Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host. He is the Founder and President of NowSourcing and has been featured in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times. Brian previously wrote for Mashable and currently writes for Hacker Noon, CMSWire, Business 2 Community, and more. His Next Action podcast features entrepreneurs trying to get to the next level. Brian also hosts #LinkedInLocal events all over the country, promoting the use of LinkedIn among professionals wanting to grow their careers.

The Future Of Hemp Is Happening Now

Hemp is the latest business boom, and companies are jumping on board with supplements, textiles, building materials, and more. CBD use is also becoming more common and its status in the economy is being felt. More than 1 out of every 4 Americans have tried CBD to relieve pain, stress, and anxiety, and by 2024, the CBD business as a whole is expected to reach $20 billion. The hemp market is extremely varied, though most commonly CBD itself and other types of hemp oil products, are being...

Recap: INBOUND 2019

This week I attended the INBOUND marketing event hosted by HubSpot in Boston, Massachusetts, which had a whopping 26,000+ attendees. Headliners included Elizabeth Gilbert, Janelle Monae, Katie Couric, and more. I attended speeches by Alexis Ohanian, Larry Kim, AJ Wilcox, and Sal Khan. I also spent plenty of time in the LinkedIn Lounge talking with attendees to get their feedback on the event. This three days of more than 250 speakers was designed to help bring marketers and the salespeople...

Recession-Proof Your Career With Tax Training

With signs pointing to a looming recession, many are wondering how to prepare to weather the storm. Taxes are something that exist no matter the economy, and training people to do taxes is a great way to ensure they have a recession-proof career. What’s more, you don’t have to be an accountant to do tax preparation — even someone with a high school degree can work in tax preparation and make a good living. We recently caught up with Aaron Klein, Director of Admissions at National Tax Training...

1 Out 3 Workplaces Have Had Major Opioid Issues. Here’s How to Stop the Trend.

A perfect storm of circumstances took place more than 20 years ago, and the result has been a dramatic increase in opioid use in the United States. Pain became measured as a vital sign for patients in hospital settings, Pharmaceutical advertising was deregulated, and Pharmaceutical companies began pushing pain medication with doctors, assuring them it wasn’t an addiction risk.  Opioid use skyrocketed and by 2012 doctors knew they had to pull back. Between 2016 and 2016 opioid prescriptions...

Recap: Voice Summit 2019

Voice technology has been on the horizon for decades, and it’s really starting to come into its own. What was once a recording on Sci-Fi television shows meant to forecast the future is in our homes controlling our thermostats, doorbells, ovens, and more. With one simple command we can call our parents or turn on the lights in another room. While Alexa, the industry leader in voice technology, started out with just ten skills, now there are more than 90,000 skills, and those skills will soon...

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