What are good websites to research business and businesses?What are some websites that are connected to topics that are relevant to business? what interest you about this business that you pick?...
What are some websites that are connected to topics that are relevant to business? what interest you about this business that you pick? Your feedback.
One website that I think is valuable to my area is Philly.com which feeds from among others, the Philadelphia Inquirer (not the Enquirer!), a paper we greatly respect not only for its news coverage, but also for the fine writing exhibited there. (We have a local paper that prints propaganda rather than news, and cannot spell while doing so.)
This website covers not only large corporate businesses, but business on a local level that could have a more direct impact on local families and businesses—especially new businesses opening, or existing businesses that are shutting their doors. I'm sure other parts of the US and the world have similar sites, but I find that for Philadelphia, a much smaller version of NYC, this website keeps city residents and residents of surrounding areas—even those of us in New Jersey—abreast of what is happening in business. Understanding business in this area even educates us to what happens with changes to State law and what is happening in Washington.
The Wall Street Journal online is definitely a good source, as is Bloomberg BusinessWeek (Bloomberg is an amazing resource for non-business types like myself; it is very accessible and doesn't go overboard on technical jargon).
I also recommend some opinion sites, like Larry Kudlow and Dave Ramsey. Although these days, Kudlow focuses more on politics, and Ramsey is mostly a self-help guru, they both have useful articles about business in America.
Research for business and business can take many directions: how a particular business is doing; how to start or build a business; what issues are relevant to business; definitions of vernacular relevant to business; how to invest in business. For coverage of all aspects, from company overviews to definitions of terms to useful articles, I recommend the Website Investopedia.com. Its elements are written by experts in the economic and financial fields and all information is trustworthy, reliable, useful, and conveniently located in one place. Another is TheMotleyFool.com, which provides expert information and insight into investing strategies and trends.
Two websites I like to check in with a few times a week are Market Watch as well as the business section of the Wall Street Journal (online).
My husband is a small business owner, and we are both looking toward our future and how to fund different things like our retirement, children's higher education, etc. Though I'm not personally putting any thing immediately into action right now, I like knowing what trends are happening in the business and investment world and feeling a little more educated in an area I would one day like to have a personal investment.
The best way to do research is not to look at one website, such as bloomberg.com - even if it is a great website with lots of information. I suggest that you do key word searches on google and hit their news tab. This will get news sources from around the web and from around the world. This broad view will help you bypass any one perspective. In addition, you can specify the time frame of the search as well. So, you can search for articles on the price of oil that came out in the last three hours. This gives you more control.
For the US, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a very good government resource with interesting materials and links. If you want popular magazine articles, The Economist (UK), Financial Times (UK), and Wall Street Journal (US) all have good coverage of business topics. For scholarly research, you should go to the online catalogue of your university, and find the electronic resource JStor which has .pdf versions of complete runs of many major scholarly journals about business and economics.
There are many different websites relevant to business. The ones that are probably the most consulted by actual businesspeople would include the Wall Street Journal online, CNN Money, Bloomberg, and CNBC. While they include real-time stock market updates, etc., they also have feature stories about different businesses, growth industries, current events, and other items of interest to businesspeople.
I wasn't sure from the end of your question whether you were interested in web sites in general or in the web site of some particular business. Assuming that your interest is in web sites in general, here's a very good listing of the most popular of such sites:
There are so many web sites out there that it can get overwhelming and confusing. I suggest the United States Small Business Administration's web site. http://www.sba.gov/ It has information on grants and regulations that any small business would find helpful. It also has a section that leads you to local resources.
To get a British perspective on business, you might want to look into the Financial Times, which is a paper that has its own website and looks exclusively at financial and business matters. It isn't just British in focus, as obviously in this era of globalisation you have to be a bit more far reaching than that.