Top Trends for Small Business in 2010

 New Year1. People in their 20’s and 50’s starting a business because they can’t find a job

2. Growth in online webinars for small business

3. Cloud computing saving small business millions of dollars

4. Consumers in India, China and Russia becoming key buyers of luxury items and brands

5. New business models you’ve never seen before

6. More people moving to cities and living in small condos. Property near public transport becoming very valuable

7. Growth in online sales

8. Your mobile phone becoming your laptop

9. Blogs becoming the main source of news and education

10. Media overload, it’s going to get worse

11. New sources of finance for small business (online community banks)

12. Big business is bad, small business is good

13. The price of technology assets keeps decreasing which benefits small business

14. More women starting their own business and taking leadership positions in government and large corporations

15. Less full time employment and more contract work

16. Cellular phone services becoming much cheaper. Fixed fee

For more ideas on future trends checkout:

Google Trends

Google Trends Canada

Trendhunter

Springwise

Google ZeitGeist

Small Business Trends

Advertisements

3 responses to “Top Trends for Small Business in 2010

  1. I'm very surprised there is no mention of green / sustainability issues in your list.Both increased environmental legislation and recovering consumer demand (reinforced by heightened awareness of green and ethical issues such as Fairtrade etc) will have a huge impact on small business activity across the board.Or should I say, there will be growing opportunities for those small business that can foresee how such pressures will impact on them and take action accordingly.

  2. I'm very surprised there is no mention of green / sustainability issues in your list.Both increased environmental legislation and recovering consumer demand (reinforced by heightened awareness of green and ethical issues such as Fairtrade etc) will have a huge impact on small business activity across the board.Or should I say, there will be growing opportunities for those small business that can foresee how such pressures will impact on them and take action accordingly.

  3. Whoa ! You certainly have completed an excellent work placing these inputs about Top Trends for Small Business in place. These info are sure of great help.Sales Force Automation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s