Blog Profiles: Small Business Blogs, Part 1
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and contributing to the conversation. Our latest roundup features a few unique small business blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet to us @BeyondBylines.
I have very talented people in my life.
I’m consistently blown away and impressed with the small businesses they’re involved in. Their side hustles include furniture-making, food trucks, custom chalkboard art, graphic and industrial design, and photography and writing.
National Small Business Week arrives April 30, and I’m dedicating this post to the hard work, perseverance, and hustle of small business owners.
(Check out Small Business Blogs, Part 2 for even more helpful content.)
1. Small Business Solutions
Xerox has an excellent small business blog called Small Business Solutions.
It’s among 11 blogs on the Xerox site, and it’s created and managed by a team at Xerox.com.
Small Business Solutions is followed by small and medium businesses around the world. Posts are written by Xerox subject matter experts and a team of independent small business expert contributors.
I enjoyed several posts on Small Business Solutions, including 7 Things Small and Mid-Size Businesses Can Do to Beat the Stress of Tax Season, 7 Ways to Create Direct Mail Pieces That Get Noticed, and 8 Ways to Effectively Cut Costs in 2017.
Follow @XeroxOffice on Twitter.
2. Women on Business
Women on Business is a destination for news and information that women need to be successful in the business world.
The blog was established in 2007. It’s owned by author and speaker Susan Gunelius, president and CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc.
“Business women can be a powerful network online,” the blog says. “The goal of Women on Business is to see that power grow and to broaden the online discussion between today’s male and female business thought leaders.”
There were many interesting posts here. They include 5 Unexpected Job Interview Tips That Work, 6 Tips to Use Graphics or Images You Find Online, and Simple Ways to Market Your Business in the Local Community.
Follow @womenonbusiness on Twitter.
5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog (Even if You're Too Busy) https://t.co/BRWNpwW1Nr by @jen_thewriter
— Women On Business (@womenonbusiness) April 3, 2017
3. Small Biz Viewpoints
Small Biz Viewpoints features “insights, ideas and results.”
Publishing the blog is Harry and Sally Vaishnav, who have more than 15 years of experience consulting with small business owners and buyers.
Small Biz Viewpoints offers insight and guidance for small business and franchise owners, buyers, and sellers. Its goal is to “help small business owners build successful business and grow profitably by providing information on topics that are most important to them.”
Notable posts include How to Stop Treating Your Small Business Like a Hobby, 3 Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Internet Traffic to Your Website, and Building a Marketing Plan that Wins.
Honorable mention (and also because it’s about writing): How Publishing Great Content Can Help Grow Your Business.
Follow @AngelBiz on Twitter.
4. Big Ideas for Small Business
Big Ideas for Small Business is a blog by Barbara Weltman.
The blog is a source for tax, legal, and financial information, specially developed for small businesses and independent entrepreneurs.
Weltman is an attorney and public speaker. She helps answer questions, including how to get legal assistance, how to navigate environmental regulations, and what paperwork you need once you begin hiring employees.
Interesting posts on Big Ideas for Small Business include 5 Last Minute Tax Tips for Your Taxes, The Other 401(K), and 4 Ways Higher Interest Rates Affect Your Business.
Follow @BarbaraWeltman on Twitter.
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for breaking small business news, let us know. We can customize a news feed for you.
Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.