Business and Blogging: Great Advice for Business Owners who Blog

Business and Blogging, a popular blog that’s part of the B5Media group, is a treasure of interesting articles. Great advice, combined with easy-to-read tips and resources, you’re bound to find something that can benefit you and your blog.
Some recent articles included
1. Experts Say that Blogging Won’t Work for Your Business
2. How Many Small Businesses have Blogs?
Are you a small business with a blog? If so, has your blog been a beneficial way to market your business — perhaps more effective than a traditional website? If so, share your success story. We would love to hear your feedback.
Tara

7 thoughts on “Business and Blogging: Great Advice for Business Owners who Blog

  1. Lisa Braithwaite

    If I weren’t blogging 4-5 times a week, I wouldn’t be at or near the top position on Google (for the past six months or so, anyway) for “public speaking coach.”
    Yes, I also submit an article once a month to online directories, and update my website regularly, trying to pay attention to good SEO, and I comment on other blogs where I’ve built great relationships with other bloggers.
    But I’m small potatoes here, and blogging has been a much better marketing tool than my website, although they each serve a purpose.
    Mostly, I love connecting with my readers, some of whom have become clients, business partners and even friends.

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  2. Raza Imam

    I’m an entrepreneur addressing an issue that I see other entrepreneurs increasingly grappling with. So I created a blog as my tool for getting the word out.
    More and more businesses we talk to are unhappy with their offshore partners. Small businesses are looking to outsource more than ever, but the problem is that finding a reliable offshore partner is incredibly difficult. Many companies are seeking the cost-benefits associated with outsourcing, but most get burned in the process. I own a Chicago-based outsourcing company and decided to create an humorous blog about this phenomenon http://www.BoycottSoftwareSweatshops.com I wanted to make it funny, relevant, and insightful. It shows that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we’re dead serious about what we do.
    I started it a few months ago to liven up my brand and it’s been my main lead generation tool. It’s very hard to differentiate myself from the dozens of “Bob’s from Bangalore” that call on the same prospects I’m after, so I decided to make fun of my entire industry.
    The results have been phenomenal. In a crowded marketplace, I all of a sudden stand out. It ain’t safe, but it works.
    Mentioning my blog to people helps break the ice because it’s funny. I’ve gotten new clients all over the country, and even one in Belgium because of it. I publicize it like crazy at events and even wear buttons with my blog logo. When I make cold calls, I tell people to visit my blog. I tell them that I’m making fun of my own industry. It differentiates me and has been the main reason for my growth.
    I’m not a fancy PR person, but I’m convinced of the power of business blogging to get clients and media attention. Make it edgy and have fun.
    Raza Imam
    http://BoycottSoftwareSweatshops.com

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  3. make sure your site is law compliant

    make sure your site is law compliant…

    Chances are your website is violating the law without you even being aware about it. Bulletproof your site, be law compliant, and sleep soundly only worrying about \”normal\” things…like how much profit your business will make…and not having to…

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