10 Small Business Blogs That Belong in Your Bookmarks

You know how much I love blogs. (And no, not just my own!) I mean, in the past, I’ve used this space to recommend some of the blogs that I read for inspiration, news, tips, and advice.

Today’s gonna be a little different, though! Because everybody on my team has their own individual area of expertise, it seemed like a good idea to turn the floor over to them today, so they could recommend some of THEIR top sources of news and know-how. So whether you’re into design, wordplay, administration, or some other aspect of entrepreneurship, take a gander at some of Team LKR’s favorite business blogs:

Matthias, Tech & SEO

ManageWP – This is one of the only WordPress blogs you need to follow. It aggregates both beginner and advanced articles, so no matter your level of expertise, you can learn something here that will help you improve your website.

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Tidy Repo – Tidy Repo specifically covers WordPress plugins – if it’s featured on this site, it’s probably worth checking out for your own. When you’re searching for WP plugins that can help you out, this is the first place you should look.

You can get more of Matthias’s tech blog recommendations in this post, too!

Sarah, Project Manager

The Project Management Hut – Even if you aren’t a project manager yourself, this blog is always full of killer advice for working with and managing a team. Check this out to learn all kinds of dos and don’ts for making your company work when it has more people than just you.

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A Girl’s Guide to Project Management – Elizabeth Harrin’s blog should be on every entrepreneur’s reading list. She tackles everything you need to know about project management, strategy, and productivity, whether you ARE a project manager or you want to work with one.

Kristina, Customer Service

Help Scout – Want to make the customer experience completely amazing? The Help Scout blog is a treasure trove of advice, from case studies and in-depth analysis of customer service trends to quick tips. This thing is interesting even if you’re not the type to EVER interact directly with customers.

Win the Customer – This blog is another great source of case studies, customer service philosophy, and ways that you can develop rewarding, long-term relationships with your customers.

Julie, Web Design

Web Designer Depot – This site is perfect if you’re looking for new tools, apps, and hot deals on design elements like fonts. If you want to keep up with what’s hot in web design, you should definitely be visiting this site on a regular basis.

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Logo of the Day – This one is pretty much just what it sounds like. It features logos that users can vote on, so you can be inspired by other designers’ creations and get some new ideas for your own business.

Tom, Writing & Social Media

Copy Hackers – Joanna Wiebe is an absolute master of the written word. Emails, CTAs, websites, sales pages, whatever – you name it, and she can teach you how to write the best one possible. Take her advice.

Copyblogger – Copyblogger may very well be the standard for effective web writing, and with good reason. By practicing everything they preach, these guys hide some seriously powerful lessons inside rich, compelling stories that will keep you clicking all day. Warning: this site is addictive.

Now let’s hear from you!

You’ve seen what some of Team LKR’s top biz blogs are, but what about yours? Got some reading recommendations? Let us know in the comments below – we’re always looking for new material to dive into!

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.

Comments

  1. Great list! I shared it internally with our Project Manager and Customer Service.