Category Archives: Economy

eCommerce Start-Ups: Avoiding The Pitfalls – Infographic

avoiding-the-pitfalls-of-ecommerce_5239cf3d892a9The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that about sixty percent of start-ups survive up to three years in the competitive world of business, and only thirty-five percent will make it past their 10th year. When it comes to start-up internet businesses, the failure rate is said to be even higher, with a few studies reporting failure rates as high as ninety percent. Some internet-based businesses even fail as quickly as within the first 120 days of operation. The internet is a booming business, and every quarter it is estimated that $43 million is spent in online shopping alone. So why are so many ecommerce businesses not making the cut? The following infographic illustrates a few key reasons why most ecommerce businesses fail, outlining everything from poor marketing strategies and lack of direction, to mistakes in website design and lazy customer service. It also provides a handful of essential tips that new business owners can use to ensure sustainable start-up success.

Source: Chargeback

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The ‘Breaking Bad’ Ripple Effect on Small Business

Executive Vice President EP Financial Solutions Joseph Chianese discusses state incentives for film and TV production with Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Can Cyber Attacks Prompt the Next Financial Crisis?

Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, discusses the threat to the U.S. economy from cyber attacks against corporations and the black-market for the selling of information on system vulnerabilities. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Business: The 7 Fastest Growing Industries – Infographic

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The economy is, thankfully, recovering, and entrepreneurs have played a large role in helping it along. One of the most interesting parts of this recovery, however, is the emergence of new industry types. Businesses have found all new niches to fill, and seven industries in particular have shown substantial growth in 2013. Check out the infographic below to find out which industries made the list!

Source: MyCorporation.com

How Confident Consumers Felt About 2013 In 2012 – Infographic

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This infographic shows how confident consumers were in 2012 about 2013. Interesting to see what people thought in 2012 and were we stand after half of 2013 is over.

In an effort to understand what is affecting consumer confidence in 2012, we asked members of our online communities how they feel about the coming year, and what factors contribute to their feeling confident about spending money and making purchases.

Source: Visual.ly

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07/23/2013 – Positive news out of Asia has pushed stocks higher, even as Netflix disappoints, but Wendy’s and DuPont beat.

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Tech’s Weak Revenues Bring Top Line Concerns

In today’s “This Matters Now,” Gina Martin Adams, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, talks with Tom Keene about sluggish revenues at tech companies and how it is impacting the U.S. economy. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Baby Boomers: Getting Older Used To Be More Comfortable – Infographic

baby-boomers-are-getting-older--who-cares_51e7881fd07b6Getting older is inevitable. Few people are comfortable thinking about aging and losing independence. Senior Care communities that strive to support staying healthy and independent are faced with growing numbers of elderly people, incomes down, health conditions up, and a wealth of new technologies hitting the market. How are communities supposed to navigate what is needed to meet the expectations of the current aging population?

This infographic shows some interesting facts and numbers about demographics that have a major influence on our society, the health care system and how we want to represent ourselves as a country. Have a good look at this infographic. If you want to get political with it, go ahead.

Source: Independa

Top Brands That Run The World Of Fashion – Infographic

top-fashion-brands-in-the-worlds-2013_51d3cf9aef9f1The fashion industry is one of the most important industries in the business world. Not only is the industry responsible for huge revenues and a fair share of major economies, but its brands have a major influence on people and their shopping behavior.

Take a look at this infographic and see which brands are running the world of fashion.

Source: Excel Clothing

Millennials: The Next Generation of Home Buyers

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Times change. With a new generation of home buyers entering the market, new preferences appear.

Despite living through the housing bust, the majority of Millennials still want to own a home in the future — but not without some high tech capabilities.

Source: Porch

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Winklevoss Twins Look to Create Bitcoin ETF

The Winklevoss twins are looking to create an exchange-traded fund for the online currency Bitcoin. Their company, Math-Based Asset Services LLC, filed forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. Cory Johnson reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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The Great American Shrinking Household

In today’s “Single Best Chart,” Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu displays the declining numbers in the average American household over a 20 year period. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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The Power Of The Shadow Economy – Infographic

Despite the negative economy reports popping up everywhere, an underground system where cash and services are exchanged without leaving any official records is actually thriving. This data visualization offers a glimpse into that world.

5 Reasons Recruiters Don’t Click Through to Your LinkedIn Profile – Infographic

If you’re wondering why recruiters and employers aren’t reaching out to you, your LinkedIn profile may be to blame. Fix these 5 most common LinkedIn profile errors to get back on recruiters’ radar. Continue reading

Business Travel: The Average Cost – Infographic

A break down of the average cost of business travel and how companies spend their travel budgets. Continue reading