Betsy Petrick

Betsy Petrick is a long-time journalist covering national and international news for U.S. and international media outlets. She also has practical experience as she has worked in consulting services and finance.

The Data Analytics Landscape Is Consolidating and Growing Simultaneously

When assessing the ever-changing data analytics vendor landscape, Soumendra Mohanty, VP with IT services and consulting firm Mindtree, reports that while consolidations have been occurring, the space is opening up thanks to big data, advanced analytics/machine learning and advanced data visualization.

Women Are Taking the Lead as Majority Owners of Mid-Market Businesses

Women are becoming majority owners of midsized businesses at a breakneck pace. Their rate of ownership grew at one-and-a-half times the national average between 1997 and 2014, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Business report commissioned by American Express OPEN.

Mid-Market Firms Are Concerned About Their Global Expansion Capabilities

Many mid-market business owners plan to expand globally, but feel constrained, saying they lack the tools to manage a global workplace. According to a recent ADP study, two in five midsized business owners say globalization has affected how they conduct their day-to-day business.

To Grow, Mid-Marketers Must “Shake Up” the Way They Do Business

The middle market contributes vitally to our economy, whether it’s being responsible for trillions of dollars worth of output or creating millions of jobs. For these businesses to continue to grow, however, business leaders need to adapt to today’s dynamic environment.

Mid-Marketers Want Congress to Take Action on Tax Reform

If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.

Middle Market Firms Struggle to Overcome Healthcare Cost Challenges

A recent Deloitte survey asked middle-market executives to list their main impediments to U.S. growth. Rising healthcare costs came in second, after government budget challenges. And these increasing costs are having a challenging effect on midsized firms' overall margins.

Consider Supply Chain Risk When Deciding Where to Expand Globally

Globalization offers countless opportunities for companies to expand market share, and increase revenues and profits. But for businesses to operate seamlessly across borders, it’s critical their supply chains experience no disruptions.

Mid-Market Firms Are Most at Risk of Cyber Attacks

When it comes to being a victim of cyber attacks, mid-market companies are finding that no business is too small for a hacker’s purview. With financial losses from security incidents rising 18% from 2013 to 2014, executives are working on doing whatever it takes to develop adequate safeguards. And many feel the federal government’s involvement may also help, particularly, among small to mid-sized businesses.

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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.