I’m not going to claim that I’m a futurist by any stretch of the imagination, but in my role as president and CEO of helloalice.com, I meet innovative small business owners from all walks of life every day. Seeing what new projects are in the works from a wide range of companies keeps my eyes open to what’s new — and what’s on the horizon.

Diversity is the main theme that I’m observing, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Not only are we seeing businesses of every kind, from VR and mixed reality software to food companies, but I’m especially excited that the founders themselves come from varied backgrounds. I call them the New Majority: women, people of color, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, and entrepreneurs with disabilities.

So what do I foresee coming up in the New Year? These are my educated guesses.

Read more here: https://www.inc.com/elizabeth-gore/5-small-business-trends-to-watch-in-2020.html