June 10, 2018
From beer to beauty, artisan products – goods made in small batches to reflect high-quality craftsmanship and care – are extremely popular among consumers right now. Unlike mainstream and mass-produced products, artisan products represent unique, affordable luxuries made with mastery. Millennials drive artisan sales Artisan products are a hit among Millennials, as this powerful cohort […]
March 25, 2018
Smaller suppliers and retailers, it’s your time. These companies have many reasons to feel hopeful, as their offerings exactly match many emerging market trends. The following trends prove small is in demand and, in several areas, how small companies can make a big impact. Retail Reinvention as Opportunity Market disruption means new opportunities for small […]
November 20, 2017
Although the overwhelming majority of grocery shopping currently takes place in physical stores, experts suggest this pattern will change in the next decade, as grocery e-commerce is poised to boom in the next decade. In the U.S., online grocery shopping could grow five-fold to $100 billion by 2025, according to new research by Food Marketing […]
October 25, 2017
Let’s do this, Amazon … Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is busy taking over the world. He doesn’t have time to read in-depth proposals from cities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), a jackpot worth $5 billion U.S. and 50,000 lucrative tech jobs. To keep things simple, here’s a quick business case championing Toronto for Amazon […]
September 28, 2017
Do you keep your brilliant experience hidden? -OR- Do you generously “Give It Away” by sharing your ideas to help your dream clients (and Google) find you online with ease?
July 19, 2017
Study: Top 10 cities for a female-friendly entrepreneur culture: 1. Toronto 2. New York 3. Sydney 4. Munich 5. Singapore 6. London 7. San Francisco Bay Area 8. Paris 9. Stockholm 10. Sao Paulo … For a summary of the study by Dell and IHS, visit: ow.ly/xeSB30dJmDU
June 30, 2017
Earlier this year, 33,000 people, including retailers, suppliers and technology experts gathered at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2017 in New York, the biggest retail trade show of the year. Here are seven lessons they learned about the trends disrupting the retail landscape – and how to prepare for emerging trends. 1. Be […]
April 22, 2017
Business schools provide a fantastic training ground for teaching students how to think rationally in the boardroom. However, how well do these schools guide students to embrace a holistic entrepreneurial mindset to help them innovate? The following tips reflect unexpected lessons we may not have learned in school, which promote an intuitive, entrepreneurial mindset. These […]
April 22, 2017
Clients can come from anywhere, so stretch your tentacles all over by networking with diverse groups. Always be ready to grasp new opportunities to connect with others and help them.
April 22, 2017
Create a Brag Binder: Collect true stories of how you have excelled on different projects. Share: The business issue How you handled it The results These anecdotes will help you feel confident, so you’ll swagger into your next sales meeting.
February 15, 2017