Stuck in a rut, need some motivation or just a practical distraction from the daily grind? Then have a look at our roundup of business websites.
As its name suggests, it wears its heart on its sleeve when it comes to providing content to support and inspire small businesses. With global editions including Asia Pacific, India and the Middle East, visitors can enjoy a comprehensive briefing on everything from getting the best out of your commute to work to franchise opportunities and mental wellbeing.
Discover the latest thought on global issues that could impact your business from the experts training the next generation of businesspeople. Henley Business School is one of the oldest business schools in the UK. Its Leading Insight page contains thoughts from the school’s academics and researchers on international developments that offer a macro element to your business planning.
A true ‘why didn’t I think of that’ website, Gaps tracks successful online startups to discover – you’ve guessed it – gaps in the market. Learn lessons from other businesses and where opportunities are being harnessed. Could your startup idea take what’s already out there to another level?
The FSB ‘Resources Hub’ page has a blog, helpful guides, market reports and legal information for the self-employed and small firms it was set up to represent. And the best thing for cash-poor startups? Joining isn’t essential for access to these great reads.
Happily available without a paywall, the Guardian newspaper’s online resource for small companies has a comprehensive coverage of all things business newsy. This includes events and workshops, podcasts and videos sure to stimulate.
Blogging for more than a decade, this extensive resource has plenty to support, challenge and inform your small business strategy. It includes posts on how to give your business a reality check and tips on how to be eco-friendly, to thoughts on mentoring, and interviews with entrepreneurs.
With a focus on innovation, Fast Company’s editorial is all about the future of business – whatever the sector. Dry content this is not. As well as news, views and videos, you’ll never get bored with topics like ‘How To Survive In An Open Office Without Hating Your Coworkers’ and what brands should do to work effectively with the drag community.
With a refreshingly healthy approach to business advice – balance your ambitions with your wellbeing and happiness – Under30CEO’s blog and podcast offer strategies for living better while improving productivity.
With customers increasingly aware of and demanding their favourite brands to be eco-conscious, Business Green is a great website to keep abreast of industry efforts, trends and thoughts in creating sustainable businesses.
Last but definitely not least is the Work.Life blog. Packed with useful tips to help any small business thrive (you’re reading one now), fascinating member profiles and exciting goings-on across the Work.Life family, our sparky blog is definitely one to bookmark.