BIZMOLOGY — More younger consumers are skipping the “contact your local insurance agent” step when looking to buy insurance. Instead, younger do-it-yourself shoppers are comfortable buying online without the help of an intermediary. As a result, property and casualty insurance companies are adding more direct-to-consumer options as well as social media and mobile channels to reach this important segment of shoppers. Learn more about the trends developing in this industry in our new profile: Property/Casualty Insurance Carriers.
May 22, 2013, 4:37 PM
BIZMOLOGY – How is 2013 shaping up for the small business sector? D&B released its latest Small Business Health Index report this week containing key statistics such as payment patterns, failure rates, and credit utilization.
The good news is that the small business sector maintained its pre-recession strength, even though the overall index dropped slightly in March 2013. Real estate was one of the standout segments and a rising housing market could be a significant growth driver for small businesses in 2013.
April 23, 2013, 2:31 PM
BIZMOLOGY — There are hundreds of online and offline lead generation techniques out there, from working the phones the old-fashioned way to sending emails to using any advertising or promotional [...]
April 19, 2013, 10:46 AM
BIZMOLOGY — Big data is still the big buzzword, and it can be a bit intimidating. Every minute that passes, 48 hours are uploaded to YouTube, 600 new websites are [...]
February 8, 2013, 10:31 AM
Subscribers have long relied on the Hoover’s editorial team to tell the stories of the world’s leading enterprises, providing real insight into not only the what, but the where, when, [...]
January 24, 2013, 8:00 AM
If the 2008 recession illustrated anything, it was that what starts in one country can impact an entire region or the world. Understanding a country’s economic condition can go a [...]
August 21, 2012, 12:04 PM
With US residential construction spending up 5 percent compared to 2011, it appears the industry may be through the worst of the post-recessionary storm. A number of factors are driving [...]
April 11, 2012, 8:18 AM
Revenue generated by the US restaurant industry is forecasted to grow steadily over the next few years, surpassing GDP growth rates over the same period. What factors are [...]