbiztrends.com/
Despite its name, this blog covers more than just trends. Visitors can find everything from articles on marketing to management to technology. At the time of this writing, Small Business Trends was just shy of being one of the top 10,000 websites in the entire world.
Drew’s Marketing Minute - http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com/
What small business couldn’t use more help with marketing? Drew McLellan brings his more than 25 years of experience to his blog. If the guy can help Nabisco, Kraft Foods, John Deere and other huge corporations, there’s probably a pretty good chance he can help you too.
Small Business SEM - http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/
In the digital age, a small business that can’t get found on the internet doesn’t have much chance of survival. Small Business SEM is a great blog for small business owners who could use a better understanding of SEO, SEM and marketing in general.
Duct Tape Marketing - http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/
Started and run by John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing was named as Forbes favorite blog for small business and marketing. That’s a tough combination to beat. Jantsch also has a podcast that Fast Company Magazine referred to as a “must listen.”
Business Opportunities Weblog - http://www.business-opportunities.biz/
Whether you already have a small business, but are looking for more options or you still work for someone else but desperately dream of leaving, this blog is for you. Since 2001, it’s helped people realize the potential that’s out there.
Women on Business - http://www.womenonbusiness.com/
By providing business information specific to women since 2007, Women on Business has endeavored to help maintain a place in the business world for women and even help them carve out their own stations.
Small Biz Survival - http://smallbizsurvival.com/
Another blog with a great niche is Small Biz Survival. This blog is specifically tailored to small businesses that face the unique challenges of operating out of small cities and rural towns. That being said, there’s still plenty us city slickers can learn from as well.
Systematic HR - http://systematichr.com/
Even though you’re a small business, if you employ people, you need human resources. Systematic HR is a great blog for not just understanding human resources, but finding the technology that makes it easy to handle on your own.
The Entrepreneurial Mind - http://www.drjeffcornwall.com/
Dr. Jeff Cromwell regularly shares videos that relate to entrepreneurship. Sometimes it’s practical advice geared at something relevant like marketing, other times it’s simple motivation.
Small Business Profit Explosion (http://www.wjb-cpa.typepad.com/)
This blog covers everything from marketing to easy mistakes to avoid. But its real draw is Wayne Belisle who has over 35 years of experience as a CPA. Every small business could use more accounting information.
Those are the top ten blogs out there that every small business owner should read on a daily basis for information, inspiration and, if nothing else, to remember they’re not alone.
This article is written by Issa Asad, founder and CEO of numerous telecom and technology companies. Issa often blogs about tips for small business owners
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
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