Month: February 2016

Crowd Funding for Small Businesses in 2016

2016 Business Trends JOBS Act: Title III and Equity Crowdfunding Will Arrive for Small Businesses and Startups “One trend that every small business owner should be aware of in 2016 is the late arrival of the final piece of the JOBS Act: Title III. This means that it’s likely that every business will have the chance to raise investment through…

Human Connection Remains the Most Important

2016 Business Trends The experts are saying, despite an increase in Internet Connections, human connection remains most important. “The convergence of companies turning to technology to cut costs, and consumers having access to multiple options will create a chasm where brand loyalty does not exist. The key to highly sought-after repeat business will be to establish and maintain the human…

Small Businesses Can Expect More Scrutiny from Customers

2016 Business Trends The experts say do not ignore customer complaints in 2016. Here is what Mark Deuitch, CEO of PeopleClaim has to say: “Consumers have higher expectations of real fairness and responsiveness to complaints. It’s less and less easy to get rid of people with legitimate complaints by ignoring them or handing out a coupon. In a nutshell: Business…

Human Resources and the Workforce in 2016

2016 Business Trends The experts are saying that Human Resources Will Adapt to a Changing Workforce in 2016. Here is what Ira S. Wolfe, president, Success Performance Solutions has to say: “Hiring will become more difficult, especially for skilled jobs, leading to longer times to fill open positions. The cost to hire will consequently increase due to a combination of…