Our Top 5 Websites For Small Businesses
Whether your small business is brand new, or has been around for years, sometimes there are things you are going to have to learn. Whether you’re looking for new ways to market your business, or you need to get organized, these are our favorite websites we personally use as resources!
Digital marketer (DM) has both a blog and podcast where you can gain free information on a broad range of topics. Some of the blog posts include: best email subject lines, how to launch a podcast, tools and resources, and marketing strategies for restaurants. DM also has a lot of learning materials including $27 playbooks, $295 workshops and $495 courses. You can learn more about these learning tools here. Whether you use DM’s free or paid accounts, you’re sure to get a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.
Hubspot is a site we use a lot, it has resources in the form of blogs, free courses/certifications, e-books, and more. Hubspot is generally known as being a free CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, but they also have content management, sales, marketing, and customer service software available. Hubspot Academy has courses for social media management, SEO, Youtube marketing, and other topics that can really benefit small businesses and their marketing strategy. Hubspot currently has 34 FREE marketing courses available for 2020, so if you’re thinking about revamping your marketing strategy, these are definitely for you!
Social Sprout is focused on all things social media. They offer social media management tools including post scheduling, social listening, and analytics. There is also a blog with topics including when to post, increasing engagement, selling on Pinterest, using emojis effectively, and Facebook Live tips. This is a great resource for those who want to learn new tips and tricks for all social media platforms, and for those looking to make managing their social media a little more efficient.
Forbes is well known by everyone in the business industry, and has a ton of articles on topics ranging from marketing to money to innovation and lifestyle. It’s really a one-stop shop for all things business! You can search the blogs when you’re looking for something specific, or you can subscribe to one of their many newsletters to stay up to date with the latest. We especially love the small business strategy section which has tips for starting a business, building credit, improving customer service, and more.
Entrepreneur is a great website to read about starting a business, social media strategies, trusting your gut, and just about any topic you can think of relating to being your own boss. They also have over 800 courses available for purchase here for things like programming, coding, game design, and a lot more. And just when you think you’ve seen all Entrepreneur has to offer, there are podcasts of interviews with sports icons, business founders, and field experts that share their experiences about their extensive achievements.
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