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Women Flex Big Muscle in Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Women in the 21st century are a powerful growth engine for small business America with growth in women-owned businesses actually outpacing national business growth over the past 14 years. An overwhelming 99 percent of businesses run by women are small businesses. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting that female-owned businesses will generate [...]

Our Small Business AppNation [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Since Apple first tickled our fancies with the concept four years ago, the world has embraced the mobile app industry. Even in small businesses, apps are ubiquitous, and in fact, small businesses are seeing measurable results from using apps in the workplace, particularly noting that they save lots of time. Today we look at apps [...]

Good Luck, Truck: The Realities of Starting a Mobile Restaurant [INFOGRAPHIC]

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For foodies who quickly grow tired of the same lunch spots surrounding their offices, their humdrum lunchtime routines have been delightfully shaken up by the food truck craze. For local restaurant owners who want to experiment with different locations without the pricey rent bill, their prayers have been answered by the food truck revolution. With [...]
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What Are the Hardest Small Businesses to Own? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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For some small businesses, getting in the black presents a bigger challenge than for others. A variety of factors in certain industries make them innately more difficult to break into and find success in -- especially for small businesses. In this infographic, we investigate the hardest small businesses to own based on average margins, rates [...]

How Small Businesses Cash in on County Fairs [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The summer months are designed for community activities. Families escape the heat at the local pool, cheer on their local baseball team at the ballpark, and seek out entertainment and amusement at the county fair. The age-old tradition of the county fair encourages a "buy local" mentality with local businesses occupying many of the vendor [...]

Support Group: The Shape of I.T. in Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Since they are small and nimble operations, small businesses are set up to move fast as they adopt and deploy the latest and greatest tech advancements. The only problem: The shoestring budgets they have prohibit regular tech upgrades for many small businesses. In this infographic, we take a look at the current state of IT [...]

Guy Kawasaki on "Enchantment" [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Is your handshake too limp? Is your message too convoluted? Are you using too many PowerPoint slides? If you answered yes to any of the above, your business communications -- and management techniques -- may need an overhaul. Guy Kawasaki is here to help. In his new book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, [...]

What Small Businesses Are Having the Best 2011? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Now that June has come and gone, we can officially reflect on the first half of 2011. Who's having a good year and who's encountering hard times? In this infographic, we look at what small business industries are performing well and which ones aren't in 2011 -- all based on aggregated and anonymized data from [...]
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