Keeping it natural with chemical-free deodorants, body care, and makeup brands
What's happening? Organic and natural products are in high demand, and bath, body and makeup manufacturers are embracing better ingredients and environmentally-friendly packaging, according to Business Wire. This year popular products include spray deodorant, probiotic, superfood
Moms and Dads are finding new gadgets to soothe, educate, monitor and entertain their kids.
What's happening? At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, gadgets designed for families were all the rage. Gizmos like Elmoji, the code-teaching sesame street robot and Snoo, the self-rocking
Women are shaking things up with bold pursuits for social change.
What's happening? According to the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey, educated and employed young people between the ages of 18 and 32 increasingly believe in the power of local and nonprofit organizations to make ethical decisions and lead positive
Retirement? What's That?
What's happening? By 2024, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that close to one in 10 workers will be over the age of 65, and one in 100 will be over 75. And as many women as men will be working. In
Periods. And we're not talking punctuation.
In recent years, innovative products marketed to women seeking high-quality and stylish comfort during their menstrual cycles are gaining ground. Thinx launched in 2011 and continually paints the town red with their provocative ad campaigns.
Why should you care?
Women are Adopting "Zuckerberg Chic" at Work
What's happening? Although the infamous grey tee shirt and hoodie may not always be appropriate for women founders, adopting a "uniform" at work can save time, thought, and money -- and make packing for business trips easier. The Washington Post
But the future for STEM-related ventures remains hot.
What's happening? Diversity in STEM simply doesn't exist. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% growth rate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs through 2024, 5 points higher than non-STEM jobs. Yet the National Science Foundation reports that
Women Will Face Significant Retirement Challenges.
What's happening? The poverty rate has always been higher for women than for men. But longer life expectancy, divorce rates, and career challenges seem to be widening the gap.
Why should you care? Even if life-after-work seems to be light-years away, having enough money
Is it time to open a bricks-and-mortar location?
If you're in any product business these days, you have a lot to consider before opening a retail location. Food businesses require equipment (sometimes specialized and code-compliant equipment), community approvals, staffing, signage, and so much more.
Although a storefront may be