Graphic Entrepreneur Advice: 8 Tidbits from SlideShare and Visually

Are you dead-set on starting a business? Or perhaps you’re toying with the idea of starting a business? You’re going to need assistance.

No, that’s not a knock on your talents and I don’t doubt your enthusiasm for a second. Everyone needs help — especially entrepreneurs and startup owners — so put the pride aside and keep reading.

SlideShare and Visually, two of the hottest resources for visual-based content, have plenty of valuable information that any entrepreneur or aspiring business owner would find useful. I’ve gathered 8 of the best for your education (and entertainment), so enjoy them.

The first 4 are from Slideshare, so you can click the arrows to scroll through them. The last 4 are from Visually, so click the placeholder image to view the full graphics on the site!

How to Name Things

Tired of toiling over potential business or website names? Here, have some fun with the entire process! This slide presentation offers a quirky take on naming your business baby.

The Seven Deadly Social Media Sins

Are you doing all the wrong things on social sites? Is something holding you back no matter how hard you try? You might be guilty of a few social media sins!

101 Awesome Marketing Quotes

We already know that we should learn from our own mistakes, but by then it might be too late. How about we learn from the mistakes of marketing greats instead? Draw some wisdom from this quotes slideshow before you begin your endeavors.

Death to Bullshit

Do you have any idea how much information floats around the internet every day? It’s a lot. Learn exactly how much there is, and why you should contribute meaningful content instead of, well… bullshit.

10 Rules to a Great Startup Idea

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea_visually

10 Rules to a Great Startup Idea from Founder Institute

Congratulations on your entrepreneurial ambitions, but have you checked these items off your list already? If not, you should take a look and do so. It could make or break your plans!

What Keeps Customers Happy?

Brand Loyalty_visually

Brand Loyalty from Couch & Associates

Are you interested in things like customer interest, retention, and overall happiness with your brand? Um, you should be! This infographic has tons of great stats and answers you’ll need to keep in mind.

What Keeps Employees Happy?

What Makes an Employee Happy_visually

What Makes an Employee Happy from Yast.

Even if you don’t employ a full staff yet, it’s vital to know what makes employees tick. How do they respond to rewards and reinforcement? What do they look for in a work-life balance ratio? This graphic’s brimming with knowledge.

If Your Blog Were a Beer, What Kind Would it Be?

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If Your Blog Were a Beer… from Visually

 Ready for a fun graphic and a few lighthearted analogies? Good, because that’s what you’re going to get with this graphic. Should your blog be an IPA, a stout, or something else entirely?

When I first set out to write this post, I doubted whether or not I’d find relevant graphics and slide presentations. Boy, was I wrong! I found so many good ones, in fact, that I didn’t have the space to include all of them in this top 8 list. Here are a few more excellent ones that didn’t quite make the cut (but that are still worth a look): The Ghostbusters Guide to Management, 10 Financial Lessons We Can Learn from Warren Buffet, and Life Lessons from a Taco.

I hope you found these graphics useful, entrepreneurs! Good luck with your business, whether it already exists or it’s a gleam in your eye, and remember to get smart with your plans before launching into them at full speed. Ambition is wonderful but it won’t save you from failure and poor planning.

Which graphic did you enjoy the most? How often do you search SlideShare and Visually for advice or inspiration?

Expand Your Brand!

Main image credit to Ground Report.

Jill Tooley

Jill has been obsessed with words since her fingers could turn the pages of a book. She’s a hopeless bibliophile who recently purchased a Kindle after almost 6 years of radical opposition, and she loves stumbling upon new music on Pandora. Random interests include (but are not limited to) bookstores, movie memorabilia, and adorable rodents. Jill writes for the QLP blog and assists with the company’s social media accounts. You can connect with Jill on Google+.


  1. Bret Bonnet

    Huh, Slideshare is kind of neat. Nice post!

  2. Wash

    I have a feeling that the “how to name things” slide show will definitely come in handy!

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