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6 (+ Bonus) Must-Read Small Business Blogs

1045_4496105.JPGAs someone who strives to help small business owners start a business and run it successfully, I spend a lot of time reading content geared toward entrepreneurs online. I’ve filtered through a lot of content — some good, and some bad — and created this list of the sites I think you’ll get the most out of as a business owner.

Feel free to leave a comment and share other great small business resources!

1. Entrepreneur

With both a magazine and a blog, Entrepreneur is my source for inspiration. Sure, some of the small businesses are bigger than mine, but they give me reason to keep stretching and growing CorpNet.

Great for: Inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who have been where you are and now have skyrocketed to success.

2. Small Business Trends

I love SBT, and not just because I’m a contributor there! The site has its finger on the pulse of small business, and offers great insight on studies and reports, as well as the latest technology trends and marketing tips.

Great for: tips you can use today, no matter what size your business.

3. Mashable

If you’re interested in social media trends, Mashable is the site for you. The blog has moved a bit away from focusing solely on social media, but there’s plenty of tech news and small business advice you can use.

Great for: conversation starters!

4. AllBusiness

I find the content at AllBusiness (another place I contribute) to be spot-on. Whether it’s breaking news or tech trends, AB is on it. And it’s also got a lot of content geared toward smaller small businesses.

Great for: your daily morning read.

5. SCORE

Long known as a valuable resource for small business owners, SCORE also has a fabulous blog. Look for great how-to advice in categories like marketing, starting a business, management, and finance.

Great for: general advice for newbie entrepreneurs.

Bonus: BizSugar

While BizSugar isn’t technically a blog (it’s a social bookmarking site for small business content), it’s a fantastic place to find the best and latest content on topics that you care about as a business owner.

Great for: finding out about trending topics.

What else should I be reading? What’s on your go-to list for small business content?

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Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, small business advocate and mother of four. As CEO of CorpNet.com, a legal document preparation filing service, Nellie helps entrepreneurs start a business, Incorporate, Form an LLC, set up Sole Proprietorships (DBAs) and maintain a business in compliance with state filing requirements for a new or existing business.

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