6 Resources To Help Take Your Business To The Next Level

Whether you've been running a business for years or are just starting to strike out on your own, there are always ways to improve your process. New technological developments and new perspectives alike can change the way businesses hire, advertise, and more. The resources on this list offer entrepreneurs everything from from useful services to actionable advice. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Helpful Resources For Businesses

Name Description
Employment Screening Resources Global background check firm that offers services for pre-employment, onboarding, and post-hire screening
Do It! Marketing Company launched by David Newman that aims to help entrepreneurs increase profit and growth
Womply Software company that seeks to help small businesses succeed in a digital world
Parker Dewey Consulting firm that brings together companies, college students, and recent graduates, creating opportunities for organizations to hire individuals for short-term, professional projects
Dale Beaumont Entrepreneur, public speaker, and prolific author who has launched a number of companies
EdCast AI-powered knowledge cloud that gathers and delivers content to users in an easy-to-use format

U.S. Small Business Statistics

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, as of 2018

  • There are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States
  • These make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses
  • They employ 58.9 million people
  • These make up 47.5% of all U.S. employees
  • Of the 294,834 U.S. companies that exported goods in 2015, 97.6% were small firms

Priceless Advice from 50 Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for New Business Owners

  1. Make sure your business is insured.
  2. Stay on top of your finances before tax day comes around.
  3. Learn how to use hashtags and other social media tools.
  4. Have a nice-looking, high-quality logo for your company.
  5. Keep all of your files well organized.

Men & Women In The Workforce

The percentage of men & women in the civilian labor force over time, according to the U.S. Department of Labor

Year Women Men
1950 29.6% 70.4%
1960 33.4% 66.6%
1970 38.1% 61.9%
1980 42.5% 57.5%
1990 45.2% 54.8%
2000 46.5% 53.5%
2010 46.7% 53.3%

The Making of a Young Entrepreneur

In Depth

Success in the business world can often prove elusive. For those with an entrepreneurial streak, however, few other accomplishments can rival making it big with a company or an idea. In today's fast-moving, technological society, budding entrepreneurs need to take advantage of whatever resources they can to achieve their goals. If you are interested in learning more about what's out there, then here, in no particular order, is a selection of helpful tools for up-and-coming businesses.

Coming in at #1 is Employment Screening Resources. Based in Novato, California, ESR is a global background check firm, providing a fast, accurate, and compliant service for hiring employers. Accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association, ESR serves over 244 countries and territories around the world. In addition, its founder, attorney Lester Rosen, has written a book that touches on the group's work, entitled "The Safe Hiring Manual."

ESR has extensive offerings available, covering all parts of the hiring process, including pre-employment, onboarding, and post-hire screening. It also gives its clients access to a feature called assured compliance, which helps manage the risk of legal action when hiring new employees. To add another layer to its work, ESR maintains a number of informational resources and tools, such as webinars featuring guest speakers and experts.

To add another layer to its work, ESR maintains a number of informational resources and tools, such as webinars featuring guest speakers and experts.

In the #2 spot is Do It! Marketing. Launched by David Newman and supported by a team of skilled professionals, this organization works with entrepreneurs, executives, and other clients looking to achieve new speaking opportunities, greater profit, and increased growth. With a comprehensive range of offerings, it educates speakers using effective marketing techniques, in the realm of what it calls thought-leadership. As of 2020, it has worked with more than 800 individuals, helping them accomplish their goals.

Newman, a certified speaking professional, takes several different approaches to his company's work with clients, running an individual mentorship program, as well as private consultations for executive teams and presentations at larger events. Elsewhere, an online masterclass equips curious individuals with an overview of the organization's teachings, while Newman's podcast, blog, and book provide even more tips for the business-minded. In recognition of its success, Do It! Marketing has received coverage in several media outlets, such as CNBC and Speaker Magazine.

At #3 is Womply. Founded by Toby Scammell and Cory Capoccia in 2011, this software company seeks to help small businesses succeed in a digital world. With offices in San Francisco and Lehi, Utah, Womply enables its clients to easily manage the customer-facing part of their company. Using an AI-powered data platform, it delivers tailored insights to small businesses, allowing them to make better and more informed decisions.

With offices in San Francisco and Lehi, Utah, Womply enables its clients to easily manage the customer-facing part of their company.

To support small businesses, this company boasts a variety of useful services, in areas like customer relationship management, reputation management, email marketing, and payment processing. Since its founding, it has developed an impressive amount of relationships with clients, with more than 450,000 small businesses using Womply, as of 2020. To further advance its mission, Womply collects and shares educational resources, which are accessible through its website, and maintains an active blog.

Coming in at #4 is Parker Dewey. Based in Chicago, this consulting firm brings together companies, college students, and recent graduates, creating opportunities for organizations to hire individuals for short-term, professional projects. To this end, it publicizes paid micro-internships, enabling people new to the job market to build experience, and companies to gain early access to fresh talent.

Parker Dewey's platform provides a number of benefits for its users. Employers, for example, can see how potential full-time hires work in temporary roles, while students and recent graduates are able to earn money while building their professional networks. In addition, colleges and universities can partner with Parker Dewey by launching specific initiatives on their campuses. In recognition of its work, this company has received attention from several media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, and Fast Company.

In recognition of its work, this company has received attention from several media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, and Fast Company.

In the #5 spot is Dale Beaumont. A businessman from a young age, Beaumont serves in a variety of roles, working as an entrepreneur, a public speaker, and a prolific author. The companies he has launched cover a wide range of services: Business Blueprint, for example, educates and empowers entrepreneurs, while the app Bizversity gives its users access to a library of more than 1,000 business training videos.

Beaumont has written several books too, with his "Secrets Exposed" series selling over 250,000 copies. These books zero in on different groups of people, offering real-life stories coupled with practical information; past titles focus on property millionaires and successful entrepreneurs. Elsewhere, Beaumont runs a one-day workshop called 52 Ways, which instructs attendees on proven methods to grow their businesses and increase profits.

Last but not least, at #6 is EdCast. Based out of California and founded at Stanford University, this company utilizes an AI-powered knowledge cloud. Its learning experience platform gathers and delivers content to users in an easy-to-use format. Companies can sign up to use EdCast to educate their employees, bringing internal and external sources of information together in one place and minimizing the issue of content fragmentation.

Its learning experience platform gathers and delivers content to users in an easy-to-use format.

Specific offerings from EdCast range from Leapest, a convenient marketplace for employee training, to MyGuide, an instructional tool designed to increase productivity and automation. Its services can be used in a variety of ways, helping businesses with things such as upskilling and reskilling, as well as knowledge sharing. Furthermore, EdCast contributes to its knowledge-driven mission by posting to its own blog, which touches on topics like the future of productivity and digital learning.