Everyone understands the value of staying on top of breaking news in your industry as well as local and international market changes. Whether you read The Post, The Globe or The Star, you will likely be getting a lot of great information about what is going on in the world. Being the intelligent person that you are, you are able to understand its implications for your industry/business and come up with great ideas.
This article isn’t about simply informing yourself. Its about inspiring you through the trials and tribulations of others. These 5 inspirational business websites offer breaking news and provide tips, tricks and inspirational stories to help you become better at your business. These are the best business blogs we follow and we would love more suggestions from our readers!
The HBR is known for putting out cutting edge research in books and publications. Although buying reading material is lucrative, it costs money and takes time to digest. If you are looking for quick inspiration and exposure to new ideas, The HBR’s blog is a great place to spark new ideas, as it is one of the most trusted names in business education.
Entrepreneur Magazine is an obvious inclusion in this list. With updates throughout the day on breaking news that affects entrepreneurs worldwide, they are a great source for information. Generally speaking a lot of the news involves new ways to develop, market and sell your product/service/self. With the landscape of tools being constantly in flux, it is a great place to stay up to date with new products, services and changes that will impact your business’ bottom line.
Looking for tips and tricks to get your business off the ground, create buzz, generate more clients, or manage growth? You’ll find them all here. While we wouldn’t recommend that you view INC as a definitive guide to how to start, grow and sell you business, it certainly has a ton of ideas on how you can do all three. INC is great for people who are thinking about starting a business because it provides some wonderful starting points for your journey. Its also a great place for seasoned entrepreneurs to brush up on new ideas and maybe fill in gaps with new ideas on how to succeed.
Fast Company and its 4 subdivisions are a great source of daily inspiration. FastCo Labs stays on top of whats new in the start-up community. It keeps you up to date on everything from ideas on how to grow to taking a look at some of the coolest new products on the market. Fast Co Create documents interesting new creative ideas and cultured concepts, generally a great place to find amazing new commercials. Fast Co Exist is home to ideas that could change the world, or at least change the way we live. Fast Co Design blends business, innovation and design to inspire better work, better workers, and better businesses.
You should subscribe to this mailing list. Seth Godin’s blog can either be viewed online or delivered directly to your inbox. His musings, ideas, and concepts are a great way to start your day. As a highly respected author Godin’s blog is a succinct representation of his ideas and prescriptions that can apply to anyone looking to accelerate their personal and professional self.
What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration? Let us know in the comments section below.