2019 is in full swing, and many entrepreneurs are already looking for what’s next in small-business, fine-tuning their new year goals. The fact of the matter is that the business world is always shifting. A particular sector is booming one day, and the next, both bears and bulls go in completely different directions. It can be baffling to keep up with what route may be best in order to crank out a successful startup. The good news is that the trends speak for themselves. Let’s take a look at some promising changes on the horizon for all businesses.

The Rise of Blockchain

The scale and feasibility of blockchain’s impact on the business community at large have yet to be seen, but experts are predicting that the benefits it brings to security and efficiency will make blockchain a key component for major players in the near future. Once corporate test subjects fully adapt it, the gates will open for small businesses to realize its benefits on the micro scale. Since it could remove the hassle of credit cards and a confusing diversity of other payment methods, blockchain’s decentralized simplicity could revolutionize our economic landscape.

Workplace Changes

The modern workplace is changing, and for the better. More and more businesses are adopting remote work programs in which employees are free, or even encouraged, to work outside the traditional office setting. The ubiquity of instant communication and simple, intuitive video chat programs is paving the way for employees to skip their time-consuming commute altogether. Productivity numbers may increase as a result. Additionally, if trends are to be believed, employers in many industries will continue hiring outside their specific fields as the contemporary business expands to encompass many different levels of education and experience.

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA