If you’re a small business enthusiast and have searched the web often for insightful information, chances are you already know the ubiquity of small business blogs and websites.
“But Jason!” you say, “you can’t possibly expect me to go through every blog and learn about their area of focus”. No, I don’t. That’s why I did it for you. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to attempt to find and list every small business (even if only tangentially related to small business) blog that I think is up to snuff, and can offer my readers some meaningful insights. Will every blog be for everyone? No, of course not. But that’s the point. You can scan this list, and the others that will follow, and if you see a handful that strike your fancy and bring value to you, then I’ve done my job.
Oh, while they are numbered for sanity reasons, this is NOT an attempt to rank them. There are too many niches and sub-topics to fairly rank them, and followers alone doesn’t always correlate perfectly with high quality content. So without further ado:
1. Sean Ogle
Through his blog, Sean Ogle helps people to build a long-term, lasting business that can be operated from anywhere while enjoying a lifestyle worth mentioning. The site mirrors the culmination of his journey from
an SEO freelancer to the head rebel at Location Rebel.
2. Jason Falls
An eminent marketing keynote speaker, Jason Falls is one of the most outspoken and respected voices in the social media marketing domain. His blog mainly aims to offer insightful advice on topics related to internet and marketing.
3. Becky McCray
A cattle rancher and a small town store owner, Becky McCray’s speeches encircle rural and small town issues. Her blog equips and educates leaders in small towns to uniquely and meaningfully reinvigorate their communities.
4. Steve King
A workspace industry thought-leader and partner at Emergent Research, Steve King’s blog focuses on the changing nature of digital economy and the way it impacts independent contractors as well as small business owners.
5. Abby Tegnelia
With an exciting portfolio that boasts of working as a freelance editor, and an online marketing and social media consultant, among many others, Abby Tegnelia loves to help small businesses to automate sales funnels and increase their social media followings from hundreds to tens of thousands.
6. Alyssa Gregory
Alyssa Gregory offers unique digital marketing and content marketing tactics that help small business owners propel their endeavor to great success. Her blog is enriched with downloadable resources, insightful posts, inspirations and actionable tips.
7. Penelope Trunk
Being the founder of four start-ups and a strategic thinker, Penelope Trunk leverages her knowledge to help entrepreneurial enthusiasts start, run and market their businesses. Her blog boasts of valuable advice on blogging, management, productivity and other business-related issues.
8. Justin Grau
A notable entrepreneur and renowned blogger – Justin Grau’s blog aims to help people attain that much sought-after fantasy life bordered by reality. From style, travel, and entertainment to gadgets and fitness – the blog is loaded with tips on everything that’s needed to enjoy a complete lifestyle.
9. Bryan Elliot
The CEO of The GoodBrain Digital Studios, Bryan Elliot brings his decades of experience in production and brand strategy to his writings. Apart from being a community builder as well as an active speaker and writer, he also supports social business.
10. Brian Tracy
A top selling author of more than 45 books, Brian Tracy is an eminent researcher, writer and speaker in the fields of business, philosophy, psychology, history and economics. His blog posts offer valuable insights on topics including management skills, entrepreneurial success, and leadership, among others.
11. Brian Clark
Brian Clark, the founder of Copyblogger, has been helping entrepreneurs develop killer online content. His blog completely mirrors his vision – creating audience-focused useful content that drives traffic, attracts attention, and helps a business stand out of the pack.
12. Dawn Riley
Owner of A Virtual Assistant in Paradise, Dawn Riley helps small business owners and entrepreneurs to overcome time and budget constraints. Her blog covers some invaluable topics like business management, social media management, customer relations etc.
13. Jim Blasingame
Winner of the highly coveted Champion of the Chamber Award, Jim Blasingame is considered to be one of the most sought-after experts in the domain of small business and entrepreneurship. Apart from being an eminent keynote speaker, writer, trainer, and panel moderator, he also hosts the award-winning syndicated radio program – The Small Business Advocate Show.
14. Tim Berry
Founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, Tim Berry is a strong believer of lean business planning. His blog boasts of invaluable posts on small business management, entrepreneurship etc. that are published in highly-notable sites like Amex Open forum, Huffington Post, and Up and Running, among others.
15. Kamyar Shah
An adept strategic leader with more than 15 years of operations management, Kamyar Shah helps businesses increase productivity and profitability. His thoughts reflect a unique combination of practical experience, knowledge and understanding.
16. Terry League
For years, Terry League has been helping clients to grow their businesses with simplified social media strategies. Her key goal is to help small business owners strike a perfect balance between business management and the social media process. Her blog boasts of all things social media and offers invaluable advice as well as free resources on
the social media process.
17. Jeanne Bliss
An eminent keynote speaker, author of four bestselling books and creator of the “Make Mom Proud” initiative, Jeanne Bliss has been helping business leaders since 1984. Her blog mirrors her vision of uniting leaders to develop their business in a unique way – by creating a customer-centric business model.
18. Gerri Detweiler
One of the most notable speakers on credit and financial topics, Gerri Detweiler aims to help small business owners overcome financial constraints through advocacy and education. Her blog topics cover answers to every question that can strike the minds of consumers and business owners.
These bloggers and their posts are a great source of education, advice and tips that are indispensible for any small business owner who plans to excel in today’s competitive landscape. While the number of small business blogs can be actually staggering, I hope this compilation of great resources would help you to select at least one or two that resonate with your business vision and mission. If none of these quite hit the mark for you, have no fear…there are plenty more to come in the coming days and week. So as the great Fonzi said “be cool”!