Final Small Business Pulse Survey of 2020 a Mixed Bag

The week 26 results from phase three of the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse…


Boost Your Virtual Sales Results Using Industry Intelligence

The red lights are blinking, the sirens are blaring, the signs that say “Danger…


Golf Courses Rake in the Green Amid the Pandemic

So many businesses have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, in part…


Now More Than Ever, Industry Intelligence Is A “Must Have”

Today, it is more critical than ever to have access to Industry Intelligence so…


Let the Shopping Season Begin: Internet, TV & Mail-Order Retailers

You know the big guys — Amazon, eBay, QVC, L.L. Bean — but there are a lot more…


How Banks and Bankers Can Prepare for An Impending Crisis

We may be in the lull before the storm. I really like to think optimistically, but…


The Competitive Advantage of the Community Bank

Community banks have had a challenging year; it’s been unlike anything our nation…


Some Retail and Food Services Sales Gaining, Others Continue to Slump

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on estimated retail and food services…


Latest Small Business Pulse Survey Shows Improvements

Final results from phase two of the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey…


How Supply Chains Have Been Affected by COVID-19

In addition to millions of people becoming ill, the COVID-19 pandemic has had…


Jobless Claims Remain Steady, Though Elevated

The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor (DOL) showed that for the week…


Service Sectors Struggle to Regain Past Quarters’ Revenue Levels

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the selected services estimates for the…


Jobs Numbers Improving…But Will the Trend Continue?

We have to find glimmers of hope where we can lately, and the most recent jobs…


July Construction Spending Offers Some Optimism, Some Stagnation

Last week, we shared some positive news about residential construction in the U.S.…


Shiny and New: New Home Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

The housing market offers one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy with…


The Mixed Bag Continues for Retail and Food Services Sales Numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their July 2020 Advance Monthly Sales for…


Building Confidence: Residential Construction Shows Signs of Hope

On Friday, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…


Report on Retail and Food Services Sales Reveals Mixed Picture

On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest data on estimated retail…


Insights from the Census Bureau Pulse Survey

The Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey reveals some interesting first-hand…


A Closer Look at Who is Getting PPP Dollars

You’ve probably seen the headlines this week about the government’s release of more…


Questions Surround the Final Phases of Reopening

There’s been broad confusion about the “phases of reopening” the U.S. economy. The…


May Retail & Food Service Data Improves as Shutdowns Ease

The U.S. Census Bureau’s May 2020 retail and food service data was released on June…


The Secret to Sales Success in a Down Economy

Written by Tony Cole, founder and Chief Learning Officer of Anthony Cole Training…


Jobs Numbers Improving… But Still a Long Way to Go

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May employment data on Friday, June…


April Gloom: U.S. Import and Export Numbers Continue to Fall

On May 29, the U.S. Census Bureau released their advance Economic Indicators Report…


Why a Crisis May Be Prime Time for Accounting Marketing

I recently attended a Capstone Marketing webinar entitled, “Marketing Your…


The Far-Reaching Cost of Government Budget Cutbacks

I recently shared the ways in which declining tax revenue is taking a toll on state…


Reopening Realities: What Will Sales Calls Look Like in This “New Normal”?

I’ve talked to a lot of Vertical IQ customers lately about what meeting with…


Building Anxiety: Housing Starts Plummet

On Tuesday morning, new data was released by the Census Bureau on housing starts in…


Key Metrics: Why Advisors Need to Understand Their Local Economies

The U.S. economy gets a lot of attention — and rightly so. Since 1871, the U.S. has…


Math Meets Civics: Education Job Numbers Plummet During Pandemic

Earlier this week, I shared with you the detrimental financial impacts the COVID-19…


Why is the Healthcare Industry Suffering Financially During a Pandemic?

Last week, I shared with you some of the industries that have been hardest-hit by…


Leading Under Pressure: How Can You Help?

Written by Lisa Earle McLeod, author of Leading with Noble Purpose As we all…


Overcoming Hurdles: How Business Bankers Can Meet Customers Where They Are

With the economic peril caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, every small and…


These Industries are Among the Pandemic’s Hardest Hit

At Vertical IQ, we recently have focused our research efforts on monitoring the…


Advising Customers & Prospects Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of people’s…


Help Clients Understand the Impact of COVID-19 on Their Industry

It’s the topic on nearly everyone’s mind right now: coronavirus (COVID-19). And…


When Life Gets Crazy, Get Specific

In the midst of chaotic times such as these, my mind turns to messaging. Sounds…