Do not fall for the fluffy easy-reading tat that constitutes the bigger business publications these days. They are written to appeal to the broadest possible audience, which in turn makes their content generic and useless to real business persons. Instead, try these business publications because they have something real and important to show, teach and learn.
1 – eCheck.org
This publication was conceived with the notion of helping people with difficult financial questions like how to change money in different countries, how to buy bitcoin, and what is the difference between a wire transfer and an Automated House Clearance transfer. However, over the years, it was their business-related posts that got the most attention, and the website started to shift its focus. Now, you can find help on anything from business credit to hiring the right people for your team.
2 – Resumeble
Originally conceived as a business services website, its members soon started adding fresh content to the website and before you knew it, their website was loaded with business tips, help, information and advice. Over the years, the publication has matured into a strong resource for anybody in business. The magic behind this publication is the sheer weight of talent that goes into it. Behind the scenes there are teams of academic and business experts that are all adding their knowledge and thoughts into the stew pot. It makes for a really great read.
3 – Savings.Tips
A little like eCheck.org, this website was originally designed to help people save money on things like doing their washing and dog food, but it was their business-related posts that gathered the most attention. Now, the website has a very strong digital marketing focus that draws in all types of businesses from advanced manufacturing to venture capitalist. The great thing about this publication is that it doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to details. Some of the articles are the size of e-books, and many of them rival the how-to Dummies books that were popular in the late 90s.
4 – Fox Business
People were worried about Fox’s future after it was bought by Disney, but the corporation is as strong as ever. The Fox Business publication is one of the strongest news companies in the business world because of the sheer number of resources it has at its disposal. It is ideal for businesses who need to keep their finger on the pulse of the world economy.
5 – The Economist
Some of their business articles lean in an almost 19th-century Classical Liberalism manner. In turn, you get business articles with an unusual slant. Everybody agrees that bias in business publications is a bad thing, but when it takes such an old-fashioned liberalist flavor, it is well worth taking a look even if only to hear a story from a different viewpoint.
6 – Forbes
Everybody knows that Forbes is the business world’s trashy magazine. It has so many agendas that it could have been edited by a child. Yet, if you are interested in the business world, isn’t it okay to read a bit of fluffy nonsense from time-to-time. The information you glean will be useless, but does every business publication have to be a learning experience?
There are times when it is okay to turn your brain off for a while and read something trashy like articles on how millionaires spend their money, or how a Millennial has wasted her legacy and is bankrupting the family. Their stories are interesting, even if noneducational, such as learning how somebody quit her job at Netflix and became rich or finding out that a rapper bought a basketball team without knowing it was in debt.
7 – NewsMax Finance
This is a publication for advanced business readers. There is nothing for the lay person in this publication, which is bad for overall readership, but great for people who want to get to the meat of the issue without all the usual lay-person explaining fluff. It is also good for investors too, and it would have probably made it to the top of this list if it didn’t have such stupid adverts between its stories.
You can be flipping from one story to another and you see one about how chocolate can cause you to lose weight, and it takes a few seconds for you to realize that it is an advert. The worst part is that they look so out of place between highly advanced business articles. If they were nestled between Forbes articles, then you may not look twice, but the fact they are nestled between such high-level content seems to make the adverts all the more offensive to the eye.
8 – National Review Business
Most people know the National Review for its news function, but it actually has a very strong business and economy element that is very cleverly put together. The posts are not written by regular authors, they are written by analysts, and many times their work takes on an almost prophetic quality. They do this by analyzing the current world state according to news streams, and then incorporating it into their articles. So good are their analysts that they can predict things like oil, house, and bitcoin price increases to the month.
9 – Post Planner
One hesitates to use the phrase “Pop media,” but this business blog is one notch above being a glossy magazine. There are times when you want business information that isn’t laden with details and facts. There are times when you want a few quick and easy answers in an easy-to-read format, and that is exactly what the Post Planner has to offer. Plus, many people find the original art style more engaging. This is the sort of easy-reading you may enjoy if you are pressed for time or are looking for a break from the heavier stuff.
Ava Williams is an editor and career specialist at Resumeble.com. She is fond of traveling, guitar, biathlon, and snowboarding. Ava finds his inspiration in the success of her clients. Meet her on Twitter and LinkedIn.