No matter what industry you operate in, every small business owner could use an extra dose of inspiration. Learning from outside perspectives is especially important if you’re a small business owner. I enjoy writing blogs for you, but even I need inspiration and good article to read with my morning coffee.
Here are 5 of my favorite small business blogs where you can find new marketing ideas, get more information about the latest trends and tools, and learn how to run a more profitable business.
Google Small Business
Google offers a variety of online solutions that individuals and businesses use every day. The small business blog shares data, tips and tricks, product releases, and other insights that will help you use Google’s tools more effectively. It’s not updated as frequently as some blogs, but you can easily search for specific questions in the archives, which is useful if you use Google to help manage your business.
Entrepreneur is full of useful information, and Women Entrepreneurs is no different. As the name suggests, this blog’s focus is on helping women build and grow their businesses. Readers will find inspirational content, how-tos on how to grow revenue, stories from fellow female entrepreneurs, and more.
If your marketing strategy includes social media, Buffer’s app is a great resource for data, brainstorming fresh ideas, learning about the latest trends, and so much more. If you want to learn more about a new social media platform before using it in your business, you’ll find all of the information needed to make smart decisions.
A blog from Derek Halpern, who writes about sales, marketing, entrepreneurship and the world of social media. Halpern was called “the master of social media” and the world of online communications by Inc. magazine.
Small Business Survival
This blog has been around since 2006 and is geared toward rural and small town small businesses, with how-to articles and an emphasis on social media marketing, plus a chance for business owners to share good news in the blog’s weekly “Brag Basket.”