Monday, January 06, 2014

Article of Interest: Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

My esteemed colleagues, Steve King and Carolyn Ockels over at Small Business Labs, write their 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  Note:  Steve and Carolyn are also partners of Emergent Research.  As you read through the list, consider how you will prepare your business to capitalize on these trends.

Here's a snippet of one of the key trends to watch in 2014:
2. The Small Business Digital Divide Widens: A growing body of research is showing a performance gap between small businesses that successfully use technology and those that don’t. This small business digital divide means small firms unable or unwilling to deploy and use technology – and especially cloud, analytics and mobile technologies – are increasingly disadvantaged relative to their more technically savvy competitors.  2014 will see this divide widen as tech savvy small businesses use their technology to cut costs, better connect to customers and gain market share.  
Read:  Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

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