Top Small Business Blogs to Read in 2013

written by Ivan Widjaya on December 26, 2012 in Resources with 8 comments

If you are looking for some of the best hand-picked small business blogs to read and inspire you in 2013, you’ve stumbled upon the right place! This blog post will share a part of my business blog reading list. You can add your favourite small business blog to the list – or share the list to your readers, too, if you want…

best small business blogs

You see, I love business blogging. While many bloggers enjoy posting fail videos, rants and weird stuffs, I – and also many others – love sharing to our readers who are looking for tips and ideas on how to start a business or manage their business better.

Not only a blogger, I am also a blog stumbler; I love reading business-oriented blogs, tapping for ideas and trends… and quite possibly my future blog posts or even business ventures! I can share you my reading list, but that would be a rather daunting task as I have literally read thousands of blog posts from hundreds of business blogs.

But no worries – I do have some favourites I regularly visit, and I do need your help for growing my rather smallish list of top small business blogs (you can share the list on your blog, if you want to – it’s easy!)

Top small business blogs

Here’s the hopefully-to-be a complete list of small business blogs worth reading… enjoy! (or skip to my top 3 pick here)


My top 3 must-read small business blogs

Of course, there are some favouites among the listed blog… if you are curious enough, here is my top 3 small business blogs I regularly read and why…

1. Small Business Trends

The authority in small business blog. Period. But that’s not why I visited SmallBizTrends.com early on; it’s because of Anita Campbell, the Owner and CEO. She is a popular small business publisher and a role model to many web publishers, including me.

Of course, the blog posts’ quality speak by themselves; multi-authored by small business owners, experts and professionals, the blog offers useful tips and interesting insight on everything small business.

2. Small Business Branding

I accidentally followed Small Business Branding because I am a follower of Yaro Starak, one of authority bloggers. I followed Yaro’s webpreneurship story, and notice that he was selling his Small Business Branding blog. Since then, the blog has been change ownership a couple of times – and still delivering the same quality as before.

The reason why I visit Small Business Branding regularly is because of Ed Roach’s blog posts. Ed, the branding expert, is the regular writer for the blog for quite some time, and I love his insightful blog posts on business branding.

3. The Franchise King

When it comes to franchising, a figure on top of my mind is Joel Libava. He is, indeed, the franchise king :) Jokes aside, he is probably one of the most ethical franchise consultant in the US – quite possible in the world. He has no affiliation with any franchises, and his role as a consultant is for his client to be able to decide the best for herself. Everything is noticeable in his blog posts; authoritative and always a useful read.

I read a franchising blog simply because I always have a keen interest on franchising, despite I am practically having a bad track record as a franchisee (I once owned two franchise units – and failed miserably in growing them… ouch!) Joel can give you the much-needed insight for those of you who are considering buying a franchise unit.

What’s your top small business blog?

So, how about you? What’s your top pick as the best small business blog? Share it with us! You can suggest a small business blog on the list above or by leaving a comment on this post; alternatively, if your favourite blog is already on the list, please consider to give it a thumb up for us to be able to rank it better.


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