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Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

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With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.
June 3, 2013 in Innovation
4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now

4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now

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More companies are creating robotics for consumer use. Here's a look at four that you can take home today.
June 3, 2013 in Innovation
8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics

8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics

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From agriculture to healthcare, these innovative companies are creating robots that have the potential to change lives.
June 3, 2013 in Innovation
Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

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A design expert shares three trends for winning workspaces.
April 30, 2013 in Business Management
The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

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Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
April 2, 2013 in Business Ideas
Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

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In the aftermath of this year's SXSW Interactive festival, we pinpointed four top trends that young entrepreneurs should consider.
March 15, 2013 in News and Trends
7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

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Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.
February 21, 2013 in Going Green
Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

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Our look at the trends on fire, the ones that have cooled -- and everything in between.
December 31, 2012 in Franchises
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

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Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
December 28, 2012 in Franchises
100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

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With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.
December 26, 2012 in Go Forward
5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.
December 21, 2012 in Growth Strategies
The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

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Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
December 12, 2012 in Franchise 500
The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

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Our look at new directions in business and how they will affect you in the coming year -- and beyond.
December 3, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

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As more average folks and celebrities alike find reasons to go gluten-free, more business owners are reaping the rewards of this once niche market.
September 12, 2012 in Success Stories
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

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Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
August 23, 2012 in Financing
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

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How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
August 15, 2012 in Location
In Fashion or Franchising, Trendiness Is Fickle

In Fashion or Franchising, Trendiness Is Fickle

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Here today, gone tomorrow? If the industry you're looking at fits the definition of 'trendy,' it's probably a good idea to look elsewhere.
August 9, 2012 in Franchises
Hospitality's Big Brands Put a Modern Twist on Historic Properties

Hospitality's Big Brands Put a Modern Twist on Historic Properties

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Many hotel chains have started acquiring properties--many in retrofitted historic buildings--that have personalities all their own.
August 5, 2012 in Lifestyle
Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

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Boutique health clubs are competing with established players like 24 Hour Fitness by creating unique ways to break a sweat. Here are four that are changing the way we work out.
July 28, 2012 in Success Stories
5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

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A look at how color matters in your retail space. It can either help to sell your products -- or irritate customers. Choose wisely.
July 25, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
Beauty Businesses on Wheels

Beauty Businesses on Wheels

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Small beauty-product marketers are extending their reach by going mobile. Here, a look at the benefits and what you can learn from these four-wheeling entrepreneurs.
July 6, 2012 in Hot Trends
A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

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Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.
June 28, 2012 in Retail Center
How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

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Movies and TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' have taken hold of the nation's imagination. See what you can learn from a zombie.
March 8, 2012 in Social Media
Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

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A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
February 14, 2012 in Forward Thinkers
10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

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Keep up with the ever changing American workplace with these 10 trends.
February 4, 2012 in News and Trends

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