Business news is an area of journalism that tracks, records, analyzes and interprets the economic activities and changes that take place in societies. It encompasses a broad range of topics that include the economy, businesses and their operations, investments and finances. It can be found in a wide variety of media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television. It is sometimes also referred to as financial journalism or corporate journalism.
A business is an organization that sells goods and/or services for a profit. It can be legally structured as a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation. Its primary objective is to make a profit, but it can also serve other goals such as community service or to generate wealth for its owners. A business can be in any industry, including food and beverage, retail, technology, education and finance. Non-profitable activities like charitable work or the nurturing of one’s own farm do not qualify as business.
The term business was first coined by Daniel Defoe in 1700, although the practice of selling products for profit dates back much further. The Wall Street Journal is regarded as the first newspaper dedicated to business news, and it continues to be among the most respected publications in the world. Today, there are many newspapers that focus on business news, and the genre has become an important part of journalism in every country.
Skye Schooley is a staff writer at Business News Daily, where she covers topics related to human resources, workplace culture and diversity, and small business management. She conducts research and interviews with experts to create articles that inform and assist business owners. She also has B2C experience in content marketing and data analysis.
Kayla St. Germain leads the growth marketing and sales enablement initiatives at Business News Daily. She is passionate about empowering business and marketing teams with actionable insights that help them achieve their growth goals. Previously, she held operational and analytical roles at SaaS and technology companies. She is a native Bostonian and enjoys playing guitar, hiking with her two dogs, and reading fiction in her spare time. Business News Daily is a leading online resource for startup and early stage business owners.