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  • We’re always on the lookout for thought leaders and subject-matter experts that want to share their expertise with our members. Our blog is a hub of information for the local business community, and having a published guest blog on our site is a great way to gain credibility in your industry. 

    Please note: Only submissions from individuals at member companies will be considered. 

     

    Quality requirements 

    An effective guest blog post should: 

    • Be well-researched and well-written. 
    • Provide insights beyond general knowledge on a timely, relevant topic that provides value to our readers. 
    • Strive to avoid topics that have been covered many times over. 
    • Provide at least one tangible takeaway a reader can apply to their business. 

    Contributors must also:

    • Provide original content only. Content published on our site cannot be published on another platform or website. 
    • Avoid writing a blog that is a sales pitch. Self-promotion and partisanship should be limited to your author bio. 
    • Proper citations must be included for facts, figures, and quotes. 
    • The Board of Trade reserves the right to edit/adapt/promote or reject your guest blog as we see fit. 


    How to get your blog published.


    Step 1: Create a content proposal

    Before you spend the time crafting a full blog post, submit a quick content proposal that includes: 

    • Proposed topic 
    • Proposed title and outline 
    • Brief author bio 
    • Writing sample

    Topics include: 

    • Business strategy 
    • Leadership 
    • Human resources 
    • Marketing 
    • Accounting/financial management 
    • Small business advice 
    • Import/export 
    • Energy 
    • Current trends 


    Step 2: Submit your proposal 

    Send an email with the above items to aeid@bot.nf.ca (Subject: Guest blog submission). Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. 

    After we review your proposal, we’ll let you know if we’re interested in moving forward with your blog. If we are, we will work with you to set a realistic timeline that incorporates review and publishing dates. 


    Step 3: Develop your blog post

    • Keep your post to less than 700 words. 
    • Spend extra time crafting an engaging headline. 
    • Use subheadings for each meaningful point. 
    • End your post with a powerful conclusion and an open question to engage readers and encourage comments.