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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The economy is, thankfully, recovering, and entrepreneurialism has played a large role in helping it along. One of the most interesting parts of this recovery, however, is the emergence of new types of industry. Businesses have found all new niches to fill, and seven industries in particular have shown substantial growth in 2013:
Ready to start up your business in 2013? We here at MyCorporation have worked on pulling together a six step guide on how to successfully start up a business. From choosing your company name to selecting your state of incorporation and picking your entity type, we cover all of the basics, ensuring that the start-up process itself is simplified for all entrepreneurs.
A few months ago, MyCorp sent out a newsletter polling our subscribers on their small business predictions on technology and marketing for 2013. The results are now in and all available on our infographic covering everything from expected growth for next year to the social media outlet of choice that small businesses will be establishing for their brands. Continue reading