Periodicals with the advice and resources you need to grow your businessNavigating the choppy waters of entrepreneurship takes keen insight. Fortunately, a host of print and online publications aimed at small business owners offer essential tools for survival. Whether you're in startup mode and need to bone up on business basics, you're running a family-owned operation and struggling with succession issues, or you're in a rapidly growing venture and want strategic advice, there's a publication for you.
Business publications cover a vast array of topics, including:
- News and trends
- Home-based operations
- Management issues
- Sales and marketing
- Financing and accounting
- Profiles of successful entrepreneurs or lucrative industry niches
Off-shoots of big business magazinesBig business magazines have small business spin-offs, but some are light on toolkits.
Local business journalsNearly every major metropolitan area — and many smaller cities — has a newspaper that covers local business. Although not always geared solely to small business, these journals often include features, profiles or advice articles on the subject.
Online business publicationsThere's no dearth of small business advice online.
Custom publicationsSome companies that serve small business also publish custom magazines for their customers.
Association publicationsJoining an industry, trade or business association may provide a subscription to a magazine as a benefit. These publications often detail industry-specific news and trends that affect your business.
Start-up venturesIf you're in the early stages of business development, you have several choices for advice and resources.
Home-based businessesEach year, thousands of businesses get their start in a home office. To flourish in this environment, consider reviewing the tips and tactics laid out in magazines geared to the home-based entrepreneur.
Women-owned businessesFor insight into how to juggle the tasks associated with running a business and family obligations, check out publications geared to women in business.
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