Top Business Blogs To Read in 2023
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The internet is brimming with information and resources on just about every topic you can think of. With an endless array of knowledge at our fingertips, blogs are one of the most utilized forms of communication, marketing, and brand building — you just need to decipher which of these blogs is best worth your time.
Data from QuickBooks shows that nearly 50% of people interested in becoming business owners or entrepreneurs turn to business blogs and websites for advice, resources, and help. In addition, blogs can help a business improve its search engine optimization by providing a regular source of fresh, relevant content that can attract and engage visitors.
No matter what type of service, product, or where in your business journey you may be, there is a blog with the exact information you need. This guide will summarize some of the top business blogs that consistently provide excellent content.
In addition to these well-known sites, many niche business journals focus on specific industries or topics, such as marketing, finance, or e-commerce. It may be worth exploring these specialized pieces to find the most relevant information and advice for your business or industry.
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Harvard Business Review
HBR is a well-known business publication that Harvard Business School produces. The publication's blog offers a wide breadth of articles, videos, and other resources on various business topics, including management, leadership, strategy, innovation, and more.
The HBR blog features contributions from a wide range of experts, including business leaders, academics, consultants, and other industry professionals. In addition, HBR also produces magazines, webinars, podcasts, and video content on popular global topics.
Non-registered users can view two free articles per month. Registered users (no fee) can view an additional two articles. The paid subscriptions are as follows:
Digital: $10/per month (billed annually) — Unlimited access to all digital articles and the HBR.org archive.
Digital & Print: $10/month (billed annually) — Digital access plus six print issues per year.
Premium: $12/month (billed annually) — Digital & Print access plus a curated collection of case studies and additional premium content.
The Fast Company blog covers many topics, including entrepreneurship, leadership, design, technology, and social responsibility. It features contributions from various experts, including business leaders, innovators, visionaries, and other industry professionals.
In addition to the blog, FastCompany.com offers a range of other resources, including webinars, podcasts, and online courses. The magazine has a reputation for covering cutting-edge topics and emerging trends in business and technology. Uniquely, it is known for its focus on innovation, creativity, and design and is often ahead of the curve in identifying new developments in these areas.
Premium subscription benefits include access to the Fast Company mobile app, unlimited digital articles, and digital archives. Plans are as follows:
Annual Digital: $19.99/year
Print + Digital: $24.99/year
Six-Month Digital: $6.99/6 months
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If you’re looking for a blog specializing in technology, finance, strategy, retail, and healthcare, Business Insider will do the trick. Many may assume the content is similar to HBR; however, there are some key differences to note. HBR is a publication created by the university; Business Insider is a news and media company.
In addition, Business Insider is known for providing concise, easy-to-understand content that is aimed at a general business audience. The Harvard Business Review, on the other hand, is aimed at a more academic and professional audience and is known for its rigorous, research-based approach to business topics.
Premium subscription to Business Insider gives users access to in-depth articles, recruiter and salary databases, pitch decks, and Summary Mode on the mobile app. Plans are as follows:
Monthly: $1 the first month, renews at $12.95/month
Annually: $49 the first year, renews at $99/year
Annual + Ad-Free: $79 the first year, renews at $129/year
Forbes Councils is an organization of executives and leaders that allows members from a wide range of industries publish on Forbes.com. Forbes Councils' blog features articles and other resources from members of the Forbes Councils, who provide their perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Forbes Councils include industry-specific information for business, business development, agencies, coaches, finance, technology, nonprofits, and human resources. Forbes Council also offers podcasts and an executive library with loads of content and resources.
The blog can be accessed at no cost, however, for publishing rights, one must be an invited member and apply to the specific council.
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Overall, these business blogs are a valuable resource for those looking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and strategies. They offer a wealth of thought-provoking information, insights, and high-quality advice that can help entrepreneurs and business professionals succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive business world.