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Writing guide

Hello and welcome fellow small business blog enthusiast! We’re delighted you’ve shown an interest in writing for Small Business Can.

Below are 10 simple steps on how to submit a post  to Small Business Can.

Preferably your blog post(s) should be between 200 – 600 words (less is more icon wink Writing guide )

We will only publish blog posts that are relevant to an Irish/UK audience.

You must have ownership over the content you submit to Small business Can.

You cannot post duplicated content. If we find that your post already exists at another web page it will not be published.

Small Business Can takes no responsibility for the content submitted by authors through the Small Business Can content submission process.

Because of copyright issues Small Business Can will select licensed stock imagery to accompany your post after you have submitted your post. That avoids us paying big fines for image infringement.

If you add images to your blog post they will be removed. (If you want to supply licensed stock photography or have permission to use an image with owners consent please let us know)

You can post as many as you like. In fact the more posts you submit for review, the more likely you will be published. However, with so many submissions to review, Small Business Can does not guarantee that your blog post will be published.  Nor can we guarantee a date of publication. Your post will remain in a state of “Pending Review”. If your post is published, Small Business Can will notify you on the day of publication.

Small Business Can reserves the right to edit posts after they have been submitted. Edits may include (but not limited to) changes to post titles, content editing/restructuring/reformatting, removal of images etc.

Why was my post not published?
We do not give any specific reasons as to why user generated posts are not published in the Small Business Can blog. (A common reason is that the content is not relevant to Ireland/UK audience.) We do suggest that users read some of the existing posts on the Small Business Can blog in order to get a feel for what content we do publish. You may submit additional posts for review but again, we cannot guarantee these posts will be published.

If you get stuck, if you have questions, or if you are looking for feedback, you can e-mail [email protected] or ring Ron on +353-85-1006307.

Here are the 10 simple steps on how to submit a post


Go to

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Input your USERNAME and PASSWORD. Click “Log in”.

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Welcome to the Small Business Can dashboard. From here we can submit a new blog post to be be considered for the Small Business Can blog. Click “Posts”.

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Click “Add new”.

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Give your blog post a “title”.

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Type the contents of your post here.

Points to note:

  • Your post should be between 200 – 600 words.
  • Paragraphs should be 2-6 sentences in length.
  • We will select the image to accompany your post after you have submitted your blog post.

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Unless otherwise instructed, select “General” from the “Categories” palette.

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Add 5-6 “Keywords” to the “Tags” palette. Keywords should be relevant to the content of the post (eg. Small business help, business planning)

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Once you are happy with your post click “Submit for review”. Remember you can preview your post at any stage before submitting by clicking “Preview”.

NB: If you do not see the “Submit for review” button, simply click the “Save” button, “Save As Draft” button or “Update” button.

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Congratulations! And thanks for submitting your blog post to Small Business Can. Again, you can submit as many blog posts as you wish. We will notify you when your post is published to the Small Business Can blog. If you have any more questions, email [email protected] or ring him +353-85-1006307