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Nearly 20% of Entrepreneurs Work with Family Members

According to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report, nearly 20 percent of the world’s entrepreneurs are working with family members. The report, sponsored by Babson College, Universidad Del Desarrollo and Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation, also stated that 6 percent of individuals aged between 18-64 in 27 countries are part of the gig economy and the sharing economy. “The Global Entrepreneurship…

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Market Potential for Ready-to-Drink CBD Beverages

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Recent reports by Canaccord Genuity indicate the market for cannabidiol (CBD) beverages could achieve a value of $260 million in the United States by 2022. CBD beverages form part of an even wider market for marijuana-infused drinks that is predicted to reach a value of $600 million in three years’ time. U.S market for CBD and THC beverages could reach $600 million by…

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Customer Care: 5 Trends for 2019

A recent business article by Twitter noted customer care trends from 2018 that they expect to continue to grow in 2019. Direct Messaging More consumers are connecting with companies through direct messaging (DM’s) than through more public methods like tagging in a Tweet. According to Sprinklr, 80 percent of consumers engage with brands online, and 54…

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Facebook Breach May Bring About EU-Style GDPR Privacy Rules in U.S.

Recent news of a Facebook breach might have a major impact on Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) practices in the U.S. News just before Christmas that Facebook is allowing advertisers and marketers direct access to personal data—and even private conversations—may have the effect of accelerating consideration in the U.S. of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, according to…

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Top 2019 Global Workforce Predictions

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The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated recently released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in the coming year.   AI and machine learning unmask previously hidden workforce data to make people-centric decisions. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will finally be woven into workforce management practices, revealing a treasure trove of data…

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Worldwide Hair Care Market Expected to Reach $112 Billion by 2023

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Direct sellers such as Amway, Natura and Avon have reason to be optimistic for the growth of their hair care product lines over the next five years. A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com—“Global Hair Care Market Trends, Size – Segmented by Product, Distribution Channel (Direct Selling, Hypermarkets & Retail Chains, e-Commerce), and Geography – Growth, Trends and Forecast”—states the…

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