If you’re managing a small business website and you sometimes feel out of the loop of mainstream small business marketing, you’re not alone. It’s impossible to count how many people feel like it’s difficult to keep in touch with the latest developments in the online world; it’s tough following what seem to be almost daily changes, after all.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, and you don’t have to add hours to your work day just to feel like you’re staying on top of small business marketing strategies across the web. You just need to know where to look for your news. We recommend a daily dose of the five following blogs:
Maybe it’s a little bit of selfish self-promotion, but hey, it’s our article! Our Website Builder blog is your ticket to Internet success for small business. We handle all of the latest and greatest information, we dispel online marketing myths, and we give you concrete examples of how to run online marketing for your business.
There’s no reason we can’t toot someone else’s horn, either. The Small Business Bonfire, founded in early 2011 by Alyssa Gregory, is a community for small business owners. Its goal? To provide help and support for entrepreneurs like yourself. The community is educational and collaborative, and the environment is incredibly constructive.
Google drives everyone’s online presence like no other, so you’d better keep on their good side by knowing what they’re up to. There’s no better place to do this than to get your news straight from the horse’s mouth – their official blog explains Google’s changes in depth and great detail. It’s consistently helpful and asks nothing in return.
The US government wants small businesses to guide the economy back to where it once was; this is the official blog of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. In essence, this is where small businesses go to interact with the government.
John Jantsch’s creation is constantly helpful, always informative, and definitely worth a regular visit. It’s so helpful, in fact, that Forbes named it its favorite for marketing and small business. Fast Company called Jantsch’s podcast a “must listen.” In short, you need to be reading Duct Tape – just once you’re finished with Web Start Today’s blog.