Best Small Business Blogs for 2017

  •    Kelly is a freelance SEO consultant based out of Washington D.C. She has worked for Philadelphia marketing agencies and writes for several lifestyle sites.

It's not easy to start a new business, and you'll be looking for advice along the way. The internet is flooded with experts and entrepreneurs with business advice, so it can be hard to wade through the volume and find the blogs that are worth reading on a daily basis.

To help you sort through the masses, we've compiled a list of some of the best blogs for small business in 2017.

1. Evergreen Small Business

ESB's blog is a fount of useful knowledge for everything technical and financial. If you're looking for tax, funding or asset allocation resources, you 'll find all the answers here. You can also find small business tips for management and problem solving.

2. Birds on the Blog

If you're looking for advice specific to women in business, BotB is a great choice for 2017. Their blogs are written by contributors in a wide variety of industries and professions, giving daily advice to women nationwide on a host of small business topics.

3. CopyBlogger

In 2017, great content will still be a huge part of your small business website. If you're just starting out, or you need to take your copy game to the next level, check out CopyBlogger. Their blog features tips for creating copy that drives traffic and increases sales. It also includes advice on how to promote your content so it gets noticed by your target audience.

4. Retail Minded

If you're in the retail industry and looking for a more niche blog, Retail Minded is perfect for you. In addition to practical blogs on packaging, shipping and invoicing, RM includes thoughtful discussions on the future of brick-and-mortar stores in an online world, and how to stay ahead of the game.

5. The Franchise King

Looking to open a franchise? TFK should be your number-one resource for how-to blogs and advice. You can find everything from industry news to in-depth research on all franchise opportunities.

6. Noobpreneur

Since 2008, Noobpreneur has been giving helpful advice to small businesses. In addition to original content, they offer industry trend insights and case studies from experts and business owners. Their blog topics cover a range of subjects from employee management to international marketing.

7. Start-Up Today

Although small businesses and startups have much in common, you might be looking for something that caters just to your new startup. SUT offers advice from seasoned startup owners and entrepreneurs to help people in every industry get their idea off the ground.

8. The Branded Solopreneur

You know that you need a logo and a marketing strategy, but your small business brand should be a bigger-picture, ever-evolving part of your business. TBS helps small business owners learn how to create a visual identity that is unique and memorable.

9. Enmast

In addition to helpful blog posts, Enmast has grown into a community where small business owners can trade tips and advice, ask questions and find information. The blog offers everything from hiring advice to management style tips, and the community provides first-hand anecdotes to support the information.

The sheer amount of small business blogs can be staggering, but our list can help you choose one or two that resonate with your needs and your mission. These great resources can provide you with actionable advice daily.