13 Must-Read Business Blogs

BlogsIn a previous post, I admitted to being a bit of a blog-reading addict. I just checked my reader and last count shows 75 subscriptions, most of which are business related. So, it’s pretty clear I’m a big business blog reader!

I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you so you can beef up your RSS feeds with some great business reads.

Note: I’ve included the approximate publication frequency for the blogs below so you know what you’re getting before you subscribe.

1. An Entrepreneur’s Life: Michael Cage’s blog that discusses his life as an entrepreneur, marketing ideas and more business-related goodies. Publication frequency: 0-4 posts per month

2. Bizzia: A very active blog, covering all facets of business, including news, finances, freelancing and more. Publication frequency: 2-20 posts per day [recently merged with another site -- link removed.]

3. Duct Tape Marketing: Do-it-yourself, easy and affordable marketing tips for small businesses from John Jantsch. Publication frequency: 5-10 posts per week

4. Freelance Folder: A great mix of posts on freelancing issues, including working with clients, finding freelance work and marketing tips. Publication frequency: 5-10 posts per week

5. Freelance Switch: Provides tips, advice, and news related to freelancing. Publication frequency: 5-10 posts per week

6. New York Times, You’re the Boss: Posts that provide news and advice about running a small business. Publication frequency: 5-10 posts per week

7. Small Biz Bee: A blog for small businesses and entrepreneurs that focuses on business development, marketing, social media and more. Publication frequency: 4-10 posts per month

8. Small Business from CNNMoney.com: Small business news with a financial focus. Publication frequency: 5-10 posts per week

9. Small Business Trends: Posts that focus on trends among small businesses and how they impact those in the trenches. Publication frequency: 10-12 posts per week

10. SitePoint Blogs: Of course, I have to include the blog you’re reading right now, one of my personal favorites. It covers business, tech news, design topics and some great tutorials. Publication frequency: 1-5 posts per day

11. Six Pixels of Separation: Mitch Joel’s blog that shares his insight on marketing, new media and branding. Publication frequency: 5-8 posts per week

12. The Trump Blog: Who doesn’t love The Donald? This blog focuses on business topics and advice with a great motivational twist. Publication frequency: 5 posts per week

13. Web Worker Daily: Tips and advice for anyone who uses the web for work. Publication frequency: 2-8 posts per day

What’s your favorite business blog?

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  • biswa

    This is really really a very good list.I am really very excited to read all this.

  • Chris

    So Bizzia points to EveryJoe which has nothing to do with business. It is about Baseball, Football and threesomes! I’m disappointed in this post. I’m a big fan of SitePoint, but you really dropped the ball on this one. Honestly, there are a few good links, but most are a waste.

  • Anita Campbell

    Thank you, Alyssa, for this great list — and for including Small Business Trends on it. Yes, we publish roughly 2 posts per day. Some are written by me, but many are written by contributors and guest experts.

    I like the others on this list too — it is bookmarkable!

  • http://www.avertua.com Alyssa Gregory

    @Chris – As of several days ago, Bizzia was a very active, high quality business blog. Apparently, they just merged with EveryJoe, and no longer offer the business-oriented posts I enjoyed. How’s that for timing!

  • http://www.thinkvitamin.com Simon Mackie

    Thanks for the link to WebWorkerDaily, Alyssa. I would add the Harvard Business blogs to this list, too: http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/

  • http://www.SitePoint.com Matt Mickiewicz

    One of my favourites: http;//quicksprout.com written by Neil Patel, co-founder of KISS Metrics and CrazyEgg.

  • Niubi

    I’d like to nominate http://blog.dubli.com/EN/ as another great business blog.

  • http://www.gate2vn.net gate2vn

    Very nice list. I don’t know any in this list, but I would add another favorite blog: erica.biz. She was a famous woman in web hosting industry before, and she knows that she’s doing. Her blog is not only about business alone, but also about the life.

    Thanks again for the list. I have found some very good posts immediately.

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  • b160allen

    Pretty good list. In defense of your inclusion of Bizzia I still run across good posts from that site. Small Biz Trends is great. I also really enjoy bnet.com.

  • Niubi

    That’s a great list! I’d like to include http://blog.dubli.com/EN into that list. Very interesting and informative blog, with a focus on how DubLi works (as you might expect).

  • b160allen

    @Nuibi – That’s weak. There is no business information on your Dubli blog. This kind of behavior is why people don’t respect MLM operations or the people who participate in them. Do us all a favor and don’t post a comment unless you are actually interested in contributing to the conversation.