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 165

Social Media Predictions to Prepare for in 2020

Small Business CEO

… The post Social Media Predictions to Prepare for in 2020 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Social media is one of the cheapest and most powerful marketing tools available, with 73% of businesses convinced it has brought them “somewhat” or “very effective” results.

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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Intuit 2020 Report: The Future of Financial Services

Small Business Labs

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.

2020 132

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 233

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 247

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 175

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 163

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 132

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 , 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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How to identify and fix problems at work

Practically Perfect PA

Problem-solving is one of the critical skills that will be needed by office employees by 2020.

2019 206

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 197

Scientific American's Top Emerging Technologies of 2019

Small Business Labs

  Back in 2014, there were lots of forecasts that AI-based driverless cars would be common by 2020. would be disrupted by AI by 2020.

2019 142

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 196

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. 

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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.

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According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

  And, of course, if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020 their administration is likely to reverse the recent federal rulings.  The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors.

2019 147

Each Year a Lot of Americans Start and Stop Being Freelancers

Small Business Labs

  This forecast assumes the economy continues to slow (2020 GDP in the 1.5% One of the more interesting findings from the 9 years of data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is how many Americans enter and exit independent work.

2019 172

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 187

Research Shows Why Young Workers Need to Take More Risks

On The Job

As the world's economy begins to slow, there is more talk that a recession is around the corner and economists predict it will hit in 2020. If you're a young worker, this news could impact you more than any other age group.

2019 130

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 206

Bain Consulting on Predicting the Next Tech Disruption

Small Business Labs

and automation would eliminate huge numbers of jobs by 2020 that were put out 6-8 years ago. 

2019 142

Adjusting Your Business Mindset for the AI Economy

Dumb Little Man

billion in AI research by 2020. Planning to finish with its efforts by 2020, they plan to become the world leader for artificial intelligence by 2030. Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm, influencing the transition from the traditional economy to the AI economy.

2019 190

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 165

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 196

2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants

Office Dynamics

And if you attend our 2020 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , please submit your innovative idea. You just might be the recipient of the 2020 Joan Burge Innovation Award !

2019 130

Medicare – What’s New in 2019?

Dumb Little Man

Medigap Plan F and Plan C wouldn’t be plan options for new Medicare enrollees as of 2020. For those who either have one of these plans or are eligible for Medicare prior to 2020, they will continue to have these plans as options. You can expect Medicare to change each year.

2019 215

Love What You Do

Office Dynamics

And so, it is with that thought that I am proud to be holding our World Class Assistant™ course in other cities and want to expand our reach in 2020. Last week Office Dynamics International turned 29! I can’t believe my company is 29 years old.

2019 207

Is It Worth Getting Labour Hire Workers for Your Construction Project?

Small Business CEO

Construction is a fast-moving industry in New Zealand, and it is one of the sectors that are most closely linked with the country’s growth.

2019 74

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 185

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 191

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 242

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 207

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 228

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 171

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. 

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