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Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

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The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. workforce are gig workers.

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Is the Staffing Industry Facing a Kodak Moment?

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These are good times for the temporary staffing industry. This is clearly an attempt at spin by Dameris.

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The Ups and Downs of the 3D Printing Industry

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The 3D printing industry is at an interesting point, with both good and bad news coming out on a regular basis. small manufacturing Web/Tech

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The $11 Billion Workspace-as-a-Service Industry

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The 1st Annual Local-Mobile Workspace-as-an-Industry conference was recently held in San Jose. Coworking

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3D Printing Industry Forecast to Reach $12.5 Billion in 2018

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"Big Three" strategy consulting firm Bain and Company is forecasting the 3D printing industry will continue its rapid growth and reach $12.5

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Coworking Forecast - 26,000 Spaces and 3.8 Million Members by 2020

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The industry is growing and hybridizing so fast , we're having a hard time keeping up with it.  Coworking is booming. million in 2020. 

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The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

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In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. trends

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What President Trump Means for the Gig Economy

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To say Silicon Valley and the tech industry are generally not happy with the election of Donald Trump is a very big understatement.

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Why People Work in Coffee Shops and Why This Means Coworking Will Continue to Grow

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I ran across a really interesting post in Medium titled What are People Working on in Coffee Shops ? The title is a bit misleading. love people!

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Coworking Has Crossed the Chasm

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  The key reason for this is the real estate industry and corporate America are starting to adopt coworking. Here Comes Big Money.

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Craft Brewers Continue to Gain Market Share

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  We revisited the industry in 2010 and found craft brewers 2009 revenue share of the U.S. beer market had grown to about 7%.

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Disruption in the Industy Analyst Industry

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As industry analysts we are very interested in new and innovative business models and practices in our industry.   In this case the under served market is all the people who can't afford the many thousands of dollars most traditional industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, etc.) charge for their services.

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Top 10 Signs Coworking is Entering the Mainstream

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Segmentation and growth into niche markets are clear signs of a maturing industry.  The annual U.S.  Our top 10 reasons why are: 1.

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The Growing Role of Small Business Coaches

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Despite reputable programs like Vistage and lots of satisfied small businesses, the coaching industry overall has a less than stellar reputation.

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Most Americans Don't Want to Be Gig Workers, But 60 Million Do

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More recently the Staffing Industry Analysts released their Gig Workforce study. Late in August Deloitte released survey results under the headline Deloitte survey finds 67 percent of Americans who have worked as independent contractors would choose not to do so in the future.  They found about 60% of U.S.

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Peak Stuff and the Luxury of Less

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NPR Marketplace has an interesting interview with the president of Ikea about their research on the American Dream. It echos the idea of peak stuff. 

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Ageism Means More Self-Employed

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We hear about it mostly from baby boomers who tell us it's one of the reasons they became self-employed.  percent. but globally.

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LinkedIn on the Power of Weak Ties - Implications for Coworking & Freelancers

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This is a key reason the coworking industry is experiencing explosive growth. There are several reasons weak tie networks are so important.

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What Small Businesses Want from their Accountants

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The accounting industry is an excellent case of study of what's happening to knowledge work in general. industry structure trends

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PayPal, Square & Others Moving Into Small Business Lending

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Expect many more non-banks to enter the financial services industry in the coming years. Just be aware of the costs. Finance trends

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Pokemon Go and the Gig Economy

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Almost overnight an entire mini-industry of gig workers supplying support to Pokemon Go players has sprung up. It covers so much ground: 1.

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It's Tough Being Old in Silicon Valley

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  Tech firms and industry participants often don't even try to hide this. Welcome to Silicon Valley.  The reason is simple.

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Uber, Lfyt and Ridesharing Spreading to Adjacent Industries

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  But the ridesharing industry is not just stopping there. It's starting to have major impacts on adjacent industries

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Global Interest in Coworking Booming

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And it's good times for this industry. According to analysis by Deskmag, global interest in coworking is booming and at all time highs.

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Consumers Embracing the On-Demand Economy

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  But this is simply how new industries evolve. Most failed, but I think it's fair to say search overall has done OK as an industry.

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Deloitte on Industrialized Crowdsourcing

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Deloitte University's Industrialized Crowdsourcing is one of the best, relatively short descriptions of crowdsourcing I've read.   The key quote is the summary: Enterprise adoption of the power of the crowd allows specialized skills to be dynamically sourced from anyone, anywhere, and only as needed.   2.

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The Growing Number of Food Startups

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There is also a widely held view in Silicon Valley that the food industry is slow moving, behind the times and ripe for disruption.  

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

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These firms will be hurt as the energy industry cuts back due to lower prices. Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015. Below is our 8 th 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.   2.    3.   4.

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Is the Venture Capital Industry Broken?

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According to the Kauffman Foundation, the VC industry is very broken. And He Is Us" is a damning analysis of Venture Capital as an asset class and the Venture Capital industry in general. The news here isn't that the VC industry is broken.   The Kauffman Foundation has long been a close friend of the VC industry.

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Forbes and its Freelance Workforce

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 It's becoming common across almost all industries. Forbes recently released some fascinating data on their use of freelance writers.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts Temp Worker Forecast

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The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is a research and industry analyst firm that focuses on contingent work. Their clients are staffing industry firms and corporations that employ contingent and/or temporary workers. staffing industry forecast. The recently released their 2022 employment projections and U.S.

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Coworking's Continued Boom

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This shows both the real estate industry and the financial industry now consider coworking spaces to be solid investments. We've written several times over the past couple of weeks on coworking's continuing growth. But news of interesting new spaces - and major investments in coworking - just keep coming. Coworking

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Is the Declining Cost of Distance The Next Megatrend?

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This next big economic shift will create an astonishing array of opportunities for businesses and investors—and unexpected risks. trends Web/Tech

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What is the Industrial Internet?

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Industrial giant GE has been pushing the idea of the Industrial Internet, including publishing a detailed white paper on the concept.   GE's definition of the Industrial Internet is primarily focused on big machines like aircraft engines and power generators. Their framework consists of three broad elements: 1.

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Fiverr and the Hyperspecialization of Jobs

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For example, the shift to barbell industry structures is in part driven by this trend.   Economic Decentralization Freelance Independent workers industry structure on-demand economy trendsThe article suggests these workers will increasingly be contractors provided via online talent marketplaces instead of traditional employees. 

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The Pet Sitting Dog Fight

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This brings the total amount raised by Rover to $50 million across 4 funding rounds. The market research firm IBISWorld says that U.S. Pet Trends

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HOK's Coworking Report: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective

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But we especially liked the sections on corporate coworking. This is because this is a less covered aspect of coworking.   Coworking

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Meetings a Huge Industry

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Based on these numbers, the meetings industry contribution to U.S. GDP is greater than the motion picture/recording industry ($113B), performing arts/spectator sports/museums ($87B) and information and data processing services ($80B).   I have no idea how they track this data. 1.78M  U.S. 66.8B  in U.S. trends

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London & Barcelona Have More Than 100 Coworking Spaces

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Regular readers know we follow and do forecasts on the coworking industry.   Spain in particular is simply amazing.   Coworking

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Industrial Internet Changing Industries

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Interesting study from Accenture on how the industrial internet is changing the competitive landscape of industries.   Accenture defines the industrial internet as the combination of Big Data analytics with the Internet of Things. Eighty-seven percent believe it will have that power within three years.

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