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Want to know how to get big data without paying for it?  Three easy tips:

  1. Use free tools and apps, such as Mashable Velocity
  2. Dig deeper into your own data
  3. Produce infographics to view data differently


Ever wonder what defines a small business, or how many of them get started in a month? This infographic illustrates 16 statistics about the current state of US small businesses. 

(via Docstoc)

Ever wonder what defines a small business, or how many of them get started in a month? This infographic illustrates 16 statistics about the current state of US small businesses.

(via Docstoc)

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This infographic visualizes a survey by Harris Interactive of more than 1,300 small business executives. What are the biggest concerns for small-business owners in 2013? Health care laws, the state of the economy and hiring are all top of mind.
(via U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Visual.ly)

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This infographic visualizes a survey by Harris Interactive of more than 1,300 small business executives. What are the biggest concerns for small-business owners in 2013? Health care laws, the state of the economy and hiring are all top of mind.

(via U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Visual.ly)

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?
Here are some numbers:
33% higher profitability (Gallup)
43% more productivity (Hay Group)
37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
300% more innovation (HBR)
51% lower turnover (Gallup)
50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
125% less burnout (HBR)
Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?

Here are some numbers:

  • 33% higher profitability (Gallup)
  • 43% more productivity (Hay Group)
  • 37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
  • 300% more innovation (HBR)
  • 51% lower turnover (Gallup)
  • 50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
  • 66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
  • 125% less burnout (HBR)

Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.

3 Big Security Blunders You Don’t Know You’re Making on OPEN ForumDid you know that about half of all security breaches in 2012 targeted businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees? Yet many small-business owners aren’t taking security seriously. Here are three common mistakes you might not know you’re making:1. Not implementing a mobile security policy.2. Using cloud-based applications without security precautions.3. Failing to test third-party applications.Read more on the solutions to these three security mistakes.
(via 3 Big Security Blunders You Don’t Know You’re Making | | The New OPEN ForumThe New OPEN Forum)

3 Big Security Blunders You Don’t Know You’re Making on OPEN Forum

Did you know that about half of all security breaches in 2012 targeted businesses with
fewer than 1,000 employees? Yet many small-business owners aren’t taking
security seriously. Here are three common mistakes you might not know
you’re making:

1. Not implementing a mobile security policy.
2. Using cloud-based applications without security precautions.
3. Failing to test third-party applications.

Read more on the solutions to these three security mistakes.

(via 3 Big Security Blunders You Don’t Know You’re Making | | The New OPEN ForumThe New OPEN Forum)

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With so many mom and pop shops opening, and then quickly closing, the way to win in small business is endurance and outlasting the competition. This infographic provides data on the longevity of small businesses and how your business can live into it’s old age.
(Via Intuit)
Read more: http://blog.intuit.com/money/how-to-ensure-longevity-for-your-business-infographic/#ixzz2TTWYjbQa

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With so many mom and pop shops opening, and then quickly closing, the way to win in small business is endurance and outlasting the competition. This infographic provides data on the longevity of small businesses and how your business can live into it’s old age.

(Via Intuit)

fastcompany:

Can you recognize these online brands just based on the color of their sharing buttons? Answers, and some science behind color and branding.

Choosing the right color(s) for your company’s logo and products is important. But just how crucial is it? 90% of an assessment for testing a product is made by color alone.

This article is chock full of data and graphics to explain the science behind color marketing and branding.

Did you know you can save eight workdays a year using keyboard shortcuts? This infographic by OPEN Forum will teach you time saving computer tricks.
(Via OPEN Forum)

Did you know you can save eight workdays a year using keyboard shortcuts? This infographic by OPEN Forum will teach you time saving computer tricks.

(Via OPEN Forum)

Did you know that:
- 92 percent of small business owners say they are happy with their lives.
- Of these, more than three quarters (76 percent) say their happiness is somewhat or entirely due to being an entrepreneur.
- An increasing number say they would recommend entrepreneurship to a friend or family member (66 percent, versus 55 percent in fall of 2009)
Read more from on the latest small business findings in the Spring 2013 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor.

Did you know that:

- 92 percent of small business owners say they are happy with their lives.

- Of these, more than three quarters (76 percent) say their happiness is somewhat or entirely due to being an entrepreneur.

- An increasing number say they would recommend entrepreneurship to a friend or family member (66 percent, versus 55 percent in fall of 2009)

Read more from on the latest small business findings in the Spring 2013 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor.

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How much is your time worth in a meeting? How will you garner the most engagement from meeting attendees? Use the data in this infographic to find out.
Quick Stats:
The cost of a meeting for a CEO’s time is $250 per hour.
15 minute meetings garner 91% of an individual’s attention.
(Via Small Business Trends)

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How much is your time worth in a meeting? How will you garner the most engagement from meeting attendees? Use the data in this infographic to find out.

Quick Stats:

The cost of a meeting for a CEO’s time is $250 per hour.

15 minute meetings garner 91% of an individual’s attention.

(Via Small Business Trends)