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Intro to New Business Models

Instructor: Mary Van Puymbroeck
New Business Models
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Today's rapidly changing business landscape means it can be hard to find strategic clarity. The rise of the peer-to peer economy and the direct-to-consumer disruption of multiple industries has shifted power from industry heavyweights into the hands of startups and small businesses that are more responsive to shifting consumer needs. But since the advent of the gig and sharing economies, how has our world changed?

In this module, Senior Research Advisor and Futurist Mary Van Puymbroeck will take you through the three macro trends driving this evolution forward; Many-to-Many, Simplicity and Instant Entrepreneurship.
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Insights by Trend Hunter AI

Gen Z Neobanking
Fintech responds to new financial needs with neobanking solutions
Trend - As Gen Z seeks financial independence, fintech companies are creating new banking-alternative solutions to meet the young generation's tech-based needs. The neobanking platforms are app-based and allow users greater access to their financial services with fewer limitations.
Workshop Question - How can your company cater to the new generation of consumers?
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Digitized Card
Digital business cards make trading contact information simpler
Trend - Brands are digitizing business cards as the practice of handing out physical cards becomes less and less common. The trading of contact information virtually can be done via scanning an NFC tag or QR code.
Workshop Question - How has your brand adapted to changed consumer behaviors?
6.9
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Rentable Furnishing
Rentable furniture platforms and services give customers more flexibility
Trend - Rentable furniture platforms and businesses are on the rise as brands look for ways to offer consumers affordable options to personalize their homes--for both functional and aesthetic-related purposes.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing flexibility and cost-accessibility for its customers?
6.8
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Reskilling Workers
Brands help retrain out-of-work individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Trend - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands and governments are launching free initiatives to connect out of work individuals with retraining opportunities to find new job opportunities. These include scholarships, digital courses, and seminars.
Workshop Question - How is your brand supporting struggling customers?
3.1
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Appified Side-Hustle
Tech brands are incorporating side hustle-specific features in their apps
Trend - Developers are creating mobile applications that can assist consumers and budding entrepreneurs with building and maintaining their side hustles. The platforms include useful features, pertaining to organization, investment, and so on.
Workshop Question - How can your brand help individuals multi-task?
5.6
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Geotarget Packaging
Brands are shedding light on local businesses through packaging initiatives
Trend - Some brands are leveraging marketing tactics to bring awareness to other local businesses and initiatives during the pandemic (which, so far, has proven to be a turbulent time for small businesses). This is done through unique packaging concepts such as QR codes that directly connect local businesses, recycling programs, and more.
Workshop Question - How can your brand practice corporate social responsibility through branding?
5
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Entrepreneurial Push
More individuals are embarking on the path of entrepreneuriship amid COVID-19
Trend - Businesses are launching campaigns and resources that are meant to support individuals who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These activations offer important information and coaching for starting one's own business.
Workshop Question - How might your brand support budding entrepreneurs?
5.4
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Resurgent Road Trip
Consumers are opting to travel via camper vans amid COVID-19
Trend - In the wake of the pandemic, consumers are eager to travel after stricter lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted. Roadtrips using vans and campers have become increasingly popular since consumers can limit their exposure to the virus while still being able to travel and see new sights.
Workshop Question - How can your brand reach consumers looking to travel safely amid COVID-19?
5.8
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Post Hospitality
The hospitality industry is making changes to accommodate post-pandemic health
Trend - The hospitality industry will take some time to fully recover from the economic hits it's taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its gearing up for an uptick in demand anyway. New measures and products that prioritize safety and sanitization are increasingly important to businesses and customers in this space.
Workshop Question - How is your brand adjusting to post-pandemic safety?
5.8
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Startup Support
Brands are launching initiatives to support startups amid COVID
Trend - Brands in various sectors ranging from finance to technology are aiming to support new businesses developing during and post-COVID. These initiatives include banking tools, credit cards, and technological support.
Workshop Question - How can your brand serve struggling consumers post-COVID?
4.9
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