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Biz Sugar: The Small Business Community to Join and Engage

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 like-minded businesses.

However, if you want to learn from other small business owners joining the Biz Sugar small business community is a must for you!

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.)

The New Biz Sugar Small Business Advisors Directory

Recently, Biz Sugar started a small business advisors directory for people to find services and products from small businesses.

Below you can see the categories on the left-hand side of the website to choose from. 

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If you need some guidance choosing an advisor? Or, not finding what you need easily?  Join our Mastermind Community and message our Community Manager, Gail Gardner.

However, there are many different categories you can join. For example,  there is real estate, marketing, SEO, building your online biz, podcasting, and social media to name a few. 

Recently, Biz Sugar started a small business advisors directory for people to find services and products from small businesses. Click To Tweet

How Biz Sugar Works

You can submit your blog or others’ small business blog posts on the Biz Sugar Community. You are allowed up to 5 blog posts per day. Then people vote and can comment on the posts as well.

The most popular blog posts show up on the top of the home feed.

However, 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!

Not only that but sometimes you may be featured on Small Biz Trends as well.

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. You can friend others on the network too just as most other social media sites offer.

Generating Traffic on Social Media

I was inspired to write this post after they mentioned my last article 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 in the community.

As well as, Ivan Widjaya of Small Business CEO who often participates.

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

My blogger friend Moss Clement from Moss Media is a regular contributor.

Next, there is Kia Barocha from Digital Success.

Furthermore, I’ve noticed a few others like Cox Business and Search Engine Journal as well as part of the small business community on Biz Sugar.

What Is the Benefit for Your Business?

  • Generating more targeted traffic to your website if you are a B2B business.
  • Connecting with other like-minded people in a safe online environment.
  • Learning new things about the business.
  • Sharing information to help others with their business.
  • Surveying others in polls. 
  • Collaborating in a small business community.
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Join the Biz Sugar community today!

Your Turn

Of course, I’d love to know if YOU are in any small business community online? Or are you in any small business communities offline? 

I’d love to know more in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Biz Sugar: The Small Business Community to Join and Engage”

  1. 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.

    1. 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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