The world is shifting to mobile. Sixty-eight percent of Americans have smartphones and the number is sure to increase in the coming years. That’s why this week’s Trending on Thursday takes a look at how to “win” the mobile battle for eyeballs and dollars. We also provide innovative strategies for getting out of a creative … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
The idea that the internet could connect any device with an on/off switch to people and other devices, often without human intervention, must have seemed like science fiction at the end of the 20th century when the term “internet of things” (IoT) was first coined. The IoT transformation is happening so quickly that companies are … Continue reading “Incorporating the Internet of Things into Business Strategy”
The tidal wave of big data is making its way into healthcare. Medical practitioners, researchers and hospital executives are tantalized by the prospect of integrating huge amounts of patient information from disparate sources to develop diagnostic profiles, direct treatment and proactive therapies, and improve follow-up care. Healthcare administrators are beginning to realize big data’s potential … Continue reading “Big Data Is Coming to Healthcare”
For the past decade, many people have dreamed of launching a “startup unicorn,” such as Uber or Snapchat. But this is, more often than not, unfeasible. Instead, as this week’s Trending on Thursday points out, more people should focus on opening small businesses that will still generate considerable revenue and have a big impact on … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
According to the most recent employment report released by ADP, small-business owners added approximately 63,000 new jobs to their payrolls in August, up from 61,000 in July.
If the election season is making you feel increasingly pessimistic about your business, you’re not alone. This week’s Trending on Thursday reports on declining U.S. small business sentiment, which is in large part due to this year’s fraught political cycle. To keep your spirits up, we provide some new business opportunities for moms, detail encouraging … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
Are you concerned about pending interest rates hikes? While they may not happen until later this year or early next year, small business owners in particular take this issue seriously. But this week’s Trending on Thursday may help relieve some of your concerns, as we detail why rising interest rates can actually help your business. … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
For small business owners and entrepreneurs, fall can be one of the most stressful and time-consuming times of the year. This week’s Trending on Thursday kicks off with a guide to help ensure you and your business remain successful while still maintaining a healthy personal life. We also provide advice for content marketing, tips for … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
There’s no shortage of indicators that describe how the economy is performing, but some of the most telling signs are business creation and hiring.
Cash registers are the common link between the nation’s largest occupations.