Posts tagged Finance

stanfordbusiness:

Elon Musk talks to Steve Jurvetson (MBA ’95) about Tesla Motors and why maximizing profits is not a smart idea. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/sgGme 

stanfordbusiness:

Elon Musk talks to Steve Jurvetson (MBA ’95) about Tesla Motors and why maximizing profits is not a smart idea. Watch now: http://stnfd.biz/sgGme 

om:

2013 saw $893 million invested across 843 seed VC deals. In fact, 2013 saw the highest amount of seed VC deals since 2009. Seed VC deal activity in 2013 jumped 11% from 2012 levels and a whopping 173% from 2010.

om:

2013 saw $893 million invested across 843 seed VC deals. In fact, 2013 saw the highest amount of seed VC deals since 2009. Seed VC deal activity in 2013 jumped 11% from 2012 levels and a whopping 173% from 2010.

thenextweb:

Top 10 Entry Level Salaries in Silicon Valley 2013
(Source: http://visual.ly/top-10-entry-level-salaries-silicon-valley)

thenextweb:

Top 10 Entry Level Salaries in Silicon Valley 2013

(Source: http://visual.ly/top-10-entry-level-salaries-silicon-valley)

Don’t believe shopping local can make a difference in your community? You’d be surprised. 
Click here to see the full infographic over where your money goes when you buy at a small business instead of a big chain store.

Don’t believe shopping local can make a difference in your community? You’d be surprised.

Click here to see the full infographic over where your money goes when you buy at a small business instead of a big chain store.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
That seems to be the overall message from economists on the consequences a U.S. government debt default would have on small businesses and the economy as a whole. Though a default could be avoided by raising the U.S. debt ceiling, it’s still not clear if Congress will reach a compromise in time. Many economists predict that the U.S. would default around October 17.
Even an accidental default in 1979—in which a back-office Treasury Department glitch left $122 million-worth of T-Bills unredeemed—added $12 billion to the national debt, according to the Associated Press, citing a 1989 study. That event would be a wave in the pond compared to the economic tidal wave that a legitimate default would cause today.
Read more on how American small business owners are bracing for another looming financial crisis as the threat of a U.S. default creeps closer and closer.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

That seems to be the overall message from economists on the consequences a U.S. government debt default would have on small businesses and the economy as a whole. Though a default could be avoided by raising the U.S. debt ceiling, it’s still not clear if Congress will reach a compromise in time. Many economists predict that the U.S. would default around October 17.

Even an accidental default in 1979—in which a back-office Treasury Department glitch left $122 million-worth of T-Bills unredeemed—added $12 billion to the national debt, according to the Associated Press, citing a 1989 study. That event would be a wave in the pond compared to the economic tidal wave that a legitimate default would cause today.

Read more on how American small business owners are bracing for another looming financial crisis as the threat of a U.S. default creeps closer and closer.

fastcompany:

Check out the new $100 bill, which starts circulating tomorrow. It’s packed full of new security features.

fastcompany:

Check out the new $100 bill, which starts circulating tomorrow. It’s packed full of new security features.

According to this infographic, design, gaming and technology-based Kickstarter campaigns get the most funding.
Here are more articles to educate you on the crowdfunding craze:
Are Celebrities Crowding Small Businesses Out Of Crowdfunding?
The Dirty Truth About Crowdfunding
The Hidden Benefit of Crowdfunding
(via Visual.ly)

According to this infographic, design, gaming and technology-based Kickstarter campaigns get the most funding.

Here are more articles to educate you on the crowdfunding craze:

(via Visual.ly)

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This infographic provides a deeper look into seven innovative ways to finance a startup business.

(via Visual.ly)

Click here to embiggen (see full infographic)

This infographic provides a deeper look into seven innovative ways to finance a startup business.

(via Visual.ly)

According to this infographic by Concur, small businesses spend almost 24 percent more on business travel than big companies.
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled 10 surefire ways to save hundreds of dollars on your next business trip.
(via Entrepreneur.com)

According to this infographic by Concur, small businesses spend almost 24 percent more on business travel than big companies.

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled 10 surefire ways to save hundreds of dollars on your next business trip.

(via Entrepreneur.com)

pewresearch:

Four years after the recession officially ended, the economic recovery remains a long way off in the view of many Americans.

A recent survey of small-business owners gives fresh insights into what small-business owners are really thinking—as they reflect on the past five years and anticipate the next five.
The majority (59 percent) feel it’s harder to run a business today than it was five years ago. It’s no surprise that the economy was the number-one reason why. 
Read more on OPEN Forum about how small-business owners are capitalizing on the positives, despite the challenges. 

pewresearch:

Four years after the recession officially ended, the economic recovery remains a long way off in the view of many Americans.

A recent survey of small-business owners gives fresh insights into what small-business owners are really thinking—as they reflect on the past five years and anticipate the next five.

The majority (59 percent) feel it’s harder to run a business today than it was five years ago. It’s no surprise that the economy was the number-one reason why.

Read more on OPEN Forum about how small-business owners are capitalizing on the positives, despite the challenges.