Explore the full 2023 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies , 540 organizations that are reshaping industries and culture. We’ve selected the firms making the biggest impact across 54 categories, including advertising , beauty , design , and more. How do four septuagenarian Swedish pop stars pull off a dazzlingly energetic 20-song set list before thousands of fans in a custom-built stadium? Easy: They get their holograms to do it. ABBA Voyage , a stunning marriage of art and technology architected by the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), has been a critical and financial success. It’s also a symbol of how the live performance industry is being transformed by technology, as digital elements are deployed to deepen fan immersion while staying true to what makes a live music experience so irreplicable. With concerts becoming increasingly visual extravaganzas, artists have access to new mediums to explore their creative … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative companies producing live events in 2023
This company is making expense reports way less of a hassle
Ramp is No. 9 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023 . Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. Ramp cofounder and CEO Eric Glyman may lead an enterprise software company, but he’s not the type of guy who relishes the hard sell. (Ramp’s first sales hire, he says, was focused on customer success, not deals.) Instead, he likes to let Ramp’s products, including a corporate card and spend-management platform, do the talking. “We try to show the value first and let customers come to their own views,” Glyman says. A free calculator on the company’s website, for instance, predicts the dollar amount that prospective customers can expect to save if they switch to Ramp, based on their recent financials. If last year is any indication, Ramp’s product-first, gimmick-free approach has struck a chord, especially with small-business owners. More than 13,000 businesses now use the platform, a threefold increase year … [Read more...] about This company is making expense reports way less of a hassle
Empowering Pinay microentrepreneurs
BREADWINNER Teodora Vega inside her “sari-sari” store in Pasig —photos by Gillian Villanueva Nearly 20 years ago, Veronica Garcia used to hawk sili, kamias, sampalok and other spices in a pushcart. As her husband was not earning enough as taho and binatog vendor, she decided to start selling vegetables and other goods as well. Her sister, who had her own car, helped her buy products in Divisoria, Urdaneta, Pangasinan, and other provinces. Nowadays, she is able to relax at home while her children tend to her stalls at a nearby wet market in Pasig. Her husband helps with the household chores. “I was pushing around a kariton , until I was able to rent a stall, until the stall became my own,” the 51-year-old says. Part of the reason that she was able to succeed in growing her business was the financing she was able to get from ASA Philippines Foundation. Her sister, who used to be a member of ASA, introduced her to the microfinance company. At that time, Garcia was still … [Read more...] about Empowering Pinay microentrepreneurs
Checks & Imbalances: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Many Legal Problems
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today we catch up on all the lawsuits and investigations centered on Donald Trump. Tracking Trump: The Lawsuits And Investigations Involving The Former President Trump’s legal troubles are back in the news. But with so many investigations and lawsuits swirling , it can be hard to keep track of them all. Forbes is here to help, with the most-thorough compendium of Trump's legal problems published anywhere. Tip Me This is the web edition of the free Checks & Imbalances newsletter, sent to inboxes on Fridays. You can subscribe here . Please support this work, if you can, by subscribing to Forbes . Any tips or suggestions? Email me at [email protected] , call/SMS/Signal 202.804.2744, use Forbes ' SecureDrop or send us a letter . Follow me on Mastodon at @[email protected] . Thanks! Trump Has Been At The Center Of 40 Recent Lawsuits And Investigations Your … [Read more...] about Checks & Imbalances: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Many Legal Problems
Possible Mug Shot And Fingerprinting Have Made Trump More Appealing To Bettors
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Former President Donald Trump has regained his previous high in the Republican presidential nomination odds, according to the political prediction market PredictIt . Trump’s “stock” climbed back to 41 cents Thursday, edging out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by a single penny. Since late January, Trump and DeSantis have been neck and neck, with DeSantis holding a slight lead most of the time on PredictIt, a website that allows users to make predictions on political events. The former president said on Truth Social Saturday that he expects to face criminal charges for alleged violations of campaign finance laws relating to payments made in 2016 to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, reportedly arranged a $130,000 payment to silence Daniels about an alleged affair with Trump. DeSantis took an 8-cent lead on Sunday. While news of an impending arrest would have sent any other … [Read more...] about Possible Mug Shot And Fingerprinting Have Made Trump More Appealing To Bettors
How To Sell Clothes Online: Tips And Tricks For E-Commerce Success
How to Sell Clothes Online – The e-commerce sector is expanding as more and more customers choose to shop online. You may employ numerous methods to boost sales and draw in new clients whether you’re starting an online clothes business or simply want to improve your present e-commerce site. This article will discuss several strategies for succeeding in e-commerce and selling garments online. How to Sell Clothes Online: Strategies 1. Know Your Target Market Finding your target market is crucial before you start selling clothes online. Who are the perfect clients for you? What fashions and trends do they like? Understanding your target market will help you develop a more successful marketing plan and provide them with goods that are catered to their wants and needs. To learn more about your target market, including their demographics, hobbies, and purchasing patterns, think about performing market research. Utilize this data to guide your product selection … [Read more...] about How To Sell Clothes Online: Tips And Tricks For E-Commerce Success
Do You Have a Small or Large Business? How a Self-Storage Unit Can Benefit Your Organization?
In the modern technologically advanced and competitive business world, both small and large organizations need to evolve quickly. Countless businesses in the industry are competing every day to capture the attention of customers while also standing apart from the crowd. To make sure the business stays afloat and productive during the tough competition, business owners need to showcase creativity while also becoming resourceful to come up with proper planning as per the sustainability of the business. Different types of innovations will undoubtedly help businesses. If you’re an open-minded business owner and take decisions carefully, you will be able to gain profit by using self-storage. One of the best modern innovations that business owners can consider is self-storage units. Many business owners assume that renting a self-storage unit might not prove effective as they are made for personal use. But they can also contribute to the growth factor of your business. Here are the reasons … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Small or Large Business? How a Self-Storage Unit Can Benefit Your Organization?