Friday Five Business Briefing – December 28, 2018


Here’s news to help you run your business better in 2019 and beyond, including trends for the economy, workplace and agriculture, plus small business ideas for the future.

1.) What will shape the world in 2019? From a softening U.S. economy to bots that revolutionize customer service, Forbes looks at 19 social, technological, economic, ecological and political trends that will impact businesses.

2.) Workplace trends — Soon, every third worker will be a member of Gen Z, seniors will delay retirement and employers will be collecting more data on employees. Get a deeper dive on the five of the biggest workplace trends for 2019.

3.) Ag producers need to adapt — 30 percent of farm producers are over 65, customers want to know more about how their food is produced, and farmers are growing more reliant on data analyses to increase yields. Discover 10 micro and macro shifts that will shape agriculture.

4.) Supply chain reaction — Last-mile logistics, transparency of environmental and social impacts, and geopolitical disputes will affect supply chains in 2019. Get the full story here.

5.) Businesses that could boom by 2030 — Is your next venture a 3D printing shop? How about a jet-pack dealership? Or a holographic theater? You might think of some of these ideas as outlandish, like asteroid mining, but you may also discover your next big business idea from this list of small business ideas for the future.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Forbes, CNBC, Farm Journal Media, Supply Chain Brief and Profitable Venture Magazine.

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    suganya says:

    Nice post. Thanks to sharing your valuable information. Keep posting.

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