Reading small business blogs is a great way to energize, inspire and learn new ways to approach your business. Here are eight blogs that I’ve been reading:
I originally “met” Bradford Shimp by participating in #sbbuzz, a Twitter chat group for small business. Bradford writes motivating articles to get you to optimize your relationship with customers and your use of social media. Recently, he wrote Join Ongoing Conversations. I encourage you to stir up conversations on this blog by leaving comments about the topics that interest you.
Linda Dessau, another #sbbuzz participant, provides writing prompts and marketing ideas, with posts to spark your creativity and make your great ideas come alive. One recent post that you might find useful – Defining a Perfect Article Opener.
Melinda Emerson writes the blog Succeed As Your Own Boss. She is also the host for the popular chat group on Twitter called #smallbizchat. Looks like she is writing a book, coming out soon.
Nicky Jameson writes about social media, marketing and small business. I found her site while looking for ways small business can optimize their use of Twitter.
Becky McCray and others write about small business and rural issues. Becky works with small businesses to maintain their web presence, and she helps city governments with project management and grant writing. On this post she was interviewed by Business Owners Toolkit.
Connelly-Campion-Wright has an insurance blog that can help you with insurance matters for both personal and business needs. I designed their website, and it is a great example of a business using WordPress for an easy-to-update and search engine optimized site.
Small Business Trends is an award-winning comprehensive online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.
Here’s a link to many more small business blogs.
If you have a favorite small business blog, feel free to leave the link in the comments. Perhaps I will feature the blog in a future post.