America was built on the concept of small business. It is the centerpiece of capitalism despite what bankers and activists believe. While the mega-corporations feel that they drive the economy and the Occupy Wherever group wants to agree and blame everything on them, the reality is that it’s the people running small businesses who truly drive the economy.
Getting a business degree used to be a prerequisite to be able to be successful and achieve executive status at major companies in the United States. That changed for a time when those who had other types of degrees (or no degrees at all) were finding success, but many companies quickly shifted back to the old mentality after not seeing the type of success they’d hoped for from people without the appropriate degrees. This trend is continuing today.
When it comes to checking online for cars, more people check dealer websites than manufacturer or third-party websites. This should lead dealers to think that they need to have the best of both worlds.
That wasn’t the conclusion of LeadiD, a company that specializes in customer acquisition. They felt in their infographic that dealers need to pay more attention to third-party sites because around 40% we not utilizing them. However, there’s an alternative.
The United States hit its stride and really started proving out the concepts of pure capitalism when it embraced small business growth. While big companies have always played a role, it has been shown that small businesses are the ones that drive the economy. As small business numbers improve, the economy improves. As small business numbers fall, the economy falls. The same cannot be said about large corporations other than the catastrophes attached to recent real estate an automotive challenges.
There are plenty of people out there who believe that their work a waste of time. That’s not even taking into account the amount of non-work that goes into play at the office. If we really look closely at our daily activities, we’ll probably find that we could be a heck of a lot more efficient with our activities.
In this older-but-still-relevant infographic from Atlassian Blogs, we take a look at those things that are, well, holding us back and keeping us from actually getting all of our work done. We encourage you to click through to the post itself as they have done a great job at making this an interactive infographic.
Here’s a very small taste:
When you read the articles or see the infographics about creating content for your business, you’ll find that a lot of them seem to focus on buzz words and pie-in-the-sky ideas that don’t really help. They come across more like self-esteem builders than actual functional tutorials or tips. This one is different.
Writing content that can help your business is not magic. It doesn’t take a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist or a Master’s Degree in Marketing to make it happen. It takes knowledge of the subjects, sparks of ideas, and a willingness to do what it takes to make it happen. You can watch a Tony Robbins video or you can check out this infographic by Spundge.
They say a goal is a dream with a deadline. It makes for a great saying but is it really that easy? Well, almost.
Sometimes, the easiest way to achieve your goals is to make them the right ones from the beginning. If your goal is to be rich, that’s not really something that can actually get you there. The intermediate goals that can help you achieve the end goal are the ones that you’ll want to focus on. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a rut and wondering for years why you’re still not rich.
Here is a quick infographic from iHarry that breaks down the steps from setting to achieving.