State of Small Business

Which State Boasts the Highest Small Business Profit Margins? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Knowledge is power, and as a small business owner, it's important to know how you fare against your peers. Are you overspending on rent? Under-spending on advertising? Pulling in less cash than your competition? Information like this used to be nearly impossible to find, but thanks to the free Small Business Trends tool, small business owners can [...]
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Cold Weather Impacts March Employment Growth

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The latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed no employment growth in March, the second month in a row that small business employment has stalled. The Intuit Small Business Revenue Index also showed that overall small business revenue declined by 0.15 percent in February. Below are highlights from the latest indexes. To download the full report [...]
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Small Business Employment Flat in February 2014

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The latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index remained flat in February 2014, showing no new jobs added. Similarly, the Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed a 0.09 percent decline in overall small business revenue in January 2014. Download the full report and see past data at index.intuit.com. Here are some key highlights from the latest [...]

The Gender Pay Gap: State by State

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As a small business owner, it's important to be aware of average pay within your industry so you can figure out how much is fair to pay both an employee and yourself. It's no secret that throughout history, women have been paid less than men, but many employers still overlook the discrepancy. Sheryl Sandberg addressed [...]
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Small Business Employment Continues Its Slow Recovery

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The January 2014 Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed an increase in employment, although the pace of growth slowed slightly. Conversely, with the exception of the construction sector and the "other services" sector, all industries tracked by the December Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed declines in revenue. See more on this in this month’s [...]

Does Your Small Business Need Professional Help? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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There comes a point when most small business owners need professional help — professional accounting help, that is! Whether your business is bursting at the seams or barely scraping by, a good accountant can advise on the strategic financial planning that can help your business grow.  But how do you know when it's time to hire [...]
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Give Your Business a Facebook Face Lift

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There are more than one billion Facebook users around the world. Is your business set up to take advantage of this audience? Getting Facebook users to like your page is one thing, but turning them into engaged fans and advocates takes a little more effort. Check out the infographic below for practical tips on optimizing your [...]
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Small Business Employment On the Slow Road to Recovery

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The December Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed an increase in employment for the second month in a row, following a stall from May through October. However, with the exception of the construction sector and the "other services" sector, all industries tracked by the November Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed declines in business revenue. [...]
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