Owning your own business is not just another job. It’s a totally different lifestyle. Being a small business owner can be extremely rewarding, however it can also be quite challenging as well. The following infographic breaks down the pros and cons of being a small business owner.
Basic budgeting for marketing has always been a problem for small businesses. Many of them just pick a number and spend that for the year. Others will use whatever surplus funds they have and make that their marketing spend. Almost every business knows the key to growth is effective an smart marketing plans, but most small business owners are lost as to how effective their marketing spend is.
Being a small business and getting on your feet can be hard work. Working capital loans can help. Ironwood Finance provides some reasons why working capital loans might be a good idea for your and your business.
Every morning across America, a small business owner wakes up with the intention of doing what he or she enjoys most – growing their company, earning a living, and determining their own path in this world. These are the fundamental drivers behind our national entrepreneurial spirit, the motivators of our 29.6 million small business owners, and the reasons our pioneering leaders wake up and tackle each new day.
In 2010, there were 27.9 million small businesses – that is, firms with fewer than 500 employees – in the United States. And though these companies represent every industry around, the fundamental challenges they all face remain the same. This infographic looks at the “life suckers” in small business.
Due to the current state of the economy and the lack of financing from traditional lenders, like big banks, some may not think there is much hope of financing for small businesses, but they’d be wrong. 2013 is shaping up to be the year for small business funding. Learn more in this infographic from National Funding.
Being a solo entrepreneur has its challenges. When Batman decided to “go solo” and start his own crime fighting business, he knew he needed the right gear to get the job done. The infographic below by UniTel Voice covers some of the must-have business weapons every super solopreneur needs in their arsenal. And the good news is you don’t need to be a billionaire like Bruce Wayne to utilize these powerful small business tools.
Small businesses make up 80% of the total number of businesses in the U.S. today. And for their owners, today’s economic environment presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities to build their business. Signs.com explores some of the pitfalls, plans and perspectives of current business owners to get an idea of how they succeed.
See how your small business expenses compare to the national average. In the infographic by Shoeboxed, see data from 12,000+ small businesses showing small business insurance costs are up 25% in 2012 and utilities have doubled.
Small businesses are increasingly turning to social media to get their messages out, and while it’s not a magic bullet, it does enable nearly instant connections with clients, customers and potential employees. Learn the popular marketing methods that small businesses across America are using to market their own business and making their own big impact in this infographic.
Small businesses do more than provide services and products, they strengthen and shape our communities, our economy, philanthropic efforts, and innovate. The following infographic from BuildMyBiz features some of the impact small businesses have on the American economy.
In this infographic, published by Bolt Insurance, you will be taken through the different types of business insurance and coverages that your business may need in order to protect yourself, your business, your customers, and even your employees.