There are a lot of things a business owner should know – your product, your market, your partners, your network, and the list goes on.
Of course, you must be aware of every facet that affects your venture but how do you keep up with all that’s on your plate? No pressure, though! Every boss has their own stack of instructive books and success stories to go to but since it is the digital age, resources are now all over the World Wide Web. You’ve surely encountered tons of helpful sites, but we’ve curated a list of essentials that can give you a hand in running your own empire and its different dimensions.
This website basically has everything for an entrepreneur in the Philippines, from relevant local and business news to professional tips to features. A known local franchise of the international magazine, Entrepreneur Philippines is indeed one of the credible go-to sites of the modern businessperson – and you know it!
If you proudly manage a startup then this one’s for you, but we’re sure the big biz boss could learn from this growing community, too. Yes, you read it right – Startup Grind, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, is where startup enterprisers from around the globe can connect and contribute content. Aside from curated write-ups, talks from renowned startups are also up on the site to spark some inspiration.
E-commerce businesses have been booming recently and Shopify is one of the platforms popular among online retailers. But of course, it doesn’t just end there. The website also features business blog articles, and links to resources that can help you jumpstart your ecommerce enterprise, which is really a big thing right now.
The Chic CEO blog is filled with basic how to’s helpful for those interested in starting a business, from marketing to patenting your product, among things you need to know. Empowering articles from the blog are very useful reads, too!
Tycoon PH has a lil’ something for every Filipino businessperson – small business, freelance, home-based, you name it! The fact that it is Philippine-based is an advantage, which is somewhat rare in the world of business sites. Their stories also touch topics on finances, HR, and marketing among many others. Business ideas and recommended resources are also made available for those who are planning to jump onboard.
The Balance is your friendly financial blog, armed with reads for small businesses, investing, plus money hacks – it’s your buddy as you enter the corporate world. The website also has a career section with topics on HR and leadership.
The Financial Revolutionist goes beyond the typical financial blog, as far as technology in the financial world advances. The site offers weekly news on emerging fields in financial techniques, as well as opinions, and interviews from industry giants.
Chinkee Tan is a renowned motivational speaker in the Philippines, particularly on the topic of money and managing one’s finances. In his blog, he offers advice on handling wealth responsibly – something that’s very relevant for every Filipino business owner.
Health & Wellness
The business reflects how the owner is. Before you go on with the works and gears, it’s smart to start with yourself. Listed by Kabbage as one of 9 inspirational blogs for the business owner, Pick the Brain is packed with content primarily focused on personal development; like reads on improving productivity, kindle determination, and even living a healthy life. Plus, the website also has some writing tips that might be handy!
Just like the corporate arena, a fit and healthy lifestyle requires discipline and focus. Of course, your business, too, needs a healthy leader! Greatist enables you to develop the same driven attitude this time for your wellbeing – and hey, it’s great practice before you step into the workplace! Read up on food selections, workout tips, wellness stories, and more about life in general.
Marketing, agreeably, is one of the most important things in owning a business and content marketing is an approach extensively used today. So, why don’t you get started on it, too? If you’re up for it, Content Marketing Institute has helpful articles with tips, tricks, case studies, and even design topics on capturing your market’s interest.
Business isn’t really just about the numbers. Sometimes, it’s the figures, too, and by figures, we mean shapes, colors, and illustrations. Digital Synopsis is a design website dedicated to inspiring designers and advertisers but you can be inspired too! You’d need creative hands in your endeavor, and this site can help you know what you’re going for in building your brand.
Even the smallest details are given value in business, don’t you agree? That is why packaging is treated meticulously but creatively. Lovely Package features beautiful packaging designs from around the world. It’s both inspiring and exciting to see how packaging is played differently – it’s indeed a site to see!
Growing team? Seems like you’re ready for a bigger space! This website features real offices with aesthetic interiors suitable for productive days ahead. Office Snapshots also spotlights furniture and fixtures you might want to have in your savvy place.
Another design inspiration website, Retail Design Blog highlights beautiful retail interiors and architecture, as well as office spaces. Product design and packaging inspirations are also posted on this blog!