Oldies but goodies.

Software’s Speedy Growth

Earlier this week, we wrote about the the average growth rate for those companies ranked on this year’s Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500 list.  Now we’ll take a look at companies in which industries are seeing the fastest growth. No surprise, the industry seeing the fastest growth is software. Compared’s Speedy Growthsoftware_1

Growth Average

Earlier this week, Deloitte released the Technology Fast 500, ranking the fastest growing companies — large, small, public and private – spanning a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences and clean technology.  The top company, MobileIron, had revenue growth of 123,678% during Averagegrowth_1

Investors Find Innovation

Recently, Inc. published the Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies.  Not only do they list the top performers each year, they also slice the data to shows which industries are growing and where those companies are located. Below is the breakdown of where the top 5000 companies Find Innovationgrowth_1

Decrease Customer Volume for Stronger Growth

Some think the more customers, the better.  This isn’t necessarily true.  More customers doesn’t necessarily mean more revenue and bigger growth.  Decreasing your client list and/or customer base can have a dramatically positive impact on your long-term success.  In a recent Salesforce blog, MJ Gottlieb shares four benefits to take Customer Volume for Stronger Growthgrowth_1

The Happy Small Business

Every quarter Wells Fargo measures the sentiment of small business owners.  This quarter’s data shows small business optimism is generally improving, while small companies added jobs in a wide variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and business services. Here’s what the index, comprised of 600 small businesses, reported for the Happy Small Businesssmallbizimage_1

The Value of Data in Marketing

Thanks to a new generation of marketing analytics tools, today’s chief marketing officer has the ability to measure the impact of marketing programs, demonstrate a clear and compelling marketing ROI, and ultimately build respect in the executive suite.  We’ve written about the rising role of the CMO here. Marketing analytics Value of Data in Marketingmktingimage_1