22 Influential Business Blogs That Help Students and Managers Advance Their Careers

The Top Business Blogs

*Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 17, 2010. It has since been updated to reflect information relevant to 2013.

With more than 3.5 billion pages in existence, there is an extraordinary amount of information available on the Internet.

If you’re a business student or current professional you often don’t have tons of free time to sift through all of that information to find what you need. But even those with the most hectic schedules can find a few moments a day to learn a thing or two from some of the world’s best business thinkers.  

It’s particularly important for business students and leaders to take the time to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in their fields. In fact, Ann Handley, chief content officer at Marketing Profs, believes reading blogs, engaging on social media and exchanging ideas with thought leaders are great ways to do just that.

In an effort to help make it easier for you to become a better informed business professional, we highlighted 22 of the best business management blogs you should be reading this year.

These blogs can help you learn about the newest trends and best practices in a variety of different topics ranging from marketing and business management to entrepreneurship and social media strategy.

After you read through this list, follow your favorites by subscribing to their RSS feeds or social media accounts.  

Also remember to follow of the Rasmussen College business blog for career advice and trends that can help you advance your career.

Business blogs worth reading

11 blogs about marketing

1. HubSpot

What this blog is about: This blog discusses all of the components of an online marketing strategy such as SEO, social media and content. Follow it to learn about the growing importance of inbound marketing for business with some excellent articles and other top-notch resources.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

2. Marketing Profs

What this blog is about: This blog provides its 500,000 members with a wide variety of content across the spectrum of marketing. It focuses on everything from traditional advertising to website campaigns and uses blog posts, online resources, events and brand management as examples. Follow it to get your daily fix of marketing lessons from industry leaders.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

3. Social Media Examiner

What this blog is about: Using a clever jungle adventure theme, this blog focuses on helping its followers discover the best ways to use social media to achieve business goals. Follow it for tips on improving your social media marketing tactics to guide yourself toward success.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

4. Online Marketing Blog

What this blog is about: Brought to you by the team at TopRank Marketing, this blog focuses on helping businesses better attract and engage with customers through a variety of the latest online marketing techniques. Follow it to learn the value of content marketing and ways to use it effectively from a company that has been doing it since 2001.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

5. Social Media Today

What this blog is about: With articles submitted by industry professionals, this online community brings together tips, tricks and advice from some of the web’s best thinkers in social media marketing. Follow it to gain insights into social media marketing for public relations, advertising and marketing professionals.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

6. Search Engine Land

What this blog is about: This blog focuses on providing the latest news about search engine marketing. Follow it to keep yourself apprised of the latest and greatest trends and techniques in the dynamic world of search marketing.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

7. Occam’s Razor

What this blog is about: This blog is written by Avinash Kaushik, best-selling author and digital marketing evangelist at Google. Follow it to gain an expert understanding of online marketing and web analytics.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

8. The Moz Blog

What this blog is about: This blog features online marketing content provided by a wide range of business professionals. Follow it to learn the latest tips and tricks for improving your inbound marketing efforts.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

9. B2B Marketing Insider

What this blog is about: Written by Michael Brenner, vice president of marketing for SAP, this blog provides online marketing tips that drive action. Follow it for expert insights into results-driven marketing strategies.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

10. Duct Tape Marketing

What this blog is about: Led by small business expert John Jantsch, this blog offers tips to help small business professionals compete – and succeed! – with competitive industry players. Follow it to learn practical advice from someone who has been a small business source for The Wall Street Journal and CNN Money.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

11. Search Engine Journal

What this blog is about: This blog is all about helping companies improve their interactive marketing and helping marketers succeed in their careers. Follow it to stay ahead of the latest news and tools to use in your social media and SEO marketing strategies.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

4 blogs about entrepreneurship

12. Under30CEO

What this blog is about: This blog features advice from experienced professionals aimed at young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial hopefuls. Follow it to gain insights about entrepreneurship and becoming a successful young professional.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

13. Entrepreneur

What this blog is about: In addition to the magazine, this blog delivers timely news and information about the latest trends in entrepreneurship.  Follow it in order to learn about the latest startups and entrepreneurs making a splash within the world of business.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

14. Young Entrepreneur

What this blog is about: This blog has become one of the largest online forum communities that provides information and advice to entrepreneurs. If you consider yourself to be an ambitious fledgling professional, follow this blog to become inspired and get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

15. Small Business Administration

What this blog is about: A center for everything you need to know about starting and managing a business. Follow it to learn how to give that dormant business idea legs or make your current business flourish.  
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

7 blogs about business in general

16. Seth’s Blog

What this blog is about: This blog is written by best-selling author Seth Godin, who offers insights on making business better. Follow it for insightful articles that are short enough to read while you’re waiting for your coffee to cool down.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

17. Harvard Business Review

What this blog is about: Authored by business leaders, this network of blogs addresses a range of topics from business management to organizational leadership to thought innovation. Follow this blog to read and learn about a variety of different ideas, insights and issues regarding the world of business.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

18. Brian Solis

What this blog is about: Brian Solis is an author and business leader interested in disrupting business as usual. Follow him for advice about business marketing, technology and corporate culture you can use for your own professional development.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

19. Open Forum

What this blog is about: Authored by business leaders nationwide, this blog focuses on experienced business professionals exchanging ideas for improving customer’s relations, leadership issues and much more. Follow this blog to hear ideas that could help you make smarter decisions in your own business.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

20. Small Business Trends

What this blog is about: This blog offers information focused on assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs and other business professionals. Follow it to stay informed about newest best practices that can help you learn how you can continue to improve what your business on a daily basis.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

21. Forbes Business

What this blog is about: As one of the biggest names in business information, this blog features the latest news, trends and personal development strategies. If you’re not already following it, do so (it is Forbes after all!). Paying attention to this blog everyday might help you become someone who’s always ‘in the know’ in business circles.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

22. Inc.

What this blog is about: This blog offers a place where entrepreneurs and business owners can find useful information and resources for operating a business. Follow it to learn from top business leaders and help yourself become a well-rounded professional.
Follow: RSS - Facebook - Twitter

External links provided on Rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

Grant Tilus is an Associate Inbound Marketing Manager for Collegis Education who writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen College with the aim to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students in a positive way.

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