Strategy

5 Business Trends For 2013 That Are Massively Overhyped

[credit provider=”statigr.am/shomisma” url=”http://statigr.am/p/447459294_4313505″] ‘Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It’s fun. It gives pundits, vendors, and journalists something to talk about. And it can be smart to try to keep your eye on legitimate trends that may affect your business.Then again, sometimes a trend is nothing more than a […]
5 Business Trends For 2013 That Are Massively Overhyped
Strategy

Richard Branson Hopes The Big Trend Of 2013 Will Be The Legalization Of Drugs

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Branson_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1365112.jpg”] This morning, LinkedIn released its Big Ideas 2013 series, where more than 60 thought leaders from their influencers section have written original posts on what they expect will be the massive trends that will impact the business world and people’s careers in the next year. Richard Branson, far […]
Richard Branson Hopes The Big Trend Of 2013 Will Be The Legalization Of Drugs
Strategy

The 10 Hottest Consumer Trends For 2013

[credit provider=”Flickr/dave416″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4157858997/”] The consumer experience continues to change rapidly. It’s getting more digital, more mobile, and many more companies from around the world are competing for shorter attention spans.In a series of reports, trendwatching.com has been tracking what consumers are demanding, and how brands are giving it to them. 
The 10 Hottest Consumer Trends For 2013
Lifestyle

‘Milking’ Replaces ‘Planking’ As The New Bizarre Student Trend

[credit provider=”The Guardian” url=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2012/nov/26/milking-the-new-internet-craze-video”] Last week, many students travelled to London to protest against being milked by the government. Back on campus, other students were busy milking themselves. Almost literally.Among the creme de la creme of British youth, an udderly bizarre trend has emerged: milking. Undergraduates stand in public spaces, […]
‘Milking’ Replaces ‘Planking’ As The New Bizarre Student Trend
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Bionic Mannequins Are Spying On Shoppers

[credit provider=”Flickr/Horia Varlan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4269156697/”] Nov. 20 (Bloomberg)—Store mannequins are meant to catch your eye. Soon you may catch theirs.Benetton Group SpA is among fashion brands deploying mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch over shoppers in their stores.
Bionic Mannequins Are Spying On Shoppers
Lifestyle

11 Bizarre Fashion And Beauty Trends From Around The World

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Botas_picudas_mexicanas2009.jpg”] If you just don’t get the Oliver Twist-esque street urchin look that defines hipster fashion, or the weird, two-tone hair (it’s called ombre!) that so many celebrities have, you’ll be downright mystified by these trends from around the globe. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”shippo-the-brain-controlled-tail-1″ title=”Shippo, The Brain-Controlled Tail” […]
11 Bizarre Fashion And Beauty Trends From Around The World
Markets

Millennials Share How They Really Feel About Moving Back In With Their Parents

[credit provider=”statigr.am/jennatysoe” url=”http://statigr.am/p/313308508755914314_15900058″] Last month we posed a survey to the Reddit community to find out at what age people are moving out of their parents’ houses and what they think about the phenomenon of the “boomerang children,” as this Pew centre study calls them.It’s certainly not a new phenomenon, […]
Millennials Share How They Really Feel About Moving Back In With Their Parents
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Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente Sues Google To Block His Obscene Impostors

[credit provider=”Youtube”] Noted trend forecaster Gerald Celente sued Google this week for allegedly letting bloggers use his image in vulgar postings.The blogs at issue have variations of Celente’s name, including geraldcelente-blog.blogspot.com and geraldcelente-blog.blogspot.ca. Google acquired the company that runs that blog site in April 2011.
Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente Sues Google To Block His Obscene Impostors
News

The ‘Snackification’ Of America

[credit provider=”eddiejdf/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jumphigh/6060968140/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] America is becoming snackified.”Snackification” is one of the hot food and dining trends mentioned in restaurant consultancy firm Baum+Whiteman’s latest report for 2013.
The ‘Snackification’ Of America
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The Mega-Trends That Are Changing Retail Forever

[credit provider=”By antwerpenR on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwp-roger/3155147413/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Retailers all over are scrambling to adapt and survive. We’ve seen the decline of big box and the meteoric rise of e-commerce shake the industry to its core.But that’s not all that has altered the retail landscape.
The Mega-Trends That Are Changing Retail Forever
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Three Major Trends That Are Holding Down The World’s Top Retail Brands

[credit provider=”Justin Sullivan/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/pedestrian-carrying-a-shopping-bag-walks-by-a-mural-with-a-news-photo/142977115″] Retail brands had limited gains on Interbrand’s recently released 100 Best Global Brands list for 2012.Why did that happen?
Three Major Trends That Are Holding Down The World’s Top Retail Brands
Lifestyle

The 10 Hottest Food Trends Of 2012

[credit provider=”Flickr/miss karen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/misbehave/4777384451/”] Thankfully, many of the food trends I feared at the beginning of 2012 have not come to pass.However, even in eight months, there have been some very noticeable developments in both the food we are served in restaurants and the way we cook at home.
The 10 Hottest Food Trends Of 2012
Lifestyle

10 Pointless Luxury Hotel Perks

[credit provider=”Flickr/Sarah_Ackerman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sackerman519/5520704534/”] They want you to sleep with them. And they’ll do almost anything to make sure that you do. They are…hoteliers trying to win your business.It used to be that a hotel could secure travellers’ loyalty by providing the cornerstones of comfortable lodging: a great location, well-appointed rooms, […]
10 Pointless Luxury Hotel Perks
Strategy

The Top Reason Everyone Quits Their Job Is Because Of Low Pay

[credit provider=”lilszeto via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mszeto/3282517760/in/photostream”] In recent years, companies have had trouble retaining employees — especially the Gen Y workers who are more apt to move from one opportunity to the next. Now we know why.
The Top Reason Everyone Quits Their Job Is Because Of Low Pay
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How The Average American Has Changed Since The 1960s

[credit provider=”Cushing Memorial Library on www.flickr.com and Dan Lynch on www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cushinglibrary/4266276149/”] America has changed a lot since the Baby Boom.On this patriotic week, we decided to look back and see exactly how much heavier, older, smarter, etc. we have become. Some of the changes are pretty drastic.
How The Average American Has Changed Since The 1960s
Markets

14 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have

[credit provider=”Julia La Roche for Business Insider”] A new crop of summer interns and recent college graduates have already descended upon Wall Street.So if you’re a newbie, you’ll need to know what you should bring with you to work. 
14 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have
Strategy

COKE CEO: These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World

[credit provider=”AP”] Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent has had much success at the helm of the iconic beverage company, but as he moves forward, he must keep up with the ever-evolving consumer.In a recent column for the BBC, Kent cites five global mega trends from a Consumer Goods Forum report on the […]
COKE CEO: These Five Consumer Mega Trends Are Changing The World
Strategy

10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abandoned_Taco_Johns_in_Pocatello,_ID.jpg”] Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year.This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing.
10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2013
Markets

Americans Have Forgotten How To Get Cheap Alcohol

[credit provider=”NPR”] Sometimes the easiest ways to save are right under our noses––and even then we still can’t manage to sniff them out. While the price of hitting up bars and restaurants for a nightcap has risen nearly 80 per cent over the last 30 years, Americans have spent less on […]
Americans Have Forgotten How To Get Cheap Alcohol
Markets

13 Health Gimmicks You Can Stop Wasting Money On

[credit provider=”Vita Coco”] No matter how many times we’re told otherwise, Americans’ obsession with get-healthy-quick schemes will likely never die. Too bad most of these fads aren’t worth their weight in salt – or your hard-earned dollars. 
13 Health Gimmicks You Can Stop Wasting Money On
Lifestyle

A French Pastry Chef Elevates Chocolate To New Heights In New York

[credit provider=”Abby Rogers/Business Insider”] Don’t expect to see a big, industrial kitchen when you walk into François Payard‘s Houston Street bakery in lower Manhattan.”Everything is handmade,” said Payard, a pastry chef who honed his skills in the kitchens of Le Bernardin and Daniel, and later opened a string of patisseries […]
A French Pastry Chef Elevates Chocolate To New Heights In New York
Strategy

This Apparel Brand realised The Big Disadvantage Of Outsourcing To China

[credit provider=”www.zara.com” url=”http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category/us/en/zara-us-S2012/199025/Woman”] Retailer Zara has avoided outsourcing to China, and that’s a huge reason it’s been so successful.The brand is owned by Spanish company Inditex SA, which is one of the world’s largest clothing brands next to its competitor H&M. The company’s profits grew by 12 per cent to […]
This Apparel Brand realised The Big Disadvantage Of Outsourcing To China
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A New Danish Fast Food Restaurant Will Serve Only ‘Cave Man’ Food

[credit provider=”Flickr/Edo”] The paleolithic diet, popularly called the ‘caveman diet,’ is the inspiration for ‘Palæo,’ a new restaurant slated to open in the coming weeks in Denmark, the Guardian reports.Paleo diets are based on a single premise—if cavemen didn’t eat it, neither should you. So no more refined sugar, dairy, […]
A New Danish Fast Food Restaurant Will Serve Only ‘Cave Man’ Food
Markets

How Whole Foods Became The Luxury Brand For Millennials

[credit provider=”Flickr / tastytouring” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tastytouring/6220458495/in/photostream/”] Years ago, no one would have predicted a grocery chain would be the modern symbol of luxury. But that’s precisely what Whole Foods has become for millennials, as it’s slowly replaced the designer labels and brand name stores favoured by boomers, writes Michael Pavone, food and beverage marketing […]
How Whole Foods Became The Luxury Brand For Millennials
Markets

Drinking Diet Soda Every Day Might Give You A Heart Attack

[credit provider=”Flickr / Kim + Chantelle” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimandchantelle/6025790720/in/photostream/”] Now we can add heart problems to the list of terrible things diet soda can do to our bodies.Drinking diet soda every day increases the risks of having a stroke, heart attack, or dying of heart-related diseases, according to a study published in the Journal of […]
Drinking Diet Soda Every Day Might Give You A Heart Attack
Markets

20-Something Solo Dwellers Are Actually Helping The Economy

[credit provider=”Flickr/cosmic_bandita” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cosmic_bandita/2912740253/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] There’s no doubt more 20-somethings are carving dents in their parents’ sofas these days than ever before, but that’s not exactly the end of the story. The rate of singles under 30 who are living on their own is more than 10 times higher than it was just 60 […]
20-Something Solo Dwellers Are Actually Helping The Economy
Lifestyle

The 15 Trendiest Hotels On The Planet

[credit provider=”Protea Hotels” url=”http://www.proteahotels.com/components/com_gallery/gallery.php?hotel_code=FIRE”] If you’re a trendsetter, picking a hotel in a hot location with the latest amenities is critical for a great vacation.According to TripAdvisor, many of the world’s trendiest hotels are in Europe, though a few are in the U.S.
The 15 Trendiest Hotels On The Planet
Strategy

The Two Big Trends That Pushed Hostess Toward Bankruptcy

[credit provider=”National Business Journal “] Hostess is preparing to file for Chapter 11 for the second time since 2004.The first time around, it blamed America’s low-carb diet trends for leading it to bankruptcy, reports the Wall Street Journal. Its top-selling products, Twinkies and Wonder Bread, were blockbuster items for decades, […]
The Two Big Trends That Pushed Hostess Toward Bankruptcy
Markets

The 10 Biggest Banking Trends You Can Expect To See In 2012

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] If you thought it was tough to be a bank customer in 2011, you better buckle up tight in the new year.We picked the brains of NerdWallet marketing VP Anisha Sekar to find out what the whizzes behind the personal finance site predict banking […]
The 10 Biggest Banking Trends You Can Expect To See In 2012
Markets

How To Stop Your Kids’ Holiday Spending From Spinning Out Of Control

[credit provider=”Steel Wool” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wynnie/5771315681/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Looks like youngsters are taking a few financial cues from the bank of mum and Dad this holiday season.Less than half saying they won’t bother setting a budget for gifts, according to a new poll by financial literacy site, Themint.org.
How To Stop Your Kids’ Holiday Spending From Spinning Out Of Control
Markets

More Americans Are Forgoing $10,000 Funerals Than Ever Before

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/turbona/”] A weakened economy has spurred Americans to revamp their household budgets from the ground up – even in the afterlife. With the average cost of a typical burial service hovering around the $10,000 mark, cremation has become the go-to burial practice for more than 41 per cent of […]
More Americans Are Forgoing $10,000 Funerals Than Ever Before
Lifestyle

Fangs Are The Latest Beauty Craze In Japan

[credit provider=”adactio via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/298916832/”] While kids in the U.S. are asking about braces, girls in Japan are asking the dentist how they can get crooked teeth.The look, commonly known as snaggletooth in America, shows off a person’s “fangs.” The Japanese call it “Yaeba.”
Fangs Are The Latest Beauty Craze In Japan
Markets

15 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have

[credit provider=”Julia La Roche for Business Insider”] If you’re just starting out on Wall Street, you’ll need to know exactly what you should bring with you to work. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for accessories for what to bring to the office and what to never be caught owning.
15 Work Accessories That Every Wall Streeter Must Have
Markets

Everyone On Wall Street Is Going Bonkers Over This Dude’s Mustache

[credit provider=”Facebook.com” url=”http://www.facebook.com/gherfkens”] Garrett Herfkens, an associate at BlackRock based in San Francisco, is Bloomberg’s “most viewed” profile today.The reason (we think) is because he’s rocking some badass facial hair in his profile picture.
Everyone On Wall Street Is Going Bonkers Over This Dude’s Mustache
Strategy

Street Vendors Near Zuccotti Park Are Losing Tons Of Money

[credit provider=”Julia La Roche for Business Insider”] Occupy Wall Street protesters are steering a ton of business away from a portion of the 99% they say they’re representing. Namely, the small businesses who operate in the Financial District. “Let them leave soon,” Abderrahim Marhraoui, the owner of a Halal food cart since 2003, […]
Street Vendors Near Zuccotti Park Are Losing Tons Of Money
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11 Surprising Trends In A Bad Economy

[credit provider=”AP”] What are the signs of a sinking economy? There are obvious symptoms of such a downturn — decreased consumer confidence, lower demand and rising unemployment.But we looked at other strange correlations between bad times and peoples’ behaviour.
11 Surprising Trends In A Bad Economy
Markets

Can The Midsize Pickup Truck Make A Comeback?

[credit provider=”nrtphotos via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/n-r-t/1404649983/”] 10 years ago Ford dealers delivered over 275,000 Rangers. This year, Ford is tracking to deliver about 62,000. What happened? Several things. First, obviously, the entire new vehicle industry has plummeted from the halcyon days pre-2008. Second, Americans’ affection for smaller pickups has faded. Just […]
Can The Midsize Pickup Truck Make A Comeback?
Lifestyle

Travel In Style With An International Bachelor Pad

[credit provider=”Airbnb” url=”http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/98284″] There’s a new way for bachelor’s hoping to live a bi-coastal lifestyle to crash in luxurious pads across the world for a weekend or a month at the time.Airbnb’s Sublets feature offers weekend and monthly rentals for the jet set crowd.
Travel In Style With An International Bachelor Pad
Tech

If We Hear About Any More Startups Like These, We’ll Scream

[credit provider=”Chaotic Serenity via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/_serenity/269668314/”] Many of today’s startups fall into one of a few idea buckets.If you’re launching a company in any of these areas, you’ll need to have a truly interesting twist to fend off competition and get investors excited.
If We Hear About Any More Startups Like These, We’ll Scream
Markets

Hot New Trend On Wall Street: SoulCycling

[credit provider=”CNBC”] SoulCycle — a 40-five minute indoor cycling routine incorporating arm exercises and a core workout — is becoming one of the hottest new exercise trends on Wall Street.”We’re all a bunch of closet soulcyclers,” an analyst at an investment bank told us.
Hot New Trend On Wall Street: SoulCycling
Strategy

12 Mind-Blowing Concepts From Malcolm Gladwell’s Bestsellers

[credit provider=”Pop!Tech via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504303/”] Malcolm Gladwell’s first two bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, earned him a place on Time’s 2005 “Most Influential People” list; and with Outliers, the “10,000 Hour” theory made its way into the zeitgeist. Though he’s been criticised for his choice selection of scientific and […]
12 Mind-Blowing Concepts From Malcolm Gladwell’s Bestsellers
Lifestyle

Sick Of Planking? Here Are Six New Alternatives To Try Out

[credit provider=”Leisuredive.com” url=”http://leisuredive.com/gallery.php”] In the beginning, there was planking.The trend of people lying face-down in strange places—or on top of strange things, like boulders—and taking a picture of themselves swept across the Internet in May.
Sick Of Planking? Here Are Six New Alternatives To Try Out
Strategy

This Is What “Computer Dating” Looked Like In The 1960s

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] 40 years before Mark Zuckerberg came up with Facebook, a few Harvard students created Operation Match, the precursor to online dating. The New Yorker reports that in 1965, Lewis Altfest, a 25-year-old accountant, and his friend Robert Ross, a computer programmer for IBM, then made their own […]
This Is What “Computer Dating” Looked Like In The 1960s
Strategy

Americans Now Think A 40-Hour Work Week Is “Part Time”

[credit provider=”Minneapolis: Minnesota Population centre (PDF)” url=”http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/01/pdf/threefaces.pdf”] Americans consider a 40-hour work week as “part time” in most professional jobs and as a sign of a stagnant career, according to a recent study by the centre for American Progress.The financial reward for working longer hours has increased substantially in the […]
Americans Now Think A 40-Hour Work Week Is “Part Time”
Tech

The 7 Most Tired Startup Trends Right Now

[credit provider=”Chaotic Serenity via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/_serenity/269668314/”] It’s common for entrepreneurs who have never met to come up with the exact same startup at the exact same time.It happened to “what should I wear” apps Fashism and GoTryItOn. It also happened to group texting startups GroupMe and Fast Society. “The first […]
The 7 Most Tired Startup Trends Right Now
Strategy

Psychologists Calculate The Monetary Value Of A Happy Marriage

[credit provider=”AP”] Economists David Blanchflower and Andrew Oswald calculated the “compensation value” of life events like employment and marriage by surveying 100,000 Americans and Britons from the 1970s to the 1990s.In terms of happiness, they found that marriage was worth an impressive $100,000 annually:
Psychologists Calculate The Monetary Value Of A Happy Marriage
Strategy

The 15 Greatest Tech Pivots Ever

[credit provider=”ap”] Very few people get it right the first time.If you find yourself needing to change your business’s direction or revenue model, know that you’re in good company.
The 15 Greatest Tech Pivots Ever
Strategy

8 Ways To Make Sure You Don’t Slack Off When Working From Home

[credit provider=”jkonig via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkonig/407896560/”] Leaving corporate America to run a homebased business is the ideal situation for many people: There’s no boss breathing down your neck, no boring meetings to attend and no 45-minute drives in rush hour traffic.Working from home can be a rewarding experience, but it’s easy […]
8 Ways To Make Sure You Don’t Slack Off When Working From Home
Strategy

10 Business Investments You Should Make Right Now

[credit provider=”DavidDMuir via Flcikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddmuir/2125697998/in/photostream/”] Salaries, technology, supplies. Every day, you spend money and time on your business. But do you know which investments are giving you the most bang for your buck? Taking a close look at what is actually helping your business grow and generate revenue can help […]
10 Business Investments You Should Make Right Now
Markets

Three Market Valuation Indicators That Continue to Signal Caution

Here are the most recent monthly updates of the three valuation indicators I routinely follow: * The relationship of the S&P Composite to a regression trendline (more) * The cyclical P/E ratio using the trailing 10-year earnings as the divisor (more) * The Q Ratio — the total price of […]
Three Market Valuation Indicators That Continue to Signal Caution
Strategy

Trends And Influences On Financing Small And Medium Enterprises

To be consistent with Statistics Canada, SME’s are defined as having less than 500 employees and with annual revenues of less than $50 million. According to the estimated population in the survey completed by SME Financing Data Initiative, Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises, 2007, small businesses (those […]
Strategy

How A Tiny, Squishy, Animal Toy In A Plastic Bubble Is Becoming The Latest Kids’ Craze

[credit provider=”Ribbonrockstarbow via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4842278024/”] Bill Nichols is making cheap, squishy, collectible animal toys that come in plastic bubbles — just like what you’d find in a vending machine. He seems to be on to something because his toys, Squinkies, have been sold out in Wal-Mart for the past week.  […]
How A Tiny, Squishy, Animal Toy In A Plastic Bubble Is Becoming The Latest Kids’ Craze
Strategy

How The Cupcake Business Blew Up And Became A Major Craze

[credit provider=”lamantin via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamantin/5143354304/”] The idea of a cupcake shop filing for an IPO is baffling. But last week, Crumbs Bakery announced it would go public in a reverse merger worth $66 million.Those tiny little cakes your mum made when you turned five are now a hugely profitable business.
How The Cupcake Business Blew Up And Became A Major Craze
Tech

No, Twitter Didn’t Suppress Trends About Wikileaks

[credit provider=”derya” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyre/3375410600/”] In the wake of this week’s media firestorm over WikiLeaks, some folks have questioned whether Twitter was actively suppressing trends related to the news, like #cablegate and #wikileaks. It seemed surprising that these topics are no longer among top trends.Not at all, claims Twitter on a blog […]
No, Twitter Didn’t Suppress Trends About Wikileaks
Strategy

How The Inventor Of Silly Bandz Created A Fad That Swept The Nation

[credit provider=”Bekkah N”] If you haven’t spent time in playgrounds recently, you might not know about Silly Bandz, the colourful silicone rubber bands that come in hundreds of styles. Shaped like animals, numbers, letters and a range of objects, Silly Bandz have become a schoolyard craze.Kids wear them as bracelets, […]
How The Inventor Of Silly Bandz Created A Fad That Swept The Nation
Strategy

10 New Trends That Could Change Your Business

[credit provider=”AP”] From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories to new ways to get green, there are a lot of new trends that will define opportunity next year. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”on-the-verge-a-burst-of-creativity-is-ahead-1″ title=”On the verge. A burst of creativity is ahead” content=”Hard to believe, but according to the learned folks at the National […]
10 New Trends That Could Change Your Business
Strategy

How To Create A Home Office On A Budget

[preserve] [/preserve]   This article is supported by HP’s Imaging and Printing Group. For many companies, offices are a thing of the past. Colleagues communicate via instant messages and bosses use tools like Skype and Base Camp to delegate tasks.  Physical work spaces have become less important and, as a result, […]
How To Create A Home Office On A Budget
Strategy

How To Build And Manage A Virtual Team

[preserve] [/preserve]   This aricle is supported by HP’s Imaging and Printing Group. [credit provider=”Associated Press” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=Hewlett-Packard%20employees&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1285784191&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=a5f8d08f00e3da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2005&page=1&xslt=1″] Some of today’s most effective work environments encourage collaboration, whether employees are physically in an office together or working remotely. Virtual teams are becoming more and more common as business owners use the internet for […]
How To Build And Manage A Virtual Team
Strategy

10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Can Save Energy and Money

[preserve] [/preserve]   This article is supported by HP’s Imaging and Printing Group. [credit provider=”totalAldo via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/totalaldo/2400635097/”] It’s easy for small businesses to be energy-conscious and save money at the same time. We’ve all received emails with signatures that ask, “Do you really need to print this email?” If you […]
10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Can Save Energy and Money
Strategy

Key Functions Any Small Business Can Outsource

[preserve] [/preserve]   This aricle is supported by HP’s Imaging and Printing Group. — hiring outside firms to perform work normally handled internally — is a good thing for small companies. Some businesses don’t have the  man-power to tackle all the work that needs to be done. Outsourcing can also save […]
Key Functions Any Small Business Can Outsource