Category: Economy

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Crowdfunding For Small Business: Which Type To Use? – Infographic

Over the past few years small businesses have been on the short end of the stick when it comes to financing needs. After the financial crisis banks weren’t in a positions to hand out loans, they themselves needed capital. More recently, crowdfunding became a popular method for small businesses to...

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The History Of Bitcoin And How It Came Together – Infographic

Bitcoin has become a valid currency, at least for some. Others look at the currency from the skeptical side and refer to risks this currency could bear for “regular” currencies and economies. For the most part, people sit in between knowing not much about the virtual currency. Over the past...

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Twitter’s IPO And The Influence On The Local Economy – Infographic

Twitter’s IPO is much anticipated in the tech and social media world, especially in Silicon Valley, for various reasons. Not only have the investors a new kid to play with, but the job market and the economy are expected to “cash in” as well. This infographic shows the influence Twitter’s...

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eCommerce Start-Ups: Avoiding The Pitfalls – Infographic

The 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...

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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.”

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Business: The 7 Fastest Growing Industries – Infographic

  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...

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How Confident Consumers Felt About 2013 In 2012 – Infographic

  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...