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2014 Business Trends

Trends for small business to pay attention to as we head into 2014.

Ericsson's Consumer Trends Report

From your body as a password to everywhere internet, Ericsson's PDF report sums up their ideas about the coming year.'s "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014"

Includes the Internet of caring things and "no data"

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Mashable believes we have drone wars and a "smart home tech explosion" to look forward to this year.

2014 Digital Trends And Predictions From Marketing Thought Leaders

What will 2014 bring and what should organizations and individuals expect from the continued digital revolution? 20+marketers provide their thought-provoking expert opinions.

The Future of Content: Upcoming Trends in 2014

2014 will be an exciting time for the future of content. As technology evolves and competition for user attention increases, marketers need to be agile and adapt to the growing needs and expectations of their customers. Here are four specific trends to watch.

Top 10 tech trends for 2014: Wearables, 3D printers, mobile money, and more

Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014 today. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital, and we'll be printing a lot more products at home.

4 trends to follow in 2014

CNN Money discusses top business trends, including robot "employees".

2014 in preview: A look at upcoming tech trends

Summary: Contextual computing, the next phase of the post-PC era, 3D printing and the mainstreaming of wearable computing are a few of the 2014 themes we're watching. The year ahead should be an interesting one for business tech as multiple tectonic plates are shifting all at once and rejiggering industry leadership.

The Future of Content Marketing: Trends and Predictions for 2014

According to a 2012 study by AOL and Nielsen, 27,000,000 pieces of content are shared every day. By now, the mantra of "content is king" has been relentlessly drilled into our collective heads - but more isn't always necessarily better. Quality is important - but how do you know if you're really producing content that's engaging your audience?

7 trends that will transform SMB e-commerce in 2014

Summary: No matter the transaction channel, the central principle guiding most emerging retail technologies is personalized customer engagement. The world of digital commerce continues to evolve at a rapid pace, as retailers ditch legacy systems for emerging technologies organized around a central guiding principle: improving the customer experience.

Top Five 2014 Tax Trends That May Be Headed Your Way

The government shutdown and the Obamacare rollout debacle, both of which have significant tax implications, dominated the news in 2013. Looking ahead, some tax issues are certain while others are not. Below is what I see for the coming year. 2014 Tax Trends 1.

SEO in 2014: How to Prepare for Google's 2014 Algorithm Updates

It has been an incredibly eventful year in terms of updates from Google. Major 2013 changes included further releases of Penguin and Panda, Hummingbird taking flight, and the shift away from providing keyword data thanks to encrypted search.

Marketing Trends: What's Hot And What's Not For 2014

Marketing trend spotting from the founder of Small Business Trends, Anita Campbell.

These 18 Tech and Startups Trends Will Emerge in 2014

In the world of natural selection, it's not the biggest, the strongest, the fastest, or even the smartest that wins. It's those who can best adapt to their environment. The same can be said for business. Blockbuster clung to an old model, giving way to Netflix's domination.

Top 10 Trends in Business Intelligence for 2014

As anyone working with data these days knows, there is a massive wave of innovation in analytics today. Hundreds of companies from startups to Amazon and Google are making breakthroughs. In the best spirit of innovation they are building on each other's work to make astounding progress on new concepts like NoSQL databases and cloud data warehouses.

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Phablets and the cloud are two of the items to pay attention to in 2014

5 E-Commerce Trends to Look for in 2014

It takes a dedicated salesperson to succeed in e-commerce, and that means staying on top of current marketplace trends.Credit: Shutterstock As new online sales platforms and Web design tools continue to emerge, becoming an e-commerce entrepreneur is an increasingly attainable dream for many aspiring business owners.

Top Four Big Data Trends For Businesses In 2014

2013 was an epic year for high tech. To name just a few notable events: ​Apple introduced iBeacon, its indoor positioning system; wearable technology such as smart watches and Google Glass began to move closer to the mainstream; digital currency ​Bitcoin soared to new heights; and ephemeral media pioneered by ​Snapchat became a [...]

Practical business advice for entrepreneurs and top executives

While there's no crystal ball that will reveal how to best conduct your marketing activities in 2014, it is safe to say that three key areas will see continued developments likely to impact your business: social media, mobile commerce, and "big data."

3 Game-Changing Entrepreneurship Trends for 2014

Entrepreneurship trends are a lot like fashion trends. The boxy cropped jacket and tuxedo jogging trouser trends of 2014 are already on runways today. Likewise, next year's most important entrepreneurship trends begin now. Here are three big trends you can expect to see affect entrepreneurs in 2014: 1.

Small Business Labs

Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list. 2013's trend list is available here. To see earlier lists, click on the year: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008. Our overall economic outlook for 2013 is for solid if moderate growth with U.S. GDP increasing 2.5% to 2.75%.

5 Trends Your Business Must Jump On

Interesting inclusions are featured, such as transparency and - here's a unique one! - scent technology

CoreBrand Releases 2014 Trends for U.S. Businesses to Watch

Founder and Chairman of CoreBrand Jim Gregory. "This will be a year like no other, as many companies have trail blazed new and resourceful paths to differentiate themselves as stand-alone brands."

21 Experts on Which 2014 Social Media Trends to Watch

With another year behind us and a new year on the horizon, digital marketers are looking ahead with excitement. As new technology, tools, and trends emerge, we thought it might be useful to ask some of the industry's brightest thought leaders what they will be watching in the new year ahead.

What Comes Next? Social Media Trends for 2014

When your mom friended you on on Facebook, you wondered if social media was going mainstream. When your grandmother did, you knew it was. Today, teens, parents and grandparents alike are on social media and the numbers back it up: 72 percent of all adult internet users in the U.S.