John LaRosa

Recent Posts by John LaRosa:

The $10 Billion Self-Improvement Market Adjusts to a New Generation

To maintain long-term viability, the personal growth – aka self-improvement – industry’s future generation of gurus, speakers and experts will need to be more accountable to consumers. General motivational programs are less popular today. Many consumers looking for more practical programs and a return on their invested time and money have found that programs and philosophies – such as the “law of attraction” – have overpromised and underdelivered.

Topics: Industry Insights Media

Dispelling the Top Myths About Medical Weight Loss Programs

Many healthcare professionals today (such as doctors, nurses, and dieticians) still think that it’s too much of a hassle to operate a medical weight loss program, and that there’s no profit in it. This thinking is simply not accurate, and this article will present some facts to dispel the most common myths.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

Tattoo Parlors & Tattoo Removal Is Now a Booming $3 Billion Industry

Tattoos and body art in the U.S. have soared in popularity lately, especially among Millennials, fueling an industry comprised of 20,000 tattoo parlors or studios. The industry, which also includes body piercing and tattoo removal, is estimated to be worth $3 billion, and is growing strongly.

Topics: Industry Insights Retail House & Home

Will the Meal Kit Delivery Industry Hold Up in a Recession?

The food industry is the latest targeted for “disruption.” With the rise of meal kit delivery services, venture capital firms have been in a frenzy the past three years to find a success story, and profits. However, when the economy turns south, who will be left to pay $10-12 per person per meal for gourmet food?

Topics: Food & Beverage E-commerce & IT Outsourcing

American Singles Fuel the $2.5 Billion Dating Market

Matchmaking and online dating has become big business, with dating services estimated to be worth $2.5 billion in 2015 and forecast to grow 5.1% per year to $3.2 billion by 2020.

The dating industry consists of much more than just dating websites, although these get the bulk of the media attention and account for 70% of the industry’s revenues. America’s 124 million singles are using mobile apps more often, but traditional services like matchmakers and dating coaches are also doing well.

Topics: Industry Insights E-commerce & IT Outsourcing Travel & Leisure Retail

Health Coaching Gains Favor Among Consumers, Insurers, & Employers

Health coaching has emerged as a $6 billion service market, with a strong growth outlook. There are an estimated 109,000 health coaches and health educators that advise and motivate clients to change bad lifestyle habits and to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

Top 6 Things to Know About the Personal Coaching Industry

Personal and life coaching has become big business in America, as clients seek guidance for career transitions, starting a business, getting more organized, improving their sales or marketing skills, and a lot more.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

Top 6 Things to Know About the $28 Billion Sleep Market

As U.S. obesity rates climb and Americans age, more people are developing sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other sleep disorders. Plus, stressors related to the volatile stock market, terrorism, mass shootings, health care, student debt, and protests against politicians are all resulting in more sleepless nights.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Industry Insights House & Home

How Physicians and Nurses Can Launch a Successful Medical Weight Loss Program

Obesity levels in American are a significant concern, as 70% of adults are overweight or obese, with no improvement in sight. Medical conditions such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea are directly related to this obesity.

Topics: Food & Beverage Healthcare

Autism Treatment Programs Are Growing: A $1.8 Billion Market in the U.S.

Although we still do not know the specific causes of autism, we do know one thing. The rate is increasing, and the market for treatment is growing.

Based on new government data, 1 in 45 children in the United States, aged 3-17, have autism. This is up from only 1 in 150 children back in 2000.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Education