All posts by Vinyl Art

The Roaring 20s: Business Trends For The Next Decade

Few would argue that technology will be the biggest driver of change as we move into the new decade. We’ll grapple with the integration of robots in the workplace and our homes. Some experts predict that 14 percent of us will have domestic robots made possible by artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and other hi-tech advances…

Owning Your Reputation

It’s reported that the NFL made approximately $16 billion in revenue last year. Football is big money. The organization disbursed $8.78 billion to its clubs. Fortune magazine reports that the NFL will quickly pass the $25 billion revenue mark, especially as a growing number of digital distributors such as Amazon step up to stream the…

A Look At The Numbers Behind The 2019-220 Back-To-School Season

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), it’s going to be a record-breaking year for the number of students in pre-kindergarten through high school throughout the United States. About 56.6 million students will attend school – about 5.8 million of which will be in private schools. Last year was the highest enrollment ever…

Beyond Cost: Why It Makes Sense To Seek Out American-Made Products

If you move beyond political rhetoric and look at actual numbers, manufacturers are actually bringing jobs back to the United States. There is a variety of reasons, but likely one of the most important is that consumers are demanding it. According to Consumer Reports, 80 percent of American shoppers say they would prefer to purchase…

Why It Pays To Hold On To At Least Some Of Your Stuff

The world’s taking a cue from best-selling author and Netflix TV show host Marie Kondo, who is definitely onto something (besides being meme-worthy) with her method to remove clutter. Thanks to Marie’s konmari method, people everywhere are decluttering their lives by asking, “Does this spark joy?” Her fans claim it not only helps them decide…

How Do You Measure The Kick-Off Of The Holiday Season?

Mariah Carey’s album “Merry Christmas” didn’t start off so great. Remember Kenny G? His holiday album promptly kicked her out of the top spot in 1994 – the year it was released. By 2009, Mariah’s collection of holiday songs wasn’t even one of the top 30 Christmas albums. This doesn’t sound like good trajectory for…

It’s Good For You – And That’s No Fish Story!

Fishing has become one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in America. A Statistia report says that more than 49 million of us went freshwater, saltwater, or fly fishing in 2017 – the same year that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did their every-five-year survey. And if you think it’s something to put…

Likely Not Going Anywhere Soon: The Future Of The Retail Furniture Store

Online retailing has presented more opportunities than obstacles for retail furniture stores. Websites for brick and mortar stores make it easier for retailers to display an increasing amount of merchandise, but one thing just won’t change. Furniture must be comfortable. We want to try it out before we buy it. And it’s big. We want…