Archive for October 25, 2013
According to the U.S. Small Business Association, small businesses, 23 million strong, account for over 54% of all sales in the United States. Even with the incredibly important role small businesses play in the American economy, the fact is that many of them fail before they are ever given the chance to get started. By their fourth year, more than 50% of American start-ups close their doors, according to Statistic Brain. One of the main issues, as the NY Times points out, is poor financial planning.
Of course, it is not just small businesses that need better financial planning. As the World Bank’s current statistics show, there are 313.9 million people in the United States. That number is broken down into approximately 114 million separate households, families, of 2.61 people, according
To make it in the world of business, standing out is key. This may be more crucial today than it ever has been before. With a seeming abundance of businesses in the market today and even more being established each and every day, standing out is often a daunting task for a modern business. For every product or desire that a consumer may seek, they are given plenty of options to choose from. This is of course a benefit of the crowded market for consumers, but it can be a big disadvantage for many businesses. With the increased prominence of the Internet in recent years, online marketing strategies such as search engine optimization have been developed to benefit businesses. To boost their overall web presence and potentially gain new leads, businesses can seek the services of online marketing companies offering p