As a small business owner, you’re both artist and administrator, maker and marketer. You know having a blog is a great way to attract traffic to your website and engage your ideal customer, but you don’t always have time to plan your content, create it, post and promote it each week, on top of coming up with ideas for what to write about!
That’s why we’ve put together this list of 52 blog ideas for small business owners, one for every week of the year, so you’ve always got something to write about. Now all you have to do is scribble a few hundred words down, take a photo (or choose a high quality, royalty-free image from a site like RawPixel or Pixabay, or design a graphic using Canva), and once you’ve uploaded your blog post just schedule it to all your social media accounts using a tool like Buffer or Hootsuite. Simple!
And the best thing about all of these suggestions is that they don’t just have to be for your blog, you can easily repurpose any of them for your other marketing content, e.g. your email list, social media posts and stories, YouTube videos or livestreams etc.
Even better—you can reuse these prompts year on year! Now, on with the show.
Your New Year resolutions or goals for the next twelve months
An average day in your business
Spotlight on one of your products or services
Your origin story – how and why you started your business
Who inspires you (parent, teacher, business person you admire, etc.)?
Spotlight on one of your suppliers
A quote that inspires and motivates you, and why
A client case study – how you helped them and a quote from the client
Three business bucket list items
What does success look like to you?
Spotlight on one of your employees (or your pet!)
Your company values
What did you want to be when you were a kid.
A mistake you’ve made or problem you’ve faced in the past, and how you overcame it (or are trying to)
How do you relax in your spare time?
What legacy do you hope to leave? (Professionally or personally)
Your to do list for the day
One big win you’ve had this week
A tour of your work space
The best piece of advice you were ever given and who gave it to you
The last book you read and one lesson you took from it
Your current goal – big or small
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
One memory of Sheffield (or your city) that you love
Something (or someone) you’re grateful for
Get to know the business owner – tell us a few little known facts about yourself
FAQs – ask your customers and social media followers to send in their top questions and answer them in one post
Why you chose your business name
Sustainability – your policy, how your business is working to reduce, reuse and recycle
Create a free template or checklist to help your ideal client
Guest blog – invite a client, supplier or someone influential in your industry to take over your blog for the day
Curate a list of resources or content on a relevant or current topic
Your Sliding Doors moment – where would you be if you’d made one decision differently, either in business or in life
How you give back – your chosen charity or cause, what to means to you and how you contribute
Create an infographic for your customers about the benefits of your product or service
What technology or machinery helps you to do your job?
Events – online or offline, shout out an upcoming event you’re attending or hosting
Bust some common myths or misconceptions about your industry
Share some relevant statistics, even better if you can show growth or improvement!
The busy holiday period is coming up, tell your customers anything they need to know over the coming weeks, e.g. lead times, opening hours, any plans to close for a week or two
Compare your product or service to a competitors or show the value you offer compared to trying to go it alone
Share an unpopular opinion – is there a common idea among your industry that you disagree with? Tell us about it
Do a roundup of some recent articles and blogs that you enjoyed or found useful
Trends – talk about the current and upcoming trends within your industry
Recommend your favourite business podcasts
BTS – go behind the scenes and share photos and insights into how you do what you do
Run a poll on your social media accounts and discuss the results
Host a giveaway or contest – if you’ve got a product, physical or digital, you can offer one as a prize
Do you have a hobby or passion outside of your work? Share it with us
Inspire your customers – write a positive, motivational post with your best advice
Share your most popular blogs of the last year, or the ones you’re proudest of, and give us a reason to read them now
Look back at what your business has achieved in the last twelve months and celebrate the biggest and smallest successes, and turn any challenges you’ve faced into positives, tell us what you learned from them and how you’re going to move forward
There you have it, fifty-two blog topic suggestions for small business owners and entrepreneurs, so you never have to struggle for something to write about on your blog, social media and newsletter each week.