Top Reasons Why Startups Fail – It’s Not What You Think

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Why new businesses fail

Creating a startup company is hard, and it takes a combination of skill, luck and hard work to succeed. You can control two of these variables so your time should be spent creating the best product you can.

These are the top 20 reasons that startup businesses close.

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Steve Jobs: Apple Doesn’t Do Market Research

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steve jobs apple Most companies turn to outside consultants, focus groups and media relations firms to try to understand their market.

Apple creates products like a monarchy, with all big decisions flowing down from Emperor Steve.

Here is a quote from Steve Jobs saying that Apple doesn’t do market research from a post arguing why no one innovates like Apple.
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Search Engine Optimization Infographic to Visualize the SEO Process

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search keyword research Most of the basics of SEO are fairly well known by a lot of internet marketers. It is nice to have a visualization of the systems behind search engine optimization and the tactics used to get better rankings.

We have an infographic presenting solutions and explanations to common SEO questions. This is a graphical display of the search engine optimization process that appeals to visual learners and can be used as a quick reference guide.
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How Big Is The SEO Industry and Who Are The Participants?

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When I started promoting websites back in the late 1990’s there were no quality resources online that gave out consistently good advice, and many scams that offered to submit your website to 10,000 search engines for $39.99 which did more harm than good.

Thankfully the automated search engine marketing scam market has mostly been replaced by ethical online marketers, and there are dozens of excellent SEO bloggers who freely give good information to any visitor (ahem such as Netpaths)

SEO went mainstream a long time ago, and it is interesting to see the active participants today. There are 863 million web pages that mention SEO, with 2.4 million searches related to SEO done in the United States each month. There is a lot of interest in getting free traffic to your website, and for many people the allure of having a self sustaining business that runs without assistance is the holy grail of business (and is like a unicorn which does not exist).

Below is a well crafted infographic that shows the statistics of SEO

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SEO Strategies for Long Term Success

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Woman with a computer in her lap typing with an apple watch

The world of SEO is constantly changing, and one thing that has been a consistent feature of the last few Google updates is link building. 

For a long time, Google has placed an emphasis on link building, but far too many people took that emphasis the wrong way, focusing on building huge numbers of links, with no regard for quality. 
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The Progression of Search Engine Optimization

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search Since the creation of search engines the ranking game has never failed to remain in flux. The internet is a change medium, and I expect this to occur for at least the next 10 years.

Henry Ford didn’t invent the car, but he figured out how to let everyone have access to one. When the automotive industry first blossomed in the early 20th century, many styles and manufacturers flourished and it wasn’t until the 1940’s and 50’s that industry consolidation occurred and several large manufacturers took over the car making business.
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$50 PRweb Coupon Code for All 2016 Press Releases

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prweb logo Brand new 2016 $50 discount PRweb coupon will save you a huge amount for each press release submission. Plus receive a $75 Adwords credit with any advanced press release package.

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Where To Find Quality Images For Websites

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An image says a thousand words, and while 1000 words are much better for search engine optimization, a high quality image will be invaluable to convert users and increase your website credibility. Getting high quality images will set you apart from other websites. If you don’t have a photographer on staff or don’t want to pay to have professional photos taken, public domain (free ) or royalty free images are a low cost solution to quality websites.
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Chart Outlines Path to Happiness

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Are you happy? Ever wanted to find the blueprint to happiness? A great flowchart to analyze the path to being happy.

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How To Be A Successful Business Networker – A 6 Step Checklist

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business-networking group Creating a solid network of individuals in your sphere of influence will help you be successful in the long term. This is a six step process to creating a quality network of people willing to help you.
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