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 148

Connecting with Customers During a Crisis – Notes for the Tech Industry

Dumb Little Man

Though some industries catering to the basic needs of clients are doing exceptionally well, others like the technology sector are going through a tough time. If you also belong to the technology industry, and are struggling to break-even, stay connected with your customers.

2020 176

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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. Unfortunately, being pain-free comes at a cost. As soon as you stop taking those painkillers, you’ll experience their nasty side effects.

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. But, if just about every possible connection in the industry is a competitor, it might be hard to figure out a relationship with those same peers. Step Outside the Industry for Non-competitive Networking Options. Gain Valuable Industry Knowledge.

2019 140

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. The post The Industry Snapshot 2016 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured PA Perspective administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant The Industry Snapshot Virtual Assistant

2016 104

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 138

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. According to the article, the pet industry is forecast to continue to grow driven in large part by the pet humanization trend.   The pet industry is mostly made of small businesses.

2014 153

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 142

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 138

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 140

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. I want to look at the assistant industry as a whole and talk about the various reasons why we are not recognized or rewarded and then I want to finish on a positive note and look at what we can do to change this! A lot of the thought leaders in our industry are referring to us as ‘strategic business partners’.

2015 194

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 158

The Industry of Mobile Gaming Explained

Dumb Little Man

In its current state, the mobile gaming industry is worth billions. As the industries of gaming and data science continue to mesh, user gameplay experience will be completely reinvented. The industry of mobile gaming is in the hands of artificial intelligence and vice versa. The post The Industry of Mobile Gaming Explained appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2020 154

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. Gamers and those in the education and training sectors might have seen some of that change, with over 45% of the total use of XR currently in education. However, the vast majority of businesses are still bound to experience XR in their working lives.

2018 148

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. We all know this, and yet all too often an event pops up on our calendar for the next day, and we think, is this tomorrow […]. Career Development Featured Training admin administrators assistants Career EA Education and Training Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 104

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 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.   The industry is quite large, as shown in the slide below from Scott Chambers'  state of the industry presentation.

2014 208

PWC's 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Data and Analytics Help Macys Go Local | Main | Newsweek Sold for $1 » October 05, 2010 PWCs 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast PWC's Top Industry Clusters in 2040   report forecasts which cities will have the largest clusters for 5 industries: pharma, auto assembly, asset management, filmed entertainment and tertiary education.   The best know example is the tech industry cluster in Silicon Valley.  

2010 118

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.

Industry Structures - Big Get Bigger, Small Get Smaller

Small Business Labs

We've done a lot of work looking at Barbell Industrial Structures.   These 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. Almost all of the industries we've studied exhibit the Barbell Industrial Structure. industry structure

2012 145

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 148

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 118

Coworking Industry Competition Heating Up

Small Business Labs

The coworking industry is getting more competitive.    According to Frank Cottle, chairman of Alliance Business Centers, "WeWork is nothing but Regus with a paint job" He is also quoted saying it's $20 billion valuation "makes no sense" Regardless of what you think about WeWork or its valuation, it's clear they're having a competitive impact on the coworking industry. The coworking industry is attracting a range of new entrants.

2017 60

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. Stefan has been saying for about five years that more cooperation between micro businesses is required, so we’re glad to see that leaders from some of the largest companies in Europe will be gathering in Birmingham later this month to discuss the role that open innovation and collaboration can play in boosting the economy.

The Corona Pandemic and the Heated Election: Which Industries Will Stay Afloat?

Small Business CEO

It has negatively affected the stock market and service industries like the travel and hospitality sectors. … The post The Corona Pandemic and the Heated Election: Which Industries Will Stay Afloat?

2020 69

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? AZVAs Podcast business podcast contracting with tourism based businesses entrepreneur business strategies hospitality industry opportunities hospitality industry tips Joe Livingstone Prescott Arizona Tara Fort The Motor LodgeSeason 2/Episode 13 Program Notes.

2011 138

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 153

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. The official statistics say we've got a great jobs market.

2015 154

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. I want to know how you guys feel about the industry, what is happening to you and your current role, how you feel about the current training on offer and any other resources we can offer. So without further ado… Here is the link to the Industry Snapshot Survey: Please complete our survey .

2016 119

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.    I found self-storage leasing to be an interesting industry.    It is also an easy industry to enter and a good way to invest long term in real estate. 

2010 107

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 134

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. The book reaches no firm conclusions whether or not the evolution of the ideas industry and the rise of for-profits is good or bad. " Missing from the book is coverage of the role thought leadership is playing in the rapidly growing content marketing industry.

2017 43

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 153

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.    Having said all that, WeWork's problems will impact the coworking industry.    In the short run, there will be a lot of negative press and coworking's naysayers (and there are quite a few) will suggest the industry is not sustainable.

2019 59

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. However, there are still plenty of industries where a gender balance has yet to be struck—industries that are ready and waiting for a female superstar, whose success can inspire other women to join the field.

2019 55

The Biggest Players in The Cloud Industry

Small Business CEO

… Information Technology cloud companies cloud computing cloud industry

2017 69

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 conferenceYou know that hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people in your line of work will be gathered in one city for a few days of panels, trade shows, and schmoozing. If you want to make the most of the experience , keep a few things in mind. Communicate. This is the biggest thing you can do at a conference.

2017 48

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. Featured Office Tech PA Perspective admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology The Industry SnapshotWe had some really interesting feedback and I want to share some of that with you today.

2016 145

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.  The report The Rise of the Expert Economy is a interesting look at what it calls a "little-known, high-growth sector, made up of networks that connect experts with companies that need them."  "  The firms in this sector, such as  GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), Guidepoint and Third Bridge, are surprising large.

2018 55

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. Owning a business in the hospitality industry can be trying in terms of cost management. One of the easiest ways to go green in the restaurant industry is to serve organic food that has avoided chemicals.

2014 122

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 101

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. … Customer Service customer experience industry trends tech industryA company can sell a digital service entirely over the Internet. The buyer pays online, and the service activates itself automatically.