Top 25 Business Newsletters (2022)

by Josh Howarth - March 4, 2022

Staying on top of what’s going on in the business world can be time-consuming (if not downright impossible).

However, by condensing your consumption into a handful of newsletters, it's possible to stay informed of today’s top trends without ending up glued to your screen all day.

So, below, you will find 25 of today’s most respected and widely read business newsletters.

1. Morning Brew

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: 1,000,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: With more than two decades of experience - and 4,000,000+ monthly website visitors - Morning Brew promises to keep readers “informed and entertained” in just five minutes per day (or the amount of time it takes to down your morning coffee).

2. Prof Galloway

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Run by repeat founder, best-selling author, and NYU professor Scott Galloway, Prof Galloway has both a blog and newsletter that discuss top trends in digital marketing, technology, and relationships in the digital economy.

3. The Hustle

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Year Started: 2014

Number of Subscribers: 1,500,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Known for injecting light humor (and pointed puns) into their content, The Hustle aims to combine today’s top business and tech stories into one quick-to-read daily email.

4. AVC

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Year Started: 2003

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Run by 35-year veteran Fred Wilson - who’s amassed an impressive 689,000+ Twitter followers - AVC contains Fred’s musings on everything from leadership to investing in companies and more.

5. CB Insights

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 724,000+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: As data analysis and research company, CB Insights has a fanatical base of followers who rely on the company’s sharp, forward-thinking analysis to understand the future of the tech industry (and how executives and investors can profit from those insights).

6. The Daily Pitch

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Year Started: 2004

Number of Subscribers: 1,000,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: In what is a fierce and rapidly changing industry, PitchBook.com is widely considered the “Go-To” resource for all things Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Mergers & Acquisitions. And with deep connections and mountains of data at their fingertips, it’s no surprise more than one million subscribers turn to The Daily Pitch to stay on top of today's hottest trends.

7. Harvard Business Review’s Management Tip of the Day

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Over the past few years, Harvard University’s content production arm - known as HBR - has developed a reputation for producing salient, high-quality business content. And while HBR now produces a full 20 topic-specific newsletters, none is more famous than its oft-praised Management Tip of the Day.

8. Foundr

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Year Started: 2006

Number of Subscribers: 300,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: With deep ties to the startup industry - including interviews and magazine covers with the “Who’s Who” of entrepreneurship - Foundr’s weekly newsletter offers insightful, actionable content as part of the company’s mission to help entrepreneurs thrive.

9. TLDR

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: 190,000

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: A pun on the now-infamous “Too Long, Didn’t Read” abbreviation, the TLDR newsletter delivers “byte-sized news for busy techies.” In particular, they cover the most important stories in tech, science, and coding in one short, daily email.

10. Brain Food

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: 390,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: In what one reader described as “noise-canceling headphones for the Internet,” Farnam Street’s highly popular Brain Food newsletter contains sharp, well-thought-out insights on the mental side of the business. From productivity and decision making. to mental models and self-improvement, Brain Food is a reader favorite (and for good reason).

11. Tax Act

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Year Started: 1999

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: While taxes are most entrepreneurs’ least favorable topic, staying on top of ever-changing tax laws is a must. Ranked among the top 2,000 websites in the US, Tax Act produces a weekly newsletter that sums up the most important developments in the industry (in clear, easy-to-understand language).

12. James Clear’s 3-2-1

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Year Started: 2009

Number of Subscribers: 1,000,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Unlike most business newsletters, which attempt to condense the day’s or week’s top news stories, best-selling author James Clear takes a different approach. In particular, he delivers three ideas, two quotes, and one question worth pondering. And with over 1M subscribers, his musings tend to be quite popular.

13. Small Business Administration

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: While governments are known for being bureaucratic, the Small Business Administration has developed a reputation for publishing highly practical content for small business owners. More important, because it’s coming from Uncle Sam, you won’t have to worry about being bombarded with marketing pitches all the time.

14. Term Sheet

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Previously produced by Forbes - and now produced by Fortune - Term Sheet is branded as the go-to newsletters for “deals and dealmakers.” In addition to drawing parallels between everyday life and poignant business lessons, each issue of Term Sheet contains an updated list of venture and private equity deals, exits, funds of funds updates and more.

15. Entrepreneur on Fire

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Year Started: 2013

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: In 2013, John Lee Dumas skyrocketed to entrepreneurial fame off the back of his daily interview podcast. Fast forward to today and John is considered a pioneer in the industry, with more than one million followers across all email and social media. More important, his content contains insights gleaned from interviewing thousands of entrepreneurs.

16. Build for Tomorrow

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Weekly

What It Is: As the chief editor behind Entrepreneur magazine, Build for Tomorrow producer Jason Feifer is constantly rubbing shoulders with today’s top entrepreneurs and innovators. Unlike many of the newsletters listed here, however, Build for Tomorrow focuses on personal productivity, wellbeing, and the mental side of succeeding in business.

17. SCORE

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Monthly

What It Is: Branded as having the “largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation,” SCORE focuses on producing practical, actionable content for everyday small business owners. This is exactly what you’ll get as part of SCORE’s monthly, round-up style newsletter.

18. Rich Habits

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Author of the best-selling (and similarly titled) book Rich Habits, Tom Corley is a CPA, CFP, and runs financial services firm in New Jersey. More important, he’s done thousands of hours into the habits and mindsets that separate the wealthy from the poor and breaks them down in his daily blog and newsletter.

19. HR Dive

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Year Started: 2010

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

What It Is: While it’s not most entrepreneurs’ favorite topic, staying on top of developments in the HR industry can prevent massive headaches in the future. Further, HR Dive offers both a general round-up newsletter and daily and weekly options around specific topics like compliance and compensation/benefits.

20. Workology

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Year Started: 2013

Number of Subscribers: 180,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Produced by veteran entrepreneur Jessica Miller-Merrell, Workology is considered a leader in the HR space. With that said, Workology is known for producing top-notch content around the topics of leadership and recruiting (in particular).

21. Benedict’s Newsletter

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Year Started: 1999

Number of Subscribers: 170,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Produced by Ben Evans - a partner at the highly esteemed VC company Andreessen Horowitz - Benedict’s Newsletter leans on Ben’s deep industry experience to “cut through the noise” while delivering context and analysis around today’s top stories in the world of tech.

22. Tax Slayer

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Year Started: 2001

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: While most tax newsletters focus on legislation and policy, Tax Slayer produces content with a much simpler goal in mind: Help subscribers reduce their taxes. And with a website that receives millions of visitors per month, it’s fair to say they’re doing a good job.

23. AI Weekly

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Every year that goes by, artificial intelligence plays a larger and larger role in helping entrepreneurs and executives streamline their systems and processes. And with the AI Weekly newsletter, subscribers get a once/week update on the most important developments in the industry.

24. Modern CTO Weekly

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 70,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Written by the team behind the “#1 CTO podcast in the world,” Modern CTO Weekly helps subscribers stay on top of the news, trends, and developments tech executives care about most.

25. Scalable Memo

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Produced by Ryan Deiss - founder of the highly successful Digital Marketer brand - Scalable produces content designed to help founders “skip the trial and error.” Instead, their blog and newsletter aim to help entrepreneurs follow proven systems and processes for scaling with ease.

Conclusion

There you have it: 25 newsletters you can rely on to stay on top of business developments in everything from taxes to tech.

With only so much time in the day, these industry favorites can keep you informed without keeping you glued to the screen all day.

Written By
Josh Howarth
Co-founder of Exploding Topics.
548 Market St. Suite 95149
San Francisco, California
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