Last updated: 3-14-2021
There are many posts out there regarding the top business newsletters you should be subscribing to.
We find these posts recommend the same lists of newsletters each and every time. The recommended business newsletters here are not like all other recommended newsletter lists.
These recommendations include a few fresh and lesser-reported (but not belittled!) newsletters that are readily available and exist to help you start and scale your dream side hustle or business.
Inbox spam is inbox spam. We don’t need content that just extends our tedious email organization and management, right?
On the other hand, we might be more open to opening emails and browsing content if we knew it was going to help us; whether that’s becoming better business owners or bettering our general business sense, and giving us the chance to flex our entrepreneurial muscle (we define what this is so you know if you have it and how to strengthen it).
The email newsletters listed in this post have potential beyond just sitting in your inbox and preparing for impending deletion. They’re crafted with extensive effort to share key knowledge in the business development sphere. They give you the inside scoop on scaling, marketing, and business tips.
These are newsletters that give you actionable content that you can take and share with others, apply to your business or take to your team meetings to manage and mentor others.
(Around here, we’re all about the actionable content you can learn and apply right away.)
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Are you ready to surround yourself with content that answers the business questions that you didn’t even know to ask? Are you ready for information that can help you build your business and your business knowledge base?
Are you ready for business newsletters that aren’t in everyone’s inboxes? Shhhh…
Top Business Newsletters You Should Be Subscribing To Now
Guided by the e-commerce expert, Ezra Firestone, this is a newsletter we’ve been subscribed to since 2018.
Ezra and his team send out marketing blog posts, video interviews, free training sessions, and invites for marketing events.
As the leader of Smart Marketer’s courses and Mastermind events, and the behind-the-scenes CEO of the extremely successful BOOM by Cindy Joseph women’s beauty and skincare brand, we hardly need to tell you that Ezra is a whiz in e-commerce.
He’s spent decades effectively building and scaling seamless business teams to 7 figures and beyond. We could all learn from his company building journey originating at the internet’s initial selling potential in the early 2000s with mullet wigs. (For real though. That was his first store.)
This makes the list of top business newsletters with a relatable mission that we can all connect with: Building a space for entrepreneurs who, frankly, don’t where to start or what they’re doing, and who can admit they need help.
Launched on June 9th of 2020, this newsletter was started by a group of entrepreneurs and business partners who, were (like you, potentially) figuring out the business journey.
Over the years, prior to this newsletter, they’ve advised hundreds of CEOs and business teams, started 13 companies from scratch, and acquired many more. They discuss the concept of the “accidental entrepreneur” and how they can help you along the way, should you feel lost.
They share this newsletter to share key “trade secrets” they would normally divulge to help founders, business partners, and businesses they seek to invest in.
Their newsletter provides answers to questions like these:
How do I make my first hire and not totally screw it up?
How do I motivate someone who just doesn’t seem to care about their job?
How do I run meetings and hold one-on-ones?
How do I manage someone who is older, and has more experience than me?
How do I manage other managers?
How do I delegate when I’m pretty sure my team is just going to screw it up?– Ryan Deiss, Scalable Memo
This newsletter is born from the “pretty words” and vintage Hollywood style and gifs of the Honey Copy creative writing shop.
This newsletter is dedicated to creators, writers, and marketers who want to build and market their brand with words. (As a blog, we agree wholeheartedly with having “pretty words”.)
The creator of Sticky Notes has written powerful copy for SaaS startups, billboards, and crowdfunding pages for a particular luggage company, (which allegedly earned $140,000 in a week).
We found Cole Schafer via his content on Medium – and feel the content has a fresh voice.
As a Friday newsletter, Courier is all about benefiting the modern entrepreneur.
The newsletter provides helpful advice that assists you in working smarter and living better as it relates to the entrepreneurial realm.
Broken up into bite-sized sections, Courier Weekly highlights and unpacks trends, market movements, and consumer and business impacts across industries. This is in addition to peppering the newsletter with suggested links and advice, brand and business owner interviews, and further tips on general wellbeing.
If you’re interested in content beyond the Courier Weekly newsletter, they also have a magazine and weekly podcast episodes.
You can find the latest issue of their newsletter here. They redesigned their newsletter on June 12th, and we love the minimalist design that’s dominating now.
This newsletter’s prime focus is providing you with snappy financial headlines that you can read and digest in three minutes or less.
(They always put a time estimate at the top of each newsletter, in addition to the writer’s location and drink of choice.) Overall, you get a good gauge on what the international financial landscape is like, in less time than it takes to gulp down your morning coffee.
Beyond just reporting, Finimize helps to break down financial terminology, why the news matters to you, and what it means in terms of the bigger picture.
It’s all part of making you financially savvy and knowledgeable on what to do with your wallet.
Whether you’re taking steps to invest in the stock market, build your personal budget (we provide some tips here on how to do this), or understand what’s happening in the global fiscal setting, Finimize helps you learn.
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