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Entrepreneurial thinkers can swap ideas to easier find inspiration
Implications - Trend Hunter's research shows that younger members of Gen X -- dubbed 'Generation Xenos' -- are more likely to start businesses than Millennials. Their inherent desire to think disruptively means they spend more time ideating than other entrepreneurial generations. This process is streamlined through listening tools and social networks solely dedicated to stimulating creativity.
Entrepreneurial Social Networks
The 'Leapcrowd' Platform Helps Entrepreneurs Connect
Business Co-Founder Networks
'coHounder' Helps Entrepreneurs Find Co-Founders for Businesses
The 'Upmetrics.co' Business Plan Software Brings Ideas to Life
Social Cryptocurrency Insight Platforms
'SocialCrypto' Listens to What's Being Said About Crypto
Artscape Formulates a Community to Make Space for Creativity
Project management apps focus on tasks outside of business processes alone
Implications - The practice of project management is common in the workplace, and brands are now creating platforms through which consumers are able to track projects related to more creative or educational pursuits. More than streamlining the creation process, such platforms cater to consumers seeking productivity-enhancement in their daily rituals and hobbies.
Creative Project Management Software
Streamtime is a Creativity-Focused App That Boosts Efficiency
Artistic Project Management Tools
Startup Palette Provides Project Management for Artists Globally
Educational Workload Management Apps
The 'Shovel' App Helps College Students Schedule Their Time
Home Improvement Project Managers
'Workspace' Helps DIYers to Keep Tabs on Their Home Escapades
Big businesses offer high-tech services to help local companies expand
Implications - Global, tech-focused businesses create new tools and services that focus on increasing the reach of smaller, local businesses. In an act to appear non-threatening to small companies, these new business models are designed to help entrepreneurial initiatives grow and become more in-tune with the advantages of technology. Leveraging advanced technologies like blockchain on a small scale will yield mass results for new companies trying to make their overall strategies stronger and more successful.
Millennial Start-Up Services
Office Depot's BizBox Empowers Business Owners with Growth Tools
Ultra-Contemporary Working Spaces
Lebel & Bouliane Boast a Toronto Office Design for Sidewalk Labs
Small Business-Expanding Programs
Womply Boost Aims to Aid Small Business Through Local Searches
Growth-Accelerating POS Systems
'POSist' is Packed with Advanced Features to Help Businesses Grow
Affordable Blockchain Tools
The IBM Blockchain Starter Plan is an Great Option for Small Companies
Retail spaces prioritize the empowerment of small entrepreneurs
Implications - Businesses are using their physical and digital retail spaces to empower small entrepreneurs, offering various platforms for them to both create and sell their products and services. Such interactive spaces benefit small business owners for their ability to foster collaboration, bringing down the costs associated with marketing and retail space ownership.
Multi-Functional Concept Spaces
Rachel Schechtman's STORY Embraces the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Co-Working Community Shops
WeWork's WeMRKT Showcases Products Made by Members
Entrepreneurial Concept Shops
eBay's 'The New Stand' Store Spotlights Innovative Small Businesses
Mobile AR Stores
KT's 'AR Market' Enhances Mobile Shopping with Augmented Reality Features
No matter how much people love their jobs, even the most passionate employees will admit that meetings can end up being boring and unengaging, so Klaxoon helps offices to keep their workers more enthused when its time to meet. The platform turns every meeting into an interactive experience through connected devices, live polls, and real-time decision-making processes.
The Klaxoon platform works a little like the clickers that many people were forced to purchase for university classes, but the interface is far less dry. It allows the people running a given meeting to create polls that relate to the content they'll be presenting. For example, people might run through their findings for a project, and then poll the room on the best option for responding to those findings as a business.
'Copywritely' Analyzes Your Content to Ensure Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) is key to ensuring your digital content is as fine-tuned as possible to ensure it gets in front of the right users, so 'Copywritely' can work effectively to improve your content to ensure it's as optimized as possible.
The service works by analyzing your existing text for keyword stuffing, uniqueness and redundancies, which will help administrators pinpoint where changes need to be made. This enables marketers to make their content as suitable for users as it is for search engines to properly balance it and prevent it from not being suited to your business's needs.
'Copywritely' can work to effectively increase overall sales and your search engine ranking, which will come as welcome news to smaller organizations looking to expand.
The 'Productive' platform is a project management utility that will enable teams and companies to enhance their daily happenings to ensure everything is covered in a timely manner. Created especially for agency business processes, the platform puts a focus on insights to help manage everything from sales to invoicing with the various procedures in between covered as well. The platform acts as a one-stop shop for team members to ensure they are always in touch with essential tasks to prevent items from falling by the wayside as schedules get more hectic.
The 'Productive' platform sports an intuitive, organized interface that makes the process of project management far easier to handle than through traditional solutions and services.
'Unpayd' Reaches Out to Clients When Payment is Overdue
The increasing number of freelancers and entrepreneurs is expanding the need for solutions like 'Unpayd' to help them in their process to maintain optimal business relationships with their clients.
Acting as a collection agency for independent individuals, the service works by having users upload their invoice and let them do the leg work in reaching out to get the funds from your client. After the money has been received, it's forwarded directly to you via wire or in the form of a check to eliminate the occurrence of spending weeks or longer waiting to be paid for work you've done.
The 'Unpayd' service comes as a modern solution to a common problem for entrepreneurs and freelancers to eliminate the stress associated with being paid for a project.
'Tookan' Keeps a Close Eye on Your Mobile Workforce
Delivery has become a large part of business protocol for many brands and operations, so the 'Tookan' delivery management platform has been created to helps administrators to keep a closer eye on their mobile workforce.
The platform helps to increase workforce efficiency by tracking everything in real-time to effectively pinpoint where costs and time can be saved to ensure that businesses can keep their bottom line low when it comes to delivery costs. The platform can automate the dispatch process and even create rich visual reports to identify various metrics that can be used for measuring growth, success to perhaps even inefficiencies.
The 'Tookan' delivery management platform is optimized for the increasing needs of businesses that offer delivery services to keep them agile and efficient.
The Upmetrics Service Makes Starting a Small Business Easier
Starting a business can often present a host of challenges for budding entrepreneurs, thankfully the Upmetrics service is specifically geared towards helping small business owners with big ideas. Designed as a flexible and user-friendly app, the service provides users with a host of tools that aid in multiple facets of running a business. The business plan editor is one of the best features offered by the Upmetrics service and gives users access to a library of pre-made business plan templates meant to organize and enhance ideas, while also providing a sense of professionalism to potential investors.
The Upmetrics service also includes an easy-to-use financial modeling feature that aids users in crafting detailed summaries and forecasts with solid financial data. This tool also allows users to simply track cashflow, expenses and accounts payable with the handy reports generator.
The 'Actimo' Platform Streamlines Onboarding Practices
It's no secret that the modern office has become completely technology focused, which is increasing the need for more streamlined commutation solutions like the 'Actimo' platform. Created as an employer-employee communication solution, the platform enables brands to digitally onboard new staff to help ensure that they can smoothly transition into their new role. This eliminates the need for extensive training sessions that can sometimes overload the team member with new information and make the transition more difficult for them.
The 'Actimo' platform is mobile-based and will also provide daily briefings directly to each user's device to ensure that they are always up-to-date with what's happening. The platform speaks to the increasingly tech-focused workforce as older generations shift out of the market and younger workers move in.
Tradeshift Go Reduces Expense Fraud for Medium-Sized Businesses
Tradeshift Go is a virtual assistance program aimed towards medium-sized businesses to aid them in tracking employee spending and reducing any expense fraud. The platform uses an AI chat interface to allow those traveling to easily connect to travel agents if necessary. Through Tradeshift Go, employees are able to text the AI assistant where they need to go and receive help with flight bookings, hotel bookings, ground transportation, and dining.
The Tradeshift Go platform is available through the App store -- it only needs a work email address to sign up. Differentiating itself from other chatboxes, Tradeshift Go is able to book travel necessities through the app with the option to adjust preferences. Users can choose their preference in either a window or aisle seat, highlight a preferred airline, or even avoid certain airlines. The AI assistant will also apply the preferences towards future trips as well.
'agreemint.io' Speeds Up the Process When it Comes to Contracts
Hammering out the details of any contract often takes extended periods of time that can hold up additional dealings, so the 'agreemint.io' platform is positioned as a way for parties to expedite the process.
Harnessing the power of AI, the platform works by having each party go onto the platform and set their preferences, stack rank them and wait for the system to do the rest. This could help to effectively eliminate constant back and forth between parties to reach an agreement without any redlines, which will come as welcome news to avid business professionals seeking to close deals without problems.
The 'agreemint.io' platform harnesses the inherent possibilities of AI by doing away with the need to go over contracts continuously to ensure you have all of your needs met.
The 'Startup Jobs' Platform Pinpoints the Best Opportunities
The vast number of startups that are presently in business and that are coming into the market each year is quickly changing the kind of job opportunities that are available, so the 'Startup Jobs' platform is positioned as a simple way to find the best openings.
The platform focuses on startups only and enables users to search through 10,000s of job openings on a global scale with thousands of different businesses. Users can filter all of the results that they are delivered with including time commitment, seniority and much more to help them pinpoint the best opportunities that suit their needs or preferences.
The 'Startup Jobs' platform speaks the need for specialized job hunting solutions as the modern business world continues to evolve at a rapid rate.
The 'Ranked' Platform Helps with Rank Increases on Search Engines
Having the best possible SEO is essential for modern businesses to maintain an agile spot in the constantly shifting digital marketplace, so the 'Ranked' platform is positioned as a way to help ensure this is always the case.
Integrating the power of AI along with SEO experts and enhanced data, the platform works by tracking how your brand's competitors are being ranked and implementing a strategy to help you overcome them. This brings a more hands-off approach to SEO for companies that will come as welcome news to businesses that are spending ample resources trying to win the constantly changing race.
The 'Ranked' platform also acts as a service provider that can help with content creation, link building and much more.
'LaunchPass' Lets You Launch a Business in Minutes
The 'LaunchPass' platform comes as a simple, effective solution for users to utilize when looking to launch their own subscription membership business using Slack. Ideal for content creators or podcasters who are looking to monetize on their work, the platform enables users to launch in minutes instead of months to have them making money quickly. This works effectively to help bolster their abilities to create rather than wait endlessly for their venture to start making revenue.
The 'LaunchPass' platform speaks to the growing number of prosumers who are looking for make the most of their side ventures and gain support for their chosen craft. The platform makes it simple and easy to get going, which will come as welcome news to novice users.
The 'Katella' Smart Assistant Connects to Enterprise Apps
Virtual assistant technology is being integrated into the consumer lifestyle in more ways than ever, so 'Katella' has been developed as a way to help introduce it into the workplace. The smart assistant connects to many popular enterprise apps from Google and several others to help employees maintain better control over their schedule and workload. This will enable users to get reminded about important information, quickly find relevant insights as required and much more to keep everyone connected to the most pertinent data as possible.
The 'Katella' virtual assistant can also be used for keeping track of essential tasks to ensure that nothing gets left by the wayside when things get busy. As technology continues to become a more embedded aspect of modern business, we will likely continue to see more advanced solutions that put a focus on automation coming about.
'Project Pad' Optimizes Planning for Companies and Employees
The 'Project Pad' platform comes as a competency focused planning interface for businesses that will enable team members from various parts of the organization to get involved. The platform works by having skills integrated into the matchmaking process when planning a new project to help get the right kind of help from internal employees or freelancers. This enables internal team members can apply to be a part of a new project to increase their capabilities and feeling of worth within the organization.
The 'Project Pad' platform enables project managers to craft better teams that will help to increase overall utilization, streamline recruitment and save ample time in the process. The integrated analysis functionality identifies potential shortages, while also only supplying the talent needed to avoid bringing too many team members on.
The 'Muna' Platform Keeps Human Resource Management Organized
Essential parts of business need to be modernized in order to keep up with the constantly changing market, which is where new solutions like 'Muna' are coming about to do just that.
Developed as a Human Resources tool that is ideal for SaaS companies, the platform enables new and existing members of the team to easily update their information to let the company keep track of changes. This also makes it easier for companies to share information with them pertaining to programs they need to use including Github and Heroku for developers or Hubspot and Buffer for marketers, for example.
The 'Muna' platform also keeps a detailed history of everyones employment history with the company along with pertinent information like contracts in one convenient spot.
From Smart-Office Whiteboards to Team Check-In Bots
Businesses are often quick to adopt technology, because new workplace tools and platforms offer the chance to improve efficiency. Whereas in one's personal life, efficiency is a nice quality at most, in the business world it contributes to concrete profits, so tech-based workplace tools are easy to justify.
Especially as the Millennial generation moves into the workplace, technology serves an important purpose in connecting employees with one another in a fluid and frictionless way. These tech tools come in the form of both hardware and software.
On the hardware front, conferencing tools like the Meeting Owl help businesses with frequent client meetings or dispersed employees to connect and discuss as if they were right next to one another. Software further facilitates a harmonious workplace, with tools like 'Vibe for Slack' that uses an algorithm to assess the language being used on a company's Slack platform, thus providing a general sense of morale across the company.
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Co-Working Wellness Apps
Office Rental Space Provider WeWork Launched a Fitness-Focused App
Smart Office Whiteboards
The Cisco Spark Board Combines All Needed Meeting Features in One Device
Owlish Meeting Cameras
The Meeting Owl is a 360 Camera for Boardrooms
Collaborative VR Meeting Software
Rumii Provides an Immersive Virtual Reality Meeting Space
Co-Worker Kindness Apps
The GoodRipple Slack App Gives Suggestions for Doing Right by Colleagues
Long-Term Business Homesharing
'Homelike' Lets People Book Apartments and Homes for Business Trips
Smart Workplace Meeting Hubs
The ThinkSmart Hub 500 Workstation Increases Meeting Efficiency
Rewarding Employee Happiness Platforms
The 'Happster' Platform Supercharges Employee Engagement
Email Etiquette Services
Startup ProEmailWriter Makes Professional Email Writing Less Complicated
The Ding Ding App is Now Being Used by Chinese Workers
Calendar-Connected Conference Equipment
The Google G Suite Meeting Room Hardware Kit is Intuitive
Morale-Measuring Chat Plugins
Vibe for Slack Measures How Users are Feeling Through Language
Centralized Employee Communication Apps
The Crew App Enhances Communication for Mobile Workers
Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Apps
Amazon Chime is a Communication Option for Businesses
Team Check-In Bots
Limibot Runs a Seamless Standup Meeting with All Team Members to Track Progress
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Trend Hunter Demographic Breakdown
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0-2 years old
3-12 years old
12-18 years old
18-35 years old
35-55 years old
55+ years old
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trend that is gender neutral, and is
targeted towards both men and
women equally. If the key is skewing
more pink than blue or vice versa,
that's an indication that the trend is
more relevant to either a female or a
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a particular trend is geared towards.
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