Magnifying Glass Trends

Scanning thousands of websites to try and understand daily industry trends is not how a busy small business owner or entrepreneur should be spending their time.

That’s why we gathered the top 14 sites with the best coverage of news and trends to minimize your search time and assist in your imminent success.

1. TechCrunch
Follow every company, from startup to NASDAQ-100, and all of the technology and innovations they share with the world. It is a great place to form new ideas and be inspired by like-minded individuals.

2. Business Insider
Read articles on pressing topics affecting the American business. Understanding the state of your chosen industry in North America is essential to making informed and strategic business decisions.

3. Entrepreneur
The go-to site for everything entrepreneur. You will find a site that will help guide you through all the challenges an entrepreneur may face, and gives you the insight to feel confident in making decisions for yourself in the future.

4. CNN Money
On the world’s largest business site you will find exclusive news about business, markets, technology, media, luxury, and personal finance to stay abreast of changes in the economy.

5. OnStartups
If you are just starting up, this site is a great way to build a community with other businesses. Many of the blog topics will speak specifically to software startups and how to help them succeed.

6. Forbes
If you are looking for unbiased, concise, and relevant resources for business and investment leaders you have found the right website. Forbes even has a tool called ‘People Tracker’ to keep tabs on the activities of 120,000 executives and members of their ‘Rich and Celebrity’ lists to stay inspired.

7. AllTop
This is the ultimate content aggregator that will answer what’s happening for any topic, anywhere around the world. It will help you discover more resources (that we may not have even uncovered yet) to go beyond the first page of a search engine in one click.

8. Medium
Real people writing about real experiences in a single space. It is a great space to contribute your own experiences for thought-leadership and helping fellow small business owners!

9. AllBusiness
Get tips about office etiquette or digital marketing in just one place. AllBusiness.com is filled with advice and information for someone just starting out or an entrepreneur who needs just a bit of guidance.

10. Reddit: Startups
While Reddit is fun to browse for distraction, it also has a fountain of information from other entrepreneurs and startups that have tried out the tactics they share.

11. Noobpreneur
Don’t be fooled by the name. Noobpreneur is an award winning small business online magazine that provides ideas for many small business owners.

12. Ted Talks
Listen to thousands of accomplished individuals who were once in your same position. Hear the lessons they have learned and the mistakes they have made to better your own career.

13. Inc.
This reputable magazine has many sections to peruse, but the startup section is our favorite. There are infinite tips and resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs to absorb.

14. AngelList
Need equity from reliable investors to get your business idea off the ground? This platform helps connect you to angel investors with the most time and money efficient advice.

The best way to digest all this information is to find an RSS feed to check each day and see the most recent articles. We have already made a list of the best tools to collect and browse valuable content so be sure to check it out and see if any tickle your fancy!

Are any of your favorite resources missing from this list? Share your favorite websites with us in the comments!

About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Coordinator for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages our social media presence. She can be found on a dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on the Webs Blog and Twitter.

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