This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Small Business, Big Data, Entrepreneurs And Tech Will Reign In 2014

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As 2013 draws to a close, five professors with the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver say small business, big data, entrepreneurship and tech will boom in 2014. Spurred by growth in these four sectors, 2014 is the year that the U.S.'s economic engine surges forward and fully rebounds from the past recession.

Ten 2014 Trends to Watch:

  1. Big Data: "As more businesses use 'Big Data' to boost profits, track trends and grow, the influx of analytics and 'Big Data' will just become 'Data.' Massive data sets will become common data that more businesses use to propel growth and integrate within everyday operations." — Andrew Urbaczewski, PhD, Chair and associate professor of the Department of Business Information and Analytics
  2. STEM Act Propels Tech Boom: "The tech sector will dramatically expand as the United States eases immigrant visas because of the STEM Act. These new tech-focused workers will propel the growth and dominance of the United States technology market." Jack Strauss, PhD,   Miller Chair of Applied Economics
  3. Small Businesses Expand: "Small business will recover as consumer demand increases, banks begin to lend again and housing rebounds, allowing small business to grow, flourish and expand in the coming year." –Jack Strauss, PhD
  4. Affordable Analytics: "Business analytics will become more affordable, with on-demand cloud based services allowing small businesses to spend less money because they don't need the capital investment of technology, server space, licenses and hardware that formerly only wealthier companies could afford." Andrew Urbaczewski, PhD  
  5. Smarter Data: "As data becomes more readily available, usable and understandable, local governments will utilize existing data sets to make smarter decisions. Cities will utilize crime reports, school information and housing prices to make wiser decisions and more efficient investments.  This intelligent data will mean more government efficacy and smarter consumers." Andrew Urbaczewski, PhD
  6. Regional Housing and Jobs Rebound: "Housing prices and job growth in the Pacific Northwest, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West will continue to rebound at a faster rate than other regions. Long-term housing interest rates will remain low and lending will gradually ease as these geographic areas continue to more generate jobs than the Midwest or Great Lakes area."   –Jack Strauss, PhD
  7. Entrepreneurs Reign: "In every city, region and workplace entrepreneurs will grow, providing new fuel to the U.S. economic engine. In the past, when you graduated college, you paid your dues by waiting tables. Now, you start a company." Stephen Miller , Senior director of entrepreneurship
  8. Online Security Prospers: "Start-ups and small businesses focusing on protecting mobile online identity and financial information are the wave of the future. Some of the biggest start-ups to watch in 2014 will be online security companies." –Stephen Miller
  9. Workplace Bullying: "With companies more focused on the bottom line, managers will place a higher premium on preventing workplace bullying because it impacts the bottom line. Otherwise, you stand to lose some of your best and most creative employees."  Robert Giacalone, PhD, Bill Daniels Chair in Business Ethics
  10. Millennials Spur Innovation: "As more millennials enter the workplace, their creativity and collaborative approach will change traditional workspaces. A recent poll reported that 70% of the American workforce is disengaged, costing companies billions of dollars in lost productivity. Millennials will demand that companies create flexible work environments and talent." – Barbara Jackson, PhD, Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management

SOURCE University of Denver

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs