Print and online publications that cater to small business owners help motivate and educate the self-employed.
Summer reading often involves lighthearted novels. Still, ongoing professional development is crucial for entrepreneurs who want to grow their business.
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Are you familiar with these traditional magazines and online resources? You may want to take a look while enjoying the sun and surf.
- Harvard Business Review publishes a sleek hard copy magazine and online web edition that is highly regarded in entrepreneurial circles. From managing yourself and others to technology, project management and emotional intelligence, HBR is worth a look.
- Baby Boomer Magazine’s “Boomer Businesses” section is filled with stories and insights for folks born between 1946 and 1964. A growing number of people in this demographic are delaying retirement and considering career changes. Many boomers are researching business options and learning about Social Security, health and other pertinent topics.
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- com has recently added a section for women business owners. For instance, there’s a piece titled “5 Reasons Why More Women Are Making the Choice to Become Franchisees.” The author writes that “for some women, starting a franchise is better than starting a business.”
- Success magazine is a favorite of many millennial small business owners who thrive on professional and personal development. Entrepreneurially-minded readers view such regular contributors as leadership expert John Maxwell as mentors. Among the new generation of influencers are Mel Robbins—"the No. 1 Female Motivational Speaker in the World”—and sales professional Brendon Burchard. Both contribute regularly to Success as well.
- “Badassery” is a brand that publishes a magazine and online newsletter for emerging women entrepreneurs. “The global community of women living unapologetic lives” offers interviews and stories to inspire women to live with passion. Co-founders Samantha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen also co-host a podcast.
Time limitations are a concern for many franchisees. Magazines and online resources offer in-depth learning for busy professionals who may not have time to read books on a regular basis. What are you reading this summer?