We like reading. At charltons, we make a point of keeping in touch with the latest ideas in business and entrepreneurship. After all, we’re a lot more than accountants here – we’re our customers’ trusted partners and advisors, and people rely on our business knowledge
One of the best ways to keep in touch with the pulse of the business world is to read some of the incredible blogs that are out there. We’ve been making a list of some of the best blogs worth reading.
These won’t change your life, and they won’t make your business successful. But every single one will teach you and your team something incredible that could shift your whole perspective or give you the inspiration to take on bigger and better challenges.
Neil’s blog is about marketing. But it’s also about so much more. If you read his posts, you can pick up some amazing insight into why people buy products, how to communicate with your customers and what it takes to make a business profitable.
The posts on this blog cover a lot of ground to do with psychology, and how you can use it to encourage your customers to buy and make sure your business is properly maintained. It’s unusual and highly intelligent, with just the right amount of hardcore knowledge to make the posts pretty meaty.
Signal V. Noise
This is a blog by the incredible team over at Basecamp. They write about a whole range of different topics, but they have a pretty firm pillar of content about making money, managing staff and how to run a business realistically and practically. Always worth a read.
A Smart Bear
The guys at A Smart Bear have built a hugely profitable and successful website hosting business. They’ve used that experience to write a regular blog post that can cover topics as diverse as hiring the right staff and why some business models are tougher than others.
This is a blog from a well known and highly respected investor. He’s worked with so many startups that he has a great handle on what it takes to win at business. Some of the articles he writes will be inspiring, others practical, but they’re all coming from a place of deep business knowledge.
This is especially relevant for us here in Australia – and while the blog is mostly about startups, the practical advice and Australian business news can be useful for any company in almost any industry!
Gary is an awesome entrepreneur. He’s founded big businesses that have turned over huge profits, and along the way he’s shared more valuable insights into business than any other entrepreneur we’ve ever encountered. His writing is a bit on the blunt side, but it’s always intelligent and edgy.
The SmartCompany blog is great for business news. It’s always covering the latest developments in the Australian and global business world, with short and pithy articles that you can consume quickly to gain solid value.
Moz is a blog that shows not just great advice about marketing and entrepreneurship but also some transparent and honest information about what starting and running a successful business really means. The posts on Moz are incredibly worth reading if you want insight into the mind of a successful entrepreneur.
If you want to know why your business isn’t bringing in customers, you should read KISSmetrics. This is the blog that some of the most highly profitable companies in the world turn to in order to find information about marketing and persuasion.
Are there any blogs we missed? We always love hearing about new places to find articles, information and insight!