New York Times on Business Blogs

The New York Times did an article about small business blogs, called “Go on, Leave Your Job.” 

They covered Pamela Slim’s Escape from Cubicle Nation, Ryan Knoll’s FranchisePundit, Young Go Getter, and our own Small Business Trends.

Elizabeth Olson writes in the article:

“FOR those who have started their own business or are thinking of doing so, there’s inspiration, comfort, camaraderie – as well as nitty-gritty advice — online. Dozens of blogs offer small-business owners and entrepreneurs free start-up tips and business advice — much of it drawn from their creators’ experiences.”

It’s a quick read. And you might just discover some new blogs — or rediscover old ones. Check it out.


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO 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.

6 Reactions
  1. Congrats to all the blogs mentioned in the article! It must feel great to be recognized for all the effort you apply to this blog.

  2. It was an honor to be mentioned with you Anita! Thanks for the shout out.

    All the best,


  3. Thanks, Amanda! It’s business owners like YOU who make it all worthwhile.

    And Pam, the honor is all mine. I just LOVE the name of your site, too!


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