Besides here, where do you go for small business information? I’m wondering because a publisher friend asked me. So I’m asking you.
When you want to answer a question about how to do something, or how to improve your small business, do you use…
- other small business blogs
- other small business resource sites (like the Inc. site, or the SBA site)
- small business magazines
- radio programs
- some other source I didn’t think of?
I’d really like to hear your answers. Thanks!
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Bobbie Stacey says
Other small biz blogs, particularly yours now, are my main sources for information. You have a wealth of articles and links on most conceivable topics.
From the links on small biz blogs, I will often search for a recommended book to get more in-depth information than a blog post can provide.
If the answer fails me from that point, I will do a Tweetdeck keyword search and go through the links I can find that way. I find this kind of search much more efficient than a Google search on the same keywords.
- Fred Patterson - says
I recommend finding the closest Chapter of SCORE (www.SCORE.org). This SBA funded organization provides FREE consulting to any small business with questions on forming a business, growing a business, or solving a business problem. The counselors are, for the most part, retired business executives who are volunteering their time to “give back” to their community. If there’s no Chapter near you, SCORE does email counseling as well.
I have been trying to better manage my RSS subscriptions in Google Reader to be able to have a wealth of small biz information, without the clutter of a standard web search. Some of my favorite blogs lately, in addition to yours, are:
– BizBox (Slate)
– Small Business CEO
– Small Business Trends
– Startup Lessons Learned
– The Entrepreneurial Mind
– The Inspired Protagonist
– The Science of Work
– Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
I agree with Bobbie on Twitter searches. I have also found LinkedIn Q&A to be very good.
Adam Di Stefano says
Becky – first off, let me just say I’m happy I stumbled upon your blog the other day.
In terms of small business info, in addition to blogs and mags, I go old school for this stuff. I tend to contact my offline network of small businesses. I’m lucky in that my position is conducive to knowing a lot of small businesses, but I think everyone knows at least a handful of entrepreneurs, and they can be excellent sources of info.
Becky McCray says
Interesting! Now I’m not surprised about y’all using blogs, but y’all did surprise me with the breadth of other ways you find useful. Thanks for your insights.