Top 15 Startup and Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

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Last month I decided to research the top small business and startup websites and blogs in Australia. The idea was to compile a list of the best blogs and websites that provide actionable advice to startups and small businesses in Australia.

You might be wondering – Why Small Businesses and Startups?

Well – Australia’s small business industry is considered the backbone of our economy.

Considering its size and contribution to the economy, the Australian government calls it the “engine room” of our economy. (Source: Australian Govt Report)

Why shouldn’t it be?

Small businesses contribute 97.4% to 98.4% of all the business industries in Australia.

 Also, Small businesses contributed almost $418 billion to the Australian economy in 2018-19, which is 32% of Australia’s total economy. (Source: Australian Govt Report)

Now, these are some pretty impressive figures! and Australian Tech Startups like Canva, Atlassian, and Afterpay have gotten Australia on the World Startup map.

So pretty much, the idea was to focus on these two sectors – Small Businesses, as they overlap in terms of the resources they need.

Let’s get started with the list.

Top 15 Startup and Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Business.gov Australia

Business.gov Australia - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the website

Business.gov is a whole-of-government website that serves the Australian business community with business-related information, grants, services, and support across all levels of the Australian government.

You will be able to find out in-depth information, right from basic guides on starting your business to different planning templates and checklists to help you initiate your business plans.

The forum is also quite active on social media platforms and quite responsive to its users.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Online
  • People
  • Products and Services
  • Risk Management
  • Change and Growth
  • Exiting

Website and Twitter Links

Website Link: Business.gov Australia
Twitter handle: @business_gov_au
Twitter followers: 34.7k

What we love about the website

The website is just like a university for entrepreneurs offering a plethora of 101 courses on starting a business or a startup, its legal aspects, govt regulation, planning templates, and direct govt advice on your startup journey.

Small Business Development Corporation

Small Business Development Corporation - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the website

Small Business Development Business Corporation is a state government agency that offers free advice and low-cost services to small business owners in Western Australia.

The website has a pretty neat and welcoming design which is quite pleasant to work your way through. 

It effortlessly presents its service without overburdening the readers.

It gets you started with blogs and articles on starting your business and has catalogs for all the relevant information readily needed by startups and small businesses.

The information is up-to-date and neatly categorized to help you navigate like a charm.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Starting and growing
  • Business Premises
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • People
  • Dispute resolution
  • Legal and risks
  • Small business stories
  • Small business friendly

Website link

Small Business Development Corporation

The blog does not have a Twitter account.

What we love about the website

It can be your one-stop-shop for all the legal information and govt advice on starting a new business.

Lessons At Startup

Lessons At Startup - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Well, don’t you already know about us? 😉

With a strong passion for helping fellow entrepreneurs and startup owners grow their businesses, our blog brings a touch of personal experience and hard-earned advice in a friendly and engaging manner.

From passionate advice on how to start your freelancing journey to helping you kickstart your journey through a comprehensive free course on kickstarting your entrepreneurship journey, our blog has a unique standing in the list of Australian-based startup blogs.

Lessons At Startup has a fresh take on stories from the startup landscape of the country and has the dedicated mission to bring out only the best of the business world to you.

The blog has unique content which is always supported by authentic sources.

Categories of blogs/services

Country-specific startup blogs (including Australia among others)

  • Lists of businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Resources
  • Startup guides
  • How-to guides
  • Free Entrepreneurship Course

Blog’s website and Twitter Links

Website: Lessons At Startup

Twitter handle: @jasmeetsingh904

Twitter followers: 2.7k

What we love about the blog

Well, what is not to like 😉

Honestly, though, the entrepreneurship course is our best product yet on offer.
And it is free!

Flying Solo

Flying Solo - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

As the name suggests, Flying Solo is a blog for those individuals who, in any way, shape, or form, want to champion their independence by owning control of their earnings.

It encourages and helps people from a whole spectrum of dreamers (soloists, freelancers, lifestyle entrepreneurs, contractors, free agents, and so on) to “work for yourself, not by yourself”.

The blog offers services like business advisors, coaches, mentors, designers, writers, photographers, finance consultants, and many others.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Getting started
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Productivity
  • Business Technology
  • Health & Wellbeing

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Flying Solo

Twitter handle: @FlyingSoloAU

Twitter followers: 12.4k

What we love about the blog

The blog covers pretty much all the needs of almost all categories of entrepreneurs from bootstrapping guides and info blogs to getting paid business-related services.

SmartCompany

SmartCompany - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

SmartCompany is one of the leading online Australian publications for free news, resources, and information, serving entrepreneurs and small and medium business owners in Australia.

Present in the online space since 2007, the SmartCompany has an award of its own, called The Smart50 award.

It enlists the fastest-growing small and medium businesses in Australia on a yearly basis. (Source: Blog’s official website)

The blog covers all the development in the small business and startup sector and keeps its visitors informed with regularly updated content.

Categories of blogs/services

Website and Twitter Links

Website: SmartCompany

Twitter handle: @TheSmartCompany

Twitter followers: 19.4k

What we love about the blog

The website is a great source of tech innovation-related news in Australia’s business landscape.

If you are a business news buff, this might become your go-to site.

Kochie’s Business Builders

Kochie’s Business Builders - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

The blog is owned by David Koch, a long-time small business owner who is now the president of Port Adelaide Football club.

Yeah, the famous host of the Sunrise show on Channel 7.

The blog was Kochie’s brainchild to help small business owners with simple, easy-to-apply information, tools, and resources.

The blog also features quite a huge directory covering a wide range of business industries in Australia.

Categories of blogs/services

  • News
  • Opinion
  • Small business
  • Business basics
  • Growth
  • Marketing

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Kochie’s Business Builders
Twitter handle: @KochiesBiz
Twitter followers: 13k

What we love about the blog

The “Business Basics” section in the Read category is our favorite part of the blog which offers some key information to new entrepreneurs.

Startup Daily

Startup Daily - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Startup Daily is part of the Pinstripe Media group which also includes some of the other blogs listed in this article.

The blog was launched in 2012 and was also named the top source of news for the Australian ecosystem in the Startup Muster Report. (Source: Blog’s official website)

It keeps a regular and fresh inventory of startup-related articles serving as news media for entrepreneurs and innovators.

The blog covers startup stories across Australia and New Zealand.

You would be pleasantly satisfied with a whole range of topics in the startup and small business sectors.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Topics (ASX, Business, Cryptocurrency, Fintech, Funding, etc.)
  • Advice (Business strategy, Funding, Future of work, etc.)
  • Startup Daily TV
  • After Hours
  • Featured Blogs

Blog’s website and Twitter Links

Website: Startup Daily
Twitter handle: @startupDailyANZ
Twitter followers: 21.7k

What we love about the blog

The blog is a great source for keeping tabs on startup news across Australia and New Zealand.

The FinTech Blog section under Topics Category is also a wonderful source of articles on the subject.

MYOB

MYOB - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

While being a management solutions platform, MYOB offers its readers quality blogs and guides on startup-related topics.

The blogs on the website cover all the topics from starting a business to offering advice on properly growing it.

The website has a clean and attractive outlay which instantly grabs the attention of the reader.

It also has a dedicated small business news section that covers selective news from the industry.

As I said earlier, the blog was originally a subscription service that provides different accounting and bookkeeping-related services at a competitive monthly rate.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Guides
    • Accounts
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Inventory Management
    • Invoicing
    • Payroll
    • Workforce Management
  • Blogs
    • Accountants and bookkeepers
    • Growing a business
    • Industry

Website and Twitter Links

Website: MYOB

Twitter handle: @MYOB

Twitter followers: 62k

What we love about the blog

The blog’s plethora of guides available on all accounting-related matters is truly a gem of a resource.

Dynamic Business

Dynamic Business - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Dynamic Business has been on the startup scene for 25 years.

Originally based in Australia, It has now expanded globally as well.

The blog offers the latest small business-related news, expert advice, how-to guides, case studies, and business success stories for new entrepreneurs.

Its unique Read, Write and Learn categories of blogs not only offer a lot of reading material to young business starters but also invite experienced entrepreneurs to write for the blog.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-up
  • Small Business
  • Expert
  • Industry
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Funding
  • Growth/Export
  • HR etc

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Dynamic Business
Twitter handle: @DynamicBusiness
Twitter followers: 20.5k

What we love about the blog

The blog’s “Learn” section is a brilliant resource for learning various business-related skills.

It offers regular features on funding, growth, accounting, HR, sales, and many other topics.

Socially sorted

Socially sorted - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

The blog is owned by Donna Moritz, who is a digital content strategist and specializes in visual storytelling.
Socially Sorted offers non-designer business owners a wide-ranging resource of templates for their digital space and social media content generation.

The blog has been listed among the “top 5 blogs you should know about” by Forbes in the past. Inc. Similarly, it was also listed among the top 15 social media blogs by Inc. Magazine in 2020. (Source: Blog’s official website)

The blog is quite a rich resource for you to develop and organize your social media content strategy.
It offers a cool monthly feature of 60+ socially media fresh templates.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Blogging
  • Content Strategy
  • DIY Visual Design
  • Social Media
  • Tools
  • Video Marketing
  • Visual Storytelling

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Socially Sorted

Twitter handle: @SociallySorted

Twitter followers: 46.3k

What we love about the blog

The blog is a wonderful resource for all your startup-related social media management and content generation needs.

Inside small business

Inside small business - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Inside Small Business offers small business-related key news highlights, in-depth features, and profiles on topics ranging from bookkeeping / accounting for Australia’s small businesses to Tips to run Business successfully through its magazine, daily news brief, and social media accounts.
The blog annually releases the Top 50 Small Business Leaders report covering stories of successful small business owners.

It offers quite a rich feed of daily blogs and news items on all business-related topics.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Latest
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • People & HR
  • Technology
  • Supply Chain

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Inside Small Business
Twitter handle: @insidesmallbus
Twitter followers: 1.8k

What we love about the blog

Plenty of fresh content published on a daily basis is a win for this blog.

Max My Profit

Max My Profit - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Max My Profit provides coaching services through certified Business Exceletors who help your business from clearing its strategies to organizational restructuring.

Although the coaching services are for paid members only, the website’s blog section is a healthy resource for helping out new business owners.

The articles are on wide-ranging topics and come with the blog owner’s youtube videos, which add a nice personal touch to the advice on offer.

Categories of blogs/services

Although not strictly structured, the blog generally covers the following categories of topics which are searchable by tags:

  • Analytics
  • Automation
  • Branding
  • Business development
  • Business management
  • Business planning

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Max My Profit
Twitter handle: @MaxmyprofitAU
Twitter followers: 1k

What we love about the blog

The blog has a rich team of certified business coaches which makes their blog content an authentic and trustworthy source for small businesses.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Launch Lab is a web-based solution provider for small business owners. But our selection on the website was based on its business-related blog which offers quality content for entrepreneurs.

Launch lab was launched (no pun intended) in 2014 with the spirit to help non-techy entrepreneurs start their online businesses.

Over the years, it has turned into a great web development service that offers solutions in web design, web development and application management, etc.

The blog section on the site offers quality content on digital resources for new business founders and entrepreneurs.

It educates new business owners on the tech and IT-related requirements of their businesses.

Categories of blogs/services

Digital and IT-related educational articles for startups and small businesses.

Website and Twitter Links

Website: The Launch Lab

Twitter handle: @Go_LaunchLab

Twitter followers: 200 (the Twitter account is not as active as the blog itself!)

What we love about the blog

The blog is a pretty smart resource for getting to know the tech-related aspects of your small business.

Adzuna's small business blog

Adzuna's small business blog - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Adzuna is originally a job-searching platform that helps users find jobs through its powerful job search engine.

It started in 2011 in the UK but now has a dedicated website in Australia as well as in various other countries.

The website’s blog has an extensive blog section on small business tips and offers quality and fresh content on a regular basis.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Career advice
  • Data & Reports
  • Small Business Tips

Blog’s website and Twitter Links

Website: Anduza Small Business Blog
Twitter handle: @adzunaAU
Twitter followers: 1k

What we love about the blog

Being a career-related website, it offers expert advice on HR management to new business owners.

Healthy Business Finances

Healthy Business Finances - Small Business Blogs and Websites in Australia

Overview of the blog

Healthy Business Finances is a service-oriented blog that offers its paid service to small business owners for all accounting-related tasks.

Our selection of the blog was nonetheless based on its blog of articles covering a wide range of topics helpful to startups and small business owners.

Despite being an accounting services blog, it does not restrict its articles to this solo topic only and covers a variety of topics for the benefit of small business owners.

Categories of blogs/services

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business growth
  • Employees
  • Financial Coaching
  • Small business

Website and Twitter Links

Website: Healthy Business Finances
Twitter handle: @loveyournumbers
Twitter followers: 1k

What we love about the blog

The financial coaching category is the best thing for you to check out on the blog.

That concludes our list of the top 15 startup and small business blogs and websites in Australia.

Time for you to go on a reading spree and learn all the skills to launch and grow your dream business :).

May the force be with you.

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