Spooktacular Business Stats: Halloween by the Numbers

When you think of Halloween, you typically think about pumpkins, costumes, cotton cob webs, parties, and the mass amounts of candy being consumed. Though there’s another side to Halloween we often don’t think about: the numbers behind the whole operation! Have you ever wondered just what the percentage of Halloween celebrators visit haunted houses each year? Or how about just how much money is spent on candy in honor of the holiday?

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What Kind of Entrepreneur Should You Be? (Infographic)

Do you know what your entrepreneurial style is like? Our latest infographic is a handy flowchart to help you decide if you’re a solopreneur, mompreneur or dadpreneur, social entrepreneur, or partnership. And once you figure out the kind of ‘trep you are, check out what our panel of 75 small business experts have to say about the kind of entrepreneur they classify themselves as!

What Kind of Entrepreneur Should You Be

6 Business Trends Taking Off in Summer 2014

Want to start a small business this summer, but aren’t sure where to begin? Here at MyCorporation, we researched the six biggest business trends taking off in summer 2014 in our latest infographic. From barbecue and grill sales to ice cream trucks, we’re exploring the annual growth of each of these industries, yearly revenue, and plenty of cool facts that you’d have never guessed otherwise. (Who knew Saturdays are statistically proven to be the busiest day of the week for car wash facilities?)

6 Business Trends Taking Off in Summer 2014

Entrepreneurs of All Ages (Infographic)

What roles do entrepreneurs play in the future of business? Here at MyCorporation, we’re taking a closer look at entrepreneurs of all ages, especially young entrepreneurs, in our latest infographic as we examine the ages small business owners are when they first get started, their education background, and just how many businesses comprise our current economy.

Entrepreneurs of All Ages

Tax Stats 2014 (Infographic)

The 2014 tax season is here and here at MyCorporation, we’re taking a closer look at taxes in the United States and throughout the world in our latest infographic. Curious about where your tax dollars go? How the state corporate income tax rates vary throughout the U.S. and how they’re compared from all around the world? And what do we plan on doing with our tax refunds this year, anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more below!

Tax Stats 2014 Infographic

Best Business Decision from 2013 Worth Repeating (Infographic)

What business decision did you make in 2013 that you want to repeat again in 2014? We polled our network of small business owners to get their tips on what they want to doing again in 2014 and why it helped to strengthen their business. From providing value to clients through education to engaging a mentor, check out all of these tips and more in our latest infographic!

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2013 Business Trends: Year in Review (Infographic)

Here at MyCorporation, we’re wrapping up the year with a look back at the business trends of 2013 in the United States in our latest infographic. From our own website data, we studied growing businesses and discovered that the largest area of growth was within micro sized businesses while by the industry, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction tied with professional, scientific, and technical services. The small business outlook for 2014 is one that is quite positive, with 65% of the 951 businesses we surveyed expecting growth opportunities to increase and 53% of businesses expecting to hire more employees for their teams. Our infographic also explores what skills from employees are most in demand, policies most likely to lead to job creation, financial trends in capital acquisition, and the growing industries we can expect to see in 2014.

2013 U.S. Business Trends infographic

 

Business Licenses Explained (Infographic)

In order to legally conduct business, a small business needs to have a business license. But what is a business license and who requires the most licenses? What types of licenses and permits are there? And what are the roles of these licenses within a small business? This month, the team at MyCorporation has worked to create an infographic that answers all these questions and more – business licenses: explained!

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LLCs vs Corporations: Which Entity is Best For Your Business? (Infographic)

All throughout the month of October, we’ve been exploring LLCs vs Corporations at MyCorp – even more than we already do! The big question we keep revisiting are the LLCs vs Corporations themselves. Should a business become an LLC or corporation? Is there a “right” entity to form for your own business? We created an infographic that compares and contrasts the two together to find out.

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The Evolution of an Entity: A Closer Look at Benefit Corporations (Infographic)

Our blog has taken a turn for the Benefit Corporation lately, inspired by the momentum started by B Lab, the founders behind the movement, and this month we’ve created an infographic on how this fairly new entity has been taking the nation by storm. 20 states, along with Washington D.C., have passed Benefit Corporation legislature and our infographic goes in depth to discuss the growth of the B-Corp to come, a look at a few famous companies that you might not know are B-Corps, and a timeline that looks into how long it took states like California, Maryland, and Delaware to enact Benefit Corporation legislation.

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