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100 Business Sites You Should Be Following





Where do you get news and information for running your small business? If one of the places is on the Internet, you’re certainly not alone.

Journalist Jerry Cox compiled this list of top small business sites based on factors like Alexa rank, Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

Here at Small Business Trends, we’re honored to be in such distinguished company.

Listed third after Thomson Reuters and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s official website, we’re the top independently owned site on the Web dedicated exclusively to small business. And we’re so pleased to be a helpful resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs online.

But you’ll find so many other wonderful sites offering resources to small businesses too. Here’s a shout out to some of the other distinguished sites that made the list.  You might want to follow some of them as well.



Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters touts itself as the “world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.”

Products and services include not only the Reuters News Agency but also solutions for tax and accounting, intellectual property and governance,  and risk and compliance.

There are also tools for a company’s financial management and wealth management.

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA.gov is the online home of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the independent federal agency charged with the role of aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses in the U.S.

The site serves as a clearing house for news, SBA initiatives, resources, information on the agency’s team, its mission and information on its regional and district offices.

Duct Tape Marketing

The list also includes sites associated with entrepreneurial how-t0.

One example of this is Duct Tape Marketing, one of the most popular digital business consultancies in the world operated by author, speaker and small business consultant John Jantch.

Jantch’s site offers a wide variety of content including articles, how-to videos, newsletters and podcasts. He also licenses others in his Duct Tape Marketing “system.”

SCORE

With more than 11,000 volunteers and more than 320 chapters, SCORE is a nonprofit association aimed at lending experience and advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs at little or no cost.

The organization’s national website is the best way to get a handle on its services.

Through it, SCORE says small business owners can find mentors with expertise in 62 different industries, locate local small business workshops and online webinars and find free business tools and templates.

SCORE offers free and confidential business counseling online or via email.

See the full infographic with all 100 business websites below. And pick the ones you most want to follow for more insights into running your business.

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Shawn Hessinger - Editor


Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends. A professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business, he has another 10 years of experience in digital media for trade publications and news sites. Shawn has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and eventually managing editor with responsibility for nine weekly newspapers, the Berks Mont Newspapers. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

11 Reactions

  1. Hi, we have a great blog for SMB’s and more to follow on online marketing! Check it out

  2. not sure who QA’d the infographic, but 61 and 62 are the same.

  3. Not sure by why does every link take me to rebateszone.com?

    if the purpose if to be informational, not having the links hot reduces the value.

  4. That’s quite the list! Great to see Small Business Trends on the list, and so far up too 🙂

    I also recognise some of the mentions, but there are plenty I don’t know, so thanks.

  5. Thanks so much for this post. I have been looking for some new business blogs to read.

  6. #38 and #39 are duplicate as well. And I’m not sure anyone should follow 100 different sites. Takes too much time.

  7. Aira Bongco

    That is a lot of sites. I hope that you can provide a small explanation as I only want to follow a few. I don’t want to suffer from information overload.

  8. Karnataka Small & Medium Business Owner’s Association (KSMBOA) realizes the fact that there are many obstacles faced by an entrepreneur due to lack of resources, government and corporate norms, lack of skilled workforce etc. Hence KSMBOA aims to make sure that all the resources are made accessible to the SMEs, train and educate the businesses so that they can implement the highest technology in the market and have the competitive edge over others and flourish to their full potential. KSMBOA ultimately wants to make the life of an entrepreneur easy.
    SMEs are encouraged to become members of this association and grab all the benefits offered to a member. KSMBOA is devoted to networking, capacity building, advocacy and promotion of its member firms, it works consistently to improve the welfare of its members

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