Don’t Miss Out on These Business Gems
For many of us, staying abreast of new trends and developments in our industry is the key to our success. It helps us network, find affiliates, inform our employees and stay ahead of the curve in our own professional lives. The rise of technology has made acquiring relevant information easier than ever; all you have to do is get on the Internet, and chances are, you can find high-quality, relevant information with just a little research.
As 2014 comes to a close, we all have little resolutions that we’d like to enact in 2015. For many of us, increasing our awareness of our industry and the business world in general is one of those resolutions. That’s why we made a list of 6 outstanding business blogs to follow closely in 2015. You never know; you might just learn everything you ever wanted to know.
With a name like Harvard in its title, it comes as no surprise that the Harvard Business Review is a wealth of relevant business knowledge. With insight and articles from prominent writers on a range of business-related topics, you can find something that piques your interest on a daily basis. New content is published daily, and offers advice on a things like management techniques, the future of healthcare, adapting to technology, and much more.
Though they don’t post nearly as much as the Harvard Business Review, a Better Lemonade Stand is a great blog to follow for those of you looking for inspiration in trying times, entrepreneurial advice, and strategies for certain buying seasons in your industry. Get insight into other business’ techniques, and learn about industries different from your own.
This simplistic site is perfect for people looking for advice in the realm of social media, from trends and fads to creating effective personas for your business and affiliates. Simply Measured posts at least once, sometimes twice a day, providing blog subscribers with a ton of fresh content to read at their leisure. You never know what you might learn.
This blog is the brainchild of multiple-entrepreneur Penelope Trunk, whose own career has included a wide range of pursuits and experiences. From advice on making a great first impression to tips on de-stressing during the harder times, Trunk’s anecdotes are heartwarming, and she approaches her professional ups and downs with tremendous wit, making hers a blog that is both delightful and informative.
If finance is your biggest business concern, Wise Bread is a perfect blog to follow in 2015. Scaling back on your spending is something that concerns many a business owner, especially those behind start ups. Wise Bread will show you how to stretch a small budget farther and offer heart-warming anecdotes from people across all walks of life on how they managed to make their money do more for them.
Cutts, the leader of the web spam team at Google, has crafted a blog that is uber-useful to those of you seeking advice on Search Engine Optimization and metrics-related topics. Cutts offers recommendations on great business books, advice for work-life balance, tips on writing, and more. Cutts’ style is accessible and light-hearted, making his blog a breezy read that yields tons of information you didn’t even know you needed.
Remember: knowledge is power, and learning new thing is part of what keeps us relevant and successful in our businesses and in our lives. Which business blogs will you be following in 2015? Let us know in the comments!
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