The 5 Key Signs That a Business is Ready for the Future

Guest post by Jacob Haney, Research Optimus.

Surviving the initial stages of a new business is one of the most difficult steps, but that’s when things really start to get interesting. You have one of two choices: either rest on your laurels or grow it even further. So many people choose the former because they reach a certain comfort zone but that’s a mistake. The key should be to set your business up for the future.That’s the only way to avoid the pitfalls associated with failure. Continue reading “The 5 Key Signs That a Business is Ready for the Future”

The collaborative economy in Europe & why non-profits and big brands will win

The collaborative economy is growing in size, in usage, and in complexity. But how is it fairing in Europe? Who’s winning? And what does it take to win?

The collaborative economy is growing. In size, in usage, and in complexity too. It’s set to be a key economic component in the years to come as people use digital technologies to get what they need from each other.

The collaborative economy is global. But its characteristics and conditions vary a great deal from region to region.

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New list: “The most promising startups in logistics”

the logistics startups listThe logistics business is not easy on the startups. It’s regulated. It’s hardware-driven (ships, rail, trucks, air). And there’s a reluctancy among the big players to change their business models.

In short: 1) the whole logistics business is still living in the past, both technology- and mindset-wise; 2) it’s a very difficult arena to enter for startups; 3) once a few startups hit the nail on its head it’s likely to cause a massive disruption in this space.

Therefore, I’ve just created a list with the most promising logistics startups. One or more of the startups on the list might just end up making a huge difference.

Among others, Tom Stitt (also featured via Staxxon) and Jeremiah Owyang (Crowd Companies) have been very helpful in compiling the list.

> Click here to see the list