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9 blogs that all small businesses should follow

Editorial Team

4 min read
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There is no official manual for how to run a small business. However, thanks to the internet, there is no shortage of carefully curated resources designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive.


Below is our collection of the best blogs for small business owners to follow. Read these to learn more about managing money, marketing your products and services, building a customer base, and streamlining your operations.

1. BDC Blog

The BDC blog serves as a comprehensive resource hub for Canadian entrepreneurs, offering a diverse range of articles and tools. Covering various topics, from business strategies to financial insights, the blog aims to provide practical guidance and real-world knowledge to support businesses across different stages of development. As one of the top blogs on this list, it also has useful tips for those looking to expand into other, larger markets.

2. Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB)

The CFIB blog provides tools, resources, and insights to help businesses navigate the complexities of operating in the Canadian landscape. From practical guides on financial management to updates on government policies affecting small businesses, CFIB’s blog aims to keep small business owners informed of key business issues, so you can focus on managing your business.

3. Start Up Canada

Startup Canada is an invaluable learning platform for entrepreneurs, offering insights and advice on various aspects of startup development. With a focus on fostering a supportive community, the blog covers diverse topics such as business growth, and innovation. It aims to empower and educate startups, providing a wealth of resources to help navigate the challenges and opportunities of the entrepreneurial journey.

4. Noobpreneur

If you’re a true business novice, Noobpreneur is a terrific resource to help get your venture off the ground. Think of it as an unofficial crash course in the most important business concepts that every entrepreneur should know before committing time or money. Even if your business is already established, there are still great insights you can glean from this in-depth blog.

3. DIY Marketers

DIY Marketers is an excellent resource geared toward small business owners with limited budgets. This blog shows you how to generate more foot and web traffic without having to spend a fortune on traditional advertising and marketing. If you’re someone who likes to “do-it-yourself,” starting with this guide could help you save a lot of money and potentially generate more sales.

4. Hootsuite

The Hootsuite blog delivers a wealth of knowledge on social media trends, strategies, and tools. It caters to both beginners and experienced marketers, covering topics such as social media management, content creation, and digital marketing insights. This blog is a great resource for small businesses aiming to optimize their social media presence and engagement.

7. Salesforce

The Salesforce “The 360” small business blog is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking insights and guidance in the realm of customer relationship management and business growth. With a wealth of articles covering diverse aspects of small business management, the blog explores topics ranging from sales and marketing strategies to technology trends.

8. MarketingProfs

If you’re someone who would rather watch webinars than read blog posts, MarketingProfs may be a perfect fit for you. This community resource features countless free and paid interactive webinars and lectures that cover every business topic under the sun, in addition to standalone articles. It takes some time to navigate through the libraries, but if you’re an auditory or visual learner, this resource can help provide a great education in all aspects of marketing.

9. The Green (Clover’s blog)

We create articles to help you run your business easier, faster, and smarter. From accepting payments to hiring employees to managing inventory and then some, The Green is a go-to resource for any entrepreneur. Be sure to bookmark this site and check back regularly for the latest tips and insights to help you grow your small business.

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