November 23, 2014

Small Business Trends Needs Your Vote!

HP Best Business Blogs contestOh, I know this is not my usual businesslike and reserved blog post title.

I was planning to be more subtle and self-effacing.  I was going to be good.  Yes, I was just going to say to you, “Go check out this HP Best Business Blogs contest.”  

But then I saw the competition.  It’s too tough!  So I had to pull out all the stops.  And ask for your vote. 

Small Business Trends is in the running in 3 out of 4 categories of the Best Business Blogs contest going on over at the HP SMB Community Wiki:

Just take a look at the blogs we’re up against:  John Battelle’s (founder of Wired and head of FM Publishing) Searchblog; Guy Kawasaki’s (rock-star venture capitalist) How To Change the World;  Michael Arrington’s Techcrunch.com;  John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing — the list goes on. 

Yikes!

What do we get if we win?  No big bucks.  Just the honor of being included in a downloadable, customizable eBook template from HP that you can use in your business.

More than anything, it will mean a lot to me if you care enough to vote.

So, please click on one of the 3 categories above.  Review the entries.  If you think we deserve it, vote for Small Business Trends.

Many thanks.

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Anita Campbell - CEO


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses, and also serves as CEO of TweakYourBiz.com.

17 Reactions

  1. I voted for the post, The On-Again Off-Again Entrepreneur, due to the fact that it got me thinking about my own career time-line with a small business education after high-school and then employment and starting a hobby business in the end of the 80’s – beginning of the 90’s, then back to school and university studies in America in 1997. Graduating in 2000 and landing a job in Ohio. I had to go back to Sweden in 2002. New study period starting in 2003, this time international project management and searching part-time job. I started a business together with two other people in 2006.

    All the Best,

    Martin Lindeskog – American in Spirit.
    Gothenburg, Sweden.

  2. Thank you, Martin! You are a loyal reader and I appreciate it very much. Good luck in your on-again, off-again entrepreneurship career! Anita

  3. Agree Anita, the competition is tough, but you certainly have my vote. Good Luck and keep up the great work that you do.

  4. I voted for you in all 3 categories. My favorite is also the on and off entrepreneur. It is a great story about the struggle of entrepreneurs.

  5. Hey Anita,

    Even if you don’t win, you are in some absolutely great company. But I did throw a vote in for you on the 10 quotes to run your business by, and you’re ahead in that category. Good luck!!!

  6. I apprecite your support — and the emails others that have sent. It’s gratifying. :)

  7. Anita,

    Thanks for your kind words! I have now voted for another post, since the rules have changes. I picked the Marketing category this time and the post, Five Reasons For Small Business Owners To Blog. I recently had a blog course / presentation for a bunch of R&D secretaries from the public sector. I went through the blog lingo, reasons for why you should have a blog, discussed the recent blog hype in the mainstream media (especially at the Swedish tabloids). The participants created their own blog at the end of the workshop. This course has sparked interest from other places, e.g. contacts from different clusters in the “business region” of Gothenburg.

  8. You have my vote though techcrunch was tempting:)

  9. Martin, it’s interesting that the “5 reasons to blog” has been one of the most popular posts on Small Business Trends. Despite all that’s written on the Internet about the subject of blogging, in the end I think businesspeople just want to know whether they should be blogging and why it makes a difference.

    Jan, thanks for your support! If I lose to Techcrunch, well, I at least will feel I lost out to a great site.

  10. Anita: I have now voted for the third time. I picked the post, Ten Quotes to Run Your Business By. Great inspirational material!

  11. Cast my votes as well! Your leading so far for entrpreneurship – yea!

  12. Hey Anita – very decent work you’re competing against, but I found some that truly hit home for me…

    I voted for your “Work on, Not In…” post for the Entrepreneurship category, as it’s a business philosophy right down my path.

    I’ve also voted for your “5 reasons…” post in the Marketing category as I’ve been saying (some say nagging) it for years now, every small business should be blogging.

    All the best.

  13. You’ve got 2 out of three from me. If there was a consistency category, I would have given you that as well. Your pieces are always relevant Anita.

  14. I voted and you (IMHO) blow these guys away, you have a continuous stream of thorough, compelling, researched, entertaining and applicable web posts. Even though I have known you well for years now you keep amazing me with your competence. Good luck!

  15. Thank you, Martin N. Working On, Not In the Business is a great article. Written by a guest author here, John Wyckoff, a highly successful entrepreneur in his own right. He definitely knew what he was talking about.

    Sonia, thanks for the votes and your compliment — much appreciated.

    Steve, what can I say? I have SO enjoyed my association with you on the radio show.

    Thanks! Anita :)

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