Today you don't have to wait around for the next edition of your favourite Australian business trade journal to be delivered to your mail box. You can get the latest and greatest business information from business leaders in the know simply by reading their blogs.
Here are Australia's 30 Best Business Blogs:
Entrepreneurs are the creators, innovators and dreamers that shape the very world we live in. The Entourage gives them everything they need to build great businesses and live meaningful lives.
The Dissolve blog offers useful tips regarding corporate insolvency and liquidation. It's a very specific topic, but because it's so specific, it offers a lot of depth. Dissolve is written by liquidator Cliff Sanderson.
As more and more Australian businesses rely on digital marketing, copywriting is becoming an essential topic for small businesses. The blog is run by Belinda Weaver, a writer and copywriting expert.
In addition to excellent copywriting, social media has become an important component of companies' marketing strategies. The Socially Sorted blog offers simple, accessible tips to help you improve your company's social media presence.
If there's one area of small business management that's hard to keep up with it's occupational health and safety. The Safety at Work blog covers the latest law cases related to OH&S. Kevin Jones, author of Safety at Work, is a workplace safety consultant. He'll keep you up to date.
Business owners looking for recruiting help ought to check out Greg Savage's blog. His posts are often aimed at professionals within the recruiting industry, but small business owners can learn a lot about interviewing, recruiting, and hiring employees.
7. Naomi Simson
Previously, Naomi Simson blogged for SmartCompany, but now she has her own blog, which is part practical business advice and part professional motivation. The upbeat, positive tone of Simson's blog is motivational to entrepreneurs and business owners.
Jane Copeland's blog offers advice about building both your personal brand and your company's brand. Her blog also offers practical life coaching advice, which can be very helpful for busy business owners.
This blog for entrepreneurs covers topics that owners of business start-ups will find useful. Some posts are very general while others are case studies of start-ups that have been successful in specific ways.
10. Design School
If you're looking for inspiration related to content marketing and social media, Design School is a great blog to frequent. Design School is the blog of Canva, a successful Australian design company that helps people create professional-looking images for the web.
11. Infinite Growth
Speaking and communication skills don't come easily for many people, and yet, as a business owner, you're called upon to use these skills frequently. Communications consultant Maria Pantalone regularly writes about these skills, and her tips and advice are offered in a way that won't intimidate or overwhelm.
This blog is a great example of how an entrepreneur can turn a hobby into a business. Christina Soong is a writer, recipe developer, and food photographer, and she has turned these skills into a successful blog. Business owners interested in harnessing the power of business blogs could take some tips from the style and content of the Hungry Australian.
13. Flying Solo
Flying solo covers lots of topics and features a variety of bloggers. You'll find articles, videos, podcasts, and blog posts covering the perfect work week, ways to beat procrastination, your company's branding, and more.
14. Smart Company
Smart Company is a gold mine of business information, and posts are packaged in short, easy-to-read packages. You'll enjoy the guest bloggers, case studies, and friendly format.
Does your company need a good business blog? This is a great blog to help you create the kind of blog that will attract customers and create brand loyalty. Check out their podcasts and ebooks as well as their regular blog posts.
16. Dynamic Business
What's happening in the Australian business world? Get all the new, opinions, and debates at Dynamic Business. Contributors include James Ackland, Renata Cooper, Jo Macdermott, and Paula Maidens.