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Biz Sugar – Sharing Your Small Business News in an Online Community

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If you want to share tips and tricks from your business to help other small businesses out there, visit the Biz Sugar community. I’ve been using their platform for years to learn and engage with other liked minded businesses.

I’ve met small business owners from around the world there and we have helped each other out online over the years. (Inspire To Thrive has been a member there since 2012.)

You can see my friend Janice Wald from Mostly Blogging below. People can comment and vote on each article that is accepted by the community.

How Biz Sugar Works

So you can submit yours or others post on the Biz Sugar Community. You are allowed up to 5 posts per day. Then people vote and can comment on the posts as well.

You can view them by the most popular or the most recent posts. I like looking at them both ways. Sometimes I like to know what is popular and other times I want to read the most recent content.

Oftentimes, others will click on the link to read the articles which are on your website. It can drive targeted traffic to your website!

It can drive targeted traffic to your website! #BizSugar Click To Tweet

Filling Out Your Bio

Be sure to fill out your bio along with your business blog or website link. People can follow you and friend you as well on the network – just like most other types of social networks.

If you have been online for a while you may recognize some of the Biz Sugar community members.

Generating Traffic on Social Media

I was inspired to write this post after they mentioned my last article over on Facebook. Oftentimes, my articles may show up on Twitter or in a Google alert via Small Biz Trends.

That website tends to drive even more traffic to mine as readers check out the articles there and come over to my other website.

They also do Facebook live events for the community and they tweet consistently.

What Types of Businesses Are on Biz Sugar?

There are a lot of marketing companies, however there are quite a variety of different types of business on Biz Sugar.

For Example:

Entrepreneurs like Martin Z Willing of Start Up Professionals. He is consistently posting on the network.

Martin Lindeskog from Econetcast, a podcaster and entrepreneur. He is one of the most active commenters on the site today.

Ivan Widjaya of Small Business CEO.

Oak Tree Business – A larger small biz helping credit unions from the state of California.

I’ve noticed a few others like Cox Business and Search Engine Journal.

What Is the Benefit for Your Business?

  • Generating more targeted traffic to your website if you are a B2B business.
  • Connecting with other liked minded people in a safe online environment.
  • Learning new things about business.
  • Sharing information to help others with their business.

I’d love to know if you are in any business communities online? I’d love to know more in the comments below!

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Lisa
 

Lisa Sicard has been running Inspire To Thrive for over 9 years. She helps companies manage their social media as well as providing training and consultations. She has over 25 years of digital marketing experience and helped many small businesses grow.

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Gail Gardner - July 20, 2020

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for writing about BizSugar Sharing! Did you know there is a separate BizSugar Mastermind now?

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it, but I wanted to invite you and your readers to join us there, too.

I linked to the details on how to join and log into each one from my name in this comment.

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    Lisa - July 31, 2020

    You are most welcome Gail. I did, when it first started but I haven’t logged in a while. I will and add more here about it as well. Thanks for coming by and for the update. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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    Mitchell Thorburn - October 20, 2020

    Good blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

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