As a budding entrepreneur or business owner you’re part of a world that is ever-changing. As a result, it’s important for you and your business to stay on top of the latest changes and trends that take place in your relevant market. With so much happening on a day to day basis and with the internet saturated with information, it can become quite the challenge to remain constantly informed and in-the-know with all things business related.
As a budding entrepreneur or business owner you’re part of a world that is ever-changing. As a result, it’s important for you and your business to stay on top of the latest changes and trends that take place in your relevant market. With so much happening on a day to day basis and with the internet saturated with information, it can become quite the challenge to remain constantly informed and in-the-know with all things business related. That’s why we’ve devised a list of four websites that you should definitely consider following as a small business owner.
This easy-to-use and well laid out website is an excellent source of business and technology information. Launched in February 2009 and with its base in New York, Business Insider has experienced incredible growth over the years and has garnered an impressive reputation for itself. It prides itself on providing the latest in business news from around the world, as well as offering analysis that is thought-provoking and insightful. The best part is that Business Insider is also an aggregator of the top news stories across the web, so it effectively becomes your one-stop-site for all things news and business associated. It also makes room for “Life” and “Business” sections, ensuring entrepreneurs stay well-rounded in all aspects of life.
Where will you find everything you need to know in order to start and grow your own business? Look no further than Inc.com. Essentially the online version of Inc. magazine, a monthly publication highlighting new and developing companies, Inc.comwas born in 1996. Today it continues to endeavor to provide small business owners with everything they need to make their businesses a success. You’ll find an endless supply of business ideas, practical advice, inspiration and information aimed mainly at entrepreneurs, but also relevant to many business owners who have already been in the game for years. Most of the articles are in list format, making them easy to read and even easier to digest. The sleek site is easy to navigate and jam-packed with all the information and tips any entrepreneur could dream of.
Lifehacker.com is really all about making your life easier and your business more manageable. It’s a site dedicated to bringing you life hacks as well as software news and information. The weblog began in January 2005 and has continued to gain thousands of followers over the years. The content covers a wide range of topics, from Microsoft Windows to Mac, Android and many more. It of course delivers general hacks and life tips all in an attempt to better readers’ lives. Its motto is: “Tips and downloads for getting things done” and this is a testament to its commitment to helping you as an entrepreneur, as well as a person, get things done. Many of the tips are particularly helpful when it comes to the running of small businesses and start-ups. Time is an issue in life at the best of times, and even more so when it comes to running a business. Lifehacker.com has tapped into this and as a result offers information and tips on how you can get things done quicker and simpler. Ultimately it’s all about the convenience.
South African entrepreneurs may be particularly interested in this premium South African business magazine that is easily accessible online. The site follows in the shadow of its American counterpart and is essentially a “how to” handbook on how to build and grow companies. It aims to bring business owners as well as key decision makers content that is pertinent, perceptive and of the highest quality. It offers all the right ingredients necessary for a small business to flourish and be successful. The site’s distinctive local flavour comes in the form of inspirational local success stories that provide the fuel and inspiration all budding entrepreneurs need to make a go of it. Many of the articles act as guides and offer steps that entrepreneurs and business owners can apply within their own start-ups and companies, to better them in various ways. This is a particularly useful site for local entrepreneurs as it tackles a broad range of business issues that cater to different industries. With local and international experts weighing in on important discussions as well, it’s truly an excellent resource for all business movers and shakers.
Perhaps you already follow one or more of these sites, but if not, each of them are well worth a visit and exploration.
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