BizSugar is the perfect resource and social networking community for Small Business bloggers. The BizSugar community is run by Anita Campbell of Small Biz Trends and her staff. I got to know more about Anita through an interview on Torrey McGraw's blog – Grind and Thrive. At the time I was already a member of BizSugar and I was pleasantly surprised to find that Anita is the owner and I was delighted to hear the story of how she got started with blogging. You might remember that I talked about the Small Business Influencer Awards earlier this year, and how the awards were established by Anita and Ramon Ray from Small Biz Technology, to celebrate others who make significant contributions in support of the small biz community.
Anita is an inspiration to entrepreneurs from across a broad spectrum of industries and I found this statement on her Google+ profile.
“At these sites, it's not about me. It's about YOU. We're committed to serving small businesses.”
Tour the BizSugar Community
In this video, I take you on a behind the scenes tour of the BizSugar community along with a look at the companion blog and other resources. Watch this video:
Submit quality articles and get traffic
I work with an awesome team of guest bloggers here on Basic Blog Tips and many of them own small businesses of their own. They can speak from personal experience and the expertise they've gained through trial and error over the years. This has allowed them to share high-quality articles in the guest posts published here which in turn I've shared on BizSugar. As a result, when I look at my Google Analytics report for the past three months, BizSugar is one of the top 4 out of all the sites sending traffic to my blog (including Google). That certainly was an unexpected surprise 🙂
Contributors of the Week at BizSugar
One of the cool features of BizSugar is the Contributor of the Week articles that can be found on the community blog. These blog posts provide an excellent introduction to members of BizSugar and gives them a chance to share their personal success stories. I was honored to be featured recently and take a minute to visit these other feature stories of some bloggers that you should be following: