Small Business Brief, a site devoted to all aspects of small business, which is produced by Robert Clough and company, the same folks who also bring us
Search Engine Guide, has re-invented themselves by converting into a Digg type of site where anyone can submit stories, vote them up or down and of course comment. Built off the same platform as Search Engine Land’s Sphinn, Small Business Brief is now a lot like Sphinn however, not strictly limited to the topic of search engines and search marketing.
Robert announced the new site in today’s newsletter that goes out to thousands of subscribers and had the following to say:
For the last 3 years we’ve been providing a daily roundup of the best small business articles and it was time for some improvements. Namely, giving our readers the opportunity to get involved. Now, in addition to all the goodies we find, you will be able to submit items, vote on them and share your comments about each. You can even submit your own business articles, blog posts, videos or podcasts. We don’t care who does the submitting because the readers will decide if they like the item and how much exposure it should get.
And in the spirit of keeping business fun, when you submit or vote on an item, we call it Fetching. Have you found a great blog post? Then Fetch It! Yeah, it may be a little hokey but it works well with our theme and we don’t want things to get too stuffy.
Matt McGee has an excellent write-up on it over at Small Business SEM so I won’t belabor you
here with redundant information. I simply invite you to check it out. If you like Sphinn (who doesn’t) then you’ll like the new Small Business Brief which not only has topics related to search engines and marketing but the many facets of small to medium sized business.