Small Business Marketing Magic – 9 Business Blogs That Will Inspire You

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We love checking out what other business bloggers are doing. It’s a great place to get marketing and copy ideas (we’re not suggesting plagiarizing…just getting inspired!) and to see how other businesses make a “go” of blogging.

Here are some of our favorite business blogs for people to check out, learn from, and aspire to.

1. HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Blog. HubSpot is the thought leader on all things inbound marketing, a term cofounder and CEO Brian Halligan coined. Blog posts are geared towards business owners and marketers and contain practical, easy-to-implement-right-now ideas.

2. Seth Godin’s Blog. If you’re not familiar with Seth Godin, get thee to his site and Seth Godin's Blogsubscribe now. His marketing insights are always on target and just the sort of advice you need to get your day going.

3. Mashable. Keep up with all things technology and social media, both of which affect business owners.

4. Web Ink Now. This is David Meerman Scott’s marketing blog. David is another well-known name in marketing circles, and his blog provides valuable tips and resources.

5. Marketing Sherpa. Often considered the granddaddy of all marketing blogs, this site is full of free info and paid content.

6. Copyblogger. What’s great about this blog is that it’s not ALL about copy, yet the posts that do talk about copywriting approach the topic from a straightforward perspective (in other words, you won’t feel as if you’re sitting in your ninth grade English class).

7. Empowered. Part of the Forrester Research blog collection, this blog describes itself as “…for readers interested in social applications and technology empowerment inside and outside companies.” Sounds a little intimidating, but the articles are usually pretty down to earth with content that makes you think.

8. Search Engine Land. If you have a website and you want to get business from it, you or someone on your team needs to understand the ins and outs of search engine optimization. This blog is a good place to start.

9. MarketingProfs. Described as “marketing resources for marketing professionals,” the MarketingProfs site is a gold mine and filled with free and for-a-fee content. They also offer great webinars and educational courses.

What business or marketing blogs do you follow regularly? Share in the comments.

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