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14 Hot Blogs That Can Help You Grow Your Business Now

Running a business can be both rewarding and extremely time-consuming. From managing day-to-day operations to keeping customers happy, it can be a struggle to stay on top of what you need to know to remain competitive and continue to grow. Fortunately, there’s a bounty of information to be found on the internet that can keep you current and even ahead of the curve.

Besides the RingCentral Blog for Small Business, we also recommend the following 14 blogs. They’re favorites for many successful business owners and a great source of industry leaders’ knowledge.

Duct Tape Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Read it because: It’s full of clever, inexpensive marketing ideas along with commentary from a variety of industry pros.

Link: www.ducttapemarketing.com

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Startup Nation

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Read it because: It’s one of the leading content and community resource sites for small business owners seeking real-world business advice.

Link: www.startupnation.com/blogs

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Entrepreneur Daily Dose

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Read it because: It’s from the publishers of Entrepreneur.com. Daily Dose offers small business news stories, as well as interesting articles on a variety of business-related topics.

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OnStartups.com

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Read it because: It was created by entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah. The site offers lots of interesting articles for both software startups and business owners interested in technology.

Link: www.onstartups.com

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The Entrepreneurial Mind

Belmont

Read it because: The Entrepreneurial Mind is the personal and professional blog of Dr. Jeff Cornwall, the Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. The blog gives an academic look at small business ownership.

Link: www.drjeffcornwall.com

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Score Success Blog

Score

Read it because: This is the blog for the non-profit organization that has helped 8.5 million small businesses. It’s a helpful online tool that can be used along with the free advice that SCORE’s counselors offer.

Link: www.blog.score.org

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American Express Open Forum

OpenForum

Read it because: It provides many resources for business owners — videos, articles, blogs, podcasts and expert advice to boost your business, sponsored by American Express OPEN.

Link: www.openforum.com

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Small Biz Daily

SmallBizDailyRead it because: It has up-to-date ideas, insights, inspiration and information for entrepreneurs.

Link: www.smallbizdaily.com

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Shoestring Venture

ShowstingRead it because: It’s a streamlined blog that provides business owners with information on how to deal with a variety of issues including finance, marketing and technology.

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Small Business Branding

SmallBusinessBranding

Read it because: It’s aimed at those interested in marketing and building small businesses. Focused content with lots of advice on how to grow a business.

Link: www.smallbusinessbranding.com

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Small Business Survival

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Link: www.smallbizsurvival.com

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Youngentrepreneur

 

Young_EntrepreneurRead it because: YoungEntrepreneur.com is  a “must visit” resource for start-up CEOs, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, mentors and investors wanting fresh perspectives on how to grow a business.

Link: www.youngentrepreneur.com

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BizSugar

BizSugar

Read it because: This site lets both business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs share small business news, tips, blog posts and information.

Link: www.bizsugar.com

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Secret Women’s Business Network

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Read it because: It provides practical business advice, information and resources for women business owners.