What’s The Next Big Idea for Cash Flow Tools? Maybe It’s You.

Here at Vertical IQ, we are passionate about helping our customers understand…


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

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


A Closer Look at Veteran-Owned Businesses

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business…


I’d Like to Live in a Fisher-Price Town

2020 has been a year packed full of crazy, and this week’s elections are likely to…


Welcome to Prospectville

September saw NFL and college football starting to come back to life, bringing a…


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…


August Retail Sales: Are the Winners and Losers Starting to Plateau?

The Census Bureau released the Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services,…


Service Sectors Struggle to Regain Past Quarters’ Revenue Levels

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


Using Industry Intelligence to Up the Ante on Accounting Marketers’ Tactics

We see you, accounting marketer. We understand that the pressure is on to figure…


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.…


Sharing is Caring: Use Industry Intelligence to Take Less and Give More

This is the fifth and final post in a series of five blog posts about how to create…


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…


When Success Requires Shape-Shifting: Lakeland Bank’s Story

Sitting outside on my deck this morning, I caught sight of a small lizard zooming…


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…


How Industry Intelligence Helps Build Better Marketing Initiatives

You’ve heard of industry information, industry insights, and industry research, but…


Add Value to SBDC Client Meetings with Industry Intelligence

As a small business development center (SBDC) counselor, you see a wide range of…


Outside the Box: Using Industry Intelligence to Offer Alternative Ideas

This is the third in a series of five blog posts about how to create and implement…


Webinar Recap: Local Economies and Why You Should Know Them

Vertical IQ recently hosted a webinar on how advisors of small businesses can…


Making More Informed Recommendations with Industry Intelligence

This is the second in a series of five blog posts about how to create and implement…


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…


The Big Break-Up: Why SMBs are Switching Banks & What You Can Do to Stop Them

2020 has been one of the toughest years for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs)…


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…


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…


Webinar for Accounting Marketers: Using Industry Intelligence to Grow Your Firm

Across many industries, marketers are consistently asked to do more with less.…


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…


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…


The Circle of Trust…

Written by Martin Wise, founder and CEO of RelPro …and the opportunity (necessity)…


Using the 10-Second Rule to Improve Your Client Meetings

You’ve heard of the 5-second rule, whereby food that has been dropped may be eaten…


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…


Even Better Than a Handshake: Financial Focus

Connect as a Proxy CFO to Help Guide Small Business Owners Face-to-face meetings…


Honing the Human Element

We’ve all heard the phrase, “I’m only human.” There was even a hit song from ‘80s…


Hit the Mark with These Arrows in Your Quiver of Prospecting Tools

As a client success manager, I love talking with people about ways to get the most…


Who Are the Winners and Losers in the USMCA?

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by the namesake…