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Old 18th October 2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Business Trends Are Changing

Again, we had another great guest on The Small Business Trends Radio Show. Our guest was Steve King, a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future and he discussed a number of changing trends in the business arena.

Partnering between large and small businesses is occurring more frequently. Large companies such as Google are now partnering with small and mid-size firms, whereas a year or two ago, they were partnering strictly with larger firms. By partnering with smaller niche players, Google can now provide technology and services to these niche markets, with the small business partner receiving a percentage of the profits from those sales. These new partnerships differ from the traditional relationship dynamics between large and small businesses, which were either competitors or vendor/purchaser.
Steve also discusses changing demographics, small business partnering, product licensing and outside innovation. I found it to be very insightful as Steve is also the project leader for the Intuit - IFTF Future of Small Business project and has over 25 years of industry and consulting experience including having lived and worked abroad. He knows what he's talking about!

If you'd like to listen to Steve's full interview, you can do so by clicking here. It's FREE to listen to via your computer or download to an iPod for your convenience.

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Old 18th October 2007, 09:59 PM   #2

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Thought this interview to be very interesting and informative to the small business owner. Thank You!

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Old 29th October 2007, 08:59 AM   #3

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I had a lot to learn on this show, I was actually estimated these changes and Steve confirmed them to me.

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