It borders on cliché, but female entrepreneurs really do it all, juggling startups, day jobs, and chock-full personal lives. With all that on the to-do list, there’s really not much time left to browse the estimated 150 million blogs on the web.
But the truth is, if you’re not a regular blog reader, you should be.
No matter the type or size or your venture, business blogs can offer valuable info, whether it be helpful resources, success stories, or even virtual pep-talks. To save your precious time, we’ve curated a list of the six best business blogs for female entrepreneurs. Ladies, click — and read — your way to a better business.
This knowledge-is-power site is all about giving women financial confidence, offering a wealth of wisdom and tips. Useful articles like “How (Not) to Spend Your Tax Refund” and “Six Simple Steps to Tackle Big Purchases” guide women of all ages and situations — college students, expectant mothers, corporate climbers, and others — about money, lifestyle, and career topics. The site even spotlights successful businesswomen in engaging Q&As.
There’s a waitlist to be a part of the FEA’s Member’s Club, but VIP or not, you can access the site’s wealth of valuable business resources, like printable worksheets, videos, and a weekly downloadable podcast. Blog articles offer practical step-by-step guides and tips, supplied by businesswomen, for developing an attitude of success and gaining business confidence.
Passive income: it’s revenue you earn with limited effort, and Pat Flynn has built a popular website — and blog — around it. Created in 2008, the wildly popular blog chronicles the ups (and downs) of Flynn’s own venture; publishes useful articles, like making your website more effective, and the costs of starting an online business; shares interviews, advice, and strategies on a weekly podcast series; and offers a collection of recommended resource tools.
Consider this blog a productive version of watercooler discussion. Articles feature reader-friendly tips for job searching, communication habits, and career growth, along with timely topics like gender equality, gender pay gaps, and salary negotiation. There’s even a collection of tips for female entrepreneurs by female entrepreneurs. If you’ve got suggestions to share, you can contribute articles.
If you’re more of an audiovisual learner, serial entrepreneur Marie Forelo’s blog features predominantly video-guided posts, many studded with interviews from recognizable influencers (think Tony Robbins and Richard Branson). Forleo’s efforts have been lauded by none other than the queen of women in business herself: Oprah. Topics of focus on Marie’s blog include running a purpose-driven business, finding a mentor, and staying motivated.
Small Biz Club is a comprehensive business resource that details the ins-and-outs of navigating small businesses. The section on Startups has information on how to start, fund, and market your business, while the Tech tab offers tips for ecommerce, software, and security. Got a question on office legalities or human resources? What about payroll or lead generation? Consider it covered.
Need inspiration from another lady boss who’s making things happen? Check out the story of Kathlyn Hart, a motivational podcaster and Bluehost user who’s taking leaps — and wants you to do it, too.
Kasee Bailey is a freelance writer who draws on her experience working at one of the nation’s top b-schools to report on education, savvy startups, and the latest business trends.