2013 Business Trends: Year in Review (Infographic)

Here at MyCorporation, we’re wrapping up the year with a look back at the business trends of 2013 in the United States in our latest infographic. From our own website data, we studied growing businesses and discovered that the largest area of growth was within micro sized businesses while by the industry, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction tied with professional, scientific, and technical services. The small business outlook for 2014 is one that is quite positive, with 65% of the 951 businesses we surveyed expecting growth opportunities to increase and 53% of businesses expecting to hire more employees for their teams. Our infographic also explores what skills from employees are most in demand, policies most likely to lead to job creation, financial trends in capital acquisition, and the growing industries we can expect to see in 2014.

2013 U.S. Business Trends infographic

 

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5 Emerging Workplace Trends That are Becoming Mainstream for Small Business

Successful businesses and employees must be able to stay on their toes to keep up with emerging workplace technologies and trends. Practices that were once considered fads or eccentric habits are now the norm. Here are five emerging workplace trends that are becoming mainstream.

Fragmentation of Structure

Ask your parents and grandparents what the structure of their first grown-up job was like and they’ll mention something about everyone being in a single office building, most likely with an abundance of cubicles and offices. That’s just not the case anymore. Modern businesses are increasingly decentralizing their physical and hierarchical structure.

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