8 Small Business Blogs for Inspiration and Ideas

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.

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11 thoughts on “8 Small Business Blogs for Inspiration and Ideas

    1. Ilana-Davita, I’m glad you find these blogs useful for teaching your students. Our economy is increasingly global, and your students may be tomorrow’s French business leaders.

  1. What can I say? Iam thrilled and humbled to be listed here.
    Thank you for a great vote of confidence 🙂 And for tweeting it and helping me discover more business blogs
    Nicky Jameson

    1. Nicky, glad you enjoyed this post! Your post on using Twitter for research helped with a workshop I ran on Monday. I love learning from others, and blogging provides such a great medium for doing just that.

  2. I put a lot of my business blog sites that I follow into an Rss feed, which I must admit I never have time to read. I like your list and will add the Greenhance to my Rss as well.

    1. It’s hard to keep up with all the blogs. I tend to mark all as read when I’ll I’ve done is skim. I will probably do another post on Small Business blogs, as this seems to be a popular topic. It will both help get us all good small business information as well as give exposure to those bloggers.

      I will take a look at your blog, too.

    1. You might want to try using a real name. People find it easier to connect with live, breathing person than with a bland business name. You sound real in your comments, but it’s the underlying humanity of all of us that get people to want to connect.

      Also, once you start commenting with your real name, comment on other blogs where those people use their real names, too.

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