Small business blogs you should be following

If you’re starting up a new business it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by bigger businesses which seem to be doing much better than you are – how can you compete with them?! As long as you’re setting your own realistic goals and meeting them in a reasonable time frame, then it’s more likely you’ll be successful in the long run.

But keeping an eye on your competition is still vital for you to remain in the game. So how do you navigate in this complex world of do’s and don’ts? Take advice from the best of course! The best entrepreneurs have blogs with great advice that could help your small business. Here are our favourite 5.

Small Business Trends

All of helpful tips to keep up to date with the latest in the small business market. It also differentiates its most viewed articles with a helpful ‘Hot’ banner, determining which it’s most helpful and useful pieces are.

Along with the regular editorial staff, the site has 400+ vetted experts who volunteer their knowledge, insights, successes and failures and can offer real experience.

Forum of Private Business

The Forum describes itself as a ‘small business support group’. The site offers an interactive chat for anyone with question. Membership starts from £175 a year, and includes comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover.

The site also boasts a 24-hour legal and general members’ helpline for support on all business issues and access to exclusive money-saving offers on essentials like utilities, cyber protection, telecoms, card processing, business insurance and purchasing. Its member-based organisation allows clients access to business advice and support, as well as their money-saving offers.

Business Wings

Business Wings is run by Dynamis Ltd; an online group that connects entrepreneurs and business owners. The blog has a slightly harder to read with a busier home page, but the content is worth it. They cover everything from business news to testimonials.

Business Wings is a great site to check out for any budding entrepreneur, and it’s also a great way to meet like-minded people.

Small Business.co.uk

SmallBusiness.co.uk provides useful resources, products and services for small business owners and start-ups. They offer free online advice in the form of news articles, guides, tips and features that can point you in the right direction to start and run your own small business.

Sustainable Business Toolkit

The Sustainable Business Toolkit started as a humble sustainability blog back in 2011. In its first two years the site garnered a dedicated and engaged following of readers from all corners of the world.

Today the site is recognised as one of the leading new-media content networks working at the intersection of business and sustainability. Sustainable Business Toollkit provides insight and commentary on the opportunities and challenges facing the business community.

What are your favourite small business blogs that give the best advice? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your views in the comments section below!