UK's Best Business Blogs 2016
Interesting Business Blogs to Add to Your Reading List.
If you’re in business or even a curious reader about business, you’re constantly absorbing information from all over the web. We know that not all websites have content worth your time. To make the business reader’s life easier, we put together a list of UK’s best business blogs by Epos Systems Guide. These blogs provide applicable information to your business, guiding it towards success. This list is divided into 5 categories catering to various aspects of business. Take a look through the list and pleasant reading.
4. B2B Blogs
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This blog provides reliable information for startups and also for establishing a business. They update their blog regularly and have the content verified by independent experts, so as to ensure that the readers are always provided with quality content.
‘’The Donut website is aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing reliable information and resources that can save business owners time and money’’ - Startupdonut.
This blog aims at inspiring women around the world to turn their bright idea into a successful business. The blog posts inspirational articles, stories, videos, and has community meetings to engage the audience. In addition to the content, it has pretty colours and an appealing design.
‘’We believe that every single one of us has the ability to achieve incredible things and life is too short to waste the opportunity to make it happen’’ - Carrie.
Quite a professional looking blog. This one posts interesting articles, interviews of entrepreneurs, videos, and magazine posts. You can also submit your startup to get featured on their website and have huge exposure to their audience.
‘’YHP is a leading UK web publication with a focus on entrepreneurship, start-ups, growth and innovation’’ - YHP
This online media group connects thousands of entrepreneurs with B2C and B2B sectors, on a daily basis. It has a wealth of hundreds of articles, interviews, and featured stories about startups.
‘’With BusinessWings we want to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the inspiration and insight to start a business from scratch’’ - BusinessWings
Growth Business is website that provide entrepreneurs and rapidly growing organisations with invaluable information about various aspects of business. They have a huge portfolio of registered users of their website. With an organised layout, this blog makes it easy to find a range of articles on their home page.
‘’We provide a wealth of information, research, and advice for business professionals looking to start and grow their company in a very controlled and strategic way’’ - Growth Business
Inside Startup has a user friendly blog with many interesting articles on startups. They also conduct many startup events in the UK to help emerging startup companies. This is what we call a user friendly and a simple, but good looking blog.
‘’Most of our articles focus on current events, with a defined hook or angle, or showing what’s happening “inside” startups’’ - Inside Startups
As soon as you land on this website, you will be flattered by their layout and design. The startup magazine provides resources and education to early stage startups. It is run by a group of entrepreneurs to help startup companies. They also conduct events for startups companies to involve them in networking and connection building.
‘’We are dedicated to empowering startups with the quality and depth of understanding necessary to succeed’’ - The Startup Mag
The Vonage blog provide useful tips for growing a startup business. They have a wide range of articles aimed at helping startups in their day-to-day operations. Don’t forget to look at their Youtube channel for some interesting interview videos.
‘’Our aim is to help small businesses thrive by transforming how people connect’’ - Vonage
With an easy to use layout, this blog produces new content regularly with a mix of journalism and real life stories that aim to inspire businesses and professionals. They also have a community where businesses can interact and build relationships.
‘’We are your conduit to no nonsense, inspired insights, advice and commentary on growth-stage businesses and entrepreneurial life’’ - Business Zone
Another women friendly website to inspire business women with knowledge and tools to improve their business. They come up with top quality articles and news in their blog and monthly newsletters. You can’t stop reading once you land on this website.
‘’Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish; we help women and professional advisers to gain the knowledge and tools to make that possible’’ - Prowess
Derek Cheshire is a business speaker and advisor. He posts articles about innovation, creativity, current topics, and many more tips for businesses and readers. His articles are just as effective as his talks, and you will definitely like them.
‘’His mission is to ensure you have fun and show you how useful, and profitable, Creativity and Innovation can be’’ - Derek Cheshire
Management today is a website that publishes content online, as well as in print, and conducts events to help businesses succeed. Their content is centered around seven streams relating to business. So you can pick a category of your interesting and keep reading. They have published many inspiring articles to help men and women shape a successful business.
‘’In 1966, Management Today took the publishing world by storm, combining hard-hitting editorial with innovative design’’ - Management Today
This blog publishes articles, infographics, videos, online training, and conducts events. They help business strive towards success by providing guides and knowledge. They focus mainly on online businesses. We found the infographics to be especially interesting.
‘’Whether it’s your business or just your idea, we can help you maximise your potential and make every step on your online journey as easy as 1, 2, 3’’ - 123 Reg
It’s the women’s company! Yes, this website is very useful for all the business women in UK who want to learn from each other. They conduct meetings and events every month and help women grow in their business. It gives them networking opportunities and advice from experts.
‘’1230 TWC is totally committed to providing opportunities for business women to increase contacts’’ - 1230 TWC.
Be it banking, insurance, personal finance, energy or technology, Sadingding has it all. It publishes articles that help people and businesses manage their finances better. Now, who doesn’t want to read content like this?
‘’I am here to give you advice on how you can better manage your financial situation’’ - Jenna
Julia is a successful business owner and she wants to spread her knowledge through this amazing blog. She writes about other successful business people, gives tips on how to run a business, ideas and recipes for a successful business, and also about issues that small business faces.
‘’I help people with small businesses to make more money and have more fun’’ - Julia Chanteray
It’s not surprising that this blogger has won multiple awards for her blog already. This is an excellent blog for all those mums who are also entrepreneurs. It focuses on small businesses started mainly from home, and provides them with advice and tips on how to run and grow their business.
‘’I write my blog for those it's intended to be read by. People working from home, small businesses started with the intention of supporting a family and providing a flexible working environment. This means they don't always want to read content peppered in big words and complex jargon. They are time poor and want actionable help, advice and tips. I hope I'm able to provide this and encourage more mums and dads to start a small business around their family’’ - Joanne Dewberry
Small business blog gives advice in the form of news articles, tips, and featured stories. They also have a Q&A forum with a panel of experts to answer questions relating to small business. Each article has exciting visuals to captivate its readers.
‘’SmallBusiness.co.uk provides useful resources and services for small business owners and start-ups’’ - Small Business
Are you looking for some serious, to-the-point content to read on your way to the office? Then do check out Business Matters. It is the largest subscribed business magazine in the UK, and publishes quality content for business owners and helps small businesses to work smarter, not harder.
‘’Business Matters is read for its news coverage, analysis, interviews with key opinion formers and leading entrepreneurs and opinion on the UK small business sector’’ - BM Magazine
This is one of those few blogs that talk about using videos for business. It helps micro businesses with their online marketing by using latest strategic methods. It gives free training on using online marketing for your small business. If you’re looking to creating videos to promote your small business, then this is the blog for you.
This blog will keep you updated on the latest news in retail, and small and medium enterprises in the UK. People in similar industries will definitely benefit from reading this blog.
‘’We work with SMEs across the UK to save them money and grow in these challenging times’’ - Annecto UK
XLN Biz Hub is a blog where you can find information, resources, and tips to help you start and grow your small business. It will also keep you updated with issues affecting small business in the market.
‘’It’s your home of small business knowledge’’ - XLN Biz Hub
A website is the face of any business. This blog has numerous articles on how to build an effective website for a small business. It also has a lot of information worth reading about online marketing. We especially love the design on their home page.
‘’Helping you to learn how to run a better website and business’’ - Web Design Review
This blog aims to support, inspire, and promote small businesses. They have articles from many different industries of small business. They also have an event that takes place every year, on the 3rd of December, hence the name of the blog.
‘’Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign that encourages people to support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday itself and beyond’’ - Small Business Saturday
Basepoint blog publishes articles with advice on starting a business, marketing, and growing a small business. They also invite guest bloggers to write for them according to their professional expertise. By reading this blog, we gleaned some interesting insights into how to implement green culture in our business. Look out for articles on green culture.
When we say ‘’Content is king’’, we are talking about blogs like these. It gives tips and guides to small and medium enterprises on how to raise funds to run their business. It also writes about general business happenings and inspirational stories across different industries.
This blog covers various topics within B2B, such as event marketing, conference marketing, B2B social media, and inbound marketing. An interesting read for those in B2B business. Look out for this article, ‘’ Cracking the code: Content marketing for events.’’
‘’Sharing our thoughts on the latest news, best practices, tips in B2B marketing and conference & events industry’’ - Bright Bull
This blog aims to help PR professionals and people in B2B business to formulate and implement their PR strategies. B2B PR blog attracts thousands of unique visitors every month and is worth reading for everyone who wants to understand the B2B industry and Public Relations.
‘’We give informed opinions on the industry, tips on best PR practice and hat tips to B2B communications home run hitters’’ - B2B PR
As the caption of this blog suggests, it is a no-nonsense marketing blog. Marketing of a B2B business can be quite challenging. This blog provides information and tips for B2B businesses to effectively market themselves. It also publishes general business and marketing articles.
‘’A no nonsense blog about winning more business in an increasingly difficult environment’’ - B2B Marketing.
This is a market research blog that publishes articles on trending marketing topics and the latest news on international B2B happenings. Do look at the infographic titled ‘’Achieving B2B customer experience excellence.’’
‘’At B2B International, we have built our business around knowledge and experience and our ‘b2b focus’ has given us insights and intelligence from which your business can greatly benefit’’ - B2B International
The blog writes mainly about the B2B industry and the latest news on the internet. You can find many interesting articles relating to business and the Asabell team. We really like their take on the subject of social media.
B2B and creativity? Birddog blog is a B2B creative agency that helps B2B companies in their branding activities. Their company has been working with B2B brands since 1994, which means they are quite experienced and it shows in their style of writing as well.
They have a collection of hundreds of blog posts about inbound marketing for B2B businesses. They also write about content marketing, marketing automation, brand development, and SEO. Remember to check out this article, ‘’Design tips for B2B blogs.’’
Velocity partners blog publishes articles about content marketing for B2B businesses. There is in-depth information for all the content marketers out there. We like the creative introduction they have on their blog.
‘’While other bloggers are Googling up social sludge to ‘curate’, we’re slaving over a hot Wordpress to bring you fresh, fragrant insights from the actual front lines of B2B content marketing’’ - Velocity Partners.
This blog publishes articles from various categories such as advertising, B2B marketing, blogging, digital marketing, marketing technology, events, and many more. They also have interviews of marketers on their blog. Multiple categories with numerous stories, that’s what you get from this blog.
News, news, and more news. B Daily is an online publisher of UK regional news. They post many informative articles on marketing and advertising. Go ahead and stay updated through this blog.
‘’We are one of the only news websites to allow members to directly publish their content, allowing talented columnists within the community to share their thoughts on topical issues within the business world’’ - B Daily.
Branded 3 writes about digital marketing, web development, SEO, and PR. They have a collection of articles about the latest developments in marketing. Do read their article, ‘’ 5 tips for beating writer’s block.’’
‘’We put audience engagement at the heart of every strategy we create; identifying opportunities to amplify brands and putting them centre stage in their industry’’ - Branded 3
This blog transfers quality information and knowledge to digital marketers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It has some very interesting articles about social media marketing that you must read. See what they have to say about their blog:
‘’We listen to our audience. The internet is saturated with digital marketing blogs and many are very good. We write for the small business owner and provide actionable, helpful and insightful insight into the digital sphere. What makes us unique is that we survey our audience regularly, constantly asking what they need/want to know, then we tailor our content to suit them and not our own goals’’ - Henry McIntosh, Riweb.
Zoogly publishes articles about digital and social media marketing. This blog is for all the marketing enthusiasts. The author of the blog tells us what makes Zoogly unique:
''Today I often find blogs that just 'touch a subject' and I am always left with the feeling that I need more information. At Zoogly I feel I need to answer a query in as much detail as I can. There can be no half limits, I want people to leave feeling that the time they spent reading the article was worthwhile and they have their answer. If I can do that then I am happy" - Andrew Holland.
Warren is an international speaker who talks about social media. He is also an author, trainer, and an award winning entrepreneur. His blog has informative articles that convey information to the point. With crisp and reader friendly articles, this blog is one of our favourites.
‘’My passion is taking what can seem to be a complex subject and simplifying it for the
reader in easy-to-follow, bite-size content with a simple action plan on how to apply
to any business’’ - Warren
This marketing blog has been published articles since 2009. They have a large database of marketing articles that you can refer to. The blog posts are written by a group of marketers with different expertise so the reader can expect to read quality content.
‘’The UK Marketing Network is a progressive community for marketing professionals throughout the UK’’ - UK Marketing Network.
Are you willing to learn all about inbound marketing? Incisive Edge has numerous articles about inbound marketing that can help businesses, especially for technology companies. We found this article quite interesting, ‘’Inbound marketing optimisation v marketing automation.’’
In the southerly blog, you can find articles about the latest trends in social media strategy and content marketing. You can also find content about measuring ROI, employee engagement, and internal communication. Let’s see what the Creative Content Lead has to say about their blog:
‘’What makes our blog unique is our strategic approach and our rapid adaptability. We blog three times a week, comprising two long-form blogs and one image-led, short-form blog, on all the latest digital communications trends. We also ensure we stay ahead of industry news, so our readers receive a steady mix of topical and evergreen content’’ - Jonathan Bright
Mark White, the founder and writer of Better Business Blogging, has been writing for the blog since 2006. He writes about how blogging can be used effectively to create awareness and promote a company or an individual. So if you’re planning to start a blog or you are a regular blogger already, this site is worth checking out.
Have you ever thought about how print marketing works? Print Print blog, as the name suggests it is a printing company. Their blog publishes articles giving advice on promoting and branding a small business. Have a look at this article, ‘’10 reasons to use postcard marketing.’’
Zude PR has divided its blog into two categories : PR and Running. In the PR blog you can find articles helping businesses to grow and market themselves. There are, of course, many articles about public relations and its importance. For runners, check out their running blog as well.
Stephen Waddington is a trained journalist and has a career in public relations. In this blog, you will find engaging articles about public relations, marketing, and social media trends; all very useful for businesses.
Pushon blog has a collection of well written articles with subjects such as ecommerce, web development, and marketing. Do check out their ‘’Pokemon Go’’ article. Their websites has earned multiple nominations and awards in the recent years.
Chris Street is the person behind Bristol Editor, who writes about various topics like marketing, copywriting, journalism, media relations, and business. Give it a read if you want to learn how to market your own blog. This is also an interesting blog for guest bloggers to write about various topics.
This blog publishes content about online marketing, SEO, and social media. The writers of the blog are experts in SEO and online marketing. For all the SEO enthusiasts, take a look at this article: "10 common SEO myths and how you can correct them.’’
‘’Updated and written by FirstFound’s expert Search Engine Optimisation specialists, the blog covers everything you need to know to make your website a success’’ - FirstFound
See You Next Year!
Congratulations, once again, to all the featured blogs and thank you for your participation. If you think there is a viral blog out there, that we haven't included in this list, please contact us and let us know.