THE EXPERTS: Who Has the Best Advice and Tips to Help Your Startup or Small Biz Succeed?

By at 1 June, 2022, 2:06 pm


Who Small Business Owners and Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Follow for Advice

By Karen Kerrigan-

Given the surge of new business applications filed over the past two years, SBE Council is often asked about who entrepreneurs should turn to for guidance and support. Here is my list of “go to” small business experts who provide practical advice and actionable ideas for startup entrepreneurs and business owners who have been grinding it out for years.

CrowdSpring Blog & Resources

CrowdSpring is a company that designs logos, websites and graphics but also provides great “how to” content for entrepreneurs. I head to CrowdSpring’s “Stand Out Blog” often to check out the latest advice on digital marketing, branding and other articles and guidebooks that SBE Council regularly shares through our weekly Business Intelligence updates. They also have an excellent Small Business Resource Center. Follow them on Twitter @crowdspring

Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of Grow Biz Media and Small Business Currents

As the former editor of Entrepreneur and successful entrepreneur in her own right, Rieva has been a steadfast counselor for the small business community and does excellent work in writing and sharing important trends, tips and advice. The Small Business Currents website offers solid content that helps entrepreneurs navigate the ever-changing business environment. Subscribe to the newsletter here. Follow Rieva on Twitter @Rieva @BizCurrents

Brian Moran, Host & Founder, The Small Business Edge

Brian is a well-connected small business guru. He hosts the weekly Small Business Edge podcast and his “5 Things You Know this Week” weekly newsletter (sign up here) provides timely information for the busy small business owner. Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianMoran @SmallBizEdge

Ramon Ray, Founder, Smart Hustle Media

For inspiration, a shot of energy and excellent advice on branding, small business owners turn to Ramon. You can find Ramon speaking everywhere that small business owners are gathered, and his book The Celebrity CEO helps entrepreneurs more effectively hone personal branding for their business-building efforts. Check out his Grow Your Solo playbook here and sign up for Ramon’s newsletter here. Follow Ramon on Twitter @RamonRay @SmartHustleMag

SCORE Webinars

Small business owners can tap into the SCORE national network of mentors for advice, but I particularly enjoy their regular (weekly or more) webinars as entrepreneurs everywhere can access – and for Free – tips and guidance on an array of topics. SCORE’s resource library includes past webinars and articles that are relevant to current challenges entrepreneurs are facing. Follow SCORE on Twitter @SCOREMentors

Small Business Trends

Founded by entrepreneur and small business expert Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.  The platform reports on everything small business, and also posts various “small business guides,” ideas for small businesses, advice columns, trends, an events calendar and more. Follow Small Business Trends on Twitter @smallbiztrends @AnitaCampbell

Barbara Weltman, Founder, Big Ideas for Small Business®

America’s leading small business tax expert and overall wise guru on every aspect of starting and running a business. Sign up for Barbara’s “Idea of the Day” or check out her regular blog posts. Barbara has written numerous best-selling books, including J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, and The Rational Guide to Building Small Business CreditFollow Barbara on Twitter @BigIdeas4SB

Martin Zwilling, CEO & Founder, Startup Professionals, Inc.

Martin’s sage tips – clearly communicated through his regular columns – offer timeless advice that help to break through the trendy guidance that entrepreneurs often receive or may be wasting their time and money on. He often pulls his insights from the excellent books of his fellow business experts, which also provides a helpful review of the content in those books.  Follow Martin on Twitter @StartupPro

Who is your favorite small business expert? I tap into the wisdom and experience of so many doyens and sources, and during this Small Business Month we thank all the experts and supporters who contribute to the vibrancy and success of America’s small business ecosystem.

Karen Kerrigan is president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.



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