Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

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Small Businesses Want Tech Help From Accountants

Small Business Labs

   This research echos what we learned in our prior research - small businesses want help from their accountants with technology.   Finance Intuit 2020

2013 177

Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

Machine learning and AI is their 1st trend, which is no surprise. What is a bit of a surprise is that 6 out of the remaining 9 trends are related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. These include: By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality.

2017 213

Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About

Dumb Little Man

Experts forecast a takeover which will see Gen Z making up almost 40 percent of the workforce in 2020. Remote workers can expect more self-paced learning, which they’ll be asked to complete online. Working from home is no longer a once-in-a-blue-moon treat.

2019 232

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 188

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 Learning to scale the business without losing their competitive edge.

2016 130

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

  In our most recent survey of people with 2nd jobs, about 20% of these "side giggers" said "learning new skills" was the reason they had a 2nd job. For more on this trend see the  Intuit 2020 report  or the excellent book  The Great Risk Shift.

2015 242

Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

Technological advances such as machine learning are taking the complexity out of data analysis, providing small businesses with the ability to make faster, better decisions.  Last week Intuit released the Slideshare presentation  The Future of Small Business.

2016 228

Can You Robot-Proof Your Career?

Dumb Little Man

Nearly 50% of employers think that automation in their respective industries could cause a huge reduction of the human workforce by just 2020. Though not all of us work in the medical or technology fields, we can learn lessons from then on what makes them so irreplaceable.

2018 202

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. Online education and other forms of learning will also work for many.

Skills 185

The Future of SEO – Predictions and Premonitions That Will Dominate 2017

Dumb Little Man

Hummingbird made it possible for machines to learn and understand our language. However, the popularity of Siri and Cortana is growing by the day and we expect a complete conversion to voice searches by the end of 2020.

2017 176

Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2016

Dumb Little Man

That said, people who want to learn will keep learning, no matter how busy they are. That is probably one reason why we see fitness enthusiasts looking up the Internet for self-help videos to learn various ways on how they can improve their physical and mental well-being.

2016 199

How Freelancing Can Help Start Your Business

Productivity Bits

According to a recent Forbes article, freelancers will make up nearly half of the workforce by 2020. As a result, freelancers are masters of professional development–eager to learn and willing to abandon outdated ways. Yes, freelancers do get to set their own hours.

2014 211

The Future of Education

Small Business Labs

  They recently released a forecast update of the 2020 Education forecast.    I like their tagline: "The future of education will be a customized, connected, amplified, authentic, resilient and relevant world of learning." We enjoy following how different industries and organizations are looking at the future.    Seeing different forecast perspectives helps us understand the future of small business. 

2011 129

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

workforce are freelancers and that number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. Learn more about the rise of the gig economy from this infographic ! Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. Today, 34% of the U.S.

2017 206

Why Shopping Online Doesn’t Have To Lead To Stolen Packages

Dumb Little Man

Online sales are expected to almost double again over the next five years, reaching $523 billion a year by 2020. Learn more about how to prevent package theft from this infographic. In the dark ages of the 1980s, people used to have to drive to the store and buy their own toilet paper.

2017 198

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

To put it simply, if you can learn how to think outside the box and effectively convey your passion and tell stories, you will improve your odds of getting into the college of your dreams. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum , creativity will be the third most important work skill by 2020. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn basic communication skills.

2018 177

GE's Vision of the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

You won't be surprised to learn their view of the future of work focuses on manufacturing.  This is expected to result in 50 billion objects being connected to the Internet by 2020. The Future of Work Starts Now summarizes a recent report on the future of work from industrial giant GE.    The article and report focus on 3 major drivers of the new manufacturing economy: 1.

2014 146

3 Top Job Industries That Are Flying Under Your Radar

Dumb Little Man

To make the most of your job search, learn how to show your enthusiasm to potential employers. As you work, think about how you are going to write about your learning experiences and how you can share them in your cover letter. According to a 2016 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers , the sports industry will be valued at $75 billion by 2020. When your job search feels stalled, it’s time to make a change to your strategy.

2017 152

Gartner's Dystopian Smart Machine Forecast

Small Business Labs

The well known technology advisory firm Gartner has come out with a forecast saying smart machines will replace enough humans to cause high unemployment, social unrest and general societal tumult by 2020.

2013 167

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Instagram Advertising

Dumb Little Man

By 2020, Generation Z will make up 24.7% 96% of Gen-Z own a smartphone while 85% learn about new products via social media. To learn more about Instagram advertising, view the infographic below. Whether you are a marketer, small business owner or blogger, Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular social networking platform for ads right now. It can greatly help you magnify your exposure on social media.

2017 154

Ultralight Versus Lean Startups

Small Business Labs

  The term and methods have been widely adopted in Silicon Valley and his blog, Lessons Learned , has become a Mecca for software and web entrepreneurs.    If you read articles on lean startups, you will learn about agile programming methods, open source tools and rapid code development.    We cover the trends enabling ultralight startups in more detail in the Intuit 2020 Report. 

2010 140

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Office Dynamics

Those individuals who are in the field of studying pancreatic cancer are saying that if we don’t gain momentum with funding and research and finding a cure, by 2020, this will be the 2nd deadliest cancer. She cannot learn what has not yet been discovered.

2014 175

Gartner Research discovers bioteams and swarms

BioTeams

In a press release to promote their upcoming Content and Collaboration Summit 2010 (London, UK, September 15-16) Gartner Research forecast 10 key changes in the nature of work through to 2020 centering around bioteams, swarming and connectivity.

2010 78

Feedback Loops, Forecasting and Peak Oil

Small Business Labs

" Depending on which source you reference, peak oil has: (1) already occurred; (2) will occur in the next few years; (3) will occur roughly in the 2020 time frame; or (4) will occur later than 2020.    For those interested in learning more about peak oil and energy, my favorite sites are The Oil Drum  and The Energy Collective.  One of the most important things to consider when developing a forecast is  feedback loops. 

2011 118

Urban Farming Continues to Expand

Small Business Labs

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2010 163

Small Business Labs: Do Business Incubators Work?

Small Business Labs

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2010 186

The Future of Museums - A Good Source of Trend Information

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?   You never know what you may learn

2010 149

Are Administrative Assistants Being Phased Out?

Office Dynamics

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of administrative assistants in the workplace will actually rise by 12 percent before 2020. Third, get involved in professional organizations or online groups to network and learn. By connecting with other administrative assistants, you can increase your knowledge, enhance your skills, and learn about opportunities that may be open at other organizations.

2013 111

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

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2010 174

DMA's Spring Magazine Focused on Going Global

Small Business Labs

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2010 130

TechShop, Ford Partner on Automotive Innovation Center

Small Business Labs

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2010 149

The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

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2010 254

What is Freelance Camp?

Small Business Labs

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2010 143

Soaring with the Cloud - Free Online Virtual Summit

Small Business Labs

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2010 137

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Joan Burge Event of Distinction

Office Dynamics

We pursue excellence through diligence, training, development and by seeking out high-quality learning. I was amazed to learn that each year; depression affects 17 million Americans while anxiety affects more than 40 million. Further, she said that WHO (World Health Organization) predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second largest cause of death worldwide. Day 1 dawned with a blazing sun and bright early heat. We had a full day’s agenda ahead of us!

2013 109

State of the Profession – Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

Labor department projects the category will grow about 12% between 2010 and 2020, adding nearly 493,000 jobs during this decade. They want administrative professionals who are passionate about learning, growing and extending beyond the comfortable, drab ordinary “just enough” syndrome.” Joan took the stage following Mike’s presentation to give us the State of the Profession.

2013 109