10 Ways Covid-19 Will Change Business Forever

COVID-19 has forced businesses worldwide into a precarious balancing act – protecting the health and safety of their employees while simultaneously continuing operations. Like all essential businesses, we are working through this challenge ourselves. And as weeks turn into months, it’s become increasingly obvious to us that business is forever changed.

It’s imperative that small businesses embrace the new normal and start working on adapting.

With our eyes firmly on the horizon, here’s our 10 best predictions on business “after” pandemic. 

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Who is the Future of Housing in America?

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Understanding Future Demographic Trends | via ECHOtapeAmerica’s changing demographics impact almost every business in the country, creating opportunity for those willing to act. Those who don’t can fall quickly behind. Exciting new businesses, such as Uber and Airbnb, capitalized on these demographic shifts, and similar conditions exist in housing. But with the overwhelming volume of data and opinions out there, how do builders know where to focus their attention?

Well, during a standing-room-only NAHB presentation this spring,  Chris Porter shared his findings on demographic trends and provide clarity for which generations and influences will have the greatest impact in the future of housing. (more…)

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Augmented Reality Is Here… Are You Ready?

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Smartphones. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. All part of our daily 21st Century lives. But no technology will change things quite as dramatically as augmented reality (AR), which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Apple’s Tim Cook has likened AR’s game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At some point, he said last year, we will all “have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you.”

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