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Building a successful business is every entrepreneur’s goal – but only 1 in 12 succeed. Why do startups fail? The Startup Genome project analyzed data from 3,200 companies and came up with some answers. At the core of any successful business are two things: a good product and a large market for that product. In other words, a startup should be able to scale. And to scale properly, it must balance the growth of five core dimensions: customers, product, team, business model, and funding. The dominant reason for failure: premature scaling of one or more of those dimensions. View the infographic for more!
With over 6 billion mobile subscriptions in use worldwide, up from fewer than 1 billion in 2000, three out of every four human beings worldwide now have access to a mobile phone, says a flagship report on global mobile trends released today by infoDev and the World Bank.
Remember the days when you could score all sorts of free swag just by filling out a credit card application at one of those tables that banks used as mobile college student recruiting stations on campuses nationwide?
Well, those days ended with the passage of the CARD Act, which prohibits such on-campus pitches, but that does not mean that college kids aren’t still a prized demographic, particularly since the law does not restrict credit card companies from making a name for themselves online. Indeed, social media is the new frontier for credit card marketing, as you can see from the fun and useful infographic below.
Source: Card Hub
America is the land of opportunity. Here in the United States, you can turn a year of college education and a logo of an apple into a billion dollar corporation. All you need is a forward thinking idea, rock solid execution, and a good amount of elbow grease.
The infographic focuses on a handful of Americans who had a vision and ran with it. The infographic also compares the U.S. to other countries in regards to Nobel Peace Prizes collected and in what fields we excel. Start logging those million dollar ideas and have an awesome day!
As your company searches for new ways to boost productivity and increase sales, it’s important to be aware of the ways your plans can be thwarted. Turns out, your everyday work habits may actually be standing in the way of your success. Want to know what kills your productivity?
Instagram is expanding quickly, and with the introduction of the Android app, its growth can only accelerate. Its simplicity is one of its strengths, and it represents a great addition to businesses’ visual-content marketing campaigns. In this graphic created with Marketo, we examine the growth of the photo-sharing service and how it can work for your company.