20 Best Business Websites for Entrepreneurs and CEOs

December 6, 2012 · 11 comments

by Dustin Betonio

20 Best Business Websites for Entrepreneurs and CEOs

Today,  Business web sites are often responsible for originating a major share of their companies turnover. This trend can only continue, with more and more organizations depending on the internet for a significant proportion of their sales enquiries and revenue. Business websites are more than equal to the challenges of this fast-changing environment, where the internet plays a vital part of the marketing, order-taking and customer support strategy.

If you’re preparing for a career in the business world, you’re undoubtedly devoting a lot of time and effort to your schoolwork, internships and networking. But keeping up with business news is equally important, and these websites can help you apply what you learn in class to real-world situations, from the stock market, to international business, to starting up your own company to social media marketing. As and entrepreneur or maybe future entrepreneur you should read the same magazines as the CEOs.  In this article I have collected 20 of the best websites providing fresh and relevant business news for entrepreneurs. If you on the other hand need to set up your own website for your business I would recommend that you check out some business WordPress themes. More and more small business to corporate websites are created with WordPress as the content management platform.


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1. CNN Money

CNN Money

CNNMoney.com is the world’s largest business website.The site is the online home of Fortune and Money, and serves as CNN.com’s exclusive business site. The site, edited by Chris Peacock, together with the three titles, is part of the Fortune|Money Group, and attracts more than 10.8 million unique visitors per month, according to Nielsen/NetRatings 1H07 data. CNNMoney.com is a division of Time Warner Inc., the world’s largest media company, and is available online or throughInternet enabled mobile devices at CNNMoney.com.

2. Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance

Yahoo! Finance is a service from Yahoo!that provides financial information. It is the top financial news and research website in the United States, with more than 23 million visitors in February 2010, according to comScore.Yahoo! Finance offers information including stock quotes, stock exchange rates, corporate press releases and financial reports, and popular message boards for discussing a company’s prospects and stock valuation. It also offers some hosted tools for personal finance management. Yahoo! Finance Worldwide offers similar portals localized to assorted large countries in South America, Europe, and Asia.

3. The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, in New York City, with Asian and European editions.The Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 2.1 million copies (including 400,000 online paid subscriptions) as of March 2010 compared to USA Todays 1.8 million. Its main rival in the business newspaper sector is the London-based Financial Times, which also publishes several international editions.

4. MSN Money Central

MSN Money Central
MSN Money Central is the comprehensive source for your money and personal finance needs. Read business news, get stock quotes, research investments and more.

5.  Google Finance

Google Finance

Google Finance is a website launched on March 21, 2006 by Google. The service features business and enterprise headlines for many corporations including their financial decisions and major news events. Stock information is available, as are Adobe Flash-based stock price charts. The site also aggregates Google News and Google Blog Search articles about each corporation, though links are not screened and often deemed untrustworthy.Google added advertising to its finance page on November 18, 2008 which continues to be shown. Google launched a revamped version of their finance site on December 12, 2006, featuring a new homepage design which lets users see currency information, sector performance for the U.S.market and a listing of top market movers along with the relevant and important news of the day. A top movers section was also added, based on popularity determined by Google Trends.

6. Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg Businessweek, commonly and formerly officially known as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. It is currently headquartered in New York City, New York.

7. Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a premier site for updated business news and financial information. It delivers international breaking news, stock market data. Bloomberg keeps the financial and Business worlds humming by providing the highest quality data, news and analytics.

8. Market Watch

the Market watch

Market Watch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis and stock market data to some 6 million people. Market Watch offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research. Along with its flagship website, the company operates Big Charts.com and the stock market simulation site Virtual StockExchange.com. Market Watch produces the syndicated Market Watch Weekend television program and provides radio updates every 30 minutes on the Market Watch.com Radio Network. It also offers subscription products for individual investors, including the Hulbert Financial Digest suite of products, Retirement Weekly and ETF Trader.

9. Forbes

Forbes

Online source for the latest business and financial news and analysis. Covering personal finance, lifestyle, technology and stock markets.

10. CNBC

CNBC

Stock Market News, Business News, Financial, Earnings, World Market News and Information – CNBC Find the latest stock market news, information & headlines. Get up to date business news as well as stock market, financial & earnings news online. View world markets streaming charts & video; find stock tickers and quotes on the official CNBC site.

11. Financial Times

Financial Times

Find constantly updated markets data on FT.com, Financial Times, including world indices, equities, currencies, commodities and capital markets, Markets Data Overview

12. The Motley Fool

Motley Fool

The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company that provides financial solutions for investors through various stock, investing, and personal finance products. The Alexandria, Virginia-based private company was founded in July 1993 by co-chairmen and brothers David and Tom Gardner, and Erik Rydholm, who has since left. The company employs approximately 200 people.

13. Business.com

Business

Business.com is a business search engine and web directory and pay per click advertising network. It includes Work.com, a business-to-business community publishing platform where experts share advice on common business topics in the form of how-to guides.

14. Bizjournals

Biz Journals

Bizjournals is the online media division of American City Business Journals which operates websites for each of the company’s 41 print business journals as well as its first web-only local business news and information site for Los Angeles, California. The company plans to launch web-only operations in additional markets. The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 750,000 business news articles published since 1996. bizjournals’ sites have more than 4 million unique visitors each month.bizjournals also operates Bizapace.com, a Web site devoted to online commercial real estate listings across the U.S.

15. The Street

The Street

Follow the stock market today on TheStreet. Get free stock quotes, financial news and analysis from stock market pros including Jim Cramer.

16. International Business Times

IBTIMES

The IBT covers business news across all industries and around the world.

17. Time Global Business

TIME BUSINESS

TIME Global Business Covering Business and Brand Transformation Across the World.

18. Reuters Finance

Reuters

Reuters’ business and finance pages take a look at small businesses, green businesses, corporations, stocks, funds, currencies, commodities, the economy and more.

19. New York Times Business and Finance

New York Business Times

Get all kinds of business and finance news from around the world, big and small businesses, and more.

20. Fortune

Fortune

Fortune reports on CEO hiring and firings, management, company rankings and more.

More resources

15 Best Business and Finance Magazines for Entrepreneurs – more great online magazines for business people.

Author : Dustin Betonio

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.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanjeeb Sahu January 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks for the article.
I love the CNN Money.

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John January 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

Here’s a similar, but dynamic, list of top management/business sites (with ajax filtering capabilities; click on “business->resource” or “business->news and magazine”).

http://www.scuup.net/search/1/business/0/1

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business owner November 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

bizjournals works. there’s many pubs in many cities!

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Sanjiv Karani November 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Article has bias towards more financial websites. As long as you are tapping into couple of major financial sites, you are all set. Spending your valuable time on 20 sites on a daily basis is a perfect non value-add. As an entrepreneur, your #1 focus should be on finding the new customers and validating your unique value proposition. If you take care of that, finance elements will be taken care as well (you don’t need big financial sites to flawlessly execute on that goal). If your focus at the outset is all about finance, you are in for a long ride! The reference to above sites is more appropriate in the context of understanding major economic trends and potential threats/opportunities for your company but again you don’t need 20 sites to do that. You can also subscribe to news aggregation services (e.g. Google, Moreover) that sends out the relevant content to you in real-time basis.

All the best to you!

Sanjiv Karani

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Bill Barnett November 3, 2010 at 1:13 am

Spot on Sanjiv!

I was disappointed by the content of the post after reading the subject.

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aditia October 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I love inc.com

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Vivoo Creative October 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I highly rate Yahoo Financial.

Good article though

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theseedblast October 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

Good Article.

I use Market Watch and Yahoo Finance everyday.

At theseedblast.com we connect Entrepreneurs with Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist, Hard Money Lenders and more.

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