Domestic coal business for the entire freight railroad industry has been declining for two reasons. Firstly, because of the competition from natural gas and secondly because of the inventory overhang. The trends for these factors seem to be reversing because of which CSX feels optimistic about its domestic coal business.
For businesses that want to get ahead and stay ahead in today's market, it's essential to respond to the changing marketplace rather than react to it. This means business owners need to keep up with trends not only in their own industry, but also in the areas they're involved in; especially technology. The rise of [...]Show More Summary
Monetary policy remains accommodative and housing is rebounding in the developed world. Consequently, business activity is improving and this is being reflected in the related stock markets.
A big topic in business today is the evolution of the new digital world. It is vital to businesses that want to continue being successful to recognize and adapt to the new trends. Companies will either take flight in the new age or dwindle and faze out. Show More Summary
One strong feature of business surveys, for both manufacturing and services, has been the strength of export orders. None of this strength is, however, reflected in the official export numbers, the trend in which remains as flat as a pancake....
Lyric videos are part and parcel of the music business in 2014 but the vast majority are a cure for insomnia. Shakira bucks the trend with her stunning “Empire” extravaganza, which plays like a beautifully shot nature documentary with a rather incredible soundtrack. The visual feast features slow motion photography of seeds sprouting and flowers... More »
(Social Media) Selfies are a trend you can love or hate, but in some cities, it is more popular than others and marketers have a narrow window of opportunity here. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
There is a radical new undercurrent enveloping the global business community. I reference it this way: Quality of Life is the new money. Those CEOs who get ahead of this trend will prosper; those that don't will suffer the consequences...Show More Summary
Want a recipe for startup success? Identify a category defining trend early – like mobile or the cloud – and then anticipate and solve one of the new problems that trend will create. For bonus points, build a business at the intersection of two or more trends. It sounds simple enough but such timing takes an almost otherworldly combination of...
Thinking about starting or improving your own business? With so much learning at your fingertips, it would be silly not to take advantage of these four trending online resources. The online learning space is at full boil. Whether you want to spruce up your knitting skills or learn how to take perfect wedding photos, there is an e-course built just for you. Read Full Story
The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends is out today. The March update for February came in at 91.3, down 2.7 points from the previous month's 94.1, ending a three-month string of improvement.
My partner Ryan McIntyre says that any company doing business on the web should be practicing some form of DevOps. One of the biggest trends in tech today is DevOps, which is closely tied into Agile, Cloud, PaaS, and SDN. If you remember Gene...Show More Summary
In Dickens' day, serialized novels were all the rage. Read Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books (and the time to read them). In the age of abbrevs., sitting down to read a novel can feel like gearing up for a marathon, no matter how much you love books. Show More Summary
Medical-device companies have been largely left out of the past year's parade of biotech businesses onto the public markets.
You put in plenty of time on your business. The Small Business Trends editorial team gives you the news you need to make your business better. Take a minute to read our top stories this week. It’s a good investment of your time. Social Media Twitter reset was an epic fail. Show More Summary
Turbulence in emerging markets, worries about China, poor weather, and geopolitical issues in Ukraine may have made the start of 2014 rather cooky for global markets, but the U.S. is still in a "steady, mid-cycle" trend, according to Fidelity. Show More Summary
The 16th iteration of the contemporary Armory Show is now open for business, and business is booming. But continuing a trend started last year, the sprawling art market features fewer exhibitors—205 galleries are pushing art this year, down from 228 in 2013. Show More Summary
PwC's recent 2014 CEO report revealed where business leaders' heads are at. It's no surprise that technology is top of mind for CEOs as they think about the future of their businesses. Perhaps what comes next on their priority list is though. Show More Summary
Sponsored Post When Stoney deGeyter started what would become Pole Position Marketing 16 years ago, the industry he works in today didn’t even exist. In a recent interview with Small Business Trends, deGeyter explained: “I would say we’re a full-service Web marketing agency.” Once, it was a one man operation run out of a single room. Show More Summary
It was only a matter of time, considering the internet has made the world's obsession with all things feline rise to new levels. Cat-themed businesses aren't a new trend, and perhaps that's why the latest business might make even the craziest of cat ladies shudder with dismay.