So, you want to blog on BusinessZone?

Christopher Goodfellow
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Great to hear you’re interesting in contributing to the BusinessZone community!

The idea of this post if to tell you a bit more about how the site works and what kind of blog posts we’re looking for.

What does BusinessZone do?

BusinessZone aims to provide the expertise and networks growth-stage businesses need to scale. This covers a wide range of challenges from having a co-founder leave the business or knowing when to bring in a senior management team, to getting the balance between customer acquisition and lifetime value right.

A big part of achieving that mission is publishing content written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Blogs provide you with a great opportunity to showcase your knowledge and experience in one of the most popular areas of the site, and to help other entrepreneurs in the community deal with the challenges they face.

Am I the right person to write a blog?

Here’s a few pointers to help you get started:

  1. Contributors are normally entrepreneurs, investors or related business experts
  2. Be honest - it’s really helpful to share the challenges you’ve faced
  3. Make it personal - create an account using your name rather than your company’s, and include a biography, links, photo etc.
  4. Don’t self-promote – press releases and any content deemed excessively self-promotional will be removed

How does the process work?

The first step is to sign-up for a BusinessZone account. You can do this by rolling over the outline of a person in the top right-hand of the homepage and clicking Register. You’ll then have to provide details and verify your email address.

The next step is to request blogging access. Click My account and select Become a blogger in the left-hand menu. That will give you the option to write a short message about why you want to blog for BusinessZone. Please bear with us; we’ll try to get back to you within 48 hours.

You’ll get an email when your request has been approved and the option to Write a blog post will appear in the left-hand menu. Now you’re ready to write your first post!

It’s worth noting that in some instances a blogger’s first post will be held in draft form until it is checked by one of the editorial team.

I’m a PR or SEO link builder

If you’re being paid to build links to someone’s website please do not attempt to post blogs on BusinessZone.  

We welcome public relations experts posting on the site on behalf of entrepreneurs. Please make sure you’ve set up an account for them under a person's name and that the content’s suitable.

Have any questions?

Please contact [email protected] or tweet @BusinessZone.

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