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11 News Sources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs on the hunt for the latest news should look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 11 great news sources for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Check out our SlideShare to find out which 11 companies will give you the coolest news on 3D printing, hot new companies, and Mark Zuckerberg’s latest moves.

Inc.

Inc. provides news articles, interviews, insights, and content lists that tout in depth analysis on running a business, leadership, marketing, and sales. Articles are written with entrepreneurs in mind. Plus, everybody’s already reading Inc. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Reasons to read Inc.:

OpenView Labs

OpenView Labs is geared towards software companies, providing practical advice to help them grow. The blog and news source doles out info on marketing, culture, funding, and more. OpenView Labs goes beyond the software industry with awesome eBooks and podcasts.

Reasons to read OpenView Labs:

Mashable

With a focus on the latest in social media, technology, and cool new businesses, Mashable is a groovy and fun news source. Mashable brings the exciting and interesting trends to the table, detailing the latest in golf gadgets, 3D ear canal scanners, and iPad hackers.

Reasons to read Mashable:

Entreprenista

Entreprenista gives some love to the ladies with articles for  female entrepreneurs. Not only does Entreprenista give advice on how to zap negative thinking, grow confidence, and be a whiz at content marketing, but it also has joinable groups and ways to connect. Entreprenista jokes that happily-ever-after has “nothing to do with prince charming.”

Reasons to read Entreprenista:

Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on general trends in the world of business, but also has news articles about newcomers in tech and other industries. Businessweek provides information on politics and policy, small business, business schools, global economics, and more. Businessweek is one of the big guys- you better be reading.

Reasons to read Businessweek:

Forbes

Everybody knows Forbes, and it’s for good reason. The site provides lists of the nation’s richest businesspeople, insight into real estate trends, information about global trading, human resources ideas, and leadership lessons. Forbes has a multitude of awesome contributors. Forbes competes with Businessweek. Which do you prefer?

Reasons to read Forbes:

Fast Company

Fast Company shows off innovative companies, cool ideas, and awesome tips to help entrepreneurs be more successful–and it’s a little edgy. Readers can find articles detailing new types of robots, large company lawsuits, and Asia’s most creative companies. Its Co.DESIGN, Co.CREATE, Co.EXIST, and Co.LABS categories focus on individual industries.

Reasons to read Fast Company:

WordofMouth.org

WordofMouth.org is a resource for business owners looking to better understand what customers and others are saying about their brands. It’s a marketing resource for those looking to build positive relationships with their audiences. Articles include tips for apologizing, ways to use small stuff to make big impressions, and how to write shareable content.

Reasons to read WordofMouth.org:

BostInno

BostInno (short for Boston Innovation) isn’t as relevant if you’re not involved in the city of Boston, but it’s a fun startup meets lifestyle resource that reports on new, cool businesses, Boston-area startups, and social media trends. BostInno does an excellent job of combining business with lifestyle.

Reason to read BostInno:

TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a favorite for those in the software, mobile, and technology industries, as the bulk of the articles focus on cool new trends, top leaders, and innovative technologies. TechCrunch not only reports on the latest drama in the world of Apple, Google, and Facebook, but also highlights new and growing industries such as 3D printing as well as current trends in consumer tech (hint: adults text more than teens!)

Reasons to read TechCrunch:

AMEX OPEN Forum

American Express’ OPEN Forum is a mecca for small business owners and startup founders looking for expert advice. With a motto of “powering small business success,” OPEN Forum draws contributors on tricky subjects such as sales strategy, social media, marketing, and leadership.  Writers are expert leaders, coming from successful businesses to share their tips.

Reasons to read AMEX OPEN Forum:

What news sources do you check out? What sites provide the best information for entrepreneurs and small business owners?

  • http://www.redstarcreative.co.uk Andy Kinsey – Redstar

    what about http://www.entrepreneur.com/ and http://www.quicksprout.com/ they too are awesome

    • Emma Siemasko

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for your comment. Entrepreneur.com and QuickSprout are also great resources. QuickSprout has great how-to posts for marketing and conversion– Neil Patel has awesome tips. It’s similar to WordofMouth.org– it has a really specific target.

      Emma

  • http://venturefizz.com Keith Cline

    Am I allowed to nominate VentureFizz to the list? I’m a little biased :)

    • Emma Siemasko

      Of course you can nominate VentureFizz, bias or no bias :)

  • Brady Cooper

    http://www.JeetBanerjee.com/blog has amazing content and it’s a fresh perspective, should add that as a news source for entrepreneurs too

    • Emma Siemasko

      Thanks for the suggestion, Brady. We’ll be sure to check it out :)