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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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Is the Staffing Industry Facing a Kodak Moment?

Small Business Labs

These are good times for the temporary staffing industry. As the American Staffing Association chart below shows, the industry has been booming since the steep declines caused by the Great Recession. 

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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.

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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’.

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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. 

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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.

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Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. Staffing Industry Analysts describes the latter as “human cloud workers.”

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The Ups and Downs of the 3D Printing Industry

Small Business Labs

The 3D printing industry is at an interesting point, with both good and bad news coming out on a regular basis. But even as it slumps a bit, there's still a lot enthusiasm around the 3D printing industry and no change in the view 3D will eventually fundamentally change how things are made.

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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.

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Direct Selling Industry Employs More People Than the Online Gig Economy Platforms

Small Business Labs

This goes back to the early days of the direct selling industry in the late 1950's and early 60's. At that time the industry specifically targeted women as the market and women as sellers. According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 20.5

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3D Printing Industry Forecast to Reach $12.5 Billion in 2018

Small Business Labs

"Big Three" strategy consulting firm Bain and Company is forecasting the 3D printing industry will continue its rapid growth and reach $12.5

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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

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The State of the VC Industry - Fewer Firms, More Funding

Small Business Labs

TrueBridge Capital Partners recently released a report on the State of the Venture Capital Industry. The large funds are able to do this because they are garnering a larger share of industry assets.

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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.

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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.

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The Key to Success in The Hospitality Industry

Small Business CEO

The hospitality industry is very attractive to those who are looking for career progression and plenty of opportunities. There are so many factors that can affect how well the industry does so you need to know your market and be prepared to adapt as necessary.

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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.

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At Your Fingertips: Conducting Industry Research Like a Pro Without a Lot of Dough

Small Business CEO

You might think that to become an expert in your industry it will take years of experience and a deep wallet to fund all the research that you need access to in order to drill down into the details and form a solid opinion.

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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

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The Biggest Players in The Cloud Industry

Small Business CEO

… Information Technology cloud companies cloud computing cloud industry

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Tips On How to Secure a Job in the Oil and Gas Industry

Job Advice Blog

The oil and gas industry is an ever-evolving marketplace with new technologies constantly being developed. But potential applicants shouldn’t be put off by the task at hand; many leading companies offer a raft of varying position to a plethora of different professions such as engineers, accountants, scientists, project managers, safety inspectors and much more. The [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Interviewing advice Job Advice

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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.

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How The Pharmaceutical Industry Went From Strength to Strength

Small Business CEO

Some industries have struggled of late. The industry’s spending on research and development has helped to keep it going. Commitment to developing new drugs to fight dreaded illnesses such as cancer and diabetes has created jobs and opportunities within the industry.…

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