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Small Businesses Aren't Adding as Many Jobs as Larger Companies

While the U.S. economy continues to add jobs at an impressive clip, lowered unemployment has made it more difficult for businesses to find skilled workers. Moreover it seems that smaller employers are being hit harder by this worker shortage than their larger counterparts. As ABC News notes, this has resulted...

New Record: Small Business Optimism Rises Once Again

A new survey finds that small business optimism has reached an all-time high, shattering a previous record set all the way back in 1983 during the Presidency of Ronald Regan. Released today, the latest National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index surged from 107.9 in July to 108.8 in...

Three-Quarters of Small Businesses Utilize Social Media

These days the talk surrounding social media isn't always so cheery. Whether it's complaints of harassment, foreign influence, censorship, or good old "fake news," it may seem that the tide may be turning for these powerful platforms. At the same time it's hard to argue that these outlets have been...

30% of Small Business Owners Suspect They're Overpaying on Their Taxes

When it comes to running a small business, managing money and keeping track of the firm's finances can often be some of the top challenges that entrepreneurs face. With that in mind, Clutch recently conducted a survey in which they spoke to more than 300 small business owners and managers who...

One-Third of Small Businesses Worried About U.S. Trade Policy

While optimism among small business owners may be high, that doesn't mean that there aren't causes for concern. Take, for example, the United States' trade policy that has resulted in several tariffs being enacted against imports from numerous nations and, in turn, tariffs imposed on outbound U.S. goods. Now the latest...

IRS Offers More Guidance on Pass-Through Business Tax Break

One of the less talked about but potentially lucrative aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed through Congress last year was a 20% tax deduction for pass-through businesses. Meant to give sole propreitorships and the self-employed a tax break similar to what larger corporations saw with the...

Survey Finds Small Business Optimism at a New Record High

Just when you thought small business optimism couldn't climb any higher, a recent study finds it's actually grown once again. In fact the latest rise has pushed optimism to a new record high. Of course, as we've discussed before, this good news comes with some bad. This latest small business optimism...

Chase Study Delves into Small Business Life Expectancy 2

Everyone knows that starting a small business is a risky proposition. No matter how good a business idea may be, certain factors both in and out of your control could doom your venture within a matter of months or years. At the same time, small businesses are a vital part of...