Personal experience and conjecture can only take us so far – but a good businessperson knows that “the facts” speak for themselves, so we’ve compiled updated research from The Kauffman Foundation, The United Nations and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) to give you an accurate representation of 2015 business, both within the United States and globally. Since thorough research regarding women’s entrepreneurship has only recently become available, we’ve included a large amount of information on the subject. Here are 21 noteworthy facts and statistics from this year:
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Octane Results: Media
American actress and activist Susan Sarandon, when asked about the importance of movies in shaping identity, responded with this thoughtful statement: “Oh, movies are important and they’re dangerous because we’re the keeper of the dreams. You go into a little dark room and become incredibly vulnerable – on one hand all your perspectives can be challenged, you could feel something you couldn’t feel normally. It can encourage you to be the protagonist in your own life. On the other hand it can completely misshape you.”
What does this have to do with entrepreneurship? Most likely, we’ve all seen at least one movie that inspired or challenged our perceptions of ourselves; this contagious excitement and drive has been communicated through film since Thomas Edison’s first experimental films in the late 19th century. This entrepreneurial spirit was shared by the Lumiere Brothers, who are credited as the first filmmakers in history.
2015 was a year of expansion and change at EO. In addition to launching 9 new chapters across the globe, our new CEO, Vijay Tirathrai began the fiscal year with the theme EO Together. Here were the top 12 most engaging social media posts of 2015:
By Michael Jenkins, Founder of Shout Agency
You started your social media campaign with great enthusiasm – you created a social media strategy and posted content on Facebook and Twitter. You told the audience all about your products and special offers, but it’s not working at all!
There can be many reasons behind the failure of your social media strategy. We have listed some of the major reasons here:
This calendar year, 312 EO member companies made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. We congratulate all of the companies on this list; on 10 December, here are the top 10 EO member companies featured on the list: