Our Favorite Business Websites and Blogs

by Andrea on January 18, 2010

laptop in grassThe online business world is ever-changing.  To stay on top of the latest web trends, I regularly follow some great websites and blogs. Each one continues to contribute to my learning and professional growth.

I try to set aside an hour a day to read business websites and blogs. This hour has proven to be extremely productive.

I learn about online business, I try new web tools, formulate great new ideas and have fun while doing it. And Kimba hangs out with me while I read!

I hope these websites can provide you with some exciting new resources!

Women Entrepreneur
This online magazine features news and tips for female business owners.  Blogs, a community and success stories round it out as a great source of inspiration and education.

Outspoken Media
Outspoken Media’s blog features insight and engaging advice from a team of three social media mavens. Read for excellent tips on online reputation management, web content and effective social media campaigns.

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang
While not as entertaining as some blogs, this site features important news and trends in the web marketing world.  If you don’t make it an everyday read, try to stop by once in a while to get a feel for important trends.

The Facebook Blog
Want to get a better sense of how to use Facebook in your personal life and for your small business?  Make the Facebook Blog a daily read for great tips and stories of how social media makes an impact on others.

Mashable
Mashable has over two million readers for a reason.  From weird and entertaining stories to up-to-date web trends, Mashable is the go-to site for all things social media related.  If you want to be “in the know,” start here.

Seth’s Blog
Popular author Seth Godin posts brief bits of inspiration and insight.  His posts are easy to digest and often very helpful.  Follow along to stay for tidbits of wisdom that will help you avoid common business ruts and pitfalls.

Friday Traffic Report
Jack Humphrey’s blog offers great resources for business bloggers.  Look for news, trends and lots of tools to amp up your blogging experience.  If you blog casually and not professionally, many of these resources may not be pertinent to you.

Erica.biz
Erica Douglass created a successful  business by the age of 26.  On her blog, she shares her personal insights and advice for other web entrepreneurs.  Her take on web marketing is often fresh and brutally honest.  Just keep in mind that her $10,000 a month blogging paycheck is not the norm!

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Annette January 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

Thanks Andrea! Going to retweet!

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Marge Clark February 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Donna Maria shared wonderful ‘how to’ suggestions to help any independent business owner grow and survive in the fast changing techonology and challenging economic times we live in. You might check out her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/IndieBusinessFans?ref=ts

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