Amex OPEN Forum Blog: A Top 25 Blog for Entrepreneurs

Earlier this week, I claimed that American Express’s OPEN Forum blog had been validated by the mainstream press as a legitimate small business publication. Now sites like Open Business are counting the OPEN Forum blog among the most influential blogs for entrepreneurs, alongside the leading editorial voices on the web: Matt Marshall’s VentureBeat, Arrington’s TechCrunch, MacManus’s Read/Write Web, Guy Kawasaki’s How to Change the World, Fred Wilson’s AVC, Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends, Blodget’s Alley Insider, and others. Open Business ranks the OPEN Forum site at 21 out of the best 150.

That’s not a total surprise, given that many of the above authors are contributors to OPEN Forum site, and that American Express has the good sense to let them write unfiltered editorial stories that have no direct relation to any American Express product.

(Disclosures: FM works with American Express on the OPEN Forum blog, and the above authors are all part of the FM family.)

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