Blogs are all the rage these days and there is a lot out there for small and home based business owners, but it is not always easy to find the best small business blogs amidst all the clutter. It’s not hard to waste a lot of time looking for the good stuff. So we set out to discover the most useful blogs for small business owners. The result is our Top 10 Small Business Blogs for the first quarter of 2006. Our Top 10 list is in no particular order.
Escape Velocity Owner Flemming Funch has original posts and links to excellent articles about home-based Internet business, website traffic building, success and motivation. Recent posts include Highest Paying Google AdWords, The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites, and The Entrepreneurial Game. Definitely worth your time to browse around a bit.
The Entrepreneurial Mind - written by the Director of Belmont University's Center for Entrepreneurship, Jeff Cornwall, this is not a stuffy academic journal by any means. This blog looks at everything from how current political issues affect small business mixed in with solid advice for any entrepreneur. Recent Posts include Good Advice, Bad Statistics, Entre-Boomers, and Go Patriots! - a terrific article on how George Mason and it's unlikely run in the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament is the result of smart entrepreneurial thinking.
Entrepreneurs Journey - produced by Yaro Starak, an interesting young entrepreneur from Australia. The blog posts useful articles aimed at starting and running an Internet business, interviews with other entrepreneurs and podcasts. Recent posts include What Is The 80/20 Rule And Why It Will Change Your Life, How I Have Made Money Online, The Top 8 Search Engine Optimization Techniques.
Marketing Experiments Blog - The Blog of Dr. Flint McGlaughlin and his research team at marketingexperiments.com, this is far and away the best website and blog for providing detailed information and research with real life case examples of what really works in the world of Internet Marketing. This blog is an absolute must read. Recent posts include How People Look at Web Pages, What to Include on Your Home Page, and Blogging – A Natural Starting Place for Transparent Marketing.
Flyte: Web Marketing Strategies for Small Business - Rich Brooks who builds and markets websites offers practical tips and techniques in the world of online marketing. Mixed with humorous posts on a variety of topics from Al Jezeera interviewing Donald Rumsfeld to How to write a Crank Letter, this blog has an upbeat feel. Recent Small Business Advice posts include Online Lead Generation, and How to Get More Business From Your Current Clients, and Work-Life Balance for the Entrepreneur. Very well done blog.
Seize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams - Businessinfoguide.com's Stephanie Chandler blog is loaded with hands on practical advice, tips, and resources to help grow your business whether your business is online or a local service or store. Stephanie's well written blog also includes excellent information for authors. Recent posts include Strategic Alliances: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Get Your Product to Market on Any Budget, and 20 Great Ways to Market Your Business Locally.
PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog - Power Home Biz Co-Founder Isabel Isidro posts solid down to earth advice for home business entrepreneurs. A unique feature of this blog is she answers questions from visitors to the powerhomebiz.com website. Recent posts include How to Monetize a Content-Based Website, Learning from the American Inventor, and 7 Steps for Improving Your Email Marketing.
Duct Tape Marketing - John Jantsch gets a lot of rave reviews for his Duct Tape Marketing Blog and we agree. What makes Jantsch really unique though, is he has pulled together some the best blogs for small and home based business under his Duct Tape umbrella. We especially like Mark Beck's Internet Marketing Unleashed and Georgia Patrick's Customers Count.
Small Business Today - Businessknowhow.com founder Janet Attard's blog posts comments on news, trends, and information to help you run your small business more effectively. Brief and to the point, this blog has a wealth of information and will not waste your time, Recent posts include Banner Clickthroughs, Help Customers Find You, and Marketing Strategy: Give Old Products a New Twist.
60 Second Ideas Blog – Produced by Michael Brooks and Michael Donahue...that's us...this unique video format blog produces two shows per week to inspire small business owners, home based business owners, and budding entrepreneurs with proven ideas that be tweaked, copied, borrowed or pilfered to make more money.
Congratulations to all of our 2006 Top 10 Small Biz Blogs. If you have or know of a blog you would like us to consider for our Top 10 Blogs for the Second Quarter of 2006, please write us at [email protected]
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