Blog Profiles: Small Business Blogs

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Small Business Blogs

I’ve got a side hustle.

When I’m away from my day job, I spend my evenings working on my other gig – promoting, creating, coming up with new ideas, and getting organized for upcoming events.

It’s in this vein that I decided to visit small business blogs and take a look at some great examples that support small fish like me – and inspire us to keep one foot in front of the other.

1. Small Biz Survival

Small Biz Survival launched in Jan. 2006. It’s managed by founder and publisher Becky McCray.

“This is the rural small business blog,” the site says. “We talk about small town business, with how-to articles, an emphasis on social media marketing, and a weekly chance to share your good news in our Brag Basket.”

I like that the site starts with a question: What business stage are you in? Corresponding answers and blog sections: Dreaming, Doing & Growing, and Leveling Up.

Other notable posts: Four Things to Know about Taxes and Starting a Business, Effective Innovation, and What Small Businesses Can Do with Facebook Live and Other Streaming Video.

Follow @SBSurvival on Twitter.

2. Kabbage

Kabbage is a small business blog filled with resources and ideas.

Kabbage – the company – “empowers small businesses through straightforward, flexible access to capital. We’ve extended more than $3 billion directly to small business owners and powered automated funding for other organizations all over the globe – all while maintaining a remarkably high laughter quotient.”

I like its blog. I particularly appreciate the holiday and seasonal marketing highlights – mostly because I’m currently getting caught up in this activity.

Some great Kabbage reads include Small Business Owners Share Holiday Excitement, Discovering Your Why … and Why It Matters for Restaurateurs, and Importance of Black Friday for Retailers.

Follow @KabbageInc on Twitter.

3. Both Sides of the Table

Both Sides of the Table discusses entrepreneurship, startup lessons, and venture capital.

Put simply, Both Sides of the Table features “perspectives of a 2x entrepreneur turned VC at @UpfrontVC, the largest and most active early-stage fund in Southern California.”

Editor Mark Suster also manages the site’s Snapchat and Twitter accounts.

Posts that I found interesting include 11 Quick Tips to Get More Value Out of Your Board, How Great, Operationally-Focused CFOs Can Transform Your Business, and How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails.

Follow @msuster on Twitter.

4. Adrian Swinscoe

Adrian Swinscoe is an author, former teacher, and economist.

“I’m a huge fan of organisations that do great things for their customers and their employees and I’m a helper to many wanting to achieve their own level of greatness,” Swinscoe says. “I’m also a lover of simplicity and advocate of the human touch with a bit of really useful technology thrown in.”

His blog covers quite a lot in business.

Some noteworthy posts include What 2017 Taught Us About the Live Chat Customer Experience, Communities will become a core engine of commerce, innovation, experience, loyalty and service – Interview with Rob Tarkoff, and 3 Leading B2B Companies Share Their Secrets On How To Create A Personalized Customer Experience.

Follow @adrianswinscoe 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 small business news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.

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