If you are an entrepreneur you probably know already that keeping track of latest trends and developments in general and in the areas related to your business is critical.
Not surprisingly there are several high quality business and finance magazines available online covering more or less any topic related to economy, business and corporate/personal finance.
In this article I have collected some of the best business and finance magazines available and as you may all have different preferences and needs the list is not prioritized at all.
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Forbes, Inc. is a privately held publishing and media company. Its flagship publication isForbes, a bi-weekly magazine, with a circulation over 900,000. In August 2006, the private equity firm, Elevation Partners, became a minority shareholder in a newly formed company, Forbes Media, which encompasses Forbes magazine and Forbes.com, one of the leading business sites on the Web. Forbes.com reaches 18 million people monthly. It provides business information services and lifestyle editorial content designed to serve the needs of business leaders, professionals, investors and affluent consumers.
Fortune magazine is particularly well-known for its exceptionally reliable annual rankings of companies. Examples of these highly researched features are the “Fortune 500,” which ranks the world’s companies by gross revenue, and the “Best Companies to Work For,” both of which have become industry benchmarks. This publication furthers understanding of the economy, provides implementable business strategy, and maximizes ability to make objective decisions. Fortune magazine is prized in its category of magazines and has been proven a reliable source of integral knowledge.
Kiplinger is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in print, on line, audio, video and software products. Its best-known publications are The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management, and the monthly Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. This magazine gives businessmen humble advices in terms of achieving financial security and managing your cash. It covers topics about savings, taxes, credit, home ownership, car buying, retirement planning and investing, but its usual emphasis is on stock market investing. It also shows article articles on personal finance.
Economist.com is the premier online source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports.
Barron’s an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week’s market activity, news reports, and an informative outlook on the week to come. It is especially written for institutional and individual investors and provides the current news regarding market developments. It also predicts the future market movement.
6. CEOWORLD Biz
CEOWORLD Magazine is the only magazine written strictly for CEOs and their peers so it may not be targeting all entrepeneurs. It provides Business, Finance & Technology news, reviews and analysis and is now one of the most widely read and respected Magazine in the world. As the leading source of intelligence for and about CEOs, it provides ideas, strategies and tactics for top executive leaders seeking to build more effective organizations. The magazine conveys the full range of the CEO experience: a premier online source for the analysis of world business, Finance & Technology news, providing authoritative insight and opinion on business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and special reports.
7. Fast Company
Fast Company sets the agenda, charting the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and “next” practices, the magazine helps a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek is a global source of essential business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action. Through content, context, and collaboration, Bloomberg BusinessWeek moderates global conversations and moves business professionals forward. Founded in 1929, Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine is the market leader, with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries.
9. CNN Money
Complete financial market coverage with breaking news, analysis, stock quotes, before & after hours market data, research and earnings. CNN Money magazine offers smart, no-nonsense tips and strategies to make the most of your money. Money magazine articles cover a wide range of money-management topics like refinancing homes, life insurance, investing, taxes, saving, retiring worry-free and much more. The magazine also provides news, information and advice on the stock market. First published in 1972.
Entrepreneur was first launched in 1997. Whether you’re just starting a new business venture or looking to make investments for your growing business, Entrepreneur offers solid advice and strategies. Content is not just geared towards owners of established and expanding companies. It has much information for those looking to start their own business. Entrepreneur publishes the “Franchise 500?, which lists the top franchise opportunities for business people.
11. Smart Money
SmartMoney magazine features spending and investing advice from the Wall Street Journal. Find articles on personal finance, lifestyle, business, technology and travel in each issue of SmartMoney magazine.
Harvard Business Review has served as an unrivaled source of information and means for communication within the business world. The research-based magazine keeps you up to date on the latest trends, people and practices that are defining the corporate realm. Seasoned writers, made up largely of business and business education professionals, provide invaluable insight on the ideas that shape the different sectors of business. Get tips from industry insiders on what you should consider implementing into your business plan and learn about the best ways to navigate in the current economic landscape. With great book reviews, case studies, and in-depth articles on how to better manage your business, Harvard Business Review is the ultimate companion for the business-minded individual.
A magazine highlighting trends and developments throughout the major commodity markets worldwide.
This is a more practical magazine for financial managers. It also compiles some how-to tips that people may utilize.
Credit Union Journal covers issues that usually affect business like member relationship management, legislative changes, investments, small business services and other related topics
Credit Union Times is a daily independent report about credit unions.
Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.