Top 100 Business Sites to Follow

Looking for something on business to read? These are the 100 most interesting business-, startup-, entrepreneurship-, tech-, and science-related sites I have stumbled upon and been reading and following since 2010. Some of them are big and well-known, others smaller and still growing. Some of them might be surprising! All in all, the list is thorough, and I think that I’ve included all the most important ones, the ones that I visit on regular basis.

For those interested, where possible, I have also added an information on the possibility of guest post contribution.

24/7 Wall St.

On-site description: “24/7 Wall St., LLC is a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet. The company’s articles are republished by many of the largest news sites and portals, including MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, Time.com, USAToday, and The Huffington Post.”
Opinion: It’s hard to understand what’s going on in business if we don’t understand what’s going on in its heart that is Wall Street. Providing stock market coverage, as well as business news and editorials, this site will bring us closer to this goal.
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Advertising Age

On-site description: “Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community. Ongoing coverage of strategic topics like CMO Strategy and data-driven marketing is complemented by breaking news on digital, social media and more. The 85-year-old media brand also produces industry rankings including the 200 Leading National Advertisers report, Agency A-List and the annual Agency Report.”
Opinion: Prime source of materials for marketers. Recommended!
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AllBusiness

On-site description: “AllBusiness helps small business professionals save time and money by addressing real-world business questions and presenting practical solutions.”
Opinion: Advice and tips. And then some more advice and some more tips. Most of them – useful.
Contribution: Possible.
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Barron’s

On-site description: “Barron’s is the premier financial magazine and website, renowned for its market-moving stories.
“For 95 years, Barron’s has been the source that American business and financial leaders turn to every week in print and everyday online for authoritative market analyses and insights on companies, industries and sectors, the economy and financial markets in the U.S. and around the world.”
Opinion: When it comes to business coverage, Barron’s is universal, but it’s the longer articles – like this one – that make it unique compared to the competition. Recommended!
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Benzinga.com

On-site description: “Benzinga is a dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content that is coveted by Wall Street’s top traders. Benzinga provides timely, actionable ideas that help users navigate even the most uncertain and volatile markets – in real-time with an unmatched caliber.”
Opinion: Their articles are v. thoroughgoing and cover a full spectrum of business-related topics. Recommended.
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Biz Brain

On-site description: “Biz Brain was designed to help provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive set of tools with which to create new businesses. It provides prospective business owners with tips on managing accounting and payroll, sales and marketing, hiring and training, business technology and insurance and investment.”
Opinion: Biz Brain is a curious place. To say that the site doesn’t look good would be a huge understatement: it looks terrible. The materials it provides, however… Well: let me say that it’s one of the most straight-to-the point and quality sources I have ever stumbled upon. There’s no filler content there. The only con is that some of them might be a little bit outdated as of now (the site wasn’t updated since 2015.) And still, it made it to this list: this has to mean something. Worth checking out!

Black Enterprise

On-site description: “BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.”
Opinion: This is v. interesting site. For those who are interested in African-American businesspeople and entrepreneurs, as well as engineers, scientists, and marketers, this is the place to go.
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Bloomberg

On-site description: “The first word in business news.”
Opinion: Though their on-site description is far from modest, it might be true. For someone who’s looking for quality last-minute business- and business vs. politics-related news, Bloomberg is a place to visit. The news are not all there is to Bloomberg, however, as the site offers a lot of insightful, informative, and accessible articles.
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Bplans.com

On-site description: “Bplans contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and guides to help you manage your business better. Bplans includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools and calculators, and publishes daily advice that will help you grow your business.”
Opinion: Bplans provides a lot of useful tools. This is where it wins the crowd. Apart from that, Bplans offers informative articles, how-to’s, and guides. That being said, it’s not a site one reads for pleasure. It’s all about usefulness.
Contribution: Possible. Your content must be useful and informative.
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Business Insider

On-site description: “Business Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.
“Launched in 2007 by former top-ranked Wall Street analyst Henry Blodget and DoubleClick founders Dwight Merriman and Kevin Ryan, the site is now the largest business news site on the web.”
Opinion: The leader among its competition, Business Insider is probably the best source of information on all things business, both big and small. And it’s only ten years old! One of the first pages I visit each morning.
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Business News

On-site description: “Established in 1993, Business News provides a weekly full colour business news paper, online digital service, Business News IQ search engine, Book of Lists, twice daily business alerts as well as various Awards (40under40, Rising Stars), publications (Giving Well, Well@Work) and events (Success & Leadership breakfasts).”
Opinion: This site is dedicated to Australian businesspeople and business world (or, to be more precise, Western Australian business world.) Should one be interested in the matter, there’s probably no better place to go. And since there’s a lot going on there, it’s recommended to remain informed.
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Business Owners Idea Cafe

On-site description: “Entrepreneurs need critical info fast, so they can take action now. They hate textbooks, they hate people who don’t know what it’s like trying to tell them what to do. So at Idea Cafe, we serve info fast, fresh, friendly and for real.”
Opinion: Business Owners Idea Cafe is dedicated to startup and small business owners rather than “big entrepreneurs.” The site is warm and inviting, and the materials and advice it provides is straight-to-the point and v. concise, based on up-to-date information, remaining precise and useful all at the same time. BOIC is also a great place for networking: it allows us to connect with like-minded individuals to share business insights and experience. I’d recommend it to all who want to get acquainted with the friendlier side of doing business.
Contribution: Possible.
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Business.com

On-site description: “Simply put, our mission is to help people grow their businesses. This is why millions of executives in growing companies rely on Business.com to acquire the knowledge, products and services they need to run and grow their businesses and careers. It’s also where thousands of advertisers reach and engage these valuable buyers, generating well over $1.6 billion in incremental annual revenue.”
Opinion: Worth visiting. There’s an occasional pearl of an article to be found there from time to time. And even their regular content is still not a waste of time.
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Business2Community

On-site description: “Our mission is to create an open community where business professionals can establish their thought leadership, increase exposure for their business/organization, and network with others. We aim to provide a balanced view of the current business landscape based on industry news and trends, as well as the real-life experiences from our 10,000+ expert contributors. We are committed to continually providing new and innovative offerings (i.e. webcasts, whitepapers, site functionality, etc.) that enhance the experience for both our contributors and our audience.”
Opinion: From news to in-depth articles, B2C covers business in all of its aspects.
Contribution: Possible. Has a contributor platform.
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Catalyst

On-site description: “Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. With offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia, and more than 800 member organizations, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work.”
Opinion: Catalyst’s site is a source for both the employer and the employee, no matter their sex. There’s plenty of reading to do should we want to fully explore the site. The articles are divided into several categories, including Newsroom and Knowledge Center. One of the best places to learn more on the social side of being a businessperson (or working for one.)
Contribution: Possible. More on: Catalyst Community.
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Chic CEO

On-site description: “Chic CEO is an online platform for female entrepreneurs. Providing how-to information, tools and community for women starting businesses.”
Opinion: Although I’m not a “chic,” I’ve found this site v. useful. It offers advice, how-to’s, and podcasts, as well as articles and even a business plan guides. Inactive for quite some time now (since December 2016.) I hope it will resume publishing.
Contribution: Possible (or it was, as there’s nothing new going on there as of now.) You don’t have to be a woman.
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Chief Marketer

On-site description: “The name Chief Marketer expresses the new imperatives in marketing—to connect multiple disciplines in the service of selling, sustaining and growing important brands. The use of integrated marketing; reaching customers where and when they are most receptive; using each customer touch-point to build relationships; and achieving the right amalgam of advertising, direct marketing, events, PR, research, promotional marketing, and more.”
Opinion: The description above is not an attempt at self-advertising. For people who are into data-driven marketing, this site is a must-see. Chief Marketers covers a wide range of marketing topics. It offers a lot of useful example-based advice and the articles published there are more than interesting.
Contribution: Possible.
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CNBC

On-site description: “CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information.”
Opinion: One of mine personal favorites when it comes to business vs. politics news and editorials, CNBC really needs no introduction. I’d go there for news.
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CNET

On-site description: “We bring readers unbiased product reviews, the latest tech news, videos, podcasts, and helpful tech tips.”
Opinion: CNET is much more product-oriented (and – thus – a little less business-oriented) than some other sites on this list. There’s a value to it, however, as it’s important to keep track of what’s going on on the market – and on the IT and mobile gadgets market in particular – and CNET allows its visitors to remain informed.
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CNNfn

On-site description: “Follow us for the latest business headlines, top financial stories from around the world, videos that take you behind the scenes and more.”
Opinion: CNN is CNN. News are their business.
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Digital Doughnut

On-site description: “We are a global network of Digital Leaders. We share insights by digital marketers for digital marketers.”
Opinion: Digital Doughnut is a site for contributors, place where businesspeople, entrepreneurs, marketers, and consumers share their knowledge and insights in short (but often well-written) posts. The site is curated by a number of professional editors who make sure that only the best content makes it through.
Contribution: Sure. Digital Doughnut is open for submission. It even provides a page to edit our texts before we submit them.
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Digital Marketing Magazine

On-site description: “The one stop resource for marketers.”
Opinion: For people interested in B2B and B2C.
Contribution: Possible.
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Entrepreneur

On-site description: “Entrepreneur magazine seeks to inspire, inform and celebrate entrepreneurs. We offer real solutions to the challenges you face as an entrepreneur, including tips, tools and insider news to help build – and grow – your business.”
Opinion: There’s this feeling of freshness to Entrepreneur’s articles that other business-related websites lack. Also, there’s more on startups there than on, for example, Forbes or Business Insider. Besides, it’s one of the biggest sites around, so one can be sure to find something interesting there whenever he or she visits.
Contribution: Possible.
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EU-Startups

On-site description: “European startups, business angels, Web entrepreneurs and venture capitalists – welcome to the news feed for EU-Startups.com!”
Opinion: There’s one v. useful search option there on EU-Startups that I haven’t seen before: to sort startup-related news and articles depending on the countries these companies are based in. Which would sure be even more useful if there was more news and articles. Still: it’s worth the occasional visit.
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European Startup Monitor

On-site description: “The ESM project has been initiated by the German Startups Association is co-edited with the European Startup Network and conducted with engagement and support of European & Israeli associations. Furthermore, academic partners such as the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), and the University of Cyprus have supported the project and use the data for their research in a national context. The data for the study is generated by national startup associations and network partners, using their well established networks to circulate the online survey within the national startup ecosystem to create meaningful findings.”
Opinion: European Startup Monitor was started in 2014. So far, the organization has published two detailed, in-depth reports, one for 2015, and one for 2016. The reports are academic, meaning: all the data is double-checked and accurate. The reports are accessible, however, and pleasant to read and to look at, as ESM made sure to present them in quite a fashion, so even if you’re not into academic research, they may be worth your attention. I, for one, read them both through and through, and so I highly recommend this site.

European Startup Network

On-site description: “In order to allow European startups to scale globally, it is our firm belief that we need to form one single European startup ecosystem. By uniting all National startup associations, leveraging their best practices and interconnecting their networks, we wish to open up access to the talent, expertise, funding and customers for all European startups.”
Opinion: I think that it’s worth it to mention European Startup Network here. Although it provides no coverage nor educational materials, the organization aims to make multinational entrepreneurial networking more simple and intuitive, thus becoming worth following (and on social media in particular.)
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Fast Company

On-site description: “Fast Company was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Today, the business world continues to change, and Fast Company continues to evolve as well.”
Opinion: Tech, business, and design: if these three words are the best describe our interests and passions, this is the place for us to go.
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Financial Planning

On-site description: “Financial Planning delivers the essential analysis and insight that independent advisers need to make informed decisions about their business and the clients they serve. The only information resource dedicated to the needs of the independent financial planner, Financial Planning provides analysis and breaking news, opinion and expert advice, and practical business-building ideas. Coverage is sharply focused on what matters most to advisers — their clients (building relationships), their practice (building and managing their business, deploying technology), and managing their client’s portfolios. The Financial Planning community is deeply engaged through interactions on social media, comment forums, research panels, and an authoritative network of contributors.”
Opinion: The description above is accurate. Financial Planning’s focus is on the practical side of doing business.
Contribution: Possible.
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Financial Times

On-site description: “The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations, recognised for our authority, integrity and accuracy.”
Opinion: The pink site is as good as the pink newspaper. Meaning: one of the best (as it should be, since it’s also one of the oldest business magazines around.)
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Forbes

On-site description: “Forbes.com, home page for the world’s business leaders and the No. 1 business news source in the world, is among the most trusted resources for senior business executives, providing them the real-time reporting, uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and community they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.”
Opinion: There is no need to introduce Forbes. Its reputation is well-earned.
Contribution: Sure. Forbes has v. well-designed contributor platform (prestigious place.)
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Fortune

On-site description: “FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand’s mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE Global Forum.”
Opinion: Leading American business magazine – and a great source of news.
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Fox Business

On-site description: “Welcome to the official Web site for the FOX Business Network, the only business network in true high definition. Headquartered in 21st Century Fox’s studios in midtown Manhattan, FBN also has established bureaus in such key markets as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco (Silicon Valley), Washington, D.C. and London. You can see us on multiple cable operators, including Time Warner, Comcast, Charter and Direct TV, as well as on FOXBusiness.com.”
Opinion: Fox is a reputable source of news – and their business site is no different. It might not be the best one around – but then, it’s still far from being the worst.
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Funded Today

On-site description: “Funded Today is the world leader in crowdfunding marketing & consulting.”
Opinion: Thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or one of the other available platforms? This is the place to visit first. Apart from consulting services (which are paid,) Funded Today provides a blog – and the advice reads there are interesting! The site also provides some in-depth case studies. Reading them through will allow one to better understand what makes some crowdfunding campaigns so successful where others fail despite their potential. Although there could have been more materials, the quality wins over quantity this time.
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FutureStartup

On-site description: “Future Startup’s purpose is to enable people to take initiative and make ideas happen. Our Website, Community Event, Support Center help people and provide deep insight, inspiration, ideas and stories to take initiative and make ideas happen. At FS our aim is to build an eco-system to promote and facilitate the idea of taking initiative, as we believe that’s how we solve critical problems and make progress, and to provide support, system, services and tools to make ideas happen.”
Opinion: This Bangladesh-based site is a living proof that one doesn’t need to have a Twitter account to gather a lot of audience. What one does need, however, is good content. Here: in abundance.
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GeekWire

On-site description: “GeekWire covers the people, companies and innovations emerging from the Pacific Northwest and impacting the world.”
Opinion: Trusted source of news on business, startups, and tech. Recommended.
Contribution: Possible.
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GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

On-site description: “GEM is a trusted resource on entrepreneurship for key international organisations like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), providing custom datasets, special reports and expert opinion.”
Opinion: A pure gem, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is no news site, but one of the most important academic studies on business and entrepreneurship around, built on cooperation between researchers from Babson College (USA) and London Business School (UK). GEM provides in-depth annual reports, as well as profound, data-illustrated case studies and up-to-date, high quality entrepreneurial advice. Add to it that the materials are surprisingly lightweight when it comes to accessibility – and you have the picture.
Contribution: Would require one to have a doctorate in business sciences – at least – I presume.
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Global Banking & Finance Review

On-site description: “Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community. Our experienced contributors provide this quality and in-depth insight in a clear and concise way, providing leading players and key figures with up to date information within the finance sector.”
Opinion: This reputable magazine is a great source of news and articles, as well as interviews, on business and entrepreneurship, tech, investing, and trading.
Contribution: Possible.
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Global Financial Market Review

On-site description: “Global Financial Market Review is an online news aggregator dedicated at bringing focused insightful news to the financial community.
“The model was conceived when the founder and editor saw that there were lots of great financial news sources online (a number of these having come from traditional print) all vying for 100% of the readers attention. Meaning in essence that readers had to keep either moving from one news source to another in order to get the best coverage or miss out.
“GFM takes that pain away by carefully choosing news sources and bringing them together in one place.”
Opinion: I find aggregator sites v. useful, and this one is one of the best.
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Google Finance

Opinion: How could I not include Google Finance? It used to be my starting page. When it comes to Internet’s top stories, this is the place to go. Possibly the best online content aggregator ever.

Harvard Business Review

On-site description: “Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through the flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.”
Opinion: Just as Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review needs no introduction here. In terms of article insightfulness and profoundness, it’s unmatched.
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IFLScience

On-site description: “If you take yourself seriously, you’re on the wrong page.
“We’re dedicated to bringing the amazing world of science straight to your newsfeed in an amusing and accessible way.”
Opinion: This London-based website is a living proof that science can be entertaining. Do not get mistaken, though! Their articles might look lightweight at first glance, but there’s often more to them! I have learned a lot of interesting things there. All in all, it’s a good place to visit, even if we’re not real science aficionados.
Contribution: Possible.
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Inc. Magazine

On-site description: “Everything you need to know to start and grow your business now.”
Opinion: One of the best sources for people interested in small business and startups, Inc. Magazine offers v. well-presented news and materials on startups and entrepreneurship. The content is good, and the focus is on the important stuff rather than “hot news.” (Hot news are there, too, but Inc. makes sure not to waste our time with trivial matters.)
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infuture hatalska foresight institute

On-site description: “The Infuture hatalska foresight institute is a forecasting institute focused on identifying and describing key trends and showing what implications they might have for the economy, market categories, and specific brands.”
Opinion: This institute – established by polish blogger and trendwatcher Natalia Hatalska – “monitors and analyzes all the factors, particularly technological and social ones, which might trigger fundamental changes in individual categories within a specific time-frame (short-, mid- and long-term).” Its site is worth visiting for the materials it provides. We can also order trendbooks here. The trendbooks provide additional materials, including case studies. Recommended for those who would like to keep track of all the important news and changes.
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Insidermonkey

On-site description: “Insider Monkey seeks to outperform the market by uncovering the best stock picks of the best hedge fund managers and corporate insiders. Our small-cap strategy outperformed the S&P 500 index by 18 percentage points per year between 1999 and 2009.”
Opinion: For all stock aficionados, this is the best place. Focusing almost entirely on the stock market, Insider Monkey is the ultimate source for those who want to profit from their stock transactions.
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InvestmentNews

On-site description: “Since 1998, InvestmentNews has been delivering news and analysis essential to the business of financial advisers. Our weekly newspaper, which combines comprehensive news with accurate, independent reporting on the entire financial services industry, provides financial advisers with insight into the market unavailable in any other publication. Today, our readers have come to rely on InvestmentNews for up-to-date market information on the stories and events affecting their clients’ investments, making us the number one source of news to the financial adviser community.”
Opinion: As the description states, this is the site to visit for news.
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Investopedia

On-site description: “Wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for every investor, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals.”
Opinion: The ultimate source of all things business.
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Investor’s Business Daily

On-site description: “Our Mission is to Help You Make More Money in the Stock Market. We accomplish our mission by delivering actionable investing content, comprehensive tools, and educational resources to help you make smarter trading decisions.”
Opinion: For those who are looking to make an investment and those looking to get funded – this site is the place to go.
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KillerStartups.com

On-site description: “KillerStartups is a user driven internet startups community.”
Opinion: Some articles are v. good, some other are medicore. Most are good. Overall, I like this site. Lots of different perspectives. Not a waste of one’s time.
Contribution: Of course. KillerStartups.com is, among the others a platform for possible contribution. (That’s the reason some articles are so good and others… not-so.)
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Kiplinger

On-site description: “Kiplinger (pronounced KIP-ling-er) is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in print and online.
“Our best-known publications are The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management, and the monthly Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.”
Opinion: For those who don’t trust individual trendwatchers – Kiplinger is the answer. Their predictions and forecasts have proven to be true more than enough times to convince even the most sceptical sceptics around. Recommended!
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LinkedIn

On-site description: “LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 450 million members. LinkedIn launched in 2003 and currently counts executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.”
Opinion: Looking for business and professional opportunities? For those who want to expand their connections and keep in touch with their business partners and other professionals, LinkedIn is the place, as it’s one of the most popular networking platforms ever created, rich with features and simple to get started.
Contribution: Possible. There’s a blogging platform.
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Mam Startup (in polish)

On-site description: “Wszystko kręci się w około startupów. Piszemy o fascynujących projektach internetowych i sposobach na zarabianie na nich.”
Opinion: One of the best (if not the best one of) Polish sources of comprehensive, thorough, well thought-out, and well-written articles.
Contribution: Open for guest contribution and partnership (provided we have something interesting and insightful to share.)
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Marie Forleo

On-site description: “Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie’s work helps you build a life you truly love and use your gifts to change the world.”
Opinion: I was sceptical at first when it comes to Marie Forleo. Soon enough I gave up, however, as Marie REALLY IS something. What she has to give us visiting her blog is an inspiration. An abundance of inspiration. She’s optimistic and knowledgeable, full of life and excitement for life, and knows how to make one interested in the things she wants to share. Soon I found her blog one of these rare places one keeps visiting coming for more. It’s worth giving it that chance.
Contribution: No.
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Marketplace

On-site description: “Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media (APM), in association with the University of Southern California. The Marketplace portfolio of programs includes Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio, Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O’Leary, and Marketplace Tech with Ben Johnson. Marketplace programs are currently broadcast by nearly 800 public radio stations nationwide across the United States and are heard by more than 13 million weekly listeners. This makes the Marketplace portfolio the most widely heard business or economic programming in the country–on radio or television.”
Opinion: For those who aren’t big readers, but prefer listening to a podcast or an audition instead – this is the place.
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MarketWatch

On-site description: “MarketWatch.com, published by Dow Jones & Company, tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month. The site is a leading innovator in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data, with dedicated journalists generating more than 1,400 headlines, stories and market briefs a day from 10 bureaus in the U.S., London and Hong Kong. In addition, MarketWatch offers subscription products for individual investors, including the Hulbert Financial Digest suite of products, Retirement Weekly and ETF Trader. The MarketWatch Radio Network also provides radio updates every 30 minutes.”
Opinion: The above tells it all. MarketWatch is *INCREDIBLY* useful site. I would compare it to a powerful business omnitool. And that’s probably what it is indeed.
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Minyanville

On-site description: “Minyanville Media, Inc. is an Emmy Award-winning online financial news source and media company. Since 2002, Minyanville has been a source of unique markets coverage, commentary, and analysis.”
Opinion: Their content is good, indeed. Someone should take care of their social media, though.
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Money

On-site description: “Smart ideas for how to invest sensibly, plan wisely, and spend smartly from the editors and writers of MONEY.
“MONEY is a trusted resource for Americans who are actively seeking guidance to help them make smart decisions about what matters most to them: their family, their future and their quality of life.”
Opinion: One of the most popular American magazines’ online version.
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MoreBusiness.com

On-site description: “MoreBusiness.com is an award-winning, one-stop resource website for entrepreneurs. Created in 1994, MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.”
Opinion: Advice. How-to’s. Tips and tools. This and more – in abundance.

Noobpreneur

On-site description: “Noobpreneur.com is an award winning small business online magazine offering tips and ideas for small business owners and those who want to enter entrepreneurship with the right mindset. Our audience is mainly small business owners and business professionals.
“Starting out as a personal business blog in 2008, Noobpreneur.com has gradually evolved into a multi-authored blog. The number one benefit of having multiple authors is the many perspectives that they bring – Different people with different experiences and expertise will give you, the reader, different views on business or entrepreneurship topics. This, hopefully, will enrich you and help you in your personal and business endeavours.”
Opinion: People brag about the name, but since most of the content comes from the professional writing staff or entrepreneurs themselves, Noobpreneur is one of the best startup-related websites around (and their advice content is different than what we’re used to and something more than another content marketing facade.)
Contribution: Can be done (the rules of article contribution are not v. strict.)
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Our Own Startup

On-site description: “Many Faces. One Dream. One Passion.
“At OurOwnStartup we work every day to solve the biggest problem in an entrepreneurial journey. Entrepreneurs don’t know to strike a successful entrepreneurial journey, whom to hire who would interpret your dream the way you do, how to raise money or how to spend that in order or how to traverse the toughest.
“Our mission at OurOwnStartup is to provide you with that guide that motivates your entrepreneurial pursuits and facilitate in making your startup special.”
Opinion: Despite their funny choice of fonts and poor branding, they have some really good content. (Their social media channels are a bit spammy, though.)
Contribution: Possible.
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Quora

On-site description: “Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.”
Opinion: Since Quora is not restricted to one specific topic group or field of interest, it’s obvious that one can also find business-, startup-, entrepreneurship-, tech-, and science-related materials there. Some of them are better, some worse, but overall the site is at least worth the mention. Although in some aspects it’s closer to reddit than to other sites listed here, I think that people who keep ignoring it are making a mistake.
Contribution: Of course.
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reddit/r/business

On-site description: “/r/business brings you the best of your business section. From tips for running a business, to pitfalls to avoid, /r/business teaches you the smart moves and helps you dodge the foolish.
“/r/business is not the place for stories about the government’s economic policies or corporate corruption.”
Opinion: Ignoring reddit is no better than ignoring Quora – it’s not a good choice. After all, it’s “the front page of the Internet,” right? When it comes to /r/business, it works kind-of like content aggregator, but better, since the downvotes quickly make unworthy content go down. The serious con here, though, is that – since there’s everything – there’s a lot of spam, too, unfortunately.
Contribution: Of course.

Reuters

On-site description: “Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms.”
Opinion: When it comes to business vs. politics, there’s no better source than Reuters. One of the first places to visit each morning!
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Seeking Alpha

On-site description: “Seeking Alpha is a platform for investment research, with broad coverage of stocks, asset classes, ETFs and investment strategy.”
Opinion: The prime source of stock information, for both investors and entrepreneurs. The database takes some time to get used to, but after a while it becomes familiar and proves simple and intuitive (and full of great knowledge.)
Contribution: Open.
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Sigrun

On-site description: “I was a CEO for 10 years before I founded my own company.
“I was a web consultant for 6 years before I became a CEO.
“I consulted dozens of online startups before starting my own business.
“I spent a year preparing before publicly offering my own programs.
“I worked in my family business from the age of 10 to 23 years old doing every possible job.
“I have an MBA from London Business School, one of the top ten business schools in the world.
“I have received prizes for my business plans.
“I have a track record in starting businesses and turning around loss-making businesses.
“I love helping entrepreneurs like yourself.”
Opinion: Although I’m not a big fan of business coaching, one has to give it to Sigrun Gudjonsdottir: at what she’s doing, she has no equal. And it’s not even about her accelerator programs nor conference talks. It’s about her blog. Sigrun knows that what really attracts people to bloggers is the actual knowledge that is presented there. Her own blog takes full advantage of that realization: the materials that are presented there are unique and enriching. Each and every read is worth the time. Absolutely recommended!
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Starting Things Up

On-site description: “Whether starting up Your business, looking for some useful tips or doing some general research – StartingThingsUp.com is a website for You. Passionate about startups, precise and focused, we aim to deliver the content You need. Business news and editorials, reviews, know-how’s, DIYs. Guidelines. Case studies. All from starting through expanding to achieving final success. Starting Things Up – Your online source of information on all things startups – For Better Startups!”
Opinion: This is the place 🙂
Contribution: Possible. And happens quite often.
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Startup-Buzz.com

On-site description: “Startup-Buzz.com is an online platform for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. It is driven by a motto to cover and deliver the latest news, updates and information about Startup World in a concise manner. Led by professionals, we own vision to create a collective library of Startup relative content through our website. It is incepted just right at the time when India is witnessing changes in its entrepreneurial attitude-challenging the world with the motto Anything is Possible.”
Opinion: The articles are not published v. often (and are often of an average length), but most of them are, let me use this expression, extremely reader-friendly. Meaning: fun to read. I would go there to relax while reading startup-related content at the same time.
Contribution: Possible. (You don’t actually have to be an entrepreneur.)
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StartUp Britain

On-site description: “StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.”
Opinion: Inspiring. The content there is often average in term of its usefulness, but it is inspiring. And it’s really fun to read.
Contribution: Possible. (You don’t have to be an entrepreneur.)
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Startup Daily

On-site description: “The latest news and insights from the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystems.”
Opinion: The world of Australian and New Zealand startups has proven to be v. interesting. Poking through this site allowed me to understand the reasons Australians keep winning all these important startup- and tech-dedicated prizes. There’s a lot going on there.
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Startup Digest

On-site description: “Through passionate local curators, Startup Digest notifies you of the best entrepreneurial events near you. Jump into the startup community in your area!”
Opinion: It might prove useful.
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Startup Insider

On-site description: “Startup Insider to portal internetowy oraz wydawany okazjonalnie magazyn dla startupów o startupach tworzony przez startupy!”
Opinion: Startup Insider is still growing (and I hope it grows enough to withstand the competition, as the site is v. promising so far.) For people who know how to speak polish.
Contribution: Possible.
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Startup Lessons Learned

On-site description: “This is my official author page for information about THE LEAN STARTUP. Please check here for news, upcoming events, and information related to The Lean Startup movement.”
Opinion: The Lean Startup is one of the most important startup-related books ever written. You can be sure that there’s much more where it came from. Some of Ries’ insights are of impossible profoundness.
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Startup Poland

On-site description: “Our role is to remove barriers and advise policy-makers on taking best actions that stimulate tech entrepreneurship. By working closely with Polish public administration we are accelerating GDP growth, creating thousands of new jobs and slowing down the process of the brain drain. Also on a local level.”
Opinion: Startup Poland is an organization dedicated to making starting up (and growing up) in Poland easier. For someone from outside of Poland, their site is worth visiting because of their reports and knowledge base (which is considerable.)
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Startup Princess

On-site description: “Startup Princess is an organization and online magazine for women entrepreneurs founded by Kelly King Anderson in 2006. Michelle McCullough is the Managing Director. Currently Startup Princess has 12 Fairy Godmothers who write, speak, and mentor Startup Princesses.”
Opinion: Though Startup Princess is mainly targeted at entrepreneurial women, it’s equally good for men. It offers a lot of materials, as well as business coaching and mentoring services, and its social media channels are full of inspiring memes and quotes. Worth following!
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StartupNation

On-site description: “StartupNation provides you with everything you need to start and build a successful business.”
Opinion: No, StartupNation won’t provide you with everything you need to start and build a successful business. It’s a great source of informative and well thought out advice on related matters, from naming our startup to fundraising and pitching investors to growing and expanding. The site comes with a forum (where one can meet and get to know interesting people, entrepreneurs, and investors) and… radio. Worth a visit.
Contribution: Possible.
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StartupSmart

On-site description: “StartupSmart is a free news and information website for Australian startups and people thinking of founding their own startup.”
Opinion: Though the description states that StartupSmart is “for Australian startups and people thinking of founding their own startup,” I have found it useful despite not being Australian 🙂 Jokes aside, their site is full of useful “Universal Tips&Tricks” kind-of articles. There are well-written news, too, there. Recommended!
Contribution: Possible.
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strategy+business

On-site description: “strategy+business (s+b) is an award-winning management magazine for decision makers in businesses and organizations around the world. Our purpose is to illuminate the complex choices that leaders face — in strategy, marketing, operations, human capital, governance, and other domains — and the impact of their decisions. s+b is published in print, on the web, and in digital editions on a variety of platforms.”
Opinion: s+b is one of these rare cases where I prefer an online version of the magazine over the printed one. And there’s a good reason: there’s a lot of content there published weekly on their website. Recommended!
Contribution: Yes. There’s a blogging platform.
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SUCCESS

On-site description: “SUCCESS is a newsstand publication and website that serves as your guide for personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training.”
Opinion: An online version of v. popular magazine covering business vs. personal development vs. well-being, SUCCESS is full of interesting stories to inspire and motivate.
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TechCrunch

On-site description: “Breaking technology news, analysis, and opinions from TechCrunch.com. We profile startup companies, products, and websites, and we are the number one guide for all things tech.”
Opinion: Although Forbes might be better as a source on all things business, TechCrunch wins on the front of startups and entrepreneurship. Their website architecture still needs some streamlining, though (but it’s nothing new, is it?)
Contribution: Possible.
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Techmamas

On-site description: “Shares straight talk and tips on tech, lifestyle and travel across many social media platforms including blog TechMamas.com and Twitter @TechMama. She is well know for past articles in Mashable, Laptop Magazine and Cool Mom Tech and Dot Complicated.”
Opinion: Beth Blecherman’s blog *REALLY* is something for bloggers to behold. To prepare all these materials (and the materials here are top-notch: extensive and in-depth) sure had to take her a while. The results are impressive. Techmamas is a place to visit for someone who wants to learn how to strike a balance between business career, parenting, traveling, and learning. And Beth doesn’t settle for the simplest of answers. Instead, she goes in deep, looking for the optimal and realistic solution. Recommended!
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TED

On-site description: “TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading! We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. And so we’re building a clearinghouse of knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”
Opinion: The famous TED Talks cover a lot of topics, and one of them is business and entrepreneurship. Should one like to listen to influencers such as accomplished businesspeople, hardware and software engineers, marketers, philosophers, scientists of various disciplines and professions, or even politicians, this is the place to go. And, besides learning tons of useful information, the profit from listening to TED Talks is that one can REALLY find out what it means to give a great public speech.
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Tech Insider

On-site description: “Tech. Science. Culture. Innovation.”
Opinion: Another face of Business Insider, Tech Insider is worth following in particular because of this v. strong – interesting and entertaining – content posted on their social media channels.
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The Business Journals

On-site description: “The Business Journals is your one-stop source for business news across the U.S. – in print, online and mobile.”
Opinion: From small business to big business to the biggest there is, from business vs. tech to business vs. politics, The Business Journals covers it all. The service is huge. I’d go there for news. On the cons side, however, it’s worth to note that it’s v. US-centered. Which can be a problem for someone who’s not interested in the North American business and businesspeople.
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The Dots

On-site description: “Akin to a beautifully designed, content rich and more creative version of LinkedIn, The Dots is an online community of creative professionals, designed to connect creatives with collaborators, companies and commercial opportunities. It’s where you will find top talent showing off their work for the world to see.”
Opinion: In short, it’s LinkedIn for creative business, and it’s no less useful. V. recommended!
Contribution: Yes. Similar to LinkedIn.
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The Economic Times

On-site description: “The Economic Times is India’s No.1 Print English Business Daily with www.economictimes.com as the No. 1 Business News website in the country.”
Opinion: The biggest Indian business-related site, this is the place to go for those interested in business in Asia.
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The Economist

On-site description: “First published in 1843 to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.
Opinion: The digital version is as good as the printed one, even better sometimes. Besides, it’s the classic, the giant, the legend of business and financial coverage, one of the biggest and the oldest one around. No need to explain that it’s because it’s one of the best (if not the best.)
Contribution: Possible. Guideline. Editors.
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The Fiscal Times

On-site description: “The Fiscal Times (TFT) is a digital news, opinion and media service offering comprehensive quality reporting on vital fiscal policy, economic and consumer issues. TFT has become one of the most trusted sources of economic analysis and its effects on the country at large, including business and consumers.”
Opinion: Business news and reports, and, sometimes, bigger, more in-depth articles.
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The Motley Fool

On-site description: “From our founding in 1993, The Motley Fool has been fighting on the side of the individual investor. Our mission is to help the world invest better. And we take that seriously, one member at a time. But that doesn’t mean we take ourselves seriously. We believe that investing is empowering, enriching, and fun.We look forward to joining you on your journey to financial independence.”
Opinion: The Motley Fool is all about investors. The site provides free stock news and insights, as well as paid investment advice services. For people who don’t want to get fooled investing, this is a must-see.
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The New Yorker

On-site description: “A weekly magazine with a signature mix of reporting on national and international politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and cultural reviews and criticism.”
Opinion: Although for me, TNY is rather a source of thoughtful articles on culture, politics, and literature, their Business & Tech articles are on par with the best on the market. The pieces, often penned by academics and scientists rather than business journalists, are well-written, deep, and entertaining. Don’t overlook this source!
Contribution: Possible. Jonathan Franzen did it. You can do it too.
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The Startup Journal

On-site description: “An initiative by passionate students to foster entrepreneurial culture in young Indian minds. A quest for innovation!”
Opinion: For those who wonder what’s going on in the world of Indian startups – the interesting articles are categorized as “Startup Stories.” (Beware, though: lots of generic “Top 10 Reasons…” kind-of articles there!)
Contribution: Possible.
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TheStreet

On-site description: “TheStreet is a leading digital financial media company whose network of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a variety of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. Our mission is to provide the most actionable ideas from the world of investing, finance and business in order to break down information barriers, level the playing field and help all individuals and organizations grow their wealth.”
Opinion: Another large, well-known business site on the list, TheStreet covers all things business, small and big. The focus is on the companies and people, and companies and people vs. the stock market.
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Traders

On-site description: “Traders is a digital information and news service, and monthly magazine, serving professionals in the North American institutional trading markets with a focus on the buy-side, including large asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, pension funds and boutique investment firms.”
Opinion: Their perspective is different and, thus, interesting. Whether it’s worth following, though, is up to one’s own perspective preferences.
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Under30CEO

On-site description: “Under30CEO is the leading media site covering news, advice, trends & events for the young entrepreneur.”
Opinion: Although the name suggests that this popular blog is rather for people under 30 who would like to make it big, it’s as good for them as for people over 60. Meaning: v. good.
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ValueWalk

On-site description: “ValueWalk is a news site responsible for breaking the worldwide news on Business, Value Investing, Politics, Technology and Science.”
Opinion: ValueWalk is information over entertainment. For someone who’s into stock charts, this site provides in-depth stock market inquiries and studies. There are also more lightweight articles there from time to time, some even with infographics, in general, however, the site isn’t lightweight at all.
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Wall Street Journal

On-site description: “Breaking news, investigative reporting, business coverage and features from The Wall Street Journal.”
Opinion: This classic needs no introduction.
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Warsaw Business Journal

On-site description: “WBJ Observer is Poland’s leading English-language monthly. We also publish daily news digest Poland A.M. and annuals Investing in Poland, Made in Poland.”
Opinion: One of the most important sources of news on Polish business (and business vs. politics.)
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WIRED

On-site description: “WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through WIRED.com, our digital edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.”
Opinion: WIRED is not a business-centered webiste. It’s main focus is on tech and science, and, of course, their possible in-business applications, too. The most important thing about it is that the info on WIRED has never failed me. I guess there’s a lot of double-checking going on in their office(s).
Contribution: Possible.
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Worth

On-site description: “Focused on entrepreneurship, wealth management, philanthropy, travel and life’s pleasures and passions, content published under the Worth brand is distributed via print, digital, broadcast and radio channels. The Worth Group platform includes the award-winning, bimonthly Worth magazine, a robust digital platform anchored at worth.com, signature events and syndication partnerships with leading media properties such as iHeart Media and the Captivate Network.”
Opinion: There’s an alternative touch to this magazine that is targeted at “financial intelligence” (meaning: the new generation of and entrepreneurs, managers, stock traders, etc.) Recommended!
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Y Combinator

On-site description: “Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started.”
Opinion: As an entrepreneur, one might find this place v. useful. There are also news and other resource materials there.
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Yahoo! Finance

On-site description: “Yahoo Finance is the Internet’s leading business news and financial data website.”
Opinion: Yahoo! Finance is one of the best sources of (double-checked!) news on the Internet. If there’s something going on in business, both big and small, Yahoo! Finance writes about it. Absolutely worth following!
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ZDNet

On-site description: “Where technology means business.”
Opinion: With ~250,000 Facebook Fans and ~350,000 Twitter Followers – instead of ~2,500,000 Facebook Fans and ~3,500,000 Twitter Followers – ZDNet is *TRAGICALLY* underrated. The site’s profile is business vs. tech (often it’s rather about tech vs. business, as the news and articles there are in general more tech- than business-focused). There’s a lot on IT Corporations big and small there, as well as on their products (new and old). There’s also a lot on business threats and opportunities in tech-related industries. There are news. And there’s much more. *ABSOLUTELY WORTH FOLLOWING!*
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