Business Trends & Insights


  • The New Business Traveler

    GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ – At a Glance, October 2015: GBTA Foundation in Partnership with American Express

    Originally posted on October 29, 2015

    The GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express, is on the decline since the report debuted in May, 2015.

  • The New Business Traveler

    The Path to Innovation: Insights on the New Frequent Business Traveler

    Strategies and Ideas for Travel and Expense Program Management The job of today’s travel and expense program manager is more exciting and diverse than ever. New technologies, changing corporate demographics and increased global business travel have created an environment of…

  • Growing Smart

    Survey Says: U.S. Middle Market Hopeful About Economy & Business Prospects

    Orginally posted on October 26, 2015

    This American Express infographic highlights the current trends in the U.S. middle market, including their hiring patterns and an increased focus on data protection. Middle market firms indicate they desire automation of the…

  • The New Business Traveler

    The Connected Employee’s Travel and Expense Journey

    Road warriors today want to be able to maintain levels of productivity and efficiency, no matter where in the world they may be. Watch an inside view on the typical traveler’s journey, and see key opportunities for digital tools which can help alleviate pain points along the…

  • Growing Smart

    Growing Companies and Cash Flow Management

    No matter how healthy your top line may be, your next growth initiative could be short-lived if your cash flow isn't stable. Fortunately, there are a number of tools, tips, and best practices that may prove useful when prepping your business for growth. For a more in-depth…

  • Growing Smart

    Why Smart Growth is Critical for Mid-sized Companies

    Mid-sized companies may have many opportunities for growth, but too much too soon may damage your business. Ideas to help your growing business include: Placing data as a key element of your growth plan, making sure you’ve got the right technology in place, and getting help…

  • Growing Smart

    The American Express Survey of Mid-sized Companies – Infographic

    Thinking about the year to come, decision makers of mid-sized companies surveyed reported a number of challenges ahead, but many are confident and optimistic. To capture their insights, American Express recently commissioned a study with financial decision makers of mid-sized…

  • Cash Flow Management

    2015 American Express/CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor: Selective Spending In Pursuit of Growth

    The eighth annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor* explores how finance leadership around the world judge the pace of economic recovery in their own countries, and what they plan to do to strengthen their businesses in the coming year. This…