As the industry turned to virtual events in place of their traditional in-person conventions during the height of the pandemic, many companies reported increased engagement and higher viral share among attendees. Sales often increased as well, as participants were free to shop instead of travel or commute during the event’s final sessions. But a new […]
A study conducted earlier this year by Oracle and CRM Essentials illustrated how social media influencers have become a trusted source for consumers seeking to purchase or discover opinions about a product.
The past two years and counting have been inordinately challenging for small business owners, but even amid these struggles, an overwhelming majority of these entrepreneurs (74.8%) reported being somewhat or very happy.
Members of Gen Z have faced an unusual hiring landscape. They’ve been challenged with launching careers in the midst of a global pandemic, which ushered in remote work and hiring freezes, then watched as the Great Resignation left a wake of job openings. This recent shift has tilted the hiring leverage in favor of job […]
The youngest generation of workers have experienced a work-life balance transformation in the years since the pandemic entered the scene. In Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index, a study that analyzed trillions of productivity signals in Microsoft 365, labor trends on LinkedIn and a survey of 31,000 people in 31 countries, employees shared how the role […]
In a new survey (PDF file), Franchise Insights, a unit of FranchiseVentures, found that majority (73%) of would-be entrepreneurs agree that “now is a good time to start a business.” The study, called the Small Business Startup Sentiment Index, was conducted February 24-28, 2022, and illustrated that even the turmoil of the invasion of Ukraine […]