Keep a close eye on the future and how it will affect your business -- it will be here before you know it.
Retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, and American Eagle are facing slow traffic and declining sales. The brands are shuttering stores and changing their strategies to lure back customers. Business has gotten so bad that famed...Show More Summary
Companies spend trillions of dollars on technology every year. The best investors can see which new companies are serving the needs of big enterprises, and invest accordingly. To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused VCs in Silicon Valley. Show More Summary
Showrooming continues to increase in importance for the retail industry, but not in the way many businesses initially feared. Although 46% of shoppers admit to visiting stores before buying products online, 69% of shoppers first research goods online before visiting a bricks-and-mortar store to make a purchase, a practice now called “reverse showrooming” or “webrooming."
It’s the end of the year and Christmas is coming early: Microsoft and Time Inc. have both started accepting bitcoins. This continues a strong trend over 2014 of businesses adopting the digital currency. Although right now there’s a lot of … Continue reading ?
Big data analytics is changing every industry. It's a hard trend, and it's spread is inevitable - the question is: how are you succeeding or failing at positioning your business to take advantage of it? Let's put it in simple terms.Show More Summary
The world of human resources changes fast. If your small business isn't on top of the trends, you could not only experience significant turnover, but also legal ramifications. Whether you employ a team of fifteen HR employees or areShow More Summary
The continuing trend of state-level marijuana legalization has led to growing business establishment, the likes of which this recently illegal trade has never seen. At the tail-end of 2014, which saw legalization initiatives pass inShow More Summary
Thanks to major changes in regulation, social media and technology, the business of banking has undergone radical change since the Great Recession of 2008. And one key area of change has been
Each new year seems to bring with it a new buzz term or two describing a concept that will change how we reach an audience, or how we build and grow a business. Some of these buzz terms pan out and become legitimate, long-term parts of the lexicon because they work and prove important. Show More Summary
Eurozone business surveys are starting to confirm the improved economic outlook signalled by monetary trends and leading indicators – see previous post.The Eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers’ new orders index rose back above the breakeven 50 level in December after three months below it. Show More Summary
Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015 Below is our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends List. Click here to see last year’s list and for links to the lists from prior years. 2015 Technology Trends The ongoing technology...
&c= " target="_blank"> &c= " border="0" alt="" /> Advertise here via BSA As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses to prepare for the coming year so they can gain a head start over their competition. Show More Summary
According to all of the numbers and trends, the next department to adopt social media is sales. Social selling has moved beyond a potential fad and into a must-do for any organization seeking to succeed in a world of modern selling.
It is the end of the year and a time to look back upon a full year of ideas and try to take stock of what the biggest ideas and insights were. For the past several months, I have been curating my annual Non-Obvious Trend Report and spending time amidst speaking and traveling to put
Big bank lending to small businesses rebounded in November and resumed a positive trend that has lasted much of the year. This latest data from Biz2Credit’s Small Business Lending Index should be good news to any small business owner seeking more capital to expand or diversify their operations. Show More Summary
Looking at the first three quarters, studio's revenues stood at $5.39 billion, up 20% over the prior year period. The studio revenues include box-office revenues, home entertainment and studio's TV distribution revenues. The segment operating income was $1.14 billion during the first three quarters of 2014 as compared to $427 million in the prior year period.
It's predictions season and lots of 2015 trends, forecast and predictions lists are starting to be released. I'll be covering several of these lists inc the coming weeks. We'll also be releasing our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends...
Are you keeping your eye on the latest marketing trends. Members of our small business community have already dissected these upcoming trends and have tips to share. For suggestions on capitalizing off of these major trends, read on....Show More Summary
The popular new party trend has been a boon for one Colorado company. Lauren DiSpirito reports.