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

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  As the chart below shows, we expect the number of global coworking spaces will grow from a bit over 11,000 this year to just over 26,000 in 2020. million in 2020.  The number of spaces are forecast to grow 18% in 2020, down from a 41% growth rate in 2016.

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Crossborder Ecommerce GMV Expected to Grow at 25 Percent Through 2020, per DHL

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Among the key findings of the report, cross-border ecommerce gross merchandise volume is expected to grow at the rate of 25 percent through 2020. This represents an increase from $300 billion in 2015 to $900 billion by 2020.

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UK: Austerity might last until 2020

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Worrying news for anyone in the UK as two influential think tanks believe that austerity will be still be a big issue, not just for the elections in 2015, but all the way through until 2020. Business News 2020 austerity UK Economy

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The Aging U.S. Workforce: Baby Boomers in 2020

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In 2020 the youngest baby boomers will be 55, the oldest 74.   As the chart below shows, by 2020  one quarter  of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 43% of those 55+ to be in the labor force in 2020.

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Intuit 2020 Report: The Future of Financial Services

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Intuit 2020: The Future of Financial Services builds on the data, trends and forecasts in the Intuit 2020 report , which identifies 20 emerging trends and shifts that will shape business and society over the next decade. Intuit recently released a new report on The Future of Financial Services.    Intuit and Emergent Research partnered on this research, which included interviews and workshops with a mix of financial services industry participants, analysts and academics.

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Small Businesses Want Tech Help From Accountants

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  Finance Intuit 2020Excellent article over on The Sleeter Group's site summarizing research on what small businesses think about their external accountants and what they want from them. Emergent Research (that's us) assisted the Sleeter Group with this research.

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The Intuit 2020 Report - 20 Trends for the Next Decade

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Reports and Resources Intuit 2020 Research Report Todays Hobbyists are Tomorrows Hobbypreneurs Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force Research Brief - Small Business Credit Outlook The Economic Stimulus Package: Whats in it for Growing Businesses?

My Health Care Risk Shift Mistake

Small Business Labs

  We cover the Risk Shift and what it means for financial institutions in a article on Banking.com , and it's one of the 20 key trends in the Intuit 2020 Report.    government policy Intuit 2020 Trends Report trendsI recently personally experienced one of the trends we follow - The Risk Shift.   The    The bottom line: I spent over $800 for x-rays that should have cost me $37.    Let me explain.

Smartwatches Forecast to Drive Wearable Computing Market

Small Business Labs

BI Intelligence has released their wearable computing forecast to 2020 and they are very bullish on smartwatches. Smartwatchs will drive a big chunk of this growth and will make up 52% of total wearable computing shipments in 2020.

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Contingent Labor Comprises 38% of Corporate Workforces

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  Ardent is also suggesting it could be as high as 50% by 2020. But it also seems likely it will be at least in the low to mid 40% range by 2020. Ardent Partners recently released their 2016-2017 State of Contingent Workforce Management report. 

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Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

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These include: By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality. By 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen, mostly due to voice interactivity. It's that time of year again. We're not referring to the holidays.

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Are You Ready to Be a Predator?

On The Job

By 2020, businesses that learn to master digital will become the predator, while those that make minor changes or don’t do anything at all will become digital prey , says Forrester’s Nigel Fenwick. “To This group risks extinction by 2020. Four years.

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Tips for Hiring Freelancers for your Small Business

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By 2020, forecasters predict there’ll be more freelancers in the United States than full-time employees. Freelancers are a growing and essential part of the American workforce, with 53 million independent professionals currently living in the United States, up from 10.3

3 Top Tips to Help Contractors and Freelancers Succeed

Small Business CEO

By 2020 it’s expected that one in two UK and US citizens will be working on a freelance basis. The competition for work among freelancers and startups is increasing by the day.

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Intuit Future of Small Business Report

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  A growing pool of on-demand talent: Driven by the growth of contingent workers, projected to represent 43 percent of the workforce by 2020, small businesses have access to the right people at the right time in a flexible way, without the responsibility of hiring traditional employees. 

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The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

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For more on this trend see the  Intuit 2020 report  or the excellent book  The Great Risk Shift. The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs.

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Why You Should Consider Using AI in Your Marketing Strategy

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billion revenue by 2020 , and is a factor that will dominate the marketing industry in 2017. Are you struggling to communicate with your customers at all times? Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) can help you to improve your marketing strategy.

Flexibility is Why Companies Hire Contingent Workers

Small Business Labs

private workforce will be contingent by 2020. Staffing firm Allegis and the Human Capital Institute teamed up on a study on how corporate procurement and HR departments view the growing contingent workforce.

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How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

This kicks in after 2020 and will be vary by state, so it's too early to understand the extent to which it will impact self-employment.

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Gig Economy Consensus: It's Big and Growing

Small Business Labs

They say by 2020 at least 31 million Americans will be gig workers.  Based on a review of a variety of recent studies, a consensus has formed that the gig economy is large and growing. Recent studies include, but aren't limited to: Pew Research's Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing found that 24% of adult Americans - that about 59 million people - report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year.

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Health Grows to 17.6% of U.S. Economy

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  In the Intuit 2020 Report we forecast that U.S. GDP by 2020.    Health care could reach 21-22% of GDP by 2020.  If like us you're worried about health care spending, there's some good news and some bad news.    The good news is U.S. health spending grew just 4% in 2009 , the lowest growth rate in the 50 years the government has tracked this data. 

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The Future of Business Travel and the Millennial Traveller

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The Millennials, the generation of tech savvy digital natives currently in their twenties and early thirties, will account for nearly half of the workforce by 2020.

China's Rising Cities

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  By 2020 there will be more than 20 global megacities, each teeming with more than 10 million residents.    Urbanization is changing how the world lives and works, and is covered in more detail in the Intuit 2020 Report. 

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Fascinating Findings from the 2010 Census

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  It's likely that over half of all children under 18 will be ethnic minorities before the next Census in 2020.   8 additional states will likely join this club by 2020.  I know "fascinating" and "demographic data" aren't words that often appear together.    But as much as I hate to admit it, I couldn't put down the Population Reference Bureau's report on the findings of the 2010 Census until I finished it.

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Merging Machines and Analytics with the Internet of Things

Small Business Labs

in 2020. GE, the large industrial conglomerate, is re-positioning itself as a digital company. Their recent ads describe GE as an "indugital" and "digidustrial" company. And yes, I agree these marketing efforts are still a work in progress.

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Part-Time Women Out Earn Part-Time Men

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Back in 2010 we forecast that women would reach earnings parity with men around 2020. In Part-Time Jobs, Women Outearn Men  covers the interesting fact that women who work 35 hours or less per week earn about 110% of what men working similar hours earn.

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Low Wage Workers Not Who You Think They Are

Small Business Labs

The EPI and the National Employment Law Project have teamed up to produce a fact sheet on their proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $12 by 2020

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Global Middle Class Booming; Poverty Declining

Small Business Labs

  Last year in the Intuit 2020 report we forecast that 1 billion middle class consumers would join the global economy by 2020.  The Christian Science Monitor's Surging BRIC middle classes are eclipsing global poverty  does a great job describing the surging number of people entering the middle class around the world. 

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Start-up funding: Private and public funding opportunities for your start-up business

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EU Horizon 2020 SME Scheme: R&D Grants. There are some very generous tax breaks and reliefs that encourage investors to back your business. 85% of equity crowdfunding is through Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

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Rules About Treatment of Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Recast a sentence that begins with a numeral: For example, revise “2020 is the next leap year” to “The next leap year is 2020.”

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The Return of Guilds

Small Business Labs

  We first got interested in guilds way back in 2007 when we were doing research for the Intuit 2020 New Artisan Economy report. The New Yorker's The New Guilded Age  provides an excellent historical overview of guilds and their potential return.

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The Rise of Smart Objects

Small Business Labs

Cisco is forecasting that by 2020 there will be 50 billion "things" attached to the Internet. Good article from JWT Intelligence on smart objects. These are objects that have been enhanced by the addition of computers of some kind.

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Bain's Trillion Dollar Growth Trends

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The Great Eight: Billion Dollar Growth Trends to 2020 is a fascinating look at macro trends from the elite consulting firm Bain and Company.   For those interested in trends, you can also download the Intuit 2020 Report. 

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Forecasts: 2017 the Year Corporations Embrace the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Some reports estimate that by 2020 as much as 40 percent of the American workforce will be contingent workers, or independent contractors. Based on the 2017 trends forecasts we've been reading, corporations are going to actively expand their use of contingent labor in 2017.

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Education Driving the She-conomy

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It's a She-conomy is one of my favorite  Intuit 2020 Report trends.  Tags: Intuit 2020 Trends Report trends women   Intuit's Michael Runzler came up with this clever term to describe the growing role women are playing in the global economy.    I want to focus on one of the key drivers of the She-conomy in the U.S. education.  Over

HealthyWage - Lose Weight, Make Money

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  Intuit 2020 Trends Report trendsHealthyWage is fascinating company that provides financial incentives to people to lose weight.    They have such an interesting "about the company" paragraph, we're printing it:    HealthyWage is America's leading provider of consumer, corporate and government health incentive and wellness programs, and wellness marketing opportunities. 

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans are Freelancers

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  Back in 2010 in partnership with Intuit we released a forecast saying by 2020 40% of the U.S. The Freelancers Union and Elance - oDesk released a study showing that 34% of the American workforce freelances in some form. According to the study, 53 million Americans said they engaged in some form of freelance work in the past year. The study breaks these folks into 5 segments: "Independent Contractors" (40%, or 21.1

Adapting To Versus Adopting Cloud Computing

Small Business Labs

small businesses will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020, more than doubling the current 37 percent rate. We call this group "fully adapted"   We're forecasting the "fully adapted" group will grow to 78% by 2020.

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In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

Job Growth and Education Requirements is a comprehensive new report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce that projects job growth by industry and occupation to 2020.

The U.S. Energy Boom is a Game Changer

Small Business Labs

will be the world's largest energy producer by 2020. One of the biggest shifts going on right now is the U.S. oil and gas boom. Domestic oil output is the highest in eight years.  Natural gas production is also booming and prices are falling.

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