When we started The Sports Business Exchange in 2009, we set out to give a voice to young professionals working in the sports industry. Over time, we’ve adjusted our focus, created a journal, broadened our audience to all sports business professions, eliminated the journal, added and subtracted features on the site, hosted plenty of networking events, and most importantly, welcomed thousands of new readers to the website. Without our readers, the website would not be where it is today. Thank you.
Very quietly a few months ago we updated the design off the website. We did this with little fanfare in case there were errors or parts of the new website that didn’t work correctly. No one who works or writes for The Sports Business Exchange has a background in web design and to be completely honest, we’re still making minor tweaks all the time.
All of that being said, we thought it was important to take the opportunity to formally acknowledge the new website and review some of the major features. As I mentioned earlier, we continue to tinker with the site as we make changes based on new ideas (podcast anyone?) but I thought it was important to highlight some of the features that are currently on our website.
KAEO Startups: Our longest running and most successful series examines sports startups. KAEO stands for “Keep An Eye On” and is a common phrase used on message boards to discuss high school recruits. Among the many startups we’ve featured, several have expanded considerably since they were on our site into well-known companies within the industry including numberFire, Chat Sports, and LockerDome. Our latest KAEO Startup featured company will be post in the next few weeks.
Visualizations: Infographics have plowed through social media over the last two years because of their readability and shareability. However, we have found visualizations to be a lot more compelling and enlightening. They’re also more fun and interactive. All of our visualizations are stored under the “Visualizations” tab on the upper right corner of the website. After you find a visualization that you like, click around the graphic to learn more.
Good Sports: Good Sports is our newest feature on the website and I am excited to launch it. In this section, we’ll be looking at the better side of sports where sports positively impacts society and communities. We’ll also tackle more serious social issues in this section as well. We’re excited to have Danielle Pourbaix on board as one of our key contributors for this section and throughout the website.
Around the Blog: The original blog that launched the website isn’t going anywhere. You’ll see a lot more guest posts and featured contributing writers as we plan on expanding our sports business coverage even further. If you’re interested in writing about a particular topic or just sharing your thoughts, please email us.
As mentioned above, we hope you’ll share your thoughts on the new website. Feel free to leave a note in the comments section below or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.