Write for Us: Contributor Guidelines

Guest Blogging for Business Division

We are looking for industry experts to contribute to our Business Division blog. We want to help SMEs progress and develop into sustainable businesses, while providing a place where they can access the right information at the right time.

  • Do you have that business knowledge from running your own business?
  • Are you up to date on the latest trends, and want to offer your insight and knowledge?

We want to focus on small to medium-sized businesses because they form the heart of the economy. We want to answer their question: ‘how am I going to increase my sales today?’

We hope you can help us to provide business owners with high-value, informative articles. It doesn’t matter if you are an authority in your field or only just starting out, we want to give you the opportunity to share your insights with our readers, while showcasing your writing skills.

Perhaps you know how to create infographics? Or perhaps you can dazzle us with your video editing skills? If so, we would love to hear from you, as we think visually-engaging content offers an excellent way of communicating with the reader.

Are you up for the challenge?

Our content is:

  • Well-researched, fact-driven, informative and related to business.
  • Business owners are busy people, so your articles need to be easy to read and in-depth
  • Write an attention-grabbing opening. Does the first sentence make the reader want to continue reading?
  • Does your first paragraph tell the reader clearly and concisely what the article is about?
  • Main Categories on the site: Sales and MarketingFinanceLegalHealth and safetyInnovation and General
  • Infographics, video content, illustrations and photo galleries
  • All the posts on our site are dynamically generated as Accelerated Mobile Pages content type.(The Accelerated Mobile Pages Project is an online publishing format, created by Google as a competitor to Facebook’s Instant Articles, that is similar to HTML and optimised for mobile web browsing. (Ref:https://g.co/kgs/dsxU6y )

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House style

Submitted articles should:

  • Be between 450 – 2,500 words
  • Use British English (not American English)
  • Comprise short paragraphs, numbered lists, bullets points, images
  • Include sub-headings
  • Either include images for which you own the copyright or free images
  • Be unique (we will always double check before accepting an article)
  • Not be published elsewhere online
  • Include reference links to reputable sources for all facts and data cited (We’ll include these as embedded links in the text).

Submission time:

  • Please proofread before sending
  • If you have an article already written, please email tom@business-division.co.uk. If you would like to write an article, contact us by filling in the form. We will then send you further information about our guidelines and the publishing process.

When will you hear back from us after pitch submission?

  • Please allow up to two weeks for our Editor to respond to your pitch or article.

Can I include a link within the piece?

  • Please provide links that are helpful and relatable for the reader and enhance the article.
  • If you are a paying contributor, you can have two follow links per article.
  • If you are not a paying contributor, the links you provide in the article will be no follow links.

Can you edit my article

We reserve the right to tweak the article for SEO purposes, or to make it more appealing to the reader. We will email you if any changes are made to your article.

What do I do after I have submitted the article?

Once the article has been published we will email you to let you know it is live. We also hope you’ll contribute to any comments that are left, responding to readers’ questions. If you’re on social media, we’d love it if you could share the article.

We look forward to reading your pitch or article.

How we promote the articles:

  • Business Division promotes every published article on its Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • The post will be promoted on social media the day it is published.
  • If you have created a video we will also share that on our social media pages.

If you are ready to submit an article, please email: Tom@business-division.co.uk

If you have an idea for a pitch please fill in the form

Blog Writing Application