growth in the formation of small and personal (one person) businesses. The artisans will create new organizational structures and provide greater opportunities for work-life balance. These small and personal businesses will be run by a diverse group of entrepreneurs with a wide range of business objectives, but many will choose to join the ranks of the new artisans to match their work with their values. Source: Intuit Future of Small Business Report
Business Report 1. New artisans that make things. This includes everything from hand-made jewelry to food truck chefs to boutique distillers to micro-manufacturers. 2. Personal service providers and especially those that provide high-end personal services. 3. Knowledge artisans that leverage their social and intellectual capital.
school senior loves to shop. Today’s senior loves clothes. This is not a new phenomenon among the different generations of teens. What is new is WHY and the HOW they make choices in the clothing they buy and wear. This also applies to their thinking about senior portraits.”
distracted by looking at each other and getting caught up in competition. We exert too much energy trying to compete and buying more gadgets. We’re missing out on a chance to truly invent and to be inspired by the experiences and interests that we know best—our own. Source: Owning Your Story, UX Magazine
you. What can you deliver uniquely well? What sort of disruptive business model can you bring? Be true to yourself and play from a position of strength. A little self-awareness can go a long way in crafting a value proposition with power. Source: Owning Your Story, UX Magazine
enable studios to create an inner- circle feeling around key events. Delivering exclusive previews or behind-the-scenes content offers clients and followers an place for "insider" experiences. Source: iMedia Connection, Mashable