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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 finance themselves. And businesses take advantage of this new way.

There are, however, different ways to finance a businesses via crowdfunding and a few things to consider while doing so. Have a look at the infographic below and see an example.

This Infographics was created to illustrate an article about financing options for small businesses based on the funding goal, timing, current cash flow and development stage of the enterprise. The options evaluated: equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending, rewards (Kickstarter type) crowdfunding. Enjoy!

Infographic Source: CrowdfundProductions

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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 five years, it has gone from being an experiment to a market capitalization of billions of dollars.

This infographic shows the history of Bitcoin, from the beginning in the midst of the financial crisis to the first ATM, acceptance by Virgin Galactic to accept Bitcoins for space travel and The People’s Bank of China not allowing Chinese banks to handle Bitcoins.

Infographic Source: VisualCapitalist

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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 IPO has on the local job market and economy. Have a look, its quite interesting. Let’s just hope all goes well.

Source: Careerdean

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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

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)

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

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.”