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 198

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 152

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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 141

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 203

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 196

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 141

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 191

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 265

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 146

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 195

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 213

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 151

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 208

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 256

Coworking Doesn't Need a New Name, But the Office Space Industry Does

Small Business Labs

Key quote: The industry has come a long way since it first took off in the early 2000s.   We agree that the term "coworking" is too limiting for what's going in the commercial office space industry. It's the commercial office space industry

2018 245

Upwork Going Public; Shows Maturation of Online Talent Marketplace Industry

Small Business Labs

  That both Upwork and Fiverr have reached the size and scale to go public shows the maturation and growing importance of the online talent marketplace industry. The online freelance talent marketplace Upwork filed last week to go public. 

2018 195

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 141

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 148

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 146

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 147

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

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 195

Connecting Artisan Makers With Retailers and Customers a Rapidly Growing Industry

Small Business Labs

Two companies that connect artisan makers with retailers and customers announced large funding rounds last week. The wholesale marketplace Faire raised $100 million while the wholesale and licensing business Minted said they raised $208 million.

2018 244

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 160

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 170

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 192

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

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 194

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 155

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.

2015 204

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.

2015 194

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.

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 169

The Staffing Industry Analysts on the Gig Economy and Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently released their U.S. Gig Economy - 2018 Edition report. They found that about 48 million Americans are in the gig economy, which is 31% of the workforce. They also found about 13.7 million Americans are human cloud workers. 

2018 177

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

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 152

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 206

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 158

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 75

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.

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 130