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Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options

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Small business hiring continues to be strong. From May to June, small businesses employment increased by 120,000, according to the June Small Business Report from payroll processing firm ADP. That figure represents more than half of the 223,000 jobs added to the economy overall during the month. Still even with hiring strong, small businesses continue … Continue reading Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options »

How joining a business association can help your small business

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With all the things you need to do to keep your small business moving along, joining a business association may not bubble up to the top of your priority list. However, there are a number of reasons why joining a business association can help boost your business and even save you time in the long … Continue reading How joining a business association can help your small business »

Small businesses are leading growth in jobs

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The job market owes small businesses a big thank you. A new report from ADP Research Institute  indicates that companies with 499 employees or less accounted for 81 percent of the new private sector hiring in January. Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 78,000 jobs in January and employment among companies … Continue reading Small businesses are leading growth in jobs »

Focus on team building to foster a winning spirit among your small business employees

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it seems timely to talk about teams and team building. Where would your small business be without a group of employees working together to promote your values and achieve your small business goals? Since strong teams are built and don’t just happen, you need to make team … Continue reading Focus on team building to foster a winning spirit among your small business employees »

Workplace flexibility is the key to finding and retaining small business employees

As if finding great employees wasn’t enough of a problem for small business owners, keeping them poses yet another HR challenge.  Plantronics Workplace Flexibility Survey of 270 small business owners conducted last year by the Corporate Executive Board found that 44 percent say that finding and retaining talent is the most difficult aspect of HR/labor … Continue reading Workplace flexibility is the key to finding and retaining small business employees »

How to make your small business more innovative and stay that way

Recently Amazon founder CEO Jeff Bezos made headlines by announcing that the company was testing the delivery of products to customers using drones.  While the announcement didn’t prompt a mad rush to build residential drone pads, Bezos’ idea certainly captured the imagination. Moreover, it reinforced the message that Amazon will continue to push the envelope … Continue reading How to make your small business more innovative and stay that way »