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Study: One-Third of Small Business are Started for Less than $5,000 2

When it comes to starting a new business, one of the largest and most daunting aspects is raising enough capital. However, while having capital is certainly essential for any small business, a new study finds that it might not take as much upfront money to get off the ground as...

Small Business Hiring Soars in December

Despite months of reported skilled labor shortages that left many small businesses with job positions they couldn't fill, new numbers from the payroll company ADP show that small business hiring surged in the last month of 2019. As Orlando's WFTV reports, ADP found that its small businesses customers added 89,000...

How Happy Employees Can Increase Profits 3

It’s often said that to make money, you have to spend money, but there is often a debate about where to spend that money and what really makes employees happy. Studies show that purpose, meaning, personal contributions, company culture, leadership, respect, and recognition all matter just as much or more...

Partial Government Shutdown Impacts Small Business Administration

This holiday season has proven to be drama-filled one for Washington as a partial federal government shut down is currently in effect. The move comes after Congress and the President were unable to reach a budget deal, with border wall funding proving to the be the crux of the dispute....

Small Business Sentiment Slides on Economic Uncertainty 1

For the past two years, small business optimism has remained at historic highs. While that was still the case in November, the National Federation of Independent Business's Small Business Optimism Index did see a slide, reaching a seven-month low. Although the 2.6 point decline wasn't massive by any means, as...

Percentage of Small Businesses Looking to Expand Rises

All this year, we've talked repeatedly about small business optimism and the historic highs that positive sentiment among entrepreneurs has reached. Now yet another study has found that small business owners are feeling cheery about their prospects, with more businesses looking to expand in the year ahead. Additionally, according to...

Small Businesses Are Disproportionately Affected By Data Breach and Cybercrime: What You Can Do About It 3

It’s a wonder that small business owners often overlook cybercrime when considering threats to their business. Today, cybercrime is more prevalent than ever, with headlines showing instances of data breaches and business hacks year round. Yet, contrary to popular belief, a majority of cybercrime and data breach victims are, in...

Tools for Taking Your Small Business to the Next Level in 2019

Can 2019 be the year that your small business breaks out? It's certainly possible. If you have your eyes set on bigger things, these tools to help with your finances, marketing, and management can certainly come in handy and enable you to reach your business goals.