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RapidAdvance Presents: The Top 10 Small Business Marketing Blogs of 2014

Top 10 Marketing Blogs

Where can small businesses turn to for smart marketing advice? RapidAdvance has you covered. Check out this list of 10 marketing blogs that we can’t get enough of in 2014!

SteamFeed

Started in 2012, this blog has quickly grown into one a must-read resource for marketing professionals and business owners alike. Go here to find the latest in tech, blogging, SEO, and design best practices for your small biz website. In addition to amazing blog posts, SteamFeed also has a weekly radio show that features reviews, news, and interviews.

Check out one of their latest blog posts here to find out if it’s really a good idea for your website to feature social logins or not.

MarketingProfs

MarketingProfs is a great resource for learning marketing 101. Their tutorials and posts cover important topics such as customer relationships, metrics & ROI, mobile, sales, advertising, and more. The wealth of information includes seminars, podcasts, guides and reports, and more.

One of their latest posts provides a guide for what your marketing goals should look like in 2014.

Noobpreneur

More than just a clever play on words, this one-of-a-kind blog provides practical advice for small business owners looking to grow their vision. One of the blog’s foundational ideas is that running a business should be a learning process. A “noobpreneur” is someone who is not afraid to try new things and put new knowledge to good use.

Check out this recent post for tips on how to save money in your small business.

SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson

Melinda Emerson is one of the top small business experts in the United States, and her blog clearly demonstrates the reasons why with clear-cut instructions for how to succeed. In addition to the blog, be sure to check out the free ebooks, newsletter, and other resources that will make your life as an entrepreneur easier.

Who doesn’t want to make more money? The SmallBizLady offers tips on how to do that in 2014 here.

DashBurst

DashBurst is an interactive blog-magazine that covers the latest happenings in the world of business, tech, marketing, and design. One of the best reasons to visit this blog is their compilation of business-related infographic s that run the gamut from informative to downright funny.

Here’s one recent infographic that discusses whether or not it’s a good idea to let employees work remotely.

Duct Tape Marketing

You may be familiar with John Jantsch’s books Duct Tape Marketing, The Commitment Engine, and The Referral Engine, but you should also be sure to check out the blog that goes along with these bestsellers. Offering advice on everything from business management to content marketing, this is a blog to follow if you want to stay up-to-date on the best practices from the experts.

One recent post that we love is this one about how to generate more traffic for your blog.

Intuit’s Small Business Blog

Intuit makes some of the business world’s best-known financial software: QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Quicken. What you may not realize is that they have one of the best small business marketing blogs anywhere. You can go here to find plenty of information about how to effectively use your marketing dollars to attract and keep new customers.

This post about what to do if your marketing campaign goes viral is one of our recent favorites.

 Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends is an essential resource for small business owners and marketing professionals who want to get ahead. This blog is flush with advice about everything from social media management to the latest tech buzz.

This post about how to target Millennials and teens is one of our favorites from the last several weeks.

Small Biz Technology

As the name implies, Small Biz Technology’s goal is to educate businesses in how to effectively use tech to grow their businesses. This blog offers plenty of thoughts on how leverage your website and other technology to get and keep customers, lower costs, and improve productivity.

Check out this post on key marketing and sales priorities.

Entrepreneur.com

Last, but not least, we couldn’t make a list of small business marketing blogs that we love without mentioning Entrepreneur.com. This is a top blog for anyone in business, marketing, tech, or anyone who’d like to be.

One of our recent favorites is this one about how to create copy that sells.

+1 – The RapidResource Small Business Blog

Is it gauche to toot your own horn a bit? If you’re stopping by, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that our blog provides quite a few excellent marketing, social media and productivity resources for people who’ve been in the business for a long time as well as the newbies. We cover everything from "How to Use Pinterest to Market Your Products Online" to "The Latest In Mobile Tech Trends" as well as many other topics that every small business owner can benefit from.

Don't miss our latest infographic, "The #Customer1stCompany" – a detailed guide of how to go above and beyond in providing superior customer service. We believe that at the heart of every successful small business is a group of happy, loyal customers. In this infographic, we explain how keeping these customers happy can result in many lucrative, long-term benefits for you too!

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