Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Top 10 Small Business Resources Online

Entrepreneurs can never have too many outlets to get questions answered, industry information and basic tips on all things business-related. That’s why we like to keep our blog up-to-date on information that can benefit you, the small business owner.

But there are tons more great resources out there to find all the information you need from just a click of the mouse. Below is a list of our top 10 favourite blogs and websites dedicated to the small business owner.

A Government of Canada blog dedicated to a wide range of business related topics, including insight into government programs, advancements, and events.

YE provides open forum for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors alike to ask questions, network, and create discussion while getting regular tips and information on the YE blog.

CFIB provides business owners support by lobbying on behalf of members on issues that affect Canadian business. Their website has a wealth of regularly updated information on current political issues and legislation as well as general information and tips to help your business grow.

Written by Rick Spence, a leading consultant on entrepreneurship and business growth in Canada, the Canadian Entrepreneur blog not only gives business owners great tips and ideas but also provides interesting anecdotes that make for a great read. He’s a regular contributor on the National Post blog as well.

Staples is well known as the place to go for anything office related in Canada, but they also have a great business insights! The Staples blog has posts on a wide range of topics to appeal to business owners at any stage. The blog includes great recommendations on resources as well as highlighting successful Canadian entrepreneurs.

Susan Ward’s “Small Business: Canada” section on the About.com website is a gold mine of information on any topic you can think of regarding Canadian business. Her posts are well written and easy to read, making even the most confusing concepts clear and understandable.

Though this is an American blog, there are many good tidbits of information on Small Business Trends that can apply to any business.  

Entrepreneur.com’s “The Daily Dose” provides excellent coverage of the latest information on all business related matters. It’s a great read to keep on top of current news and trends that may affect your business.

Everybody wants to save a buck – especially small business owners! The Frugal Entrepreneur is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs do just that. With cool tips and tricks to help you maximize your business on a minimized budget, this blog is a great read with great tips.

Not only does CanadaOne.com provide business and event listing services, it also has a wealth of information for business owners. Get expert advice, business guides and book reviews all in one place and all dedicated to helping your business grow.

Do you have a go-to blog or website for small business information? Let us know in the comments!