As a business management student, you need access to current information on topics that matter to you, from human resources and internet marketing to customer service and business ethics. While the Wall Street Journal blogs are definitive sources for the latest business news, there are many additional online resource for up-to-the minute news and commentary on the ever-changing world of business.
There’s a plethora of information available on the internet, and not all of it is created equal. Though a handful of blogs are reliable and current; many blogs also contain outdated and false information. It’s important to read blogs with a critical eye and effectively question, challenge and analyze the information within to build information literacy and make good business decisions.
We’ve compiled 20 informative and entertaining business management blogs that will keep you on the cutting edge of business – in the classroom and beyond.
Business Management Blogs
This blog by Drea Knufken, a published author and owner of a web and print content production business, keeps its finger on the pulse of the modern business world. With multiple daily updates on intriguing business current events and tips, Business Pundit is an important resource for business management students.
If new business opportunities are your passion, this blog by Dane Carlson, a self-described “entrepreneur to the core” will prove invaluable. Full of legitimate new entrepreneurial opportunities, Carlson carefully moderates this blog to ensure that posts are of the highest quality and offer true value to his readers.
While this blog, founded by award-winning entrepreneur and blogger Natalie MacNeil, is geared toward career-oriented women, business owners and entrepreneurs of both sexes will find its content valuable. Check back frequently for inspirational interviews with successful businesswomen and practical business advice.
Co-authored by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba, both authors, consultants and principals of a management consulting firm, this blog focuses on customer service, retention and loyalty. With 121,000 readers, this popular blog is sought out for the latest customer evangelism strategies and techniques.
Lauren Bloom, an internationally recognized expert on professional ethics and governance, founded this blog. With a focus on business ethics and corporate responsibility, Lauren examines businesses in today’s news. Each Friday, in her “keeping your business out of court series,” she offers invaluable tips for avoiding the dreaded lawsuit.
Founded by Douglas Hanna, customer service expert and entrepreneur, this blog examines the quality of customer service and its impact on businesses. It offers pragmatic solutions to common customer service problems, including staff management, reward programs and much more.
This blog is the brainchild of Andrew Warner, co-founder of a $30+ million internet start-up company. Mixergy features case studies and video interviews with some of today’s most successful businesspeople. Designed to mentor current or aspiring business owners, Mixergy is an invaluable resource for students in business management.
Penelope Trunk, founder of social networking site Brazen Careerist, writes about career advice on this blog. Trunk gives no-nonsense guidance with a unique angle on topics ranging from time management and social media to blogging. Peppered with personal experiences, Trunk’s posts are entertaining and easy to read.
Blog founder and CEO Jim Estill explores time management and leadership at CEO Blog. Posts include book reviews, plus time management tips and tools to help you effectively achieve your leadership and personal development goals.
Author of several books and president of Extreme Leadership, Steve Farber offers a fresh perspective on business and leadership in this blog. Farber takes an “extreme” approach to leadership, offering non-traditional tips for creating positive relationships and leading an organization.
11. Management Craft
Developed by Lisa Haneberg, vice president at Management Performance International, this blog is designed to help business professionals develop and hone their management craft. Through book reviews and posts packed with useful management advice, this blog is one you’ll turn to for inspiration time and again.
A self-proclaimed “world leading expert on happiness” Alexander Kjerulf is the author of three books and this blog. Packed with tips to make your employees and yourself happier, this blog also examines critical business issues like customer service and salaries. Start off your week on the right foot with Kjerulf’s “Monday tip,” a simple, fun action you can do to be happier at work.
13. Great Leadership
Dan McCarthy, manager of leadership and management development at a high impact learning organization, writes this blog. Topics include shaking up dull meetings, making individual development plans work and tips for department meeting rookies. This blog’s blend of sound advice and humor makes it an excellent read.
Stay abreast of what’s current in leadership with this blog written by John C. Agno, coach to executives and business owners. Through a variety of book reviews and posts on what’s important in business today, Agno offers expert insights on becoming a successful leader.
15. HubSpot Blog
Authored by employees of HubSpot, an internet marketing company, this blog covers everything business management needs to know about inbound marketing, from SEO, blogging and social media to landing pages, lead generation and analytics. Seasoned advice and links to free HubSpot webinars make this a blog you’ll want to subscribe to.
Professor of Economics Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner author this New York Times blog. An extension of their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, this blog explores the hidden side of everything, from the recent egg scare to the downside of corporate sponsorship.
Rich with business marketing tools and resources, multiple business experts contribute to this blog. Practical how-tos include what to do with the customer feedback you’ve collected, tips for making your company more creative and so much more.
Authored by a team of business leaders, this network of blogs confronts a range of business management topics, from leadership and marketing to innovation. Highlights include the Best Practices blog, which features actionable advice for leaders of all levels and HBR IdeaCast, a weekly audio podcast that offers words of wisdom from leaders in management.
Author and leadership expert Wally Bock writes this blog for bosses of all levels. With tips on confrontation and delegation, plus a roundup of weekly must-read articles from various business schools and publications, this blog is a terrific resource for business management students.
20. Lead on Purpose
In this blog, Michael Ray Hopkin, an internationally recognized thought leader, writes about leadership principles in product management. Recognizing that product managers have a unique role in business, Hopkin provides useful tips in critical areas like customer service and problem solving.