What Online Newspapers and Magazines Have to Offer Small Business Owners
I believe most people are finding the volume of information available in cyberspace to be overwhelming. Fortunately, information professionals figure out ways of sifting through it. Within our own specialty fields, we tend to establish a comfort level with a select number of sources. I am one of them.
Several online newspapers provide some very help guides and tips for small business owners. Luckily they tend to be fairly dynamic and therefore their offerings are always changing. From day to day, you never know what you will find, so it’s not a bad idea to breeze through them every so often.
One of my favorite sites happens to be the Wall Street Journal. They have a tab at the top, labeled, “Small Business.” On April 3rd, I found an article, entitled, “Getting Money Into the Hands of Small Businesses”. Karen Mills, chief of the US Small business Administration was interviewed by the WSJ staff. Then, on the 7th of April, I found an article about tapping retirement money to fund a business.
Another favorite of mine is ColoradoBiz. As the title suggests, this is a Colorado specific magazine for business although the articles tend to have a broader perspective. Gain some inspiration from reading success stories of local entrepreneurs. You will also find lots of tips and steps to improve your business.
The online version of Entrepreneur magazine offers something for everyone. If you are looking for basic start-up information, you will find everything from business ideas, to business plans and obtaining financing. Beyond the fundamentals, other content includes, home based businesses, franchises, technology, sales and marketing and more. You will also find similar offerings on Inc. magazine’s web site as well.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.