It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business with no employees, or a large company. It is important that you always stay on top of industry news, and that you are always in the loop about what is going on around you. Here are the top 15 websites that you need to check out this year.

Marketing

Facebook for Business – As a small business owner, social media is your best friend. If you use it right, you can get a lot out of it. This blog offers some great insights on how to reach out to more customers, and it can even help you to find leads and increase your customer base.
Google and Your Business – While this doesn’t get as many updates as Facebook’s business site, it still has plenty of information that you can use for your business. Learn how to market your business through Google, and how to make sure your business appears high on search results.
Yelp – While there are plenty of bad reviews on Yelp, these bad reviews can actually be good for you. You can learn a lot from the things that people don’t like, and make improvements to make sure that you keep your customers happy.

Resources

SCORE – This site will give you loads of free advice from amazing mentors who have plenty of experience to share. You can even meet your mentors in person, as well as get free newsletters. Learn about a number of small business topics, from office security to mobile technologies and more.
Lifehacker – Part of the Gawker Media empire, but a bit on the tamer side than the regular stuff. You will find information here that is going to help to improve your life, as well as your business.
WhichVoIP – One of the easiest ways to save your business money is by using a VoIP service to reduce your phone bills. WhichVoIP is one of the leading authorities on VoIP and contains lots of up to date information that can help you evaluate different business phone service options.
Entrepreneur – This is a site that is loaded with helpful guides that will help your business to grow. Information you can find includes franchising, setting work schedules with teams, finding new ways to make money, and much more.

 

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