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What Does Construction Have to Do With Small Business Employment?

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Small businesses created 15,000 new jobs in February, totaling 75,000 new jobs added since February 2012. The Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes showed that U.S. Small Business employment increased by 0.07 percent in February while overall small business revenues dropped 0.6 percent in January. Construction’s Impact on Small Business Employment While small business [...]

How to Make Someone Fall in Love [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Whether you're single or not, as a small business owner there's one relationship you have to  maintain, and that's the one with your customers. Check out the infographic below for some easy ways to ensure your customer relationship is a long, fruitful, happy one. Infographic by Column Five
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A New Year: Employment Increases, Revenues Decline, Wages Drop

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Kicking off the new year the right way, U.S. small businesses added 20,000 new jobs in January, equating to a 0.11 percent increase from December, according to Intuit’s Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. Construction, a strong indicator of the health of U.S. small businesses, was the only industry to see revenues increase in December. [...]
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We Explain the Affordable Care Act to Your Employees (So You Don't Have To)

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When President Obama's Affordable Care Act goes into effect on January 1, 2014, Americans will be required by law to have health insurance. There are 8 months to go until open enrollment on the health exchanges begins in October, and your employees are probably starting to ask questions about what it means for them, whether they [...]

How Did Small Business Perform in 2012? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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There's been much talk lately about the fiscal cliff, the state of U.S. employment, extending (or not extending) tax legislation, and how it will all affect small businesses in 2013. 2012 proved to be a mixed year for small businesses, and as the nation looks forward to the new year, it's also important to reflect [...]

How To Optimize Your Website for Mobile Viewing [INFOGRAPHIC]

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In the age of "always on" and "on-the-go," small business owners who haven't thought about how their websites function on a mobile phone are in danger of being left behind. Fifty-five percent of smartphone owners use their phones to go online, and 57 percent wouldn't recommend a website they had trouble accessing on their phone. [...]
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Intuit Special: 2012 Small Business Employment and Revenue Report

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A complement to the monthly Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes, Intuit's inaugural Small Business Employment and Revenue Report draws from government reports and anonymized data from the company's suite of small business payroll and financial management products to provide an overview of the state of American small businesses during the past year. The report summarizes the small [...]

Determining Holiday Bonuses — or Alternatives [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The holidays evoke a giving spirit and they let us show the people close to us how much we appreciate them. That's especially true for small business owners, who often think of employees as family, and want to reward them for the hard work they put in during the year. But what do you do [...]
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