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Sunday, August 08, 2004
PowerBlog Review: Small Biz Advisor

Editor's note: This is the twenty-fifth in our popular weekly series of PowerBlog Reviews of other weblogs...

We can't help but marvel at the number of business blogs that have sprung up in the past 6 months. Savvy entrepreneurs and business people are catching on to blogs' promise and potential.

What's interesting to watch is how each of the blogs in this space is carving out its own particular niche, or unique approach. We appreciate each blog for what it brings to the table.

The Small Biz Advisor weblog is one of the blogs that is carving out its own space. It bills itself as a free online resource for small business owners. Its mission is "to teach our members how to start, grow, and manage their small businesses better." It brings its readers news and editorial updates.

The blog is run by Joseph R. Jones of Seattle, Washington, USA.

It offers original articles, especially advice and "how-tos."

For instance, a recent series of articles appearing on the site were written by the author's wife. The articles are notable because they are written from the perspective of the spouse of a small business owner. They're written in an easy style. The articles capture the essence of how a small business impacts the owner's entire family. She writes:

You've finally made the decision to start a small business. You're checking off all the boxes: business licenses, logos and letterheads, accountants and attorneys. But there's one glaring omission from your "to do" list - your spouse. Yes, you and your spouse discussed the small business idea. Yes, together you weighed the risks versus the rewards. You both agreed to go for it. Now, you need to discuss what "going for it" means to your lives and your marriage, because your spouse will quickly discover that you just brought the office home with you permanently.
This site has posts starting from February of 2004. The weblog is a section of the broader Small Biz Advisor site, and is well integrated into the overall site.

The Power: The Power of the Small Biz Advisor weblog is in its advice and how-to's for small business owners, written in an easy-to-read, fresh, first-person perspective. Ad added touch is having articles written from the spouse's perspective.
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