Coworking Industry Competition Heating Up

Small Business Labs

The coworking industry is getting more competitive.  The coworking industry is attracting a range of new entrants.   This competition will impact the coworking industry in a variety of ways, with a big one being increased pressure on spaces to execute well.

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Expert Network Industry Big and Getting Bigger

Small Business Labs

The industry is also growing rapidly, with industry revenues expected to exceed $1 billion by 2022. 

2018 182

The Industry Snapshot 2016

Practically Perfect PA

A huge thank you to everyone that took the time to complete this years Industry Snapshot and Practically Perfect PA survey. Here is a quick breakdown of our reader demographics and some of your thoughts on the industry.

2016 134

Pet Industry Continues to Attract Venture Capital

Small Business Labs

Crunchbase's  Investors Unleash Millions Into Pet-Tech Startups covers the surge in pet industry venture funding over the past 5 years. Key quote: Funding in pet startups surged by 334 percent to $291.8 million compared to $67.2 million in 2012, according to Crunchbase research.

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The Ideas Industry

Small Business Labs

The Ideas Industry  is an interesting look at how the marketplace for ideas is shifting due to the emergence of for-profit think tanks and ideas entrepreneurs.   But the ideas industry is much bigger and much more diverse than presented in this book. 

2017 137

Healthcare Industry Embracing the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

These include: The Stem : a ‘networked consulting’ model that draws on the industry’s leading independent talent to help health companies increase customer/patient engagement.   The gig economy continues to spread rapidly and is becoming a key talent source for many industries.

2017 187

After a Decade of Strong Growth, Craft Brewing Industry Shows Signs of Slowing

Small Business Labs

of the beer industry's 2016 volume.  beer industry's revenue.  So while the craft beer industry is still growing, the growth is starting to slow. The reason is the beer industry is such a clear example the barbell. 

2017 209

The Industry Snapshot: Your role

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone that completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot 2016. The post The Industry Snapshot: Your role appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2016 151

The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. The post The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We had some really interesting feedback and I want to share some of that with you today.

2016 182

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

However, following our recent Industry Snapshot survey, we have a lot of interesting data that shows us the areas in which you have the most influence. The post The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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2014 Pet Industry Trends

Small Business Labs

I can think of no better way to start 2014 than with a look at 2014 pet industry trends.  Multibrief's Pet Businesses Will Prosper: Industry trends for 2014 and beyond  provides such an outlook.   The pet industry is mostly made of small businesses.

2014 156

The Staffing Industry Analyst's Human Cloud Framework and Taxonomy

Small Business Labs

Last week the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) released The Human Cloud, the Gig Economy & the Transformation of Work. It nicely covers the topics mentioned in the report title.

2017 187

Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014

Practically Perfect PA

I have decided to break the survey results into a few blogs so that I can share how you all feel about being assistants, the industry and your thoughts on the blog. This post will concentrate on the industry and your place within it.

2014 184

3 Top Job Industries That Are Flying Under Your Radar

Dumb Little Man

So many top job industries are emerging, providing opportunities for you to pursue one of your passions. Reflect on what industries align with your interests and focus on those. Let’s take a look at the most exciting job industries you can start with. In fact, according to an April 2017 report from the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation industry creates $887 billion in consumer spending and employs 7.6

2017 151

Tips for Attending Industry Conferences

Small Business CEO

So it’s time for your first industry conference, and you’re not sure what to expect. … Management business event industry conference

2017 62

The Biggest Players in The Cloud Industry

Small Business CEO

… Information Technology cloud companies cloud computing cloud industry

2017 90

Growing Direct Selling Industry Employs Over 20 Million Americans

Small Business Labs

This makes direct selling a relatively bright sector of the retail industry.   A couple of other interesting data points on the direct selling industry are women make up 77% of sellers and wellness products are driving the growth of the industry (see chart below; click to enlarge).

2017 185

Sustainable Business Practices for 6 Popular Industries

Eco-Office Gals

In fact, it’s an initiative that can be adopted by many different companies in nearly every industry imaginable. Despite the troublesome news, there are several ways the construction industry can reduce and minimize their overall waste. Waste management is another industry that could use some improvement in their sustainability strategies. The lean methodology outlines a set of seven wasteful practices that are actually common among many different industries.

2016 143

Media a Barbell Industry

Small Business Labs

Paid Content has an interesting article on media becoming a barbell industry.   Barbell industry structures consist of a relatively few giant corporations on one end, a narrow middle consisting of a shrinking number of mid-sized firms, and a large and growing number of small, micro and one person (solopreneur) firms on the other end. We've looked at dozens of industries and all have this structure or are moving to it.   industry structure

2013 100

Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

For all of you that could not attend the Assist Conference this year I wanted to share my presentation with you – Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry. A lot of the thought leaders in our industry are referring to us as ‘strategic business partners’.

2015 188

The Lost Art Of Customer Service Within The Tech Industry

Small Business CEO

Reinvigorating Customer Service in the Tech Industry. The tech industry is often highly impersonal — especially among companies that sell digital goods. Throughout the tech industry, customer service has become something of a lost art.

Why It's Time to Push Back Against Industry Norms

On The Job

Since he was a university student in the Netherlands, it has bothered Freek Vermeulen that newspapers are printed in the broadsheet format, which he contends is awkward and flimsy to read.

2017 142

Winweb focusses on cloud industry solutions

The Small Business Blog

Winweb’s cloud-based business management solutions have a new focus on industry-specific requirements, with special applications for retail, wholesale, services, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, non-profit organizations, membership businesses, and franchises.

2015 132

More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

This means few, if any, industries won't become part of the on-demand economy.

2017 151

Meetings a Huge Industry

Small Business Labs

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). According to a report by the "Big 4" accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), in 2012there were "1.83

2014 100

Deloitte on Industrialized Crowdsourcing

Small Business Labs

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. Companies can use the collective knowledge of the masses to help with tasks from data entry and coding to advanced analytics and product development.

2014 100

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

Small Business Labs

The 1st Annual Local-Mobile Workspace-as-an-Industry conference was recently held in San Jose. The workspace-as-a-service industry includes office business centers, coworking facilities, incubators and other shared office environments and services.

2014 196

Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboration

The Small Business Blog

This… Read the full article here: Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboration on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Disruption in the Industy Analyst Industry

Small Business Labs

As industry analysts we are very interested in new and innovative business models and practices in our industry.  There are several worth noting: Industry Analyst/Journalism Hybrid : These are firms that are augmenting or replacing their traditional advertising based business models by adding industry analysis and/or research services. It will be interesting to see how this industry evolves.   Business Models industry structure

2014 100

PWC's 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast

Small Business Labs

Industry clusters are place where there is a concentration of companies and services related to a particular industry.    The best know example is the tech industry cluster in Silicon Valley.  

2010 130

Practically Perfect PA: The industry snapshot

Practically Perfect PA

This post will concentrate on the industry and your place within it. The post Practically Perfect PA: The industry snapshot appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Survey The Industry admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Infographic Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant training Well firstly I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to complete my survey a couple of months ago.

2013 106

3 Effective SEO Strategies for Professional Industries

Small Business CEO

Professional industries have to approach search engine optimization differently than other businesses. Of course, the basics of SEO are the same regardless of your industry. Here are three effective SEO strategies for professional industries like your: Create Linkable Content.

2018 60

Google and Facebook's Domination of the Advertising Industry

Small Business Labs

This is a paid subscription site ($399 annually) that covers the technology industry. Well worth subscribing to if you have a strong interest in the tech industry.

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The Million Dollar Dog: Pet Industry Gold Mines

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment dog business pet industryMoney has gone to the dogs – but in a good way. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans spent about $62.75 billion on their furry, feathered or finned friends, including dogs. The APPA note that 54.4

2017 83

What are The Fastest Growing Industries for 2017 and Why?

Small Business CEO

In a world increasingly dominated by interconnective technology, emerging industries are creating new markets and investment opportunities almost every day. Here are three of the biggest growth industries to get into in 2017: Cosmetic procedures & plastic surgery.

2017 74

Why The Construction Industry Needs Superior Suppliers

Small Business CEO

Multiple sectors of the Canadian construction industry are seeing incredible growth in a difficult economy — the estimated statistics are positive, the number of job openings is rising, and the list of future projects is getting longer. The growing construction industry in Canada.

Factory, Industry, and Plant

Daily Writing Tips

An ESL speaker asks for a discussion of the nouns factory , industry , and plant in the context of the following: “mineral water factory,” “mineral water industry,” and “mineral water plant.”. industry. The noun industry has several meanings.

2016 59

Uber, Lfyt and Ridesharing Spreading to Adjacent Industries

Small Business Labs

  But the ridesharing industry is not just stopping there. It's starting to have major impacts on adjacent industries.  Business travelers, the mainstay of the rental car industry, are also switching from rental cars to ridesharing.

2016 137

AZVAs the Podcast: Working with Tourism & Hospitality Industries

Loosely Speaking

This month’s poll questions: (1) Do you work in the industry featured in this episode? This month's poll questions: (1) Do you work in the industry featured in this episode? Season 2/Episode 13 Program Notes.

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Land Your Dream Job With These Industry-Specific Interview Outfit Tips

Office Dynamics

Get Industry-Specific. The rules of the interview outfit are still somewhat rigid, but the nuances depend on the industry in which you’ll be working. Let’s take a look: The fashion industry. In the fashion industry, purses are status symbols.

2015 144