Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex

ProAssisting Blog

Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex. THIS podcast by Ezra Klein with Cal Newport got my mind going in a number of different directions. How do we manage our deep thinking time? How do we tame the firehose of information being shot our way?

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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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New Pet Industry Buzzwords - Petrenthood and Petriarchy

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know we like both new buzzwords and pet trends here at Small Business Labs.

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6 Common Not to Forget Industrial Safety Tips

Small Business CEO

Here are some common not to forget industrial safety tips: 1. … The post 6 Common Not to Forget Industrial Safety Tips appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Industrial industrial safetyAlmost 9.7%

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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. 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

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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.

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Why Is Bitcoin So Important For The Travelling Industry?

Small Business CEO

The tourism industry has faced a lot of difficulties and challenges during a pandemic. The establishment of Bitcoin is a fantastic source for the travel industry. … The post Why Is Bitcoin So Important For The Travelling Industry? Finance Travel Bitcoin travel industry

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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

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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 109

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Explained

The Persistent Assistant

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, Simply put, the Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to how technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are merging with humans’ physical lives.

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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.

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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. This first blog is the Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014. The post Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Automotive Technology That’s Making Waves in the Industry

Small Business CEO

The vehicle industry has evolved from simply getting you from here to there, to making the drive more comfortable, more enjoyable, and simpler than ever before. From robust navigation features to autonomous driving, these vehicles are making waves in the industry.

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Site Covers How the Economy is being Impacted by the Pandemic by Industry

Small Business Labs

Vertical IQ is a leading provider of Industry Intelligence for those advising small- and medium-sized businesses such as bankers, accountants, and other SMB advisors.      The chart below shows their high-level industry sector coverage.

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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

2014 147

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.

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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.

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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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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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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 146

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’.

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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. Our interest in the craft brewing industry is due to the fact that it's such a good example of a barbell industrial structure.  We've been following the evolution of barbell industry structures for over a decade and we often use the beer industry as an example.

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How Might Nitrogen Generators Be Used for Industrial Applications?

Small Business CEO

Fortunately, it is industrially useful for man, and almost all industries need nitrogen generation during production. Compressed nitrogen is versatile; thus, the reason it can be used across many industries. Industrial Nitrogen Generator

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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. The pet industry continues to grow and the pet humanization trend continues to get stronger as pet obsessed Millennials pamper their pets even more than older generations. 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.

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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.

2016 143

Sinker EDM: Here’s How It Is Gaining Momentum Across The Industries

Small Business CEO

Electrical discharge machining or EDM has become a go-to technology of many industries, the existence of which has been prevailing for a long time. … The post Sinker EDM: Here’s How It Is Gaining Momentum Across The Industries appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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4 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing the Industrial Sector

Small Business CEO

One that has not only sent seismic shocks across the societal fabric but also uprooted the future of the industrial sector. … The post 4 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing the Industrial Sector appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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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. Firms like Industrious, WeWork, Serendipity Labs and many others no longer just provide workspaces where people work alone together.    This is part of a much broader trend - the servitization of products - that's impacting most industries.

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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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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.    According to the filing, Upwork has 375,000 registered freelancers and 475,000 client businesses located across 180 countries.    The company reported sales of $164.4 million in 2016 and $202.6

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The 5 Most Common Industries to Use Collection Services

Small Business CEO

The number of industries that stand to benefit from collections services is enormous. … The post The 5 Most Common Industries to Use Collection Services appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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

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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

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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.  

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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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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. Key quote from the report on the size of the "human cloud": "SIA estimates that total human cloud spending reached between $47 and $51 billion globally in 2016.

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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.

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). According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), about 20.2 million Americans are involved in direct selling the U.S. This is up from 15.8 million in 2010. 

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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

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Upcoming Changes and Predictions for the Manufacturing Industry in the Next Five Years

Small Business CEO

The year 2020 was a tumultuous year for jobs, the economy, and industries as the world struggled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on business and daily life. However, there’re reasons to be optimistic about the future, particularly if we are talking about the manufacturing industry.

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