UK: Austerity might last until 2020

The Small Business Blog

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

Small Business Labs

  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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By 2020 Less Than Half the Children in the U.S. Will Be White

Small Business Labs

Census , by "2020 less than half of children in the United States are projected to be non-Hispanic white alone (49.8 So in 2020 white children in total will comprise about 72 percent of all children. This, by the way, means in 2020 about 23% of all U.S.

2020 169

The Intuit 2020 Report - 20 Trends for the Next Decade

Small Business Labs

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?

2020 154

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

Small Business Labs

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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More Than 50 Percent of U.S. Private Workforce Will Be Independent by 2020, Report Says

The Solopreneur Life

private workforce will be independent by 2020, according to a report published today by MBO Partners. By the year 2020, MBO Partners predicts that 70 million people, more than 50 percent of the private workforce, will be independent. M ore than 50 percent of the U.S. The MBO statement is one of five predictions that the consulting firm makes in its 2012 Independent Work Preview. The report says: One is the New Majority.

2020 159

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

Small Business CEO

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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The Institute for the Future's Profile of On-Demand Economy Workers

Small Business Labs

1099 Economy Contingent Workforce Freelance gig economy Independent workers Intuit 2020 on-demand economy self-employment Small Business Economy

2016 231

Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

Several of our studies are referenced and cited included our New Artisan Economy report and Intuit 2020 report. Artisan Economy Contingent Workforce Coworking Economic Decentralization Independent workers Intuit 2020 New Artisans self-employment trends

2013 236

Small Businesses Want Tech Help From Accountants

Small Business Labs

  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.

2013 163

Education Driving the She-conomy

Small Business Labs

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

2010 158

HealthyWage - Lose Weight, Make Money

Small Business Labs

  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. 

2011 123

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.

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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.

2015 190

Uber Unveils Flying Taxi Prototype

Small Business Labs

  Uber is planning on starting limited air taxi service in Dallas and Los Angeles in the 2020 time frame. So don't be surprised if it doesn't happen by 2020.

2018 193

Contingent Labor Comprises 38% of Corporate Workforces

Small Business Labs

  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. 

2016 258

Why We Aren't Doing a Coworking Forecast This Year

Small Business Labs

  For example, JLL is forecasting that there will be 13 million people working in coworking spaces in India alone in 2020. This is more members than we were projecting the entire world would have in 2020 just a couple of years ago. 

2018 154

Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

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.

2017 207

The Biggest Mistake You're Making With Data

On The Job

Specifically, it’s estimated by IDC that worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will hit $203 billion in 2020, a significant jump from the $130.1 “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming.

2017 130

Part-Time Women Out Earn Part-Time Men

Small Business Labs

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.

2013 175

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.

2013 197

Flying eVTOL Taxis Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

They plan to start testing their air taxi service - called Uber Elevate - in Dallas and Dubai in 2020.  The Barron's Penta article  The Next Wave in Flight: Flying Vehicles You Can Summon With Your Phone covers eVTOLs, which are electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. 

2018 185

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.

2016 130

Are Women Holding Themselves Back?

On The Job

While 70% of 4,100 professionals surveyed in 32 countries by Accenture say that the number of women in leadership roles will increase by 2020, there are still problems in female advancement in the workplace.

2014 208

How Small Businesses Save With Cowork Solutions

Small Business CEO

million people will use coworking spaces by 2020 and many small businesses are turning to this way of working.

2017 63

Assistants as information managers

Practically Perfect PA

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020.

2017 184

Why You Should Consider Using AI in Your Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

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.

2017 60

Tips for Hiring Freelancers for your Small Business

Small Business CEO

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

2015 103

The Future of Business Travel and the Millennial Traveller

Practically Perfect PA

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.

Travel 163

3D Printing Moving Past Prototyping to Large Batch Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

BCG expects this market to triple by 2020. After literally several decades of hype and hope, it appears 3D printing may finally be starting to deliver on its promise to change manufacturing.

2017 200

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.

2015 158

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

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.

2015 237

The 2015 MBO Partners State of Independence Report - 30.2 Million U.S. Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

By 2020, the number of independent workers in America is expected to grow to 37.9 The 2015 MBO Partners State of Independence Report was released today. Key findings include: The number of independent workers aged 21 and up stands at 30.2 million in 2015, divided between 17.8

2015 174

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.

2014 181

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

2016 193

Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

  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. 

2016 227

SME VOICE: Making Tax Digital (MTD) – How Your Business Can Prepare

Small Business CEO

Their belief is that by 2020 paper tax forms will be virtually extinct.… It’s official. By January 2018, the majority of individuals and businesses will be on a digital tax reporting system.

2017 61

How the Internet and Smartphone Revolution are Changing Long-Established Industries

Small Business CEO

This number is expected to increase well beyond 2020. There is no doubt that the Information Revolution has had an indelible impact upon our daily lives. This observation is even more true in regards to business operations.

2017 56

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.

2016 69

Health Grows to 17.6% of U.S. Economy

Small Business Labs

  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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News on the Growing Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

  What You'll Need to Know to be the Boss in 2020 , from Forbes, examines what it means to be a manager when many of your workers is contingent. workforce will be contingent (we say independent) in 2020. Lot's of recent news about the continued growth of the contingent workforce, which is the term the corporate world uses for what we call the independent workforce - freelancers, contractors, independent consultants, temps, etc.

2012 162

China's Rising Cities

Small Business Labs

  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. 

2011 175

What You Need To Know About Cloud Computing In Business

Dumb Little Man

Between 2015 and 2020, spending on the cloud is expected to grow at a rate six times faster than on IT. Today, 93% of organizations use the cloud in some form and of those, 42% derive half or more of their business from cloud-based apps. On average, enterprises invest $1.62

2018 224