How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Your Small Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance mandatory for most Americans. Most employees will be required by law to have health coverage or pay a tax penalty that will continue to increase annually: In 2014, the penalty will be $95 per adult and $47.50 per child (up to $285 per [...]
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Manage Social Media the Easy Way [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When used correctly, social media is a great (and mostly free!) communication tool for reaching new and existing customers, building word of mouth for your business, elevating your status as an industry expert, and extending the reach of your marketing. However, for many small business owners, social media also seems to require a huge amount of time [...]
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Small Businesses Add 10,000 Jobs in November, Up for First Time in Four Months

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For the first time in four months, the November Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed an increase in employment. The hiring rate was up for the first time in four years. The October Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed declines in all industries, except construction. Here are some additional highlights from this month’s data: November [...]
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Small Business Employment Drops for Fourth Consecutive Month

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Both small business employment and per-business revenue dropped in the last month, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes, which were released today. October employment saw a slight decline of 0.06 percent, while September small business revenues were down across all industries tracked by the revenue index. Here are some additional highlights from [...]
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Small Business Employment Almost Flat in September

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U.S. small business employment saw a slight increase of 0.01 percent in September – growth so small that it is almost flat. Hours worked, compensation, and overall small business revenues dropped. “Small businesses employ about 20 million people. In this context, the slight increase of 0.01 percent, or approximately 1,000 jobs, is almost no change [...]
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Small Business Employment Remained (Almost) Flat in August

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U.S. small business employment saw a slight decline of 0.01 percent in August, while revenues continued to drop. The employment decline equates to approximately 1,300 jobs lost for businesses that employ less than 20 workers. The relatively marginal decrease means the employment rate was almost flat. “This is the second month in a row that [...]
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Small Business Employment Drops for First Time in Months

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For the first time since January 2013, U.S. small businesses saw a slight decline in employment, according to the July Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. July small business employment dropped 0.05 percent, equating to 10,000 jobs for businesses with less than 20 employees. But fear not, the picture may not be as discouraging [...]
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10 Out of 36 States Saw Employment Growth in June

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This June, U.S. small businesses continued an upward trend in employment growth, adding 24,000 new jobs. Compensation and hours worked by small business employees also increased, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. The change in small business employment translates to 405,000 jobs added since March 2010. Increase in Hours Worked and [...]
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