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 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.”
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.
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