It’s no secret that as a small business blogger and entrepreneur that it is imperative to stay on top of the latest and greatest trends in this industry.
Believe me when I tell you, this is not an easy thing to do. Fortunately, there are a few tried and true resources that I use repeatedly whenever I want to stay on top of different topics ranging from social media marketing to search engine optimization.
One of the main reasons that I frequent these blogs often is that they contain actionable tips and tricks that I can take away and use immediately in my entrepreneurial endeavors.
Why Should You Keep up with Trends in Your the Industry?
Simple, because things are alwayyyys changing. Why do you think that every year there are new reports being published about social media, or statistical reports about the Top 10 this or the Top 10 X To Do for the year? It’s because with every industry, there are ebbs and changes. This is especially true in the Small Business realm.
My Favorite Sites for Keeping up With Industry Trends
I figured for today’s post, I would put together a nice round-up list of my go-to resources and sites that I frequent quite often to keep up with various trends.
Social Media Marketing
1. Social Media Examiner – Micheal Stelzner
Search Engine Optimization
- Quicksprout – Neil Patel
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Small Business Trends – Anita Campbell (great website)
- Entrepreneuronfire.com – John Lee Dumas
Marketing & Sales
- Hubspot – Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah (fantastic resources for marketing and sales)
Blogging and Affiliate Marketing
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