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:
Did you know that 95 million work days per year are lost due to slip-and-fall injuries?
Accidents involving slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, costing an average of $20,000 per accident and sending 9 million people to the hospital every year.
A few facts:
- 55%: Wet walking surface is the top cause of falls at 55%
- 38 days: Average time lost to a fall accident
- Top occupations for days missed due to occupational injury: Police officer, Janitor, Nurse, etc.
Find out more on what you as a business owner can do to protect your business and your employees in our latest infographic (created for BOLT by Infographic World) and learn about the costs of not being protected.
Via: BOLT Insurance
Typically, when people hear the word “startup” they envision the hi-tech hub of Silicon Valley. However, there are many surprising regions across the U.S. that are experiencing a boom in entrepreneurial growth and expansion. Venture 51, a seed-and early-stage fund built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs based in Phoenix, put together this infographic that takes a look at where startups are flourishing and where they are fizzling.
Have you noticed entrepreneurial expansion in your state?
Infographic Credits, courtesy of Venture 51:
First established in 1926, Route 66 is an American legend. Though it was, for all intents and purposes, “decommissioned” in 1985, the road still lives on in the various states it passed through. In Arizona it exists today as State Route 66. Take a look at the infographic below for more information about the historic road.
Recently, National Geographic ran a feature on the world population. Specifically, the fact that by the end of 2011 there will be 7 billion people in the world. To put that in perspective, you could walk around the world 133 times in 7 billion steps. And if 7 billion people isn’t daunting enough, it is projected that by 2045 there will be 9 billion people on the planet. Check out the infographic below to see some facts and figures on the world population.
As of January 3, Apple’s market capitalization passed $300 billion, making them the second most valuable company in the world (just behind Exxon Mobil). Since the bump that put them over the $300 billion mark, Apple’s value took a slight dip with the news that Steve Jobs, CEO and public face of the company, would be going on medical leave. However, the company is holding on to its second place position for now. Check out the infographic below for more information.
It’s that time of year again…bowl game time. The Insight Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and BCS National Championship Game are fast approaching and come December 28, the top college football teams will be facing down in Tempe and Glendale. Take a look at this infographic for information on the three Arizona football bowl games and stats on the participating teams.
To see if your team is favored to win check Touchdown AZ.
Smartphones are becoming more and more a part of everyday life. As of October 2010 data from the Nielsen Company shows that 29.7 per cent of U.S. mobile phone users have smartphones with full operating systems. Of those, the majority own phones with Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile operating systems. However, as the mobile phone market becomes flooded with a slew of smartphones, the decision on which phone to pick becomes increasingly more difficult. The following infographic will guide you through the decision making process and illustrate smartphone trends in the U.S.
Ever get gift that’s too nice just to toss in the trash, but not something you would ever use? Most people have, that’s why regifting is so popular. This holiday season be prepared to receive plenty of regift-worthy gifts. AZNow.Biz created an infographic to let you know that you’re not alone when you regift that fruitcake or hideous sweater from grandma. What we found is quite interesting, including what region and what age group regift the most.