With so many resources available on the Internet these days, it can be hard to know where to start for reliable advice so we’ve put together this list of our tops blog picks for small- to medium- business owners. From marketing to conversion to financial advice, there is bound to be an area in which your business could use some improvement. Take a look at what these experts have to say and you’ll be sure see future success!
MarketingProfs – Ann Handley, @marketingprofs
One of the best known marketing blogs, MarketingProfs focuses on practical advice that business owners can actually use. The Internet is full of marketing tips, advice, and self-titled experts and most of the information is garbage or inaccessible. With a plethora of newsletters, conferences, seminars, podcasts, articles, and webcasts written and created by specially picked, real, industry experts this community of over 600, 000 entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professional marketers is a collection of the best voices in marketing.
Quick Sprout – Neil Patel, @NeilPatel
Quick Sprout is the blog of Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, and offers real tips on marketing and converting leads from an expert with a proven track record of success. His goal is to share what he has learned to help other achieve better lives.
“I hope my story inspires you to do something with your life. You don’t have to be rich to be happy, but instead you just need to love what you are doing.” – Neil Patel
Succeed as Your Own Boss – Melinda Emerson, @SmallBizLady
Succeed as Your Own Boss is the blog of award winning small business expert Melinda Emerson and is one of the most well known small business blogs on the web. Emerson hosts a #SmallBizChat every week on Twitter and been invited to lecture at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, and the U.S Chamber of Commerce; just to name a few. Her self-professed mission is to end small business failure by providing tips and advice to help business owners identify and overcome challenges.
The Chamber of Commerce Blog – @ChamberOnline
Offering finance, legal, marketing, and sales advice, this blog contains great educational information to help you make better financial decisions for your company. They provide tools and education to local businesses to facilitate growth and help owners develop and manage their businesses.
Entreprenuer.com – @entmagazine
With news, expert advice, and growth strategies for small business owners, Entrepreneur.com tackles all aspects of small businesses including advice on startups; money matters including how to make and manage your funds; and marketing. The marketing advice is broken down into basic information, how to find customers, and branding and networking information to guide you through the process. This website also contains some useful information on franchises.