Knowledge is power! We know you know it! Well, in the present arena, startup culture is trending in the entire world and more & more people want to start their own business (now famously called ‘startup’) and become entrepreneur. If you are a business person (or aspire to become one), you must understand the importance of updated information in the business world. To top in your business, you need to be on the top of the current business affairs, you need to have leadership skills and much more! To help you in your business & to reduce your work stress, we curated a list (in no particular ranking order, of course) of world’s best business websites that will provide the information you need to establish your startup or thrive the established business & become a successful entrepreneur:
2018 Best Business Websites & Apps For Entrepreneurs & Startups & Ideas
Inc. Slogan: Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs
Inc. is a website & magazine to get advice, tools & services to grow your business & startup and learn the ‘principles of entrepreneurism‘.
It keeps you inspired & motivated to do more with its daily dose of business & leadership stories from the real life of people who have already made it in the business world.
On Inc., you will find great content to develop & sharp skills you need to run your business like leadership, hiring, public speaking, productivity, marketing & experience from real business success & failure stories, new trends in the market & much more.
You can also learn a lot on how to properly manage finances & make the best use of technology from the practical people who are not making you sleep with their boring management theories rather telling their own situations & how they dealt with it. When you read those real things, it becomes really interesting.
Inc. is one of the best place to learn how to run a startup, how to grow, lead & innovate – ROLLZIGN
Inc.’s flagship publication include ‘Inc 5000‘ (an annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States of America) & ‘Inc 500‘ which represent the top 10% of the Inc. 5000 list.
We love Inc.’s ‘Today’s 5 Must Reads‘ newsletter in which it provides that day’s ‘Best of Inc.‘ You can grab Today’s (we really mean today as this page is updated daily for 5 Must Reads) 5 Must Reads here.
And yeah… let us tell you that once you become a regular Inc. reader, you will feel more confident. We can guarantee it! (P.S. we have not taken money from Inc. for writing so. It’s our personal & professional experience!)
Pro Tip: You can get your company’s profile verified on Inc. to make it visible to more people. It can help you to showcase your business, get funding for your startup, get a team of most qualified people and grow your established business with new customers. Boost your website credibility & maximize profits with Inc. Verified Profile for $30 per year.
Fun Fact: Inc. was the first magazine to feature Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on its cover way back in 1981.
Forbes Slogan: Home Page for the World’s Business Leaders
Founded in 1917, Forbes is one of the oldest business magazine. The magazine was named after its founder B.C. Forbes.
Forbes original motto: Devoted to Doers and Doings
Forbes is well known for its lists & rankings. A few are The World’s Billionaires (a list of world’s billionaires ranked in order of net worth, Forbes 30 Under 30 (a list of young achievers for whom money & fame are just byproducts), Most Valuable Brands, The World’s Most Innovative Companies et cetera.
Forbes has a wide network of contributor writers which makes its content more diverse & cover wide perspectives.
On Forbes, you can grab great content on entrepreneurship, leadership and investment among its many other business offerings.
Forbes also has a dedicated section for small businesses & entrepreneurs called Forbes Small Business to help them scale up their business and grow bigger.
It also features an special female audience focused edition for women called ‘Women@Forbes‘ which cover success stories of women & focused on women entrepreneurship. We appreciate this move of Forbes which is Kinda an effort towards women empowerment.
Women@Forbes Pledge: At Forbes we are committed to helping every woman take her next step forward. Because every step forward a woman makes is a step forward for all women…and the economy.
One distinct feature of Forbes is its BrandVoice service which is a content marketing platform for brands. Under Forbes BrandVoice, advertisers are allowed to publish their own blog posts on Forbes website which can have a huge impact on the their business considering the worldwide Forbes audience.
Want to know more about Forbes, here is a great video from Alux.com titled ‘15 Things You Didn’t Know About Forbes‘:
If you are an entrepreneur or aspire to become one, Forbes is something you can’t ignore. After all, it’s the Home Page for the World’s Business Leaders.
#3 Fast Company
Fast Company Slogan: The Future of Business
In its own language, Fast Company is inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business.
Fast Company covers content on innovation in business, technology, design, world-changing ideas, marketing and social & environmental issues as well.
We find lots of new businesses featured on Fast Company website for the first time that are literally changing the world with their mind-boggling ideas. For example, it featured ‘Floyd‘ which let you get furniture delivered same-day. This is just one example. You definitely don’t want to miss these exclusives to stay on top of what’s going on in modern business world!
Once you start reading Fast Company, you will not be able to think again the same way you used to think – ROLLZIGN
It also launched another site: ‘CO.DESIGN‘ which is focused on creativity & web designing on the principle of intersection of business & design.
If you don’t have time to keep visiting their website, no issues. They have got you covered. Just subscribe to Fast Company’s Daily Newsletters & you will get the top stories on business & innovation right in your inbox.
[P.S.: We are subscribed to Fast Company’s newsletters. We get awesome content daily that we can’t afford to miss. Best part is that their premium content is free & it’s worth you time.]
Fast Company’s signature list include The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies which ranks companies from around the world in order of their innovation efforts.
If you want to be the first one to know about what’s new in tech business, Fast Company is your best company.
Fast Company Availability: Web |
Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows
#4 Business Insider
Business Insider Slogan: What you need to know
Launched in 2007, Business Insider is the largest news site at the time of writing this ROLLZIGN listicle.
Business Insider covers many business verticals like technology, finance, strategy, transportation, retail, entertainment, media et cetera.
We downloaded the Business Insider App as well & found it incredibly useful to catch the Business stories on the go. We also liked the built in ‘save for offline or later’ feature of the app that enable us to refer the articles in our free time or with an internet connection, especially while traveling!
Business Insider flagship service include ‘Business Insider Intelligence‘ (called BI Intelligence) which is a subscription based service. It provides access to exclusive BI research center which includes latest business research reports along with archive of past reports and BI premium insights newsletters.
BI Intelligence: A Gold Mine of Research and Knowledge at Your Fingertips – Business Insider
With BI Intelligence subscription, you will receive about a dozen of reports each month that can help you understand the important business developments & can significantly impact the way you run your company as well as your career.
Whether you want to opt for BI premium subscription or not, that’s up to you. Don’t miss their free stuff in any case!
Entrepreneur Slogan: Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs
You must be thinking how can anyone claim the trademark for a commonly used word like ‘Entrepreneur‘!
Well, Entrepreneur Media, Inc – the company behind Entrepreneur.com is already facing legal battle for its trademark. Let’s leave it for courts to decide & move on to see what we can get from Entrepreneur to help us in our business.
Entrepreneur has a huge database of articles focused on entrepreneurship to help you get the required business knowledge. It is growing everyday and is freely accessible. You can start reading Entrepreneur Articles here.
It’s signature offering include ‘Entrepreneur Franchise Service‘ which provides Business & Franchise Opportunities to start a business. You can grab a franchise for as low as $25,000 & even less. Franchise categories include Education & training, Fitness & Beauty, Internet & Technology to name a few. You can explore entire Entrepreneur Business Opportunities here.
‘Entrepreneur Franchise 500‘ is the ranked list of the world’s best & most comprehensive companies offering their franchise. Big names in the list include McDonald’s, Marco’s Pizza, Pizza Hut et cetera. It can help you start big from the very begining.
Similar to Women@Forbes, Entrepreneur too is going to launch a women centric section called ‘Women Entrepreneur‘ very soon. We applaud their effort in this direction.
If you are feeling bored reading & working for the entire day, you can switch to Entrepreneur Podcast & listen to the interviews of business experts & founders sharing their real life situations which is learning & entertaining at the same time providing best return on your time investment.
Fun Fact: Want to showcase your entrepreneur side to the world? Entrepreneur has launched it’s own shop offering Entrepreneur merchandise which is really cool. Feel free to get some good stuff for you!
Entrepreneur Availability: Web |
Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows
#6 Bloomberg Businessweek
Bloomberg. Intelligence to win.
Founded in 1929, Businessweek is one of the oldest business magazine in the world. In 2009, it was acquired by Bloomberg & the magazine was renamed to ‘Bloomberg Businessweek‘.
Businessweek is the first publication to cover political issues directly related to the world of business.
Currently, the site offers 10 free business articles per month on its website (you need to subscribe to read more than 10 articles in a month). The subscription is definitely worth your money considering the exclusive coverage that Businessweek offers.
Businessweek most prominent offering is ‘The Bloomberg 50‘ which is an annual ranked list of the most influential & top 50 people who (according to Bloomberg) defined global business in a given year.
The list cover people from diverse areas including finance, politics, tech & entertainment who have significant impact in the business world.
#7 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal (‘WSJ’) is a business focused newspaper that has come a long way since its inception in 1989. Now, WSJ is the largest newspaper in the United States of America by circulation.
WSJ online was launched in 1996 and the app was released in 2004. WSJ Business Section allows you to browse the business news on a vide range of industries like defense, transportation, real estate, consumer estate, foods, health care an much-much more.
WSJ is perhaps the broadest & most respected business journalism website as far as the business news is concerned. It would be next to impossible for us to write about everything that WSJ offers to help you flourish your business & startups. Best way is to visit WSJ.com & explore it by yourself.
#8 The Business Journals
An American City Business Journals Division: Passionate People Delivering Top-Quality News & Information.
The Business Journals (also referred as ‘Biz Journals’) is a division of American City Business Journals.
Biz Journals is a leading provider of business news & information and is a vibrant community of business leaders. The site has 1000+ journalists making its content robust & invaluable to your business.
We strictly recommend Biz Journals’ Daily Newsletter to keep a constant eye on their exclusive business updates.
Fortune was founded in 1929 and currently competes with Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Fortune published many ranked list. The most prominent is ‘Fortune 500‘ which is the list every company wants to be a part of! It’s an annual ranked list of 500 companies of the U.S.A. ranked in the order of their revenue.
From 1990 onwards, ‘Fortune Global 500‘ is also published which ranks companies not only from U.S.A. but from the entire world.
Other Fortune lists include ‘40 under 40‘ (Fortune’s annual ranking of the most influential young people in business), ‘100 Best Companies to Work For‘ (100 best companies as ranked by their employees), ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders‘ (covers people from business, government, philanthropy, arts and all over the globe) and ‘World’s Most Admired Companies‘ et cetera.
One quality that makes Fortune stands apart from its competition is its long and in depth articles. The magazine also publish articles on life of business executives and social issues connected with entrepreneurship.
Fortune also announces the most important award in life of a business person or an entrepreneur: ‘Businessperson of the Year‘ award which is a result of its exhaustive screening process & consideration of several other factors.
To receive Fortune updates, don’t forget to subscribe Fortune Newsletters & build your own Fortune.
Fortune Availability: Web | Android | iPhone |iPad |
Mac | Windows
That’s all for now from ROLLZIGN! We know there must be other websites and apps to help the Entrepreneurs, Startups, businesses & Ideas. If you are aware of such source, feel free to let us know by hitting the “Improve It” button below or via your comments. Also, if you own a website or app that you think should be included here, do let us know. We will be happy to include it here subject to our quality criteria.