3 Small Business & Startup Blogs That You Should Check OutJune 14th, 2010 | Online & Small Business Resources,Small Business,Small Business Tips,Social Media | 1 Comment »
Over the last few months, I have come across three really good blogs that consistently have excellent information and incredibly useful tips for small businesses and startups. Since KikScore’s blog is focused on both of those areas – and pop culture with our recent posts about the Human Centipede, AC/DC and Lebron James – it is great to see the great content that these blogs are putting out. So I thought I would pass these blogs along for the community in case you have not come across any of them.
The three blogs are:
1. The Small Company Blog – This is an excellent blog that covers all things small business. But it goes beyond that and focuses on providing real practical tips for operating your small business. For example they have an excellent post on Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Plan for your small business as well as this post on 5 Ownership Mistakes that Will Kill Small Company Growth. That and many of the other posts there are worth a read. Also follow @TSCB on Twitter, Eric Rudolf the founder of this blog put out some great tweets.
2. Startup Marketing Blog - This blog goes way beyond its name and covers much more than marketing. If you have a startup, this is a must read blog because of the breadth of topics that it covers related to building and growing a startup. Beyond covering issues for marketing, this blog also has great tips on startup strategy, approaches to running your startup and tips on bringing your product to market. The caveat is this is not an every day blog that you check since the content is generally updated about once or twice a month. Nevertheless, when there is new content, it is excellent. The blog is the brainchild of Sean Ellis who has run the marketing for two startups that have gone from launch to IPO so he has super street credibility.
3. Keys to Growth Blog – This blog is focused on giving guidance for software startups and especially their CEOs, but I have actually found that the content is just as applicable for small business owners. The thread that weaves through most posts is positioning yourself and your company for growth through having the right people and right leaders in your startup. There are also highly practical tips that are included such recent posts on strategies to cutting your company’s expenses. Adam Ross runs this blog and he has two mantras: “Call your shot, then execute”. “Leadership is action, not position”. That spirit is the basis for this blog and that is why it made this list of ours.
Let us know if you have any good blogs that you have come across lately.