There are business blogs on topics like how to start your own business, small business trends, marketing tips, and practical advice for business owners. Some of the most successful business blogs started over a decade ago, while other significant business blogs have skyrocketed to fame within the past couple of years.
New research from QuickBooks shows nearly 4 in 10 people interested in becoming entrepreneurs turn to business blogs and websites for help. More than 50% turn to Google searches for business advice, and another 40% look to seasoned small business owners for tips.
No matter where you are in your business journey, there’s a business blog for you. Instead of scouring search engines for the best blogs, we compiled our picks for today’s 100 best business blogs. They cover a wide range of topics, so we’ve broken them into seven major categories:
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration was set up by Congress in 1953 to “aid, counsel, assist, and protect … the interests of small business concerns.” Since then, they’ve significantly grown, and they now provide a wide range of programs to encourage small enterprise. The website has information on virtually every aspect of operating a small business and details funding options and requirements for becoming a government contractor.
Their business blog is relatively hidden on the site — there’s so much information the blog portion tends to hide. Recent posts advise small to medium businesses on topics like financial tips for starting a business from home, training your first employees, and the biggest marketing mistakes new entrepreneurs tend to make.
Backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by a network of 10,000 volunteer business mentors, SCORE delivers low-cost and free consulting services to entrepreneurs who need help growing their businesses or navigating uncharted territory.
Their business blog features hundreds of resources on a wide range of start-up topics, including advice from entrepreneurs like Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.
As its name indicates, WPBeginner is a beginner’s guide to the content management system WordPress and shows newbie web designers (or anyone setting up their own blogs) how to set up a WordPress site quickly.
Their business blog is full of helpful hints, tips, and tutorials on how to best set up your WordPress-powered site and optimize it for driving in new readers. You’ll find posts on everything from the best WordPress themes for hotels to more advanced topics involving deep customizations.
ConvertKit is an email marketing platform for bloggers, podcasters, service-based business owners, course creators, and YouTubers. It is not surprising, therefore, that they invested in a business blog that teaches people how to make a living online.
They split their blog into articles on building an online business and a monthly issue of their new online magazine called Tradecraft. Each issue focuses on a theme and contains articles related to that theme. Recent items have included “Building Your Businesses with Online Courses,” “The Freelancer’s Field Guide,” and “Design for Non-Designers.”