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12 Blogs Every Small Business Owner Must Read

Posted: 12/15/2010
Internet is and always will be a two-way traffic zone, you can't survive alone. You need to learn and observe what others are up to, not only to gain knowledge but also to draw inspiration. There are some truly amazing writers out there who can guide you and advice you about running a small business online while providing some interesting examples and practical tips.

We have compiled a list of informative, motivating, inspiring and applaudable blogs that can help you in understanding the intricacies of eCommerce and Social Media in many ways. To be fair to all these amazing blogs that we are about to mention, we have listed them in alphabetical order.



This blog has it all, everything that a small business owner needs to know about running a successful business online. (Link)

Cats Eye Writer


Judy Dunn runs this blog and writes about marketing, branding through social media and attracting more and more visitors to your website or blog. (Link)

Chris Brogan


Those who are avid readers online must have already heard about Chris Brogan who has years of experience in online community, social media and related technologies. An extremely knowledgeable person who can tell you everything you need to know about running a business. (Link)



Another very informative blog that brings a refreshing angle towards blogging and does not hesitate from telling you harsh realities related with it. They write about SEO, Copywriting, Content Marketing, Keywords and Internet Marketing. A great source for small business owners. (Link)

Fuel Your Blogging


Not only does this blog tell you about blogging but also keeps you updated with latest news and trends in this field. They feature interviews of who's who of blogging and also recommend useful tools apart from very interesting tips 'n tricks. (Link)

Ivan Walsh


Ivan Walsh has more than twenty years of experience in programming, technical writing and process designing, and he writes interesting tips on starting an online business; what we loved the most behind his writing is the practicality behind his articles. He also brings refreshing insights for eBook publishing. (Link)

Jim's Marketing Blog


"Common sense marketing" is what he calls it. Jim Connolly with decades of experience with small businesses writes delightful articles about marketing ideas for small and medium sized companies. (Link)

On Startups


For those who like to read and learn about startups and what it takes to make it a success must subscribe with this blog. It provides you with detailed and very well explained articles along with some very useful resources. (Link)

Pro Blogger


ProBlogger is one of the best online guide for running a business online. Darren Rowse, started this blog like any other, but little did he know at that time that his blog will become one of best resource for eCommerce, blogging, publishing, networking and small businesses. They have some wonderful contributions from many guest bloggers from various fields on various topics which makes this site all the more knowledgeable. (Link)

Social Media Examiner


Social Media Examiner is a great online magazine that does everything it can to teach you about leveraging social media to grow your business online. Their detailed and very well explained articles makes social networking look like a walk in the park. And article contributions from other experts online makes it all the more worth it. (Link)

Social Mouths


Francisco Rosales with experience in corporate and entrepreneurial world shares his experience, expertise and opinions through this blog. He writes about networking, social media strategies, content & email marketing, branding, affiliate marketing and every thing you would wanna know about running a business online. (Link)

The Launch Coach


Dave Navarro is a product launch coach and internet marketing consultant and knows exactly how to excite a business owners to get up on his/her feet and act upon growing and sustaining their online business. He also features inspiring interviews of merchants, artists, bloggers and business owners. (Link)

So, this our list...for now atleast. We're sure that there are many more equally resourceful blogs out there, if you know some of them or own some of them, then do share them with us in the comment section below.

And if you think that you can add our blog to list as well, then do subscribe to our blog or join us on Facebook. We'll try to be as good as the blogs mentioned above. :)
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19 Responses to '12 Blogs Every Small Business Owner Must Read'

  1. Michael Stelzner Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292436850657#c2331153630012890046'> December 15, 2010 11:14 AM

    Thanks so much for mentioning our site, Social Media Examiner


  2. Brandon Cox Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292437674711#c6004557445095346950'> December 15, 2010 11:27 AM

    The fact that you would mention Fuel Your Blogging here practically makes us family! Wow. What awesome company - thanks!


  3. jaycaruso Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292443716938#c25776706594113095'> December 15, 2010 1:08 PM

    I'm going to speak up for my friend John Saddington and say that tentblogger.com should be on this list:



  4. SearchBlogger Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292445006954#c1240051066628275598'> December 15, 2010 1:30 PM

    This is a really good list. I hope you don't mind me mentioning my own blog as it's on very similar lines to those listed.

    I recently started SearchBlogger as a resource of online marketing tips and advice specifically for small business owners.


  5. E-junkie Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292476483545#c6806131303394148960'> December 15, 2010 10:14 PM

    @Michael: You are most welcome...we love your insightful articles and adore your mascot! :)

    @Brandon: That does makes us family! :) Also we'd like to add that your site layout is very neat and homepage offers loads of options to read from.

    @jaycaruso: We'l soon be coming up with another list of wonderful blogs, and will definitely keep Tentblogger in mind. Thanks for sharing. :)

    @searchblogger: Thanks for letting us know about your blog, we noticed how neatly you've explained articles by breaking them down in to sub sections. Great job! :)


  6. Judy Dunn Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292595985499#c9129828559872188421'> December 17, 2010 7:26 AM

    I am amazed, honored and humbled to be included in this list. Thanks so much for putting this together!


  7. E-junkie Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292821563512#c4649207666793169289'> December 19, 2010 10:06 PM

    You are most welcome Judy! :)


  8. Jim Connolly Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292834781072#c7646527505183581008'> December 20, 2010 1:46 AM

    It's great to me mentioned in such esteemed company. There are some great blogs here and some amazingly gifted writers.

    Thanks again!


  9. Laure-Anne (Canis bonus) Said,
    www.e-junkie.info/2010/12/12-blogs-every-small-business-owner.html?showComment=1292839930089#c3204311445308443499'> December 20, 2010 3:12 AM

    Thanks so much for this post. I'll have to add most of these to my rss feed. I particularly like Darren Rowse's, by the way. I was also already a big fan of the SME.

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