There are business blogs on topics like how to start your own business , small business trends, marketing tips, and practical advice for business owners. Some of the most successful business blogs started over a decade ago, while other significant business blogs have skyrocketed to fame within the past couple of years.
New research from QuickBooks shows nearly 4 in 10 people interested in becoming entrepreneurs turn to business blogs and websites for help. More than 50% turn to Google searches for business advice, and another 40% look to seasoned small business owners for tips.
No matter where you are in your business journey, there’s a business blog for you. Instead of scouring search engines for the best blogs, we compiled our picks for today’s 100 best business blogs. They cover a wide range of topics, so we’ve broken them into seven major categories:
- Starting up
- People and culture
There is often overlap between these blogs, so we’ve placed each of them into the category that most reflects its content.
- 0.1 1. Small Business Administration
- 0.2 2. SCORE
- 0.3 3. Derek Sivers’ Blog
- 0.4 4. WPBeginner
- 0.5 5. ConvertKit
- 0.6 6. James Clear’s Blog
- 0.7 7. Entrepreneur on Fire
- 0.8 8. Altucher Confidential
- 0.9 9. Manta
- 0.10 10. Nolo Small Business Law Blog
- 0.11 11. The Penny Hoarder
- 0.12 12. TSheets Time Tracking Blog
- 0.13 13. TheSelfEmployed
- 0.14 14. Foundr Blog
- 0.15 15. Harvard Business Review
- 0.16 16. Insights by Stanford Business
- 0.17 17. Chapman Argyros School of Business
- 0.18 18. California Secretary of State
- 0.19 19. IRS on Starting a Business
- 0.20 20. I Will Teach You To Be Rich
- 0.21 21. Seanwes
- 0.22 22. CreativeLive
- 0.23 23. Mixergy
- 0.24 24. Influencive
- 0.25 25. Marie Forleo’s Business Blog
- 0.26 26. Guy Kawasaki
- 0.27 27. Tim Ferriss
- 0.28 28. Close
- 0.29 29. LeadFuze
- 0.30 30. HubSpot Sales Blog
- 0.31 31. Sales Hacker
- 0.32 32. Jill Konrath’s Sales Blog
- 0.33 33. Openview Sales Blog
- 0.34 34. Grant Cardone’s Blog
- 0.35 35. The Make it Happen Blog
- 0.36 36. LinkedIn Sales Solutions
- 0.37 37. Sales Benchmark Index
- 0.38 38. Insightly
- 0.39 39. The Marcus Sheridan Blog
- 0.40 40. Science of People
- 0.41 41. Chris Winfield’s Blog
- 0.42 42. HelpScout Blog
- 0.43 43. Mark Manson’s Blog
- 0.44 44. Savage Thoughts
- 0.45 45. Indeed
- 0.46 46. Creator by WeWork
- 0.47 47. Skillcrush
- 0.48 48. Zendesk
- 0.49 49. Work It Daily Blog
- 0.50 50. Effortless HR Blog
- 0.51 51. Copyblogger
- 0.52 52. Ahrefs SEO Blog
- 0.53 53. BuzzSumo’s Content Marketing Blog
- 0.54 54. Sumo
- 0.55 55. Neil Patel
- 0.56 56. Duct Tape Marketing
- 0.57 57. Mailshake
- 0.58 58. Wistia
- 0.59 59. Marketing Mentor
- 0.60 60. WordStream
- 0.61 61. BloggerJet
- 0.62 62. SEMrush Blog
- 0.63 63. ProBlogger
- 0.64 65. Chris Brogan’s Blog
- 0.65 66. Leadpages Blog
- 0.66 67. Sleeknote
- 0.67 68. Buffer
- 0.68 69. Seth Godin’s Blog
- 0.69 70. Appcues
- 0.70 71. Convince & Convert
- 0.71 72. MarketingProfs
- 0.72 73. The Quuu Blog
- 0.73 74. G2 Crowd’s Learning Hub
- 0.74 75. OptinMonster’s CRO Blog
- 0.75 76. Teachable’s Blog
- 0.76 77. Selz FounderU
- 0.77 78. Nir & Far
- 0.78 79. CXL
- 0.79 80. The Daily Egg
- 0.80 81. Freelancer’s Union
- 0.81 82. The Sparkline by Fizzle
- 0.82 83. Millo
- 0.83 84. CareerFoundry
- 0.84 85. Paul Jarvis’ Blog
- 0.85 86. The Freelancer by Contently
- 0.86 87. 99U
- 0.87 88. The Work at Home Woman
- 0.88 89. The Smart Passive Income Blog
- 0.89 90. Fundera Ledger
- 0.90 91. Making Sense of Cents
- 0.91 92. The Busy Budgeter
- 0.92 93. Grow
- 0.93 94. Mr. Money Mustache
- 0.94 95. InCredibly
- 0.95 96. Chargeback Blog
- 0.96 97. Mike Michalowicz’s Blog
- 0.97 98. Kabbage
- 0.98 99. NerdWallet
- 0.99 100. SoFi Blog
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1. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration was set up by Congress in 1953 to “aid, counsel, assist, and protect … the interests of small business concerns.” Since then, they’ve significantly grown, and they now provide a wide range of programs to encourage small enterprise. The website has information on virtually every aspect of operating a small business and details funding options and requirements for becoming a government contractor.
Their business blog is relatively hidden on the site — there’s so much information the blog portion tends to hide. Recent posts advise small to medium businesses on topics like financial tips for starting a business from home, training your first employees, and the biggest marketing mistakes new entrepreneurs tend to make.
Backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by a network of 10,000 volunteer business mentors, SCORE delivers low-cost and free consulting services to entrepreneurs who need help growing their businesses or navigating uncharted territory.
Their business blog features hundreds of resources on a wide range of start-up topics, including advice from entrepreneurs like Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.
3. Derek Sivers’ Blog
Derek Sivers’ blog uses one of the most straightforward layouts on the net. Derek has had a varied career, which includes time as a musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and book publisher. His is more than just a business blog, as Derek also discusses his fascination with the psychology of self-improvement, business, philosophy, and culture.
Derek often uses his posts to ponder topics at the intersection of work and life. For example, in his essay “Don’t start a business until people are asking you to,” he wonders why people try to start a business too early. “I meet a lot of people who want to start a business,” he writes. “Some don’t have an idea yet. I don’t understand this. It’s like wanting to wear a bandage when you don’t have a wound.”
As its name indicates, WPBeginner is a beginner’s guide to the content management system WordPress and shows newbie web designers (or anyone setting up their own blogs) how to set up a WordPress site quickly.
Their business blog is full of helpful hints, tips, and tutorials on how to best set up your WordPress-powered site and optimize it for driving in new readers. You’ll find posts on everything from the best WordPress themes for hotels to more advanced topics involving deep customizations.
ConvertKit is an email marketing platform for bloggers, podcasters, service-based business owners, course creators, and YouTubers. It is not surprising, therefore, that they invested in a business blog that teaches people how to make a living online.
They split their blog into articles on building an online business and a monthly issue of their new online magazine called Tradecraft. Each issue focuses on a theme and contains articles related to that theme. Recent items have included “Building Your Businesses with Online Courses,” “The Freelancer’s Field Guide,” and “Design for Non-Designers.”
6. James Clear’s Blog
James Clear states the central question driving his work is, “How can we live better?” This writer, entrepreneur, and travel photographer has been sharing his thoughts online for nearly a decade.
His site is much more than just a small business blog. It includes posts on how to create better habits, strengthen creative thinking , increase physical performance, and sustain optimal health and lifelong learning. The core thesis is any business in its formative stages will grow immeasurably if its owners improve these aspects of their personal lives, too.
7. Entrepreneur on Fire
Fire Nation is best known for its podcast, a runaway success that features interviews with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. As of today, there are more than 1,700 episodes of the podcast, a daily broadcast where host John Lee Duma chats with successful entrepreneurs, detailing their journey and lessons learned while doling out business advice.
The blog is complementary to the podcast, expanding on the audio content.
8. Altucher Confidential
James Altucher is a well-known entrepreneur, angel investor, and prolific writer. After getting his start building websites while working his first job out of college, James sold that company for $15 million and promptly went broke. He has started 20 companies, 17 of which failed, but James learned from each failure.
In his worst moments, James became depressed, but upon hitting rock bottom, realized that his successes in life only happened when he chose to invest in himself. Now, James runs a popular podcast, The James Altucher Show, alongside his blog. He writes about the business world, investing, entrepreneurship, self-publishing, and choosing yourself.
Manta is a great online resource for small business owners. They provide products, services, and educational opportunities to help entrepreneurs become more competitive.
Their biz blog includes a range of articles providing small business news, tips, and advice. They also provide research data on various topics, insight, and information from industry leaders, webinars, and a range of free courses at The Academy.
10. Nolo Small Business Law Blog
Nolo began publishing DIY legal guides for small business owners in 1971, long before the company became a business blog. Now one of the world’s leading online legal resources, Nolo seeks to demystify the day-to-day legalities of running a small business.
Dedicated to providing readers with high-quality, free legal content on topics like how to structure agreements with independent contractors, write a legally sound business plan, and start an LLC, they’re a great first stop for the “to-do” checklists of business formation.
11. The Penny Hoarder
As its name suggests, The Penny Hoarder is predominantly a personal finance website which helps its visitors save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies, and more.
One of the main sections on this business blog is about side gigs, and it includes numerous articles suggesting different ways to earn additional income. Another critical category is working from home, which showcases ideas about how to create a home-based business that monetizes your existing skills.
12. TSheets Time Tracking Blog
The TSheets mission is to help small businesses succeed, and their blog reflects every bit of that desire.
Whether you’re a restauranteur looking to set up valuable performance metrics, a construction worker hoping to take your family business to new heights, or a part-time entrepreneur wondering if this is the year you’ll turn your side-hustle into your main hustle, TSheets by QuickBooks has a blog post designed to inform and entertain.
Learn all about new laws and regulations hitting your state, or read articles on tough concepts like FLSA rules and predictive scheduling. Each blog is well-researched and jam-packed with information, which gives you new ideas and helps you succeed.
TheSelfEmployed is a title that describes the blog’s focus to a “T.” This business blog contains a large number of articles covering start-ups, e-commerce, insurance, the gig economy, tech, office, taxes, law, funding, and marketing. Any small business owner can find answers to virtually any business-related question here.
14. Foundr Blog
Foundr is primarily a free business blog with countless articles on topics relevant to start-up founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and growing businesses. Their content mainly covers topics like growth marketing, getting started in your niche, productivity hacks, and leadership advice.
They also have a (paid) monthly digital magazine aimed at young entrepreneurs. You can either purchase individual issues or take out a subscription to access in-depth interviews with successful entrepreneurs.
15. Harvard Business Review
This business blog is connected to the Harvard Business Review magazine. It contains the same articles as the magazine and includes a large archive. This means there are limits to what you can see online for free, but if you peruse articles on the site without registering, you can access three or more posts per month.
However, if you register for a free account, you double your quota to six articles per month. To see more articles, you’ll need to subscribe.
16. Insights by Stanford Business
The Stanford Graduate School of Business uses its Insights blog to share management research and insights from its global community of experts and leaders. They state the goal of their business blog is “to provide current and aspiring leaders with the information and ideas they need to help change lives, organizations, and the world.”
Articles cover a wide range of business-related topics in virtually every discipline taught at the university.
17. Chapman Argyros School of Business
Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics produces a blog that features insights and stories from professors, notable alumni, and entrepreneurs in the broader Southern California community. Although many of the posts on the school’s business blog relate to alumni accomplishments in business, much of the content looks at faculty research on various aspects of business.
18. California Secretary of State
This is the official website for Alex Padilla, California’s current Secretary of State. While it’s not a traditional business blog, this website contains a wide range of information that is useful to businesses in the state of California.
While there is a California bias to the content and FAQs, this site collects country, state, and federal agency information small business owners need to know. It compiles all the information that helps California business owners to navigate the state’s often complex governmental and tax systems.
19. IRS on Starting a Business
The Small Businesses and Self-Employed section of the IRS website brought together a wealth of information with a focus on what new business owners need to know about federal tax obligations.
Their content covers topics like deciding whether you’re really operating a business (rather than just working on a hobby), record-keeping requirements, checklists for starting a business, and how to calculate quarterly tax estimates.
20. I Will Teach You To Be Rich
This is the flagship business blog of entrepreneur and bestselling-author Ramit Sethi. The blog’s title, under the same name as his book, clearly describes Ramit’s mission. Through his in-depth content, he aims to teach readers how to use psychology and systems to live what he calls “ a rich life.”
Although he also provides premium courses, Ramit claims to give 98% of his content away for free. His often massively-long guides cover insider techniques on psychology, negotiation, automation, and earning more, alongside detailed case studies of how his tactics apply to the real world.
Seanwes is the blog of Sean McCabe, an entrepreneur and designer who created numerous successful online courses on topics related to design and building a business.
In addition to the business blog, Sean recently wrote a book called Overlap . He also shares inspirational videos via a daily show and releases a weekly podcast. His blog posts cover self-development and business topics, seeking to motivate readers to build their skills and improve their performance.
CreativeLive’s business blog features insights, interviews, and detailed breakdowns from experts like Tim Ferriss, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and others who teach online classes on the platform. However, business is just one of five topic categories covered on the CreativeLive blog.
There are hundreds of quality posts that focus on self-employment, small business ownership, building a personal brand, how to make it in the world of photography, and so much more.
Mixergy features interviews and courses with over 1,100 business founders. These founders come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including eCommerce, social media, marketplaces, physical products, B2B, and SaaS companies.
The host and founder, Andrew Warner, covers topics on this business blog such as marketing, bootstrapping, selling your business, sales, driving traffic, and customer acquisition. Mixergy was started with the vision of a place where the ambitious learn from experienced mentors through interviews and courses.
Influencive describes itself as a source for unconventional wisdom and influential minds. This business blog publishes posts about general business, crafting a winning mindset, entrepreneurship, growth-hacking, lifestyle, branding, social media, health and fitness, and more. They also include a library of favorite books they believe every entrepreneur needs to read.
25. Marie Forleo’s Business Blog
Marie Forleo describes herself as “an entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist, and unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be.”
Her business blog is a combination of transformative, free content and paid online training programs. Many of her business-related posts and videos focus on building the right mindset to be successful. She also covers topics like how to create a sustainable side-hustle, retraining your psychology around business, and more.
26. Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is renowned for his online advice and active social media presence. He’s currently the chief evangelist of Canva, the online graphic design tool suite. A large part of his past was spent as the chief evangelist at Apple.
His business blog covers an eclectic range of topics he’s written about over the past couple of decades, although new content is published infrequently. Guy has written 13 books, all of which are covered in detail on his blog, including access to his two Skillshare classes and several TED talks he’s delivered.
27. Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss became a household name with his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. He subsequently wrote three more books and set up The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which has received more than 150 million downloads to date.
His business blog has been number one on the list of the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs for many years. Tim loves technology, and many of his posts discuss how people can use technology to improve productivity in their businesses.
Close is a sales CRM for startups and small-to-medium businesses. Their business blog, therefore, focuses solely on sales topics that provide in-depth guides, videos, tutorials, case studies, and real-world breakdowns of the world’s best sales strategies. It’s full of tips, techniques, and templates for every sales situation.
The website aims to provide actionable sales advice to readers and include a daily, 60-second video to motivate sales.
LeadFuze is a lead-generation software platform. Their business blog publishes weekly posts, covering topics related to lead-generation strategies, sales skills, and sales terminology. LeadFuze also produces a podcast where the hosts interview successful salespeople.
30. HubSpot Sales Blog
HubSpot is a high-profile inbound marketing company. They produce three distinct business blogs on marketing, sales, and customer success. The blogs are large, publishing multiple posts per day from a large number of contributing and staff writers, with extensive coverage on every topic they choose to write about.
The sales blog, for instance, publishes posts covering virtually every imaginable aspect of sales and now contains a library of nearly 2,500 posts on sales alone.
31. Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker provides thought-leadership, webinars, conferences, online courses, sales training, and digital partnerships. The thought-leadership in their B2B sales blog that delivers sales tips, tactics, strategies, and technology from the industry’s top thought-leaders. Their articles cover sales, market development, customer success, sales ops, and leadership.
32. Jill Konrath’s Sales Blog
Jill Konrath is a speaker, author, and major thought-leader in the world of sales. Her business blog is syndicated on numerous top publications. She sends a weekly newsletter to 145,000 people interested in her sales wisdom. The main topics she writes about are prospecting, success mind-sets, working smarter, and winning deals.
33. Openview Sales Blog
Openview Labs covers more than just sales. They describe their content as “insights, actionable advice, and founder interviews aimed at helping you grow your expansion stage software company.” Their business blog contains thousands of articles over a range of sales topics.
The sales section contains posts that aim to give actionable advice on topics like becoming a successful sales development representative, how to align marketing and sales at your start-up, and more.
34. Grant Cardone’s Blog
Entrepreneur and bestselling author Grant Cardone works with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to find sales opportunities and customize their sales processes to make them more effective. He also offers online sales training beyond just his business blog. His library of free content and videos discusses every imaginable sales and customer service-related topic.
35. The Make it Happen Blog
T he Make it Happen blog is the blog from sales-pro John Barrows, who provides sales training for both teams and individuals. Unsurprisingly, John’s posts mostly focus on problems salespeople encounter and how they can improve. Topics recently blogged about include how to get meetings with decision-makers, the best ways to qualify leads, and the walk-away close.
36. LinkedIn Sales Solutions
LinkedIn is, of course, the largest social network that makes business happen. Among LinkedIn’s content offerings is their Sales Solutions Blog, which breaks down sales strategies and social selling techniques. Although their posts cover a wide range of sales-related themes, the posts tend to focus on their specialties — social selling sales trends.
37. Sales Benchmark Index
Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) is best described as a business strategy consulting company. Through their work, they’ve discovered businesses that consistently exceed their revenue targets follow a five-step process:
- Corporate strategy
- Product strategy
- Pricing strategy
- Marketing strategy
- Sales strategy
They have also curated a library of blog posts called Insights covering these topics on their business blog.
Insightly provides customer relationship management software (CRM) to small and mid-sized businesses across a range of industries. Their business blog showcases best practices for using a CRM, how to get the most out of your customer relationships, and tactics for using online tools to grow your sales funnel.
Recent topics include measuring the value of customer relationships, scaling your inbound content engine, and optimizing your sales cycle.
39. The Marcus Sheridan Blog
Marcus Sheridan, says he’s obsessed with helping companies become the best communicators in the world. Marcus and his team work closely with the marketing platform HubSpot, and their business blog contains thoughts on teaching and communicating in a digital world. Their content features a mix of podcasts and posts relating to sales, communication, and video marketing.
40. Science of People
Run by bestselling author and behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards, Science of People aims to help you be more successful at work, in life, and in love. Recent blog topics include a deep dive on the science of personality and how to create a winning morning routine and increase your productivity.
41. Chris Winfield’s Blog
Chris Winfield has been an entrepreneur for most of his adult life and experienced successes and failures. After a 2013 failure, he took a good look at his life, examined his life’s learnings, and experimented with ways to improve his state.
He uses his business blog to share what he learned about how to work less, earn more, and get more out of each day. His blog posts concentrate on personal development and productivity, and they profile successful people he’s interviewed through his new show on Entrepreneur about how to build a side hustle.
42. HelpScout Blog
HelpScout provides help-desk software. Their business blog covers a range of topics related to customer service, human resource management, and growth. Some of their most popular posts dive into how you can address cross-cultural customer support, stay healthy as a digital nomad, and outsource support the right way.
43. Mark Manson’s Blog
Mark Manson is a New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur. He’s considered one of the world’s top personal development bloggers, and he writes on his business blog in a blunt, no-nonsense fashion about happiness, self-knowledge, habits, and relationships. Some of his articles are gated for premium subscribers only.
44. Savage Thoughts
Wistia founder Chris Savage has been blogging for years about his experience as a founder and CEO. His posts touch on a range of topics from company culture to growth strategies and product development. His transparency is refreshing and makes for valuable articles.
Indeed is predominantly a site for job posts, so it’s appropriate that their business blog is primarily about employment, job seeking, and human relations. The main post categories chronicle the best places to work, case studies of successful teams, employer branding, HR best practices, and small-business hiring.
46. Creator by WeWork
WeWork provides a variety of options for start-ups and solopreneurs who need a workspace — from private office space for teams of 100+ to desks in shared spaces to one-off areas for hosting meetings.
Their business blog, Creator Magazine, focuses on profiling enterprising people, innovations, inspiration, and business tips. They also provide several how-to guides on starting a business, employment, and how to deal with HR issues.
Skillcrush is an interactive, online-learning community for creatives, thinkers, and makers who want to build their coding skills. Their business blog focuses on tools, skills, and employment options.
Their main blog categories cover topics about learning tech skills, getting hired, working remotely, and freelancing. Over the years, they’ve written several blog posts detailing ups, downs, and lessons learned while freelancing on the side.
The Zendesk blog is an excellent resource for all topics related to customer service. A few of their best posts discuss how you can collect excellent customer feedback and what skills provide great customer service.
49. Work It Daily Blog
Work It Daily, an online-learning platform, provides career support for people who want more out of their careers. Their business blog focuses on work and people within an organization. Topics range from managing millennials to networking and growing within your career track.
50. Effortless HR Blog
Effortless HR is an all-in-one employee management system, and their business blog chronicles content around the people side of business. Some of their most authoritative content is about compensation, customer service, emergency planning, hiring, labor laws, and employee training.
Copyblogger is one of the premier content marketing blogs. They developed a huge archive of posts to help you develop your online marketing efforts. You can also join their premium community, My Copyblogger, for free and gain access to their resource library featuring a wide range of training materials, books, seminars, webinars, and other marketing resources.
52. Ahrefs SEO Blog
The Ahrefs SEOblog helps readers improve their SEO and marketing. Their in-depth content provides a mix of detailed tutorials, case studies, and opinion pieces from marketing practitioners and industry experts on SEO, content marketing, and social media marketing.
Recent posts cover a comprehensive list of backlink checking tools, this year’s changes in SEO, and how to create viral loops that boost email signups.
53. BuzzSumo’s Content Marketing Blog
BuzzSumo is probably best known for its platform where you can analyze which blog posts have performed best for particular topics or competitors on social media channels. Their blog, “Data-Driven Marketing Insights,” takes this further by looking at lessons learned in the blogosphere.
Typical topics on this business blog focus on how to create successful content, blogging best practices, and how to get more shares for your posts.
Sumo provides several (predominantly) free tools website owners can use to improve their site’s marketing performance. Their business blog covers a broad range of topics designed to help marketers and founders improve their online marketing efforts.
Sumo founder Noah Kagan is a frequent presence on the blog, sharing his sometimes wild experiments in the world of business. Recent topics covered on Sumo include growing your YouTube channel, coming up with killer blog post ideas, and what makes a high-converting email opt-in.
55. Neil Patel
Neil Patelis a renowned site for those involved in the content marketing space. Their product is a customer-engagement-automation platform, and the Neil Patel business blog focuses on analytics, marketing, and testing. They’ve built up a huge library of detailed posts, and some of the most important categories are analytics, blogging, branding, and conversion optimization.
56. Duct Tape Marketing
Duct Tape Marketing, founded by John Jantsch, helps small business owners with their marketing. Unsurprisingly, their business blog aims to deliver simple, effective, and affordable small-business marketing advice and tactics with a bias toward online marketing.
They also produce a podcast discussing ways small businesses can improve their marketing. They recently interviewed Robert Cialdini, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Influence.
Mailshake is an online tool that helps marketers generate leads, build relationships, and promote their content. Their business blog covers how to generate leads, successfully send cold emails, and the occasional deep dive on content marketing. Recent posts have been on topics like improving your email deliverability and how to land quality guest posts.
Wistia is a video hosting tool for businesses. Think of it as a YouTube alternative for companies that want more control over their content. Their blog takes a close look at video production and marketing. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about creating and using videos for growth, marketing, sales, and customer support.
59. Marketing Mentor
Owned and operated by marketing consultant Ilise Benun, the business blog Marketing Mentor provides advice and accountability for creative business owners looking to get more out of their marketing efforts.
Her blog covers a range of marketing, networking, and pricing topics that apply directly to creatives, marketers, and freelancers. Some of her most popular posts include why you can’t finish building your website the way you want it and how to find your prospect’s email address in just minutes.
WordStream provides online advertising software to help you gain better results from your advertising, with a real focus on PPC (price per click). Their business blog emphasizes education about how to leverage Google AdWords, paid search marketing, copywriting, and content marketing.
Tim Soulo, head of marketing at Ahrefs, founded BloggerJetto share what works for him in terms of content marketing and social media marketing. He was sick of reading advice from so-called experts who never practice their own advice, so he set out to create something different.
On his blog, Tim guarantees he has tried out everything he writes about. New posts are highly detailed and often climb above 5,000 words.
62. SEMrush Blog
SEMrush has built quite a reputation for the quality of SEO information they provide site owners about their websites their competitors’ websites. Their business blog focuses on SEO, content marketing, and PPC. Some of their posts can be very detailed, as shown in their recent infographic, 40 Technical SEO Mistakes.
ProBlogger is another content marketing heavyweight. It aims to inspire, teach, and support bloggers from around the world to create blogs that not only serve their readers and make the world a better place but also build income streams for the bloggers behind them. ProBlogger contains nearly 8,000 articles to help bloggers with topics like starting a blog, creating content, finding readers, and more.
64. Melyssa Griffin
Melyssa Griffin’s focus (she calls it her obsession) is teaching entrepreneurs and bloggers how to make their passions profitable and popular. She originally called her site The Nectar Collective, and it rapidly grew from a simple creative outlet to a popular online-education site. Her business blog now specializes in topics like list-building, online course creation, webinars, and Pinterest marketing.
65. Chris Brogan’s Blog
Chris Brogan provides marketing strategy and skills training for entrepreneurs. Forbes listed Chris as one of the “Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014” and listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs.
His business blog provides education and tools to help your life and business thrive. He does that through free content, courses, and coaching offerings. His blog covers topics like how to humanize your brand, land deals with big clients, and network the right way.
66. Leadpages Blog
Since Leadpages is a landing page builder, it makes sense that their blog is built around conversion marketing — and discusses the art and science behind creating a landing page that accomplishes your goal.
Alongside this content, their business blog provides hints and tips about how to get the most out of the Leadpages products. Typical posts include how to write effective sales copy, how storytelling can sell your product, and how to get the most out of Facebook ads.
Sleeknote is a tool to help you grow your email list. The bulk of their blog posts focuses on how you can improve your sales and conversions through email. Their blog mostly covers topics related to email marketing, blog conversion rate optimization, writing, and how to generate leads from your blog.
Buffer currently publishes three blogs — Buffer Open, Buffer Social, and Buffer Overflow that each serve very distinct niche topics. Buffer Open tends to focus on improving your productivity, creating transparency in your office, and building a happier work culture.
Buffer Socialis all about social media and online marketing, while Buffer Overflowtargets developers with relevant educational content. Typical Buffer Social posts cover case studies in design, social media marketing, and the science of marketing. Posts are written from the perspective of what the company currently experiments with.
69. Seth Godin’s Blog
Bestselling author and prolific marketer Seth Godin gained his fame by telling compelling stories in only a few words. He’s a deep thinker and can get away with breaking the conventional rules about blog length every time.
Seth’s daily business blog focuses on topics like the post-industrial revolution, how ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and changing everything. There’s no telling what each day’s post will be about, but it’s guaranteed to make you think.
Every business needs to onboard new customers . Appcues helps them do it. Their blog is loaded with hundreds of posts on the nuances of onboarding new customers, which every entrepreneur knows is a real challenge. Let Appcues fill you in on the nuts and bolts of making your customers happy and successful.
71. Convince & Convert
Entrepreneur Jay Baer founded Convince & Convert in 2008. This business blog is proud that the Content Marketing Institute named this site the number one content marketing blog in the world.
As you’d expect, this blog contains a multitude of posts on a wide range of content marketing topics: community management, affiliate marketing, customer experience, digital marketing, email marketing, and social media, to name a few.
MarketingProfs provides real-world education for modern marketers. You can find a host of free tools, training, strategies, articles, online seminars, and discussion forums on their business blog. They cover a wide range of sales and marketing topics, including advertising basics, brand management, customer behavior, and public relations.
73. The Quuu Blog
Quuu helps marketers find great content to share on their social media channels, automatically posting approved content across their accounts. Quuu uses their business blog to teach people how to improve their social media and content marketing via digestible, actionable, and GIF-filled content.
Typical posts include looks into the best social media tools, content marketing basics, how to build relationships with influencers, and interviews with successful marketers.
74. G2 Crowd’s Learning Hub
G2 Crowd is known as the premier B2B software review site, but G2 Crowd’s blog is also a hub for a broad range of business topics. While there are a handful of larger topical buckets such as productivity, technology, and design, the largest of those pools is their marketing section. You can expect to see ultimate guides, how-to articles, tips and tricks, industry insights, best software lists, and more.
75. OptinMonster’s CRO Blog
As its name suggests, the OptinMonster Conversion Rate Optimization Blog provides practical tips and step-by-step tutorials on how to boost your site’s conversions and hit your growth targets. The posts on this business blog are a mixture of case studies, tutorials, and articles on various aspects of A/B testing, growth tactics, content marketing, email marketing, and lead generation.
76. Teachable’s Blog
Teachable is a platform that allows you to create and sell online courses. Their business blog generally focuses on how to develop courses and grow your audience of students. Their most popular posts cover influencer launch case studies, audience-building tactics that actually work, and how to create content that converts visitors into paying students.
77. Selz FounderU
Selz aims to help you design and run a professional online business. They provide entrepreneurs with the tools to build an online store and sell their solutions. Their business blog teaches many skills necessary to succeed in online sales. FounderU has published a slew of articles on growth strategies, product design, email marketing, social media marketing, and more.
78. Nir & Far
Bestselling author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal describes his blog as tackling the intersection of psychology, technology, and business, making it more than just a business blog. He calls his content lessons in “behavioral design” and believes behavioral design is the art and science of helping people get the most out of life. He recommends three post topics to new readers: how to hack happiness, how to manufacture desire, and lessons learned in kicking bad habits.
The CXL Blog provides practical ideas on the essentials of conversion optimization. They claim their business blog is the world’s most popular conversion optimization destination.
Their content delivers actionable optimization advice, up-to-date research, and detailed process maps on conversion optimization and data-driven growth. The posts target smart marketers at a relatively advanced level.
80. The Daily Egg
The Daily Egg is the blog for Crazy Egg, the heat map software that helps you visualize where your visitors are engaging with your pages. As well as daily blog posts, The Daily Egg includes tutorials and webinars on website conversion-related topics. The top categories the blog covers are conversion optimization, landing page design, content marketing, and creating a great user experience.
81. Freelancer’s Union
Freelancer’s Union aims to promote the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and service offerings. Their business blog focuses on topics related to freelancers. Recent posts include how to stay ahead of your taxes as a freelancer, how to be a better writer, and tips for getting clients to share their budget with you.
82. The Sparkline by Fizzle
The Sparkline is Fizzle’s blog for independent creatives and entrepreneurs — or, as they describe it, for “creatives, makers, artists, hackers, bloggers, and internetters willing to dig in and care about the what and why of independent business.” They publish in-depth articles every Tuesday on topics like content creation, marketing, product making, social media, and more. They also produce a weekly podcast on similar issues.
Millo provides a massive quantity of free information to assist freelancers and creatives. They package this content in a variety of media – guides, podcasts, a newsletter, and blog posts. Their business blog has more than 1,000 articles on topics like how to freelance full-time, find high-quality clients, and use contracts that keep your work safe.
CareerFoundry provides online mentoring courses in UX Design, UX Fundamentals, UI Design, Web Development, and iOS Development to help people transform their careers. Their blog focuses on these topics as well as career changes. Recent posts cover topics like UI design principles, gauging your local market’s demand for app developers, and how to become a web developer.
85. Paul Jarvis’ Blog
Freelance designer and entrepreneur Paul Jarvis has helped other people build freelance businesses since 1999. Now, he’s a designer, author, teacher, software creator, podcaster, and more. Paul runs three online courses for creatives and those who wish to grow their online audiences.
He first publishes his blog posts to his weekly newsletter, The Sunday Dispatch, before uploading some of them to his business blog. Each of his articles are designed to show you different components of the equation when it comes to running a profitable, service-based business.
86. The Freelancer by Contently
Contently is a New York-based technology company that operates three blogs. Their Freelancer blog (at contently.net) aims to inform and educate about all facets of the world that is freelancing.
They also have two other web properties. While Contently.com focuses on brands-turned-publishers, Contently.net is for creative freelancers, and Contently.org (the Contently Foundation) helps journalists transition to the enterprise world.
Adobe’s blog, 99U, has a mission is to empower the creative community. Their business blog tells stories of how innovative leaders master their crafts and shape their industries. They’ve interviewed a large swathe of creative leaders who blog about their experiences. The site’s other articles focus on career curation, distributed team collaboration, creative process development, and productivity.
88. The Work at Home Woman
Holly Reisem Hanna founded the Work at Home Woman. As this business blog’s name indicates, her content is designed for women looking to land a legitimate work-at-home job or launch their own home-based business. Forbes has named her blog one of the top sites for progressing in your career. Holly publishes posts on blogging, freelancing, self-development, time management, and more.
89. The Smart Passive Income Blog
Since he started his business blog and popularized the concept of sharing monthly income reports, SPI owner Pat Flynn has built a high-profile online presence. Pat uses his blog to teach his tested strategies for running an online business and optimizing it, which is a stream of passive income.
He teaches his readers different business models for creating additional income sources, using a variety of formats: blogging, podcasting, writing books, and teaching online courses. Pat’s monthly income report shows a behind-the-scenes look at the financial side of running a business blog.
90. Fundera Ledger
Fundera’s mission is to provide small business owners the capital they need to grow, and their main product is an app-based service that allows users to apply directly to top lenders, compare rates, and find the best deal.
Their business blog is appropriately named the Fundera Ledger, due to its focus on finance. It provides news, advice, and actionable strategies for small business owners to earn more, spend less, and tap into the capital they need to grow their business. Their content is split into posts that fall into the categories of starting up, managing, and growing your company.
91. Making Sense of Cents
Making Sense of Cents is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s personal finance, lifestyle, and business blog. She initially created the blog to help her improve her own finances and grow her side-income. At one point, she had $38,000 of student loan debt, which she’s managed to fully repay.
Michelle’s blog has won numerous awards since its 2011 debut, and it is featured on many big-name websites. The bulk of her posts are relate to saving money, making money, and paying off debt.
92. The Busy Budgeter
Rosemarie Groner’s The Busy Budgeter focuses on helping readers learn to prioritize spending on what matters to you. She places a strong emphasis on structuring your life around the simple things, and she believes minimizing possessions means you’ll enjoy what you have.
Recent posts on her business blog emphasize saving money, budget cooking and event planning, and understanding unpaid medical bills.
Grow by the website Acorns aims to give practical ideas to transform your finances and, in turn, your life. Their business blog provides a mix of financial news, how-to’s, interviews, and what they call Money 101. The Money 101 content emphasizes the basics of financial planning — budgeting, saving, investing, credit debt, and getting started in real estate — all with a connection back to personal finance.
94. Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache, aka Peter Adeney, lives the ultimate frugal lifestyle and was able to retire while still in his 30’s. He now uses his business blog to talk all about how he and his wife made that happen.
Both Peter and his wife retired several years ago to focus on raising their family through a combination of investments and living a lifestyle more than 50% less expensive than their peers. The Mr. Money Mustache blog shows how you can live a frugal yet enjoyable life.
InCredibly creates content that helps their readers to manage their small-business capital. The content of their business blog tends to fall into three areas — evaluating capital needs, accessing the right funding, and intelligently putting your capital to work.
Their blog is the educational arm of Credibly, a small-business lending platform. Recent posts include a detailed look at how to write a business plan, tactics for increasing cash flow, and how to manage employees.
96. Chargeback Blog
As the website’s name suggests, Chargeback is an app that’s designed to help businesses simplify their chargeback management and reduce the risk of chargebacks. Their app is still being trialed in an early-access beta program, but their business blog produces great content on topics like e-commerce and how to manage an online business.
97. Mike Michalowicz’s Blog
Mike Michalowicz is the author of Profit First , a book that has helped transform thousands of businesses. His simple financial frameworks help business owners get a handle on their spending and saving, and his blog offers more of the same straightforward, priceless advice.
Kabbage provides business loans and lines of credit. Their business blog covers a wide range of topics across a variety of verticals, with a heavy focus on financial education for small-business owners. Recent posts cover payroll tools for construction-business owners, how to thrive in business as an introvert, and the essentials of creating an online store.
NerdWallet offers financial tools and advice on getting out of debt, calculating mortgage payments, making sure you’re on track to retire, and much more. Their business blog also provides readers with a free credit score. They primarily cover personal finance topics with an emphasis on managing credit cards, investments, loans, and insurance.
100. SoFi Blog
SoFi is a financial services company with established lending and wealth management tools. Their business blog focuses on financial topics for millennials in categories like career advancement, money management, creating your dream lifestyle, and more.
Typical recent posts break down success stories of how their customers have used SoFi products to get out of debt, breakdowns of which insurance you’ll need at different stages of your life, and how to boost your credit score.
Reading will only take you so far
Each of these well-established business blogs offers great insights, advice, and tactics for growing (and managing) your business. However, your success will be measured only by the actions you take — not the number of articles you’ve read. Bookmark these blogs, refer back to them, and keep pushing forward with your business every single day.[“source=quickbooks”]