Friday Five Business Briefing – September 21, 2018


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Here’s news that can help you run your business better, including tips on how small businesses can beat Amazon and how Gen Z is changing the way business gets done.

  1. Do you see Amazon as a threat or an inspiration? Find out how small businesses can compete with Amazon this holiday season.
  2. Unemployment claims hit a 49-year low—and this means that businesses are competing to hold on to workers and find new ones. Get the full report.
  3. Who’s taking a break from Facebook? Over 40 percent of users on the social media site have taken a weeks-long break from the platform in the past year. Read more about how Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook.
  4. Move over Millennials; Gen Z is now in the spotlight — This risk-averse generation is less self-centered than Millennials, and they’re having a big effect on delivery services, the gadget market and the gig economy. Read and watch to discover more about the generation born starting in 2001.
  5. Everybody loves a freebie! There are tons of free online tools that can help you grow your business. Here are 50 free or free-trial tools for everything from advertising and analytics to email and money management.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Forbes, The Hill, Pew Research, Bloomberg and Fundera.

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