Industrial Internet Changing Industries

Small Business Labs

Interesting study from Accenture on how the industrial internet is changing the competitive landscape of industries.   Accenture defines the industrial internet as the combination of Big Data analytics with the Internet of Things. Eighty-four percent feel that Big Data analytics has the power to shift the competitive landscape for their industry in the next year.

2014 150

7 Networking Tips in a Competitive Industry

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of the industry, networking is a must. But when taking care of business in your industry means constantly putting in an effort to stay on top of the competition, things can be a little trickier. Step Outside the Industry for Non-competitive Networking Options.

2019 186

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How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry

Dumb Little Man

CBD and Its Effects on Today’s Health Industry. The post How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry appeared first on Dumb Little Man. A lot of people live their daily lives in severe pain. Most of them rely on strong painkillers to achieve comfort, even if it’s temporary.

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 137

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 204

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 263

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 141

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 255

The Future of XR Technology in Various Industries

Dumb Little Man

It will be fascinating to see what other ways XR can be used in our industries. The post The Future of XR Technology in Various Industries appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Extended reality (XR) will revolutionize the world we live in.

2018 196

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 144

Attending an Assistant industry event? Best to be prepared!

Practically Perfect PA

If you are going to attend an Assistant industry conference, you will get much more value if you spend a little bit of time preparing correctly for the event.

2019 137

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 141

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 142

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 271

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

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 159

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 157

Industry Structures - Big Get Bigger, Small Get Smaller

Small Business Labs

We've done a lot of work looking at Barbell Industrial Structures. Almost all of the industries we've studied exhibit the Barbell Industrial Structure. Our research has focused on industry revenue, profitability and market share. industry structure

2012 191

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 193

What is the Industrial Internet?

Small Business Labs

Industrial giant GE has been pushing the idea of the Industrial Internet, including publishing a detailed white paper on the concept.   GE's definition of the Industrial Internet is primarily focused on big machines like aircraft engines and power generators. The concepts and ideas behind the Industrial Internet are not new.   This is a larger scale variation on the concept of the Internet of Things , first coined back in the late 1990s.

2012 150

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.

2017 79

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.

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.

2011 180

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. Expect to see this industry continue to expand in the coming years. The current employment picture is quite interesting.

2015 203

The Industry Snapshot 2016

Practically Perfect PA

and every year I ask you lovely lot to give me feedback on the industry, the blog and other activities we have been working on – from our events to our new launched eBook. So without further ado… Here is the link to the Industry Snapshot Survey: Please complete our survey .

2016 161

Inc. on Choosing the Right Industry

Small Business Labs

on Choosing the Right Industry Inc. has an interesting package of articles on the best industries for starting a business.    The industries that made their list are quite eclectic, everything from cupcakes to ferryboats to environmental consulting. 

2010 142

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 56

The Staffing Industry Analysts Temp Worker Forecast

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is a research and industry analyst firm that focuses on contingent work. Their clients are staffing industry firms and corporations that employ contingent and/or temporary workers. staffing industry forecast. The recently released their 2022 employment projections and U.S.  The full report is only available to their clients, but they publicly released their high level forecast numbers. The key SIA forecast is that U.S.

What WeWork's Troubles Mean for the Coworking industry

Small Business Labs

  But despite WeWork's woes, the coworking industry is doing just fine. As we pointed out a few months ago, the coworking industry continues to surge and WeWork's problems won't change this.  WeWork's troubles seem to be going from bad to worse.

2019 77

5 Business Industries Primed for More Female Leadership

Small Business CEO

Women have made enormous strides in the world of business in recent years, as a result of numerous campaigns by non-profits, universities, and major corporations to increase workplace diversity in industries which have been predominately worked by men for most of their history.

2019 74

The Biggest Players in The Cloud Industry

Small Business CEO

… Information Technology cloud companies cloud computing cloud industry

2017 92

Temporary Staffing Industry Booming

Small Business Labs

  The American Staffing Association reported that 2010 Q2 staffing industry revenues were up 33% versus Q2 2009.  Yes,     This revenue translated into the staffing industry employing 2.4   According to the article, most in the staffing industry believe there has been a structural shift to contingent work.  Workforce Week has a special report on contingent staffing.    The short version - it's booming. 

2010 121

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 194

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 64

Site Covers How the Economy is being Impacted by the Pandemic by Industry

Small Business Labs

Vertical IQ is a leading provider of Industry Intelligence for those advising small- and medium-sized businesses such as bankers, accountants, and other SMB advisors.      The chart below shows their high-level industry sector coverage.

2020 65

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 72

Coworking Facilities as Mini-Industrial Clusters

Small Business Labs

We've noticed that a growing number of coworking facilities are starting to look and act like mini-industrial clusters. Industrial clusters are geographic concentrations of firms that broadly serve the same industry and have common needs for talent, technology and business infrastructure.   Industrial clusters are successful because of the economic advantages that come from a tight network of customers, suppliers and cluster-related talent.

2012 154

Innovative Ways to Be Greener in Any Industry

Eco-Office Gals

Business owners, whether they are part of the restaurant, hospitality or retail industries, are always looking for ways to save money, especially during tough economic times. Going green is one of the many ways you can do that, no matter what industry your business is in.

2014 158

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.

Is the Venture Capital Industry Broken?

Small Business Labs

According to the Kauffman Foundation, the VC industry is very broken. And He Is Us" is a damning analysis of Venture Capital as an asset class and the Venture Capital industry in general. The news here isn't that the VC industry is broken.   The Kauffman Foundation has long been a close friend of the VC industry.   Kauffman has many reasons why the industry is broken. Their report "We Have Met the Enemy.

2012 137

Disruption and the Analyst Industry

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Increase in Unemployment Rate Good News | Main | 1 in 8 Consumers Forecasted to Cut or Eliminate Cable TV in 2010 » May 10, 2010 Disruption and the Analyst Industry I signed up for GigaOm Pro  recently. 

2010 142

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 74

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.

2018 60