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YouTube channels and blogs every small business owner should follow

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As a small business owner, staying current on the latest trends, strategies and advice is essential. Luckily, the internet provides an incredible resource for learning from experienced entrepreneurs and business owners. We’ve rounded up a list of the top YouTube channels and blogs that can help your business grow and succeed.

Must-watch YouTube channels

  • MarieTV. Marie Forleo, host of MarieTV, is an entrepreneur and the author of “Everything is Figureoutable.” Boasting over 900,000 subscribers, Marie’s YouTube channel contains training programs, inspiring interviews, business marketing strategies, and videos on developing habits for success, starting a business and being more productive.

  • GaryVee. The host of GaryVee, Gary Vaynerchuk, is an entrepreneur described as one of the most forward thinkers in business. His videos center around life, business and career—from growing a family business and betting on yourself to navigating social media and finding happiness.

  • Roberto Blake. Roberto Blake is an entrepreneur specializing in personal branding, YouTube strategy and the creator economy (i.e., independent content creators on social platforms). His videos cover a wide range of topics, from starting a YouTube channel and working with brands to creating content and starting a podcast.

  • Noah Kagan. With over 1.1M subscribers and a resume including Facebook and Mint, Noah Kagan’s YouTube channel teaches small business owners how to grow and improve their marketing. He also gives behind-the-scenes looks at his current business, AppSumo.

  • Neil Patel. Neil Patel is a New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of NP Digital. His YouTube channel focuses on digital marketing and SEO, using straightforward tutorials with tips to help businesses increase their online visibility and traffic.

  • Robin Sharma. Robin Sharma is a writer and leadership expert. His videos aim to motivate teams to deliver their best work, including how to increase productivity and beat procrastination, overcoming fears that may be holding you back, how to master new skills, and what makes a good leader. 

Must-read blogs

  • Noobpreneur. For those just starting (or thinking about starting) a new business venture, Noobpreneur is a great resource. It includes important concepts all entrepreneurs need to know, from legal insights and negotiation tips to digital marketing and managing a remote team.

  • Small Business Bonfire. Focusing on aspiring or established small businesses, Small Business Bonfire is full of actionable tips, resources, tools, articles and inspiration for business owners. You can also sign up for their newsletter to get tips and strategies right in your inbox.

  • SBA blog. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has its own blog, which is full of practical advice and knowledge every business owner needs to know. It includes step-by-step guides for writing business plans, seeking funding, registering your company and more.

  • Gary Vaynerchuk. In addition to his YouTube channel, Gary Vaynerchuk also writes a blog covering a wide range of topics for small businesses, including how to adapt to AI, make content or start a podcast. He also provides tips on leadership, personal development and company culture.

  • Small Business Trends. A publication for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Small Business Trends covers news and trends, provides tips and advice, and includes in-depth interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

  • Social Triggers. A business blog dedicated to the psychology of consumer behavior, Social Triggers covers a myriad of information, such as resources for selling your products, figuring out what your business should focus on, building a blog audience and even giving the perfect handshake. 

Wrapping it up

YouTube and blogs provide more than entertainment to their audiences; they’re both valuable resources for education, especially for small business owners. By subscribing to these creators, you’ll stay inspired and learn new ways to improve and grow your business. Happy watching (and reading)!